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Welcome to Eldorado Counseling!

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EHS Counseling Team: Mr. Huggins, Crossroads Counselor (substance abuse); Ms. Martinez-Eggleston, Counselor last names A-Df; Mr. Stepney, Counselor last names Jad-N; Dr. Montoya, Counselor last names Rok-Z; Mr. Beecher, Family Therapist; Ms. Ryan, Counselor last names Dg-Jac; Mr. Bia, Counselor last names O-Roj; Ms. Velhagen, College & Career Counselor

STUDENTS: CONTACT US!

 

To request a meeting with your counselor (non-urgent issues only!) Fill out this quick form or use this code:

No appointment is needed during a crisis or urgent situation. If you are worried about your safety or the safety of a peer, please come see your counselor right away.

To contact Ms. Velhagen (College & Career) or Mr. Huggins (Crossroads), please email us. To make an appointment with Mr. Beecher (Family Therapist), please contact your counselor first for a referral.

Parents, please contact us by email or phone; see Counseling Staff section for contact info.

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IT'S OKAY TO ASK FOR HELP! YOU'RE NOT ALONE!

Crisis Lines/Resources here! 
 
  • For a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
  • NM Crisis & Access Line: 1-855-NMCRISIS (622-7474). Call toll-free anytime 24/7/365.
  • NM Peer-to-Peer Warmline (talk to someone your age): 1-855-466-7100. Call toll-free from 3:30 - 11:30 PM daily or text 6 - 11 PM daily.
  • Crisis text line: Text Home to 741741 
  • APS School-Based UNM Health Centers, free & open to all APS students: info here!
  • UNM Youth Clinic:  teen support, sliding payment scale: details here!

Sign up for Free or Reduced Lunch. Apply here!

      

ASVAB 2022 SIGNUP!

10th - 12th graders may sign up to take the Armed Services Vocational Assessment Battery (ASVAB) for military placement or simply for career feedback. The ASVAB is free and will be given in the EHS Lecture Hall on Friday, Nov. 18 @ 7:25 AM. SIGN UP HERE!

College Visits at EHS: 2022-23

Juniors & Seniors: Sign up here for visits with college admissions reps! You'll receive a pass to come to Counseling. 

Northern New Mexico College, Espanola, NM: Nov. 10 @ 12:00 noon. Sign up here to receive a reminder pass, or just show up at lunch in Counseling!

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ: Nov. 10 @ 1:30 PM Sign up here!

Check back here for many more visits to come!

students & families: join remind! stay informed!

Here are instructions to sign up for important info/announcements via Remind texts!

Frequently asked questions

Counseling Staff

Kelsea Martinez photo

Last names A-Df
Ms. Kelsea Martinez-Eggleston
kelsea.martinezeggleston@aps.edu
505-296-4871 x35038

Lori Ryan photo

Last names Dg-Jac
Ms. Lori Ryan
lorene.ryan@aps.edu
505-296-4871 x35047

Josh Stepney photo

Last names Jad-N
Mr. Joshua Stepney
joshua.stepney@aps.edu
505-296-4871 x35010

Caleb Bia photo

Last names O-Roj
Mr. Caleb Bia 
caleb.bia@aps.edu
505-296-4871 x35044

Lori Montoya picture

Last names Rok-Z
Dr. Lori Montoya
loriann.montoya@aps.edu
505-296-4871 x35009

Valerie Velhagen photo

College & Career Counselor (all grades)
Ms. Valerie Velhagen 
velhagen@aps.edu
505-296-4871 x35013

Tim Huggins photo

Crossroads Counselor (all grades)
Mr. Timothy Huggins 
timothy.huggins@aps.edu
505-296-4871 x35176

James Beecher photo

Family Therapist (all grades)
FOR REFERRAL, PLEASE CONTACT STUDENT'S COUNSELOR FIRST

Mr. James Beecher 
james.beecher@aps.edu
505-296-4871 x35005

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                                   Registrar                                      Transcripts, new student registration & withdrawals
Ms. Carol Ellis
ellis_cl@aps.edu
505-296-4871 x35071

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