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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.


Del Norte’s evidence-based comprehensive school counseling program provides all students equitable access and opportunities to achieve academic success, experience personal/social support and develop future plans to ensure they are prepared for post-secondary education or diverse careers, to become positive and productive members of society.

High School Credit and how to earn it!


DNHS Counseling Team

Ms. Tamara Montoya, Counseling Dept. Secretary, ext. 43024

Academic Counselors: 

Mr. Clay Szenasi

(A-GA)  ext.43027

Ms. Debbie Sanchez

(GB-O), ext.43026

Ms. Erica Soskin

(P-Z) ext.43025

College/Career Readiness Counselor

Allen Lindsay, ext. 43148


Crossroads Counselor

Mrs. Debbie Medina,, ext. 4328



Crisis Resources

Sometimes, it helps to talk to someone. Someone who will listen and not judge.

In case you are, or know someone, who is experiencing an emergency please call 911 to receive immediate help!

Agora 24 Hour Crisis



Children's Grief Center of NM


NM Crisis and Access Line


1-855-466-7100 (Warmline)

Rape Crisis Center


Suicide Prevention Hotline


NM Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Academic Development

  • 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 both within and outside of Del Norte High School.
  • Assist students and parents with information about the college planning process.

Personal and Social Development

  • Help develop positive attitudes among students towards self, family, and community.
  • Help students identify strengths and develop 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.
  • Provide consultation services to teachers.
  • Facilitate referrals to community support services.