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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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.
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
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 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
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
Junior High School Counselor: Alfonso Casias
High School Counselor: Elise Lovato
950 French Street
Del Norte, Colorado 81132