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Aurora Hills M.S.
1009 S. Uvalda St.
Aurora, CO 80012 [map]
303-341-7450
Fax: 303-326-1250 office
Fax: 303-326-1871 counseling
Attendance: 303-326-1650

Marcella Garcia
Principal

Raynard Eddings
Assistant Principal

Mayorvy Cifuentes
Assistant Principal

Roderick Tooson
Assistant Principal

Barb Austin
Secretary
bnaustin@aps.k12.co.us

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Meet the Counselors
Corbin Roberts
Linda McCoy


Family Liaison
Roy Smith

Mission
As counselors, we create a safe place for students to seek support by providing individual, group and classroom guidance to all students in the academic, career, and personal/social domains to foster independence that will further their achievement in all areas.

Counseling Services
Students:
Individual and Small Group School Counseling
Classroom Activities/Guidance Curriculum
Support in transitions

Parents:
Consultation and Collaboration
Resource Referrals

Academic Development
The counseling team helps support students in their academic development and success. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) School, students are to get experience in all eight subject areas of the IB Middle Years Program Curriculum each year:

Language and Literature (Literacy)

Mathematics

Sciences

Individual and Societies (Social Studies)

Language Acquisition (Spanish)

Arts (Music, Visual Arts)

Physical and Health Education

Design (Applied Technology)


Career/Postsecondary Development
The counseling team works with students on their postsecondary academic and career development. Each student begins their Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) in 6th grade and continues developing their plan through high school. Below are the milestone tasks for each middle school student. The students use a computer program called Naviance to complete their ICAP work. To access Naviance go to www.connection.naviance.com/aurorahills. Each student has an account set up. Their username is their student ID number and their password is their 6-digit birthday (no slashes or dashes).

 Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) Milestones
6th Grade
Complete Annual Post-Secondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR) Goal
Complete Learning Styles Inventory

7th Grade
Complete Annual Post-Secondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR) Goal
Complete Career Key

8th Grade
Complete Annual Post-Secondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR) Goal
Complete the Career Cluster Finder
Add Careers to My List
Complete the High School Readiness Survey

 

Personal and Social Development
The counseling team works with students on developing life skills that will help lead to success in current and future endeavors. Personal and social development of students happens in a number of ways including: individual school counseling, small group school counseling, and guidance curriculum lessons.

Guidance Curriculum
All sixth grade students participate in a guidance program called Signs of Suicide (SOS). This program is designed to increase a student’s awareness of the warning signs of suicide and depression and educate them on how to respond to these warning signs. This curriculum is designed as a two part lesson delivered during class time.

Please contact the counseling office for further information on community and outside resources for mental health services outside of school counseling.

 


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Closures & Notices

Upcoming Events

  • December 12, 2017

    AHills PEP (Parent Education Partnership)

  • December 13, 2017

    Instructional Leadership Team (ILT)

  • December 13, 2017

    Building Council

  • December 19, 2017

    Instrumental Concert

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