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.


Needs Assessment Links

Please click on the link which is applicable to you.



Click to Apply

College Board Opportunity Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Outcalt Foundation SLV Workforce Scholarship

The foundation encourages and supports individuals who want to enter the workforce quickly by going through a certification program. Four scholarships worth $5,000 each.

Colorado Masons Benevolent Fund Scholarship

Please come see the High School Counselor for information.

Monte Vista Elks Scholarship

Hard Copy application available in the High School Counselor's office.

Doug Monter Memorial Scholarship

Deadline April 6, 2020

Ross Barlow Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of a man who dedicated his time to helping teach, ref and coach. The scholarship is worth $1,000. For a printed copy please come see Ms. Lovato.


Upcoming Events

Southwest Conservation Corp Summer Job Presentation during Breakfast

February 24, 2020

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February 26, 2020

This will take place at 9:15 A.M. All interested Juniors and Seniors please sign up in Ms. Lovato's office.

Mason's Scholarship Interviews

February 27, 2020

For all Seniors that applied for this scholarship, you will participate in interviews. Please see Ms. Lovato for a schedule.


Youth Leadership Camp 2020

July 11-16, 2020

Numerous activities planned that include learning about cooperative governance, the process of electing  board members, learning about careers, visiting Trapper Mine, Craig Power Plant and a solar farm. 

Must be 16 years old to apply

For more information please come see Ms. Lovato 

The 2020 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

High School Juniors and Seniors can apply through December 2019 to spend a week in Washington D.C., all expenses paid. Family must get power from an electric cooperative. Students will learn about electircity, tour the Colorado State Capital, visit Vietnam, Lincoln and Korean Memorials, Gettysburg, 9/11 and Air Force memorial and many other historical places.  Candidates must complete and application and will compete for a spot in the tour. 

For more information please see Ms. Lovato. 


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




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. 

All three colleges offer wonderful opportunities to our students. 

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


Junior Seminar

Spring 2020

Juniors will now have a time scheduled to meet with the school counselor and discuss future plans, look at careers and colleges, etc.



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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