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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


SAT Pre-Administration

October 1, 2020

Free College Application Day!!

October 13, 2020

SAT Test Day!! (Seniors)

October 14, 2020

No Senior Seminar

October 15, 2020


Click to Apply

College Board Opportunity Scholarship

Boettcher Foundation Scholarship

A Classroom Lecture

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.



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.

For more information please see Ms. Lovato.


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 Junior College (TSJC) has partnered with Del Norte High School to offer courses online (Psychology, Animal Science, Art Appreciation, etc.), as well as, courses taught on TSJC's campus (Welding & Cosmetology) and courses taught by teachers at Del Norte High School (English 121 & 122, College Algebra). 

Adams State University offers courses in numerous ways. Video courses have become popular, where students can stay at the high school but 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. 

Western State Colorado University is working with Del Norte High School for the first time to offer an Environmental Biology course through one of our high school teachers. Geology will be offered Fall 2020.

All three colleges offer wonderful opportunities to our students. 

For more information please visit http://www.cde.state.co.us/postsecondary/concurrentenrollment




Phone Number: 1-877-542-7233

Website: https://safe2tell.org/

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


Contact Us

Junior High School Counselor: Alfonso Casias


High School Counselor: Elise Lovato


950 French Street
Del Norte, Colorado 81132

Phone: 719-657-4020

Fax: 719-657-4025


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