Behavioral Support Services
To prevent substance use and mental health disorders; when signs are present, to intervene early and appropriately; and when assessments indicate that treatment is required, to provide the right type of treatment, at the right place, by the right person/programs to help students achieve and maintain the highest quality of health and wellness.

Behavioral Health Services (BHS) are available to Cowlitz County students seeking mental health and substance use treatment through the Great Rivers Behavioral Health Organizations Continuum of Care.  For more information on services available, please click here.
Department of Student Support

Helping to ensure that all kids are prepared to learn at high levels is the goal of the Student Services Department. There are many support functions and programs that fall under this department. Please follow the link below to learn more about each department.

Now is the time to apply for a Boundary Exception (Choice) for the 2018-2019 School Year

March is the month to apply for your child to attend a school other than your neighborhood school. If you want to guarantee consideration before the start of the 2018-2019 school year you must have your application returned to the Student Services Office at 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018.

Please click HERE for more information on the process, or HERE to download that information.

Please click HERE for an electronic copy of the In-District Boundary Exception Form. 

Please click HERE for an electronic copy of the Out-of-District Boundary Exception Form. 


Links to additional Information

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Kelso School District • 601 Crawford Street • Kelso, WA 98626 • Phone: (360) 501-1900

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Kelso School District #458 complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Tim Peterson, Director of Human Resources, the school district's Title VII Officer and ADA Coordinator. People of disability may request reasonable accommodation in the hiring process by contacting, Tim Peterson, Director of Human Resources, 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 or (360) 501-1924.

Inquiries regarding compliance procedures regarding students may be directed to Don Iverson, Director of Student Services, the school district’s Title IX Coordinator or Denise Freund, Director of Special Programs, the school district’s Section 504 Coordinator, 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 (360) 501-1900.