Our counselors appreciate your patience as they work to support each of their students in a timely fashion. Please note:
- If you need to initiate contact with your student’s counselor, use their email (preferably) and expect 2-3 business days for a response. During the peak seasons for enrollment and course scheduling, expect up to five business days for a response.
- If you have an emergency, please reach out to our support staff and they will assist you in setting up an emergency Calendly appointment with your student’s counselor.
Ms. Hillary Benedict, M.S.
2021-2022: Freshman Counselor
2022-2023: Grades 9-12, Student Last Name A-C
Ms. Benedict graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in School Counseling in 2019. During her time there, she became invested in working with high school students on social-emotional issues, particularly anxiety, and post-secondary planning. She began working with Enlightium Academy in 2019. She is state and ACSI certified.
Ms. Benedict graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor’s degree majoring in Business Management and minoring in English. While she was in the business world, she began volunteering with the youth program at her church and teaching Junior Achievement classes in local elementary schools. This fostered her passion for encouraging and working with students and led her to attend Eastern Washington University. She believes in fostering nurturing, encouraging relationships with students and parents and loves seeing students grow through cooperation and learning self-advocacy. She is currently working on her ASCA U Specialist Training in Anxiety and Stress Management.
In her free time, Ms. Benedict loves taking long walks with Hank, her golden retriever, reading, spending time with her friends and family, writing, baking, and trying new foods and recipes.
"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life."
|Calendly (PREFERRED): https://calendly.com/9thgradecounselor|
Phone: 866-488-4818 Option 0
Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM PST