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Today: 1/20/18

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Ms. Cooper

Ms. Cooper

ms. ellis

ms. ellis

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!

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.)

 

PSAT results

PSAT paper scores are in! Even if you checked your scores online, it's important to get the paper copy of your results along with your test booklet, so that you can use the results to improve your test-taking skills!

JUNIORS: come to the Lecture Hall this Friday, January 5 @ lunch or right after school.
SOPHOMORES: you'll receive your results in English class in early January!

College Information Night for Juniors & Families: 1/18/18

Juniors & families: there's so much to think about re: college and career planning at this stage of high school! Join Ms. Velhagen in the Lecture Hall (north end of Media Center) on Thurs., Jan. 18 at 6 - 7:30 PM, for an overview of how/when to research and apply to colleges, scholarships and financial aid, ACT and SAT, and other important tips to help the college search and application process go smoothly.

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

  • Columbia University, New York, NY: Wed., January 10 @ 10:30 AM (5th period)
  • CNM (seniors only; apply free): January 23 @ 8 AM - 12 noon in Media Center: mandatory to sign up with Ms. Velhagen for an appointment!
  • Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM:  Thurs., Feb. 22 @ 9 AM
  • Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO: March 7 @ 9:15 AM (seniors) or 10:15 AM (juniors)*
  • Check back regularly: many more to come!
    *WUE school: discounted tuition!

fafsa (college financial aid) help for seniors: Help session Jan. 3, 2018

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 ...more

college visitation days

New Mexico State University has 1 remaining Aggie Experience visitation day: Feb. 19. Click here for details & to RSVP .
 

College Athletics Information Night! Feb. 12, 2018

Hoping to be a college athlete? Students of all grades & parents are invited to College Athletics Information Night!

Date: Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
Time: 6 - 7:15 PM
Location: Eldorado Performing Arts Center
Presenters will speak about NCAA, Division I and Division II athletics in college. Don't miss it!

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.
...more

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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