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Helpful Links:

After hours resources:

NM Crisis Line

or text 1-855-466-7100 

from  6pm – 11pm every day

Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Spanish
crisis text line

AHA Professional Counseling Department

AHA School Counselors     

Contact your counselor:

Students are assigned to a counselor based on grade and last name. Please see our team directory below. We have set up alternative phone numbers where we can be reached during virtual learning. 

9th Grade

   A – L: Mrs. Marlina McCall


             Online cell: 505-990-5007

             Click here to schedule a meeting with Mrs. McCall


   M - Z : Mr. Clyde Archibeque


             Google Voice: 505-750-1824

10-12th Grades

   A to C: Mr. Connor Lucero


             Google Voice: 505-738-3502

             Click here to schedule a meeting with Mr. Lucero

   D to Ha: Mrs. Melissa Gilpin


             Google Voice: 505-750-0087

             Click here to schedule a meeting with Mrs. Gilpin

   He to Ok: Mrs. Sarah Schmidt


             Google Voice: 505-433-7240

             Click here to schedule a meeting with Mrs. Schmidt

  Ol to Pl: Mrs. Melissa Gilpin


             Google Voice: 505-750-0087

             Click here to schedule a meeting with Mrs. Gilpin

   Po to Re: Mr. Connor Lucero


             Google Voice: 505-738-5302

             Click here to schedule a meeting with Mr. Lucero

   Ri to Z: Mrs. Brennan Bowman


             Google Voice: 505-398-4992

             Click here to schedule a meeting with Mrs. Bowman

College and Career

 Ms. Jana Villegas


             Google Voice: 505-750-0823

             Click here to schedule a meeting with Ms. Villegas

 Mrs. Leticia Montano


             Google Voice: 505-750-1053

             Click here to schedule a meeting with Mrs. Montano

If you’re feeling alone and struggling, you can reach out to :

The Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 or

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or 

NM Crisis and Access Line at 855-662-7474



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

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.



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.


Google Classroom

Google Classroom

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
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