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Counseling

Vision

Every APS student will graduate from high school with a personalized and meaningful post-secondary plan, empowered with the attitudes, skills and knowledge to succeed and contribute in a globally competitive world. 

Mission

Through evidence based comprehensive counseling programs all students will have equitable access and opportunity to ensure they are prepared for post-secondary education and careers in diverse communities. 

A Comprehensive School Counseling Program: 

APS School Counselors and College and Career Readiness Counselors follow a comprehensive school counseling program for ALL students based on best practice that: 

  • is driven by student data; 
  • is student standard’s based in academic, career and personal/social development; 
  • identifies the knowledge, attitude and skills that all students should acquire for success; 
  • is delivered in a systematic fashion; 
  • ensures equitable access to a rigorous education; and 
  • promotes and enhances the learning process through direct and indirect services. 

Contact Information

  • Taisha Rodriguez
    Last Names A-D

    taisha.rodriguez@aps.edu
    Phone: (505) 265-3711 ext. 26107
  • Angelica Delgadillo
    Last Names E-Lo

    angelica.delgadillo@aps.edu
    Phone: (505) 265-3711 ext. 26057
  • Margaret Cisneros
    Last Names Lu-Q

    margaret.cisneros@aps.edu
    Phone: (505) 265-3711 ext. 26051
  • Bryan Gabaldon
    Last Names R-Z

    gabaldon_b@aps.edu
    Phone: (505) 265-3711 ext. 26060
  • Shawn Kibuta
    College & Career Readiness Counselor

    shawna.kibuta@aps.edu
    Phone: (505) 265-3711 ext. 2633
  • Juniper Frankel
    Crossroads Counselor

    juniper.decker@aps.edu
    Phone: (505) 265-3711 ext. 26456
  • Brenda Jaramillo
    Counseling Secretary
    Phone: (505) 265-3711 ext. 26018

Request to a see a school counselor

Delivery of School Counseling Services 

School Counselors/College and Career Readiness Counselors deliver services in the following ways: 

Direct Student Services 

Direct services are in-person interactions between school counselors and students to facilitate academic success, college and career readiness, and personal/social development and can include the following: 

  • School counseling core curriculum: This curriculum is delivered through the classrooms, and consists of structured lessons designed to help students attain the desired competencies and to provide all students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills appropriate for their developmental level. 
  • Individual student planning: Counselors coordinate ongoing systemic activities designed to assist students in establishing personal goals and developing future plans. 
  • Responsive services: Responsive services are activities designed to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns. Responsive services may include counseling in individual or small-group settings or crisis response. 

Indirect Student Services 

Indirect services are interactions with others (families, teachers, administrators, and community agencies) to help support the students in academic, career and personal/social success. 

How to Request to See a School Counselor

Our goal is to assist students and families in a timely fashion. A parent/guardian who wishes to meet with a school counselor may schedule an appointment by calling or e-mailing the counselor. Students can request to see a school counselor by completing the Meet with Counseling Form. They can also scan the QR code posted in various locations throughout the school, including in the counselor's office that will direct them to the form. School counselors will see students in order of the request received and will send a pass to class to see the student. 

School counselors send students messages through student's APS gmail account and/or their StudentVUE, so it is imperative that students are checking their emails daily.