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Claudia Chavez (505) 831-6993 ex: 57009 Counselor 9th-12th (H-Mc)
Kim Chavez (505) 831-6993 ex: 57052 Crossroads Counselor
Angelica Lopez (505) 831-6993 ex: 57021 College & Career Counselor
Emilia Ramirez (505) 831-6993 ex: 57033 9th-12th Grade Counselor (Mi-Rod)

Counseling Services

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:

  • 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

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.

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

 

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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upcoming Lunch Presentations

All students are invited to attend this lunch events! 

 

10/9-Military & Law Enforcement Day

Location: Courtyard

 

10/23-Serenity Mesa Recovery Center (pending) Location: KIVA

 

11/13-UNM School of Engineering

Location: KIVA

 

11/27-DEA Apprenticeship Program 

Location: KIVA

 

12/11-DEA Consequences of Substance Abuse

Location: KIVA

 

Letter of Recommendation

If you would like a letter of recommendation, the counseling department requires a minimum of 2 weeks notice. Please fill out the form below and provide to the staff member you are requesting the letter from. 

Letters of Recommendation Request Form

Transcript Requests

All Transcript requests must go through Parchment. If you have questions regarding transcripts please contact the Registrar.

505-831-6993