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Counseling Information and Resources

Grant Middle School Counseling

Mission Statement

To create an environment that supports students through the challenges of Middle School with programs that help students identify solutions, overcome problems, and achieve academic success.

Services and Programs

The following is a list of services that GMS School Counselors provide:

  • Classroom guidance lessons
  • Academic planning
  • Career awareness, exploration, and planning
  • Personal/social issues
  • Brief individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Outside agency referrals
  • Professional Development
  • Consultation and collaboration with counselors, administration, and staff
  • Participation in teaming with other professionals to provide student services and support
  • Assisting parents with information 


Students will typically choose their courses for the following year in early spring during pre-registration. Please make sure that your student signs up for all the required courses that he/she would like to have. Students have the opportunity to choose some electives and may also apply to work as an office or teachers assistant with prior approval.

HS Pre-registration and Summer School Info

HS Pre-registration: 8th grade students must pre-register with their home high school. The parent/guardian and student are responsible for submitting a transfer request.  APS transfer process

Need to take summer school PE?

Sign up to meet with a counselor at the front desk sign-in sheet. 

8th graders who will be Freshman by August 2018 may take PE during the summer. 

Starting on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018, interested students should meet with their counselors to Pre-Register for summer school PE. 

Pre-Registration at APS schools will end Thursday, May 24, 2018 (end of APS school year).  Summer courses will NOT be scheduled until summer school tuition is paid in full. Payments are not made at Grant MS. 

After Summer School PE Pre-registration: You can make the payment online via SchoolPay (ParentVue) or in person (walk-in hours) at: 

  • Tuesdays/Thursdays ONLY - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, April 3rd through June 26 
  • Room 101, First Floor, APS main office @ 6400 Uptown Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 

Please visit APS Summer Programs for more information. 


Counseling Team

Students 6th-8th grade  A-L

Josie Jackson, MA LMHC
Professional School Counselor 
505-299-2113 ext. 30507

Health and Wellness Team Leader


Students 6th-8th grade M-Z

Nhu Mackara, MS LMHC

Professional School Counselor

Grant Middle School

505-299-2113 ext. 30508