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Counseling Department


The professional practice of the AHS Counseling Department reflects Aptos High School's Goals. Information for students and families is provided by classroom presentations, student conferences, evening events, and more. Aptos High School Counselors collaborate with students and families with focus and intention to support student success and well-being. 


Aptos High School - School 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 Counseling 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.
School Counselors
Maureen Brandi (831) 728-7832 ex: 5285 School Counselor [Me-Pl]
Kristin Fox (831) 728-7832 ex: 5280 School Counselor [A-Fo]
Lisa Kellert (831) 728-7832 ex: 5144 School Counselor [Po-Z] Department Chair
Elva Martin (831) 728-7832 ex: 5283 School Counselor [Fr-Mc]
Christina Souza (831) 728-7832 ex: 5106 Socio-Emotional Counselor
College & Career Center
Anahi Alcibar (831) 728-7832 ex: 5110 College Facilitator
Mario Castillo (831) 728-7832 ex: 5110 Lead College Facilitator
Sandi Maldonado (831) 728-7832 CTE Counselor
Nicole Morasca (831) 728-7832 Scholarships & College Pathways Counselor