Counseling Center

  • Welcome to the Counseling Department at Creative Arts Secondary School.  We are committed to supporting students' academic, personal/social, and college and career readiness needs.  Please contact your counselor for any support.

    Licensed School Counselors

    Ms. Ashley Rignell 

    Grades 6 - 12,  Student Last Names:  A-L

    ashley.rignell@spps.org

    651-744-5541 (Office phone) OR 

    651-401-5656 (Google Voice, Text Available)

    To schedule an appointment with Ms. Rignell, click on the link below: 

    https://www.calendly.com/rignell

    Ms. Erika Huss 

    Grades 6 - 12,  Student Last Names:  M - Z

    erika.huss@spps.org 

    651-744-3169 (Office phone) OR 

    651-419-1499 (Google Voice, Text Available). 

    To schedule aappointment with Ms. Huss, click link below: 

    https://calendly.com/erika-huss/erika-huss  

    Career and College Center Coordinator 

    Ms. Doyen Kulee 

    kulee.ach@spps.org 

    651-292-3480

    Creative Arts Secondary School CEEB Code (College Entrance Examination Board) is 242-223.

    Request for Records

    Please send requests by email to:  Ms. Nancie Whitseell at <nancie.whitesell@spps.org>

Health Start School Based Clinic

  • Most school-based Health Start Clinics are currently closed. Please visit the clinics at Gordon Parks and Harding High School for your physical and mental health needs. Telehealth services are also available: spps.org/Page/38688

    Creative Arts Secondary School is partnering with West Side Community Health Services to provide onsite mental health counseling services.  Students will be able to access the following services:

    • mental health assessment and care
    • depression and suicide prevention
    • family issues
    • violence prevention
    • personal and relationship problems
    • school concerns
    • alcohol and substance abuse
    • money and housing issues
    • pregnancy counseling
    • immigrant/refugee experiences
    • recovery from trauma

    Please contact your counselor for more information about the Health Start School Based Clinic.

Financial Aid and FAFSA Information

  • Do you have questions about financial aid or how to fund college?  Need help starting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Make an appointment with your counselor to learn more about financial aid options such as:

    • 529 College Savings Plan
    • Subsidized versus Unsubsidized loans
    • Workstudy
    • Scholarships
    • Savings
    • Free Applicaiton for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)