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.
November 29, 2021
ASVAB for Juniors
November 30, 2021
December 7, 2021
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
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.
Investment information (stocks, bonds, etc)
Dependent students will need all information for themselves and their parents
ACT & SAT
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.
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 (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, Water Quality and Sustainability and Geology courses 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
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
I MATTER PROGRAM
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