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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.


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!

Contact Information

  • Ms. Melissa Zerbst
    Academic Counselor (Last Name A-G)

    Phone: Ext. 43026
  • Mrs. Lynnette Cuellar
    Academic Counselor (Last Names H-P)

    Phone: Ext. 43025 Webpage
  • Mr. Clay Szenasi
    Academic Counselor (Last Names Q-Z)

    Phone: Ext.43027
  • Ms. Joselyn Glicco
    College/Career Readiness Counselor

    Phone: Ext.43149
  • Mrs. Debbie Medina
    Crossroads Counselor, Peer Helper Sponsor

    Phone: Ext. 43028

Crisis Resources

If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency please call 911 to receive immediate help!

Agora 24 Hour Crisis
(505) 277-3013

Children's Grief Center of NM

NM Crisis and Access Line
1-855-466-7100 (Warmline)

Rape Crisis Center
(505) 266-7711

Suicide Prevention Hotline

NM Coalition Against Domestic Violence