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Contact Angelica Lopez  Angelica Lopez (505) 831-6993 ex: 57021 College & Career Counselor
Contact Claudia Chavez  Claudia Chavez (505) 831-6993 ex: 57009 Counselor 9th-12th (H-Mc)
Contact Kim Chavez  Kim Chavez (505) 831-6993 ex: 57052 Crossroads Counselor
Contact ISRAEL MARQUEZ  ISRAEL MARQUEZ (505) 831-6993 ex: 57011 Counselor 9th-12th grade, last names Ci-G
Contact Emilia Ramirez  Emilia Ramirez (505) 831-6993 ex: 57033 9th-12th Grade Counselor (Mi-Rod)

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  • Career Exploration 
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About Crossroads

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 ex: 57052 chavez_kim@aps.edu

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

831-6993 ex: 57040

rekow_m@aps.edu

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:

505-831-6993 ex: 57050 or anita.monsivais@aps.edu

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.

Counseling Services

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How To See Your Counselor

Students

  • Please click on your counselor's name below to sign-in. 
  • If you do not have a pass or open period, sign-in, return to class and your counselor will call you out. During busy weeks, this could take a few days. You will not be called out during testing or courses with a low grade.
  • If you have an emergency, please notify a counselor immediately.

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.