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Counseling Hours



Click your school counselor's name to make an appointment. 

Walk-ins are welcomed during student's lunch.

  Carla Williams-Beard (505) 843-6400 ex: 20205 Counselor's Secretary

The mission of the Albuquerque High School counseling program is to support all students through a comprehensive and developmental approach by addressing academic, social/emotional, and college/career readiness/skills necessary to achieve quality learning and lifelong success.

Students graduate from Albuquerque High School as responsible and successful 21st Century Citizens.

The Albuquerque High School Counseling Department believes…

  • All students have dignity, worth, the capacity to learn and have the right to be served by a comprehensive school counseling program which provides academic, college/career, personal and social support.
  • All students’ ethnic, cultural differences and special needs are considered in planning and implementing the school-wide program.
  • There is a collaborative effort among the school counselors, administration, and teachers to coordinate with parents and the community.
  • Data will be used in assessing the needs and the effectiveness of the school counseling program and will drive future program development and evaluation.
  • School counselors adhere to ethical standards and regularly participate in professional development activities and abide by the professional school counseling ethics as advocated by American School Counselor Association.


The Albuquerque High School Counseling Department supports the academic, social/emotional, and college and career needs of all students. 

Information discussed with the school counselor is kept confidential and your trust is always a priority. Your safety and well-being are of utmost importance and if for any reason you indicate a desire to hurt yourself, to hurt others, or if you are in danger of, or are currently being hurt by someone (including neglect), your school counselor is required to share that information with someone who can help protect you.

AHS School Counselors

Once you make an appointment, you will get a confirmation email and you will use that as a pass to attend your appointment with your counselor. PLEASE make sure to attend your appointment or you will need to reschedule.
If you cannot make your appointment, please cancel or reschedule as soon as possible. 

Ms. Hernandez
Brianda Hernandez
9th Grade Counselor
(505) 843-6400 ext. 20206
Office Hours: 7:45am-2:45pm

Mrs. Timm
Barbara Timm

10th - 12th grade:
Last Names A-ESC
(505) 843-6400 ext. 20344
Office Hours: 7:45am-2:45pm
Mrs. Walton
Josie Walton
10th - 12th Grade:
Last Names ESD-LUC
(505) 843-6400 ext. 20207
Office Hours: 7:00am- 2:00pm

Mrs. Santacruz

Valerie Santacruz
10th - 12th Grade:
Last Names LUD-REX
(505) 843-6400 ext. 20208
Office Hours: 7:15am-2:15pm



Mr. Ruben Garcia

Ruben Garcia
10th - 12th grade:
Last Names REY-Z  
(505) 843-6400 ext. 20441           
Office Hours: 8:00-3:00


     Mrs. Torres-Montoya

Karla Torres-Montoya
College & Career Counselor

All students 9th - 12th grade
(505) 843-6400 ext. 20244
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 3: 00 pm

Mr. Verrelli
Michael Verrilli
Crossroads Counselor
(505) 843-6400 ext. 20161
Office Hours: 7:45am-2:45pm
Visit the Crossroads Website
to learn about services provided.



Building Better Humans


Counseling Services that are offered at Albuquerque High School include, but are not limited to, providing:

Services Provided


Academic Support

  • Individual student planning (4-year)
  • Transcript reviews and graduation credit checks
  • Pre-Registration & Registration
  • Standardized test score review & advisement (SAT, ACT, SBA)
  • College application process 
  • Goal-setting & career planning
  • Core curriculum lessons
  • Credit recovery recommendations and registration (i.e. summer school, night school, & online classes)


Social/Emotional Support


  • Individual counseling
  • Crisis response services
  • Peer facilitation/mediation
  • Consultation, collaboration, and referrals with community agencies
  • Coping strategies and problem-solving
  • Core curriculum lessons (*Depending on needs of students)



College and Career Readiness

  • Financial Aid (i.e. FAFSA, CSS Profile, & scholarships)
  • Assistance with college application process
  • College Events
  • Financial Aid Nights
  • FAFSA Completion Workshops
  • College Fairs
  • Parent Meetings
  • College Visits
  • College Entrance Exam (i.e. registration, preparation, & promotion)
  • Dual enrollment support
  • College searches
  • Core curriculum lessons
  • Work Permits
  • Internship and volunteer opportunities
  • Exam information (ACT, SAT, Accuplacer, AP)
  • College & career exploration
  • Scholarships