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4/16/18 11:50 AM
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Ms. Cooper
Ms. Cooper
Ms. Kruse
Ms. Kruse
Ms. Larez
Ms. Larez
Ms. MacIntyre, Crossroads Counselor
Ms. Tay MacIntyre, Crossroads Counselor
Ms. McJimsey
Ms. McJimsey
Ms. Velhagen, College & Career Counselor
Ms. Velhagen

Welcome!

Grad Night! Seniors, celebrate!

Click here for Twisters coupon for the Grad Night Fundraiser on Tuesday, April 17. Eat at Twister's on Juan Tabo/Candelaria and earn 20% toward the Grad Night fund! Thanks!

Click here for Grad Night flier, with ticket sale dates & details!

Click here for Grad Night WAIVER, which needs to be signed by a parent if you'll be under 18 on May 9.

 

EHS Counseling 2017-18

Counseling Secretary Ms. Julie Marquez: 296-4871 x 35024
Student Last Name                     Counselor                     E-Mail                                     Phone

A-Di                                             Ms. Casey Cooper        casey.cooper@aps.edu          296-4871 x35038
Dj-Gl                                            Ms. Megan Larez          megan.larez@aps.edu           296-4871 x35047
Go-Man                                       Ms. Maddy Kruse          madeline.kruse@aps.edu      296-4871 x35044
Mar-Ro                                        Ms. Brenna McJimsey   brenna.mcjimsey@aps.edu   296-4871 x35010
Ru-Z                                            Ms. Trisha Mertens        trisha.mertens@aps.edu       296-4871 x35009
College & Career Readiness      Ms. Valerie Velhagen     velhagen@aps.edu                296-4871 x 35013
Crossroads (Substance Abuse)  Ms. Tay MacIntyre         tay.macintyre@aps.edu          296-4871 x35190

Sign up for important counseling/college & career updates from Ms. Velhagen

Get important counseling/college & career updates on your phone:

Class Instructions
Class of 2018: Seniors Text @msvelh to the number 81010. (If that doesn't work, text @msvelh to (505) 903-5382.)
Class of 2019: Juniors Text @4gk3f to the number 81010. (If that doesn't work, text @4gk3f to (505) 903-5382.)
Class of 2020: Sophs Text @26hgf to the number 81010. (If that doesn't work, text @26hgf to (505) 903-5382.)
Class of 2021: Freshmen Text @c9k932 to the number 81010. (If that doesn't work, text @c9k932 to (505) 903-5382.)

 

registration for homeschooled or non-APS students coming to Eldorado

To start the process of registration for the 2018-19 school year, come to Eldorado's Counseling Department (1st floor, Admin. Building) starting March 12, 2018, to pick up a registration packet. Questions? Contact Julie Marquez: 296-4871 x35024 or julie.marquez@aps.edu

After you obtain a registration packet and fill it out, you'll need to return it to Eldorado along with this information:

1. Shot/immunization record
2. Rental/mortgage statement (showing you live in Eldorado district)
3. One utility bill (NOT water bill)
4. Transcripts/current grades from your student's last school

Please note: a parent must accompany student to registration unless student is a legal, independent adult.

math placement test for incoming students from non-APS schools

The math placement test for incoming students will be offered on April 4th and May 3rd.  The test will be held in the Eldorado Media Center (library) from 3:00 - 4:30 PM.  If your child is an incoming freshman from one of our "feeder" schools, your child has already taken the test.  This test is for all other incoming freshmen.

college visits at EHS 2017-18

All college visits take place in the Counseling Department unless otherwise announced, and are typically open to seniors & juniors. There are two ways to sign up:

2017-18 College Visits

  • Universal Technical Institute (UTI) automotive school: (rescheduled to) April 4 @ 1 PM
  • Check back regularly: more to come!
     

NM ED COUNCIL 2018 SPRING COLLEGE FAIR! April 14

High School students & families are invited to meet with over 40 college representatives -- from both NM and out-of-state -- at NMEC's Spring College Fair at UNM's The Pit on Sat., April 14 from 12 - 2 PM. There will be an optional financial aid presentation from 12:30 - 1 PM. Details on NMEC website.

fafsa (college financial aid) for seniors

What is the FAFSA, and how & when do we fill it out?  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is an online application for federal government aid for college. Colleges use the FAFSA to help determine student aid packages (scholarships they award to help cover part of the cost of college) and the government uses it to determine whether a student qualifies for federal aid in the form of grants (e.g., Pell Grant, Teach Grants and others).  The FAFSA can also help students qualify for work-study (jobs on campus to help pay tuition costs) and subsidized loans, if needed (government-backed, lowest interest rates, gov't. covers interest payments while student is still in school). 

The online FAFSA application now opens on October 1 each year and requires tax information from the "prior prior year".  Class of 2018 will start filling out the FAFSA on Oct. 1, 2017 using 2016 taxes.  Check with the college(s) of your choice for their PRIORITY FAFSA deadline: this varies by school but is typically in early January (e.g., UNM's is Jan. 5) or by March 1.

What to have handy: 2016 taxes (parent + student, if applicable) and any supporting financial documentation, Social Security #, exact address that you used on your taxes.

DO THIS IN ADVANCE (any time prior to filling out the FAFSA): student and one parent must apply for an FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm  You'll use these same IDs every year you complete the FAFSA. Don't forget them!

ACT & SAT 2017-18

Click on the tab at left for ACT & SAT dates and registration info.
Eldorado is NOT a test site for the ACT or the SAT.  When you register online, you will select a local test site convenient to you.
NOTE: EVERY college accepts either ACT or SAT for admission and scholarship purposes. Submit your best scores.
Only some colleges "superscore": take the best score from each separate subsection of the ACT or SAT, when a student tests multiple times, to make a new, higher composite score.  Check with the college of your choice to find out if they superscore.  (UNM is the one college in-state that does.)
Fee waivers: students who qualify for free or reduced lunch may qualify for up to 2 ACT and 2 SAT fee waivers. 

college fly-ins!

class of 2017 postsecondary plans & scholarships

The EHS Class of 2017 was awarded over $8 million in scholarships! Click here to see where our grads are headed after graduation.

College Advice

Click here for a college counseling website interview with Ms. Velhagen.

For college search websites and advice, click the "College Resources" and "College Preparation" links at left.  
For career information and links to career interest inventories, see "Career Resources" link at left.

bridge and lottery scholarships: how do they work??

See FAQs below!  

careers with ABQ Police department

Considering a career on the police force?  Police Service Aides are paid $14.12/hour to assist police officers, and along the way are trained in the process to enroll in the Police Academy when old enough.  You can qualify to apply for the PSA Program at age 18 with your high school diploma.  Click here for information. 

STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

Considering studying abroad?  We have information on several international programs. Studying abroad -- whether for a semester or a year -- involves a great deal of planning and can be a challenge in terms of earning credits toward graduation. Ask your counselor for details.

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