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Welcome to Del Norte Junior and Senior  High School Counselor Web page

School Counselors are essential members of students' and schools' support network. 

Del Norte counselors believe in and follow the standards of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). We promote the holistic success of students utilizing the ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors.

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Upcoming Events

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End of 1st Semester

December 22, 2022

Beginning of 2nd Semester

January 10, 2022


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College Board Opportunity Scholarship

Daniels Fund Scholarship

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Boettcher Foundation Scholarship

White Rose Scholarship

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Getting Organized for FAFSA

You will need the following items to complete the FAFSA financial aid forms necessary for determining federal student financial aid eligibility.  Many scholarships may also require this information as well. 

  • Social security number

  • Drivers license

  • W-2 and 1099 forms

  • Most recent federal tax return

  • Information on your family’s untaxed income from the past year(for example, Social Security, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Veteran’s benefits, welfare, etc.

  • Mortgage information

  • Investment information (stocks, bonds, etc)

  • Dependent students will need all information for themselves and their parents

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The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions.  The ACT test covers four academic areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. Students can also log into their Xello accounts to access ACT Test Prep through Methodize.



The SAT is a standardized test used for college entrance. It is comprised of two sections: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math. The Evidence-Based Reading and Writing is comprised of two tests, one focused on Reading and one focused on Writing & Language. The SAT also includes an optional Essay. If you would like to start practicing for the SAT please visit Khan Academy.

Students can also log into their Xello accounts to access SAT Test Prep through Methodize.

For more information please see Ms. Lovato.

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Concurrent Enrollment

College in High School 

Del Norte High School currently offers three options for students who meet the criteria to take college courses while in high school.

Trinidad State  College (TSC) has partnered with Del Norte High School to offer courses online (Psychology, Animal Science, Art Appreciation, etc.), as well as, courses taught on TSC's campus (Welding, Diesel Mechanics & Cosmetology) and courses taught by teachers at Del Norte High School (College Algebra & College Calculus). 

Adams State University offers courses in numerous ways. Video courses have become popular, where students can stay at the high school and video conference in with their professor and classmates. These courses vary by semester. Online and on-campus courses (Psychology, Sociology, Music, Economics, etc) are also offered. 

WesternColorado University is working with Del Norte High School for the first time to offer an Environmental Biology, Water Quality and Sustainability and Geology courses through one of our high school teachers. We will also be offering Communication Arts I through Western Colorado University.

All three colleges offer wonderful opportunities to our students. 

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Xello, Methodize & IntelliSpark


Students can explore post-secondary options and create plans through various lessons in our Xello platform. Xello also provides access to students to apply for local scholarships, apply to multiple colleges through the Common Application and complete their ICAP.



New!! Students will have the opportunity to take part in Financial Literacy lessons and SAT/ACT Prep through this program.


Coming Soon!! Students will take part in SEL lessons during their ACCESS class.

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Phone Number: 1-877-542-7233


Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline


Colorado Crisis Services

Reasons to call this hotline bullying, traumatic event, suicide awareness, addiction, etc. 


or Text "Talk" to 38255

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Additional Student Support

I Matter Program available to Colorado Youth

The office of Behavioral Health as part of the Department of Human Services has launched the I Matter Program which provides up to three counseling sessions for youth in Colorado. 

Students and their parents can visit the I Matter platform, take part in a confidential mental health survey and to schedule sessions with a licensed clinical. Sessions will primarily be online through telehealth. 

* Note: State law allows youth age twelve and older to use the platform without a parent or guardian's consent. Students eleven and younger will need their parent or guardian's permission to sign up

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See Something, Say Something Resources

The resources below can connect you with a mental health counselor or therapist if you are interested.


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.


The JED Foundation

The Jed Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation's teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive today and tomorrow.


Colorado Agricultural Addiction and Mental Health Program

6 Free Sessions

Licensed counselors



Remotely accessible



Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, family or community. Reports can be made any time of the day. 

You have the power to make a difference

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A Friend Asks App

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The Trevor Project

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"A Friend Asks" is a FREE app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend or yourself who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.

If you are a LGBTQ+ student thinking about harming yourself, you can connect with a counselor anytime of the day or night. This service 100% free and 100% confidential.

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Contact Us

Junior High School Counselor: Alfonso Casias

High School Counselor: Elise Lovato

K-12 Counselors: 

Brittney Fuller

950 French Street
Del Norte, Colorado 81132

Phone: 719-657-4020

Fax: 719-657-4025

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