Secondary Counseling

Quote of the Week

"For children to have success, it's more than just academics. It takes social-emotional intelligence"

Dear ACS Secondary Parents (Spanish Translation below),

I hope you and your family are safe and healthy during these difficult times. Welcome back to this new semester. Please let me know how your child is doing and if you would like to meet, my doors are always open.

I am available for any concerns or questions you might have, please don't hesitate in contacting me at

Carolina Blanco

Estimados Padres de Secundaria:

Espero que usted y su familia estén sanos y salvos durante estos tiempos difíciles. Bienvenido a este nuevo semester. Por favor, avíseme cómo le está yendo a su hijo y si le gustaría reunirse, mis puertas siempre están abiertas.

Estoy disponible para cualquier inquietud o pregunta que pueda tener, no dude en comunicarse conmigo a

Carolina Blanco

A shout out to our wonderful seniors Class of 2023!

AP Registrations!


ACS will administer AP (Advanced Placement) tests during the month of May 2022 to all students who are registered in an AP course or ordered to take an AP test. AP Exams are standardized exams designed to measure how well you’ve mastered the content and skills of a specific AP course. Please refer to the following link for the AP exams overview. The College Board is only providing traditional paper and pencil AP Exams. Please review the following link that has AP Mock Test Dates and Times as well as AP Test Dates and Times.

Useful Resources

  • Here are some articles that you can read together with your child:

Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus

How Teenagers Can Protect Their Mental Health During Coronavirus

Some teenagers may be feeling afraid, isolated, and/or anxious. They may prefer to be locked up in their bedroom watching bloggers or playing video games. Use this time to reconnect with your child by cooking, playing board games, creating and listening inspirational Ted Talks or simply hanging out in the backyard. Some resources/material available include:

  • Aquí hay algunos artículos que puede leer con su hijo/a:

Consejos para Padres con hijos que Padecen de Ansiedad

Cómo Hablar con los Niños Sobre el Coronavirus

Algunos adolescentes pueden sentirse asustados, aislados y/o ansiosos. Es posible que prefieran estar encerrados en su habitación viendo bloggers o jugando videojuegos. Aproveche este tiempo para reconectarse con su hijo cocinando, jugando juegos de mesa, creando y escuchando Ted Talks o simplemente pasando el rato en el patio trasero. Algunos recursos / materiales disponibles incluyen:


During Advisory we will be focus on Social-Emotional Well-Being

Daily Advisory Lesson Plans

Featured Video:

Before his death in 2014, Sam Berns was a musician, Eagle Scout and junior at Foxboro High School in Massachusetts. Diagnosed at the age of two with a rare rapid-aging disease called progeria, he spent much of his life raising awareness about the condition, eventually doing so on a national stage in the HBO documentary, "Life According to Sam."


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