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Counseling Services

Counselors

Bernadette August

Students with last names A-Ch

Hours: 7:00-2:00

831-6993 ext. 57003

Email: bernadette.august@aps.edu

 

TBD

Students with last names Ci-G

Hours: 7:15-2:15

831-6993 ext 57009

Email:

 

Claudia Chavez

Students with last names H-Mc

Hours: 7:45-2:45

831-6993 ext 57011

Email: claudia.chavez@aps.edu

 

Emilia Ramirez

Students with last names Md-Roc

Hours: 7:45-2:45

831-6993 ext 57033

Email: emilia.ramirez@aps.edu

 

Francesca Sanchez-Waghorn

Students with last names Rod-Z

Hours: 8:00-3:00

831-6993 ext 57043

Email:francesca.sanchez-waghorn2@aps.edu

 

Angelica Lopez

College and Career

Hours: 7:45-2:45

831-6993 ext 57021

Email: angelica.lopez@aps.edu

How to check your students current grades.

Set up an account with ParentVUE at mystudent.aps.edu

Here you can check your students:

  • attendance
  • homework grades
  • test grades
  • quiz grades
  • teacher comments
  • teacher contact information

Schedule Changes

Schedule changes are only allowed during the first ten days of each semester for the following reasons:

  • Student is repeating a course already successfully completed
  • Student wishes to advance to an Honors, AP or bilingual  class
  • Student is enrolled in the wrong course level
  • Student has not taken the prerequisite for the course
  • Fulfillment of graduation requirement

Schedule changes are not allowed for the following reasons:

  • Elective change
  • Teacher change
  • Student is currently failing the course

Parent/Teacher Conference

If you would like information on the progress of your student in each class please set up a ParentVUE account.

For further information please contact your student's teachers by email.  Teachers' email addresses are located on ParentVUE and also on westmesa.aps.edu.

If you require further information and wish to meet with the teachers face-to-face, please contact your student's counselor to set up a parent/teacher conference.

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Counseling Mission

The counseling mission is to graduate highly motivated and knowledgeable students who will enter into society and become productive, successful citizens affecting positive change in our world. To achieve this, the counseling program will provide comprehensive guidance that includes academic, career and personal/social development for all students regardless of individual differences. We will assist students in acquiring the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens and productive workers.

How To See Your Counselor

Students

  • Students can sign in on the computer located at the front desk in the counseling office during passing period, lunch or with a note from your teacher.
  • To sign in click on your counselor's icon and complete the required fields.
  • Your counselor will call you out of class. During busy weeks, this could take a few days.
  • If you have an emergency, please notify a counselor immediately.
  • The counseling office is covered Monday-Friday from 7:15 am-3:00 pm.

Parents

  • In delivering a comprehensive school counseling program, school counselors perform different roles including participating in professional learning community meetings, district level meetings, and classroom presentations which require the counselors to be out of the office. To better serve our families, parent appointment times will be scheduled before or after school or at the discretion of the counselor based on availability.  In case of emergencies or crisis, counselors will meet as necessary.
  • Please contact your students counselor to schedule an appointment.

Counseling Services

Academic Development-

  • Support students in developing an educational plan for academic success.
  • Assist students to become invested in their school success by showing them how school performance relates to career opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to identify and help to remove obstacles that may hinder student achievement.
  • Provide information about different academic opportunities within and outside of West Mesa High School.
  • Assist students and parents with information about the college planning process

Career Development-

  • Assist student in developing personal awareness and exploring career goals.
  • Work with students regarding career planning and preparation.
  • Share scholarship and financial aid information for post-secondary education.
  • Help develop communication and interpersonal skills needed to relate well with others.
  • Guide student in selecting a career pathway beginning with their freshman year.

Personal/Social Development-

  • Help develop positive attitudes among students towards self, family, and community.
  • Help students identify strengths and skills to cope with their personal issues.
  • Work with students to understand and appreciate their unique qualities and to grow personally and socially.
  • Provide educational and support services to parents.
  • Facilitate referrals to community support services.
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College and Career

Please visit the College and Career page for additional information.

 

Click here

 

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Crossroads Counselor

Do you or someone you know struggle with substance abuse?

If so, please contact our Crossroads Counselor, Kim Chavez, located in the library.

831-6993 ext. 57052 chavez_kim@aps.edu

Special Education Support

If your student  is in the Special Education program and you need information regarding Special Education services please contact Mitch Rekow.

831-6993 ext  57040

rekow_m@aps.edu

 

Requesting Transcripts

To request a transcript, please visit www.parchment.com

How to request homework when your student is absent for more than three days

If you have a planned absence please obtain homework directly from your teachers.

Homework requests are only permitted if your student is going to be absent more than three days.

To request homework, please contact the attendance office.

Please allow two business days for homework to be compiled.

Career Enrichment Center (CEC)

If you have any questions regarding CEC please visit their website at cec.aps.edu

Dual Credit

What is Dual Credit? Dual credit is an opportunity for students attending an Albuquerque Public Schools high school to take classes at CNM or UNM and earn college credit and high school credit for the same class. The tuition and fees are paid for.  APS will even provide the student with the required textbooks for the class. There may be class fees that the student will be required to pay and if you elect to take an online course at UNM there is a $100 fee that must be paid by the student.

Dual credit is available to 10th-12th graders at CNM and 11th-12th graders at UNM

Please contact Ms. Moreno (College & Career Counselor) for further information

Dual Credit Textbooks

504/Student Assistance Team (SAT) Referrals

Section 504 is a civil rights statute that provides certain protections to special education and general education students, employees, parents, and community members with disabilities. The act also provides for certain accommodations for individuals who have an impairment but cannot receive services under IDEA (special education).

 

For information regarding 504/SAT referrals, please contact A.J. Monsivais at 505-831-6993 extension 57050 or via email at anita.monsivais@aps.edu.