Welcome to the Horizonte Counseling Center’s Web Page
Dear students and parents,
Even though the building is empty and the doors are closed, we want you to know that as your counselors, we are still working for you and available to assist you however we can. We know this is a stressful time for everyone and you may be dealing with challenges you have not faced before. While some of you have spent a lot of time in our offices, others have never been in the counseling center before. Either way, we care about every student and want to make this confusing time as smooth as possible before things return to normal.
Please reach out to us if you have questions, concerns, or just need someone to talk to. We will be available by phone or video chat. You may also visit our Horizonte counseling website if your family needs community resources such as food, medical care, mental health, and other needs.
Summer Counselor is Joey Peterson (801) 578-8574 or (801) 882-7144
We will be also be checking our Horizonte voicemail and will have someone available during Summer break. If you feel you are in an emergency situation, do not hesitate to call 911 or the crisis line. They have 24 hour crisis workers available to talk or message with you anonymously.
Crisis Line (801) 587-3000 Safe UT Chat/Crisisline 1-800-273-8255
We want you to know that your teachers, counselors, and principals care about your well-being and are anxious to see you in the Horizonte hallways again! Stay safe and healthy!
Horizonte Counseling Team
The counselors at Horizonte believe:
- Every student has dignity and worth.
- Every student's ethnic, cultural, racial, gender differences and special needs are considered in planning and implementing the school counseling program.
- Every student can be college and career ready.
And that the Horizonte comprehensive school counseling program should:
- Be based on specified goals and developmental student competencies for all students.
- Utilize many combined resources of the community to deliver programs.
- Use data for program development and evaluation.
And that all counselors at Horizonte:
- Abide by the professional school counseling ethics as advocated by the American School Counselor Association.
- Participate in professional development activities essential to maintain a quality school counseling program.
Advisory: What is it and why is it important?
Advisory is the first period every Monday. In Advisory, students receive extra support in their pursuits to graduate High School. Teachers consult with students about grades and keeping them on track to graduate. Students also receive guidance curriculum to help them prepare for the future. Students receive information about careers, college, and scholarships, as well as receive help applying to college, filling out the FAFSA, and applying for scholarships.
Advisory gives students the opportunity to learn about subjects that will help them be a well-rounded person, and gives them an advantage in their future pursuits.
Counselors: Social Worker:
Jamie Belnap Wendy Jack-Alvarado
Rose Park and Main Site (801) 578-8574 Ext: 2560 (801)-578-8574 Ext: 2400
(801) 578-8574 ex 2550
Rose Park and Main Site (801) 578-8574 ex 2580
Community Scholarship Coordinator
Katya Orellana Pena
(801) 578-8574 ex 5200
(801) 578-8574 ex.2510
Utah Scholars was created to help students in high school take the right classes to get to college, keep their grades up, and help students be more prepared to qualify for scholarships. To receive the StepUp Utah Scholars recognition certificates and medallion you need to have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete 20 Next Steps from the grade-by-grade checklists before you graduate from high school. While you can complete these steps at any time, it's best to do several each year so you stay focused and on track. Don't forget to keep track of which Next Steps you complete! To find out more visit Step Up Utah or to apply, click the link below:
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