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APS Counseling

AHA Professional Counseling Department

The AHA Counseling offices are open

Monday - Friday

from 7am - 3pm


9th to 11th Grade Students: you should have received your course registration card for 2020-2021 from your advisory teacher.

Course Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will start on February 25th and run till March 11th. Student will come with their math class to see the counselors in the library to register. 

Parents and Families: Reach out to your students teachers to schedule a time to meet on March 12th- Conferencing Day!

Seniors: Time to finish those college applications and FAFSA! See Ms. Villegas or Mrs. Montano in E100 for help!

You can easily contact your school counselor by email or phone to set up an appointment.  If you need immediate counseling services please request a pass from a teacher to immediately meet with a counselor. Participation with the counseling program is encouraged to ensure that educational needs are met.

Counselors can provide support in the following domains:

Academic Development:

  • Failing grades
  • Studying/ test taking strategies
  • Trouble in class
  • Post-secondary selection
  • Test score reviews

Career Development:

  • Career awareness/exploration
  • Interest inventories

Personal/Social Development:

  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Problems at home
  • Peer conflicts
  • Self-esteem
  • Anger management
  • Substance use concerns



Information discussed with the counselor is private unless the information needs to be shared to prevent danger to the student or others. If information needs to be shared, the counselor will make every effort to let you know of the appropriate source (s) that need to be contacted. This may be a parent/guardian, administrative personnel, protective services, or law enforcement. Other shared information includes court subpoenas and communication with other professionals to better support you. Our primary responsibility is to our students, but we also acknowledge parents rights to be informed.


Your counselor may assist you with an increased understanding of the issue (s) that have been brought to the counseling office. You may also feel better having discussed the issue (s) with someone who can help resolve your concern.


We want to help you, but there are no guarantees in counseling. You may feel some anxiety discussing certain issues with your counselor. This can be caused due to challenging your thoughts/ feelings in ways that may be uncomfortable, or new to you.

Counseling Sign In

Parents: If you need to contact your students counselor,  see the phone number and email list. 

Students: No appointment is needed during a crisis situation. If you are worried about your safety or the safety of a peer, please see your counselor right away.

AHA Counseling Mission

The Professional School Counselors at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School are dedicated to provide a comprehensive school counseling program to ensure personal/social, academic, and career development. We strive to provide a safe learning environment committed to achievement, high standards, accountability through collaboration with administration, parents, and community members so all students succeed as productive members of society.

AHA Counseling Vision

The vision of the AHA School Counseling program is to empower all students to reach their fullest potential through academic, personal/social, and career goals. We seek to promote a holistic approach to overcoming barriers by addressing school, home and community issues for the enrichment of the individual student. We appreciate diversity and effectively use empathy and encouragement to maintain cultural awareness of self and others.

Contacting Your Counselor

Ms. Melissa Newburn


Mr. Clyde Archibeque


Mr. Connor Lucero

  • 10-12th grades: A to C with Perez-(another name) to Reyes
  • 505.243.1458 (ext. 60040)
  • "E" Building - Room 112


Ms. Melissa Lehman

  • 10-12th grades: D to Ha with Ok to Perez
  • 505.243.1458 (ext. 60132)
  • Counseling Center


Mrs. Sarah Schmidt


Ms. Pamela Rhodes

  • 10-12th grades: Reyes-(another name) to Z
  • 505.243.1458 (ext. 60107)
  • Counseling Center


College & Career Counselors

"E" Building - Room 100

Mrs. Leticia Montano

Ms. Jana Villegas


Crossroads Counselor

Mrs. Jessica Brooks


Counseling Secretary:

Ms. Michelle Rael

Things our counseling secretary can assist you with….

  • Schedule Print Out (New Students ONLY)
  • Unofficial Transcript (Grad Profile)
  • Grade Check Forms
  • Report Card
  • Name Not On Roster
  • Work Permits
  • Summer School Information
  • CEC Information
  • Ecademy Information/Payment
  • Parent/Student View
  • ACT/SAT Waivers
  • Laptop Checkout