Johnson High School Counseling Office

  • 1349 Arcade Street Saint Paul, MN 55106
    Counseling Office: (651) 290-8396
    Fax: (651) 293-6684

    "School counselors are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement."

    The school counseling office is open from 8:15 am to 3:15 pm on school days.  Counselors meet with students throughout the school day. Students can stop by the counseling office before/after school or during lunch to schedule an appointment with his/her counselor. The counselors at JHS partner with students, families and staff to support student success.  To learn more about each counselor, click on their name in the box on the left.

    Scholarships can be found on Naviance, Scholarship America, College Greenlight, and more!
    Stop by the CCRC Room #1017 for any assistance. 

    Check your school email/Schoology group/Remind texts for updates and additional events as they are added.

    Counseling Quarterly Calendar

    IMPORTANT Senior Information and Dates

    ACT pre-registration form for juniors interested in taking the free February 25th ACT at Johnson


    IMPORTANT!!! Juniors interested in taking the FREE ACT on Feb 25th at JHS.

    The attached form is due by ***Friday, January 31st in the CCRC room #1017*** if you are interested in taking the free ACT avilable to all interested juniors on Feb 25th at JHS.

    You must indicate on the form which pre-registration session you will attend- either Monday Feb 10th or Tuesday Feb 11th at 3:15pm in the Auditorium. 

    I'm attaching the form here and it is also being mailed home to juniors. It's available on the JHS counseling website, in the CCRC as well as well as in the counseling office. 

    See more details here:

    On Tuesday, February 25th, students in 11th grade will be offered an opportunity to take the ACT Plus Writing Test

    at Johnson High School. Students must arrive for test check-in at 7:35 a.m. and testing will start at 8:00 a.m. Students arriving late will not be allowed to test. The ACT Test is required for admission to most four-year colleges and universities.


    There are a few short breaks scheduled during the exam, but for the most part, students will be testing from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Students are responsible for making up missed assignments. After the test, students will eat lunch and then will have the option to leave school. Parents are responsible for their student once they leave the school building.


    The February 25th ACT Test is free to all SPPS juniors who sign-up. Students interested in taking the ACT Test must fill out the form below and return it to the CCRC, room 1017 (extra forms are available in the CCRC). All interested students must sign up by Friday, January 31, 2020.


    Students who have signed up must participate in the ACT Test pre-registration, which will be held after school, starting at 3:15p.m., on Monday, February 10th and Tuesday, February 11th in the auditorium. Students must attend one of these two sessions. Students who do not attend the pre-registration will not be allowed to test on February 25th. Please indicate on the form below which session your child will be attending.


    There are a variety of ways to prepare for and increase students’ scores on the ACT. Several free preparation options were offered to SPPS students. The ACT website ( also has test prep, sample questions and tips for success.  


    Students should get plenty of sleep and eat a well-balanced breakfast. Students need to bring a calculator, two sharpened #2 pencils, and their school ID or another form of photo ID in order to take the test.

    Licensed School Counselors:

    Candy Pagel ( - students with last names B-H
    John Eschenbacher ( - students with last names I-Q
    Ker Yang ( - students with last names R-Va
    Song Lor ( - students with last names A, Vb-Z
    Samina Ali ( - Senior Class and College & Career Resource Center (CCRC)

    Some important links below:

    Helpful SPPS Resources:

    Check back often for new information and updates!