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WCHS Counseling Department

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Jesus Cardenas Jr.

9th-10th Grade Counselor
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Dawn Sussex

11th-12th Grade Counselor
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Joan Stemo

Concurrent Enrollment/Testing Coordinator
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Rita McClay

Data Clerk


The mission of the Weld Central Middle School Counseling department is to...  

  • Encourage and support students towards achieving their highest potential as a student and citizen of a global community
  • Strive to offer instruction, support, and confidence building in our students’ abilities to set and achieve goals towards becoming post-secondary and workforce ready
  • Develope life-long learners who have a positive attitude and understand the connection between their education and future career success

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WCHS Counselors provide the following services for our students:

  • Academic Advisement and Scheduling
  • School Achievement
  • Personal/Social Concerns
  • Career Exploration
  • Transitional Assistance


National School Counseling Standards: American School Counselor Association

Academic Development

  • Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills contributing to effective learning in school and across the lifespan
  • Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of post-secondary options.
  • Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work and to life at home and in the community.

Career Development

  • Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge to self and to make informed career decisions.
  • Students will employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.
  • Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education, training and the world of work.

Personal/Social Development

  • Students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
  • Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary actions to achieve goals.
  • Students will understand safety and survival skills.

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