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Academic Resources

Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-based

Smart Goals

  • Specific: What exactly did will you do?
  • Measurable: How will you know if you meet your goal?
  • Achievable: What steps are you going to take to reach your goal?
  • Relevant: What about your goals makes it important to you?
  • Timely: When do you want to complete you goal?
Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

  • Belief in continuous growth and life-long learning
  • Self-confidence in their ability to succeed academically.
  • A positive attitude towards learning

Behaviors for School Success

  • Learning Strategies
  • Attending school
  • Organization skills
  • Study skills
  • Homework completion
  • Time Management
  • Short & long-term academic goal setting
  • Challenging coursework
  • Participation in enriched & extracurricular activities
Self Management

Self-management Skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Perseverance

  • Ability to overcome barriers to learning

Social Skills

Social Skills

  • Awareness of their unique abilities and the contributions they make to the classroom community

  • Developing positive and supportive relationships with adults and the peers that support their success

Crisis Resources

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

  • Dial 988

NM Crisis & Access Line 

  • Support and resources toll free 24/7/365
  • Call: 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474)

Peer to Peer Warmline

  • Call or text to connect with a peer
  • Call 3:30pm - 11:30pm/ Text 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • 1-855-466-7100

Trevor Lifeline

Agora Crisis Center

UNM Children's Psychiatric Center

  • Call: (505) 277-3013

NM Crisis Hotlines (PDF)

Social/Emotional Resources

School Counselors help students manage emotions, navigate the social aspects of school and teach and guide them in applying interpersonal skills. Below are resources to aid.

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Conflict VS. Bullying

Aggressive Behavior (Bullying)

First, it is very important to understand the difference between behaviors that are rude/annoying, mean, conflict, and bullying.

Rude/Annoying behavior is when a person impulsively says or does something that is offensive, impolite, and is emotionally or physically hurtful or annoying.

Mean behavior is when a person purposely says or does something to emotionally or physically hurt someone once or twice out of anger, frustration, spite.

Bullying can be physical, verbal, emotional, racial, sexual, written, damage property, intimidation, electronic (cyberbullying), and relational aggression.

  • Cyberbullying is a form of aggressive action that takes place on electronic devices/social media. Cyberbullying/electronic aggressive actions do not have to be a repeated behavior.

  • Relational aggression is a form of bullying in which kids use their friendship—or the threat of taking their friendship away—to hurt someone. Relational aggression takes many forms, including social exclusion, shunning, hazing, and rumor spreading.

College & Career Resources

School Counselors help students understand the connection between school and the world of work, help them to plan for a successful transition from elementary to middle school, middle to high school, and high school to post-secondary opportunities, help them explore careers, and provide resources that will support them through the process.

  • College Aspirations
  • Academic Planning for College and Career Readiness
  • Next Step Plans (8th–12th grade)
  • Enrichment and Extra-curricular Engagement
  • College and Career Exploration & Selection Processes
  • College and Career Assessment
  • College Affordability Planning
  • College and Career Admission Processes
  • Transition from High School to College Enrollment

Online Resources

College and career readiness is the key to your future! Talk to your counselor and visit the sites below to find resources about career exploration, education and training, and job search resources.