Welcome to the Counseling Office

  • Vision

    The vision of our comprehensive school counseling program at Bel Air High School is to empower all students to gain those life-long skills needed for post-graduation decisions while preparing them to become productive members of an ever-changing society. Our Highlanders will graduate being career-ready and life-ready through engagement in personal growth, social responsibility, and academic and career excellence

    Mission

    At Bel Air High School, our counseling program will equip all students to succeed and reach their highest potential by providing a comprehensive school counseling program that address the academic, career, social and emotional development of all students. Our counseling program will advocate for students, act as a leader and collaborator who will support all students to maximize their potential to gain academic preparedness in a changing world. The Bel Air High School Counseling Program delivers a comprehensive, data-informed program that supports all students, regardless of background or individual circumstance, to gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for academic success, career exploration and social/emotional development to become productive members of our 21st century society. With the collaborative efforts of school personnel, families, and community resources, our counseling program will provide every student the opportunity to become productive lifelong learners and problem solvers. The Bel Air High School counseling program believes that all students are capable of learning if they are supported and encouraged. Our counseling program will abide by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the Texas Counseling Association (TCA), where the objective is to provide a safe, caring and supportive learning environment for all students. At Bel Air High School, we are loyal forever!

Phone: 915-434-2021

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Counselor for last names beginning with "M-Q".

Mr. Martin Arroyo

Phone: 915-434-2018

Email:

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Counselor for last names beginning with "A-D"

Ms. Shirin Cordero

Phone: 915-434-2019

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Counselor for all Health Professions students

Ms. Claudia Duran

Phone: 915-434-2020

Email:

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Counselor for last names beginning with the letters "R-Z"

Ms. Cynthia Esparza


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Role of a School Counselor

  • The role of a school counselor, as outlined by the ASCA (American School Counselor Association) national model, encompasses various responsibilities to support students' academic, social, and emotional development. Here's a summary with bulleted points:

    • Academic Guidance:

      • Assist students in developing academic goals and plans.
        Guide course selection and career pathways.
        Monitor and address academic progress and challenges.
    • Social-Emotional Support:

      • Foster a positive school environment conducive to emotional well-being.
        Offer counseling services to address students' social and emotional concerns.
        Promote interpersonal skills and conflict resolution.
    • Career Development:

      • Facilitate exploration of career options and interests.
        Provide information on post-secondary education and career pathways.
        Assist in developing career-related skills and goals.
    • Individual and Group Counseling:

      • Conduct one-on-one counseling sessions to address personal challenges.
        Facilitate group counseling sessions for specific issues or concerns.
        Implement interventions to enhance students' social skills.
    • Advocacy and Collaboration:

      • Advocate for students' needs within the school community.
        Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators to support student success.
        Play a key role in creating a positive and inclusive school culture.
    • Crisis Intervention:

      • Provide immediate support and intervention during crises.
        Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to address emergencies.
        Implement strategies to help students cope with traumatic events.
    • Data Analysis and Assessment:

      • Utilize data to assess the effectiveness of counseling programs.
        Analyze academic and behavioral trends to inform decision-making.
        Continuously evaluate and improve counseling services based on outcomes.