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Guidance Department

Guidance Department Overview

The professional practice of the AHS Guidance Department reflects Aptos High School's Schoolwide Goals. Guidance information for students and families is provided through classroom presentations, student conferences, evening events, and more. Guidance Counselors collaborate with students and families with focus and intention supporting student success and well-being. 


Aptos High School - Schoolwide Goals

Goal 1 -- Increase the percentage of students who graduate college and career ready.

Goal 2 -- Provide students with Common Core State Standards aligned instruction and assessments.

Goal 3 -- Maintain a safe educational and social-emotional environment that fosters a caring community where students feel connected to and supported by peers and adults.


Aptos High School Guidance Program Basics

Develop courses of study based on student post-high school goals with an emphasis on college and career.

Monitor progress toward graduation and provide intervention meetings for students and families as needed.

Assistance and advocacy with college and career exploration, planning, applications and financial aid using Naviance.

Guidance Services

Counseling Staff

Ana Leonor, Guidance (A - Fo)
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Elva Martin, Guidance (Fr - Mc)
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Maureen Brandi, Guidance (Me - Pl)
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Lisa Kellert, Guidance (Po - Z)
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College & Career Center Staff

Adi Bobadilla, College Facilitator
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Alberto Tovar, Engagement
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Nicole Morasca, Scholarship
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Kristin Kenney-Fox, CTE/ROP
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Student Support & Leadership

Maggie Gonzalez, Data Specialist
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Silvia Sanchez, Registrar
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Julie Edwards, Assistant Principal
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Benjamin Slyder, Assistant Principal
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