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Welcome to Eldorado Counseling!

Students, click here to request a meeting with your counselor -- for non-urgent issues only!  

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

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

For Ms. Velhagen (College & Career), Mr. Huggins Crossroads) or Mr. Beecher, please email us.

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Juniors & Seniors: Sign up here for visits with college admissions reps! You'll receive a pass for in-person visits and a reminder email for virtual visits. For in-person visits, come to the Counseling Office. Sophomores & Freshmen are also welcome at lunchtime visits.

College Visits at EHS: 2021-22

The University of Miami: Tues., Sept. 28 @ 12:00/lunch, VIRTUAL

Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO: Oct. 15 @ 9:30 - 10:30 AM, IN PERSON

Texas Tech University: Oct. 19 @ 10:30 AM, IN PERSON

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ: Tues., Oct. 19 @ 12:00/lunch, IN PERSON (WUE school with tuition discount & excellent scholarships!)

New Mexico State University: Oct. 22 @ 11:30 - 12:30, IN PERSON

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Prescott, AZ: Nov. 3 @ 10:45 AM, IN PERSON.

Check back here for more to come!

Students & parents, sign up for important info/announcements via Remind texts! 

Class of 2022 Remind text sign-up: 

  • Last names A - F: text @2022A-F to 81010
  • Last names G - M: text @2022G-M to 81010
  • Last names N - S: text @2022N-S to 81010
  • Last names T - Z: text @2022T-Z to 81010

Class of 2023 Remind text sign-up:  

  • Last names A-E: text @2023A-E to 81010
  • Last names F-J: text @2023F-J to 81010
  • Last names K-O: text @K-O2023 to to 81010
  • Last names P-T: text @23P-T to 81010
  • Last names U-Z: text @2023U-Z to 81010 

Class of 2024 Remind text sign-up: 

  • Last names A - E: text @ehs2024a-e to 81010
  • Last names F - J: text @ehs2024f-j to 81010
  • Last names K - O: text @ehs2024k-o to 81010
  • Last names P - T: text @ehs2024p-t to 81010
  • Last names U - Z: text @ehs2024u-z to 81010

Class of 2025 Remind text sign-up: 

  • Last names A - E: text @ehs2025a-e to 81010
  • Last names F - J: text @ehs2025f-j to 81010
  • Last names K - O: text @ehs2025k-o to 81010
  • Last names P - T: text @ehs2025p-t to 81010
  • Last names U - Z: text @ehs2025u-z to 81010

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

Crisis Lines/Resources here! 
 

If you are having a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.

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.

24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

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!

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

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Ms. Lori Ryan
lorene.ryan@aps.edu
505-296-4871 x35044

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 x35047

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)
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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