Counseling

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Summer Updates

The Ponderosa Counseling Office is currently closed for summer vacation. 

If you have a question about your 2020-2021 schedule, the schedules will be live in the portal before school begins.  You will receive an email when they are available online.

Summer homework is required for some classes. You are expected to be prepared for the classes for which you registered even if you plan to submit a schedule change request.

We are aware that this summer may present some new challenges for our students and families. You will find a list of resources and support services below.

Have a fun, safe, and restful summer!  See you next school year!

Counseling Resources



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Our Mission

Mission Statement

The Counseling Department of Ponderosa High School is dedicated to facilitating student growth by providing guidance in academic, social/emotional, and career development in order to allow EACH student to reach his or her full individual potential.

Counseling Staff

Laurie PortmanLaurie Portman
Department Chair/ Counselor A-Con
laura.portman@dcsdk12.org
303.387.4103

Maggie KneppMaggie Knepp
Counselor Coo - G
mknepp@dcsdk12.org
303.387.4000

Diane Guidroz-FredericksDiane Guidroz-Fredericks
Counselor H - Led
dguidrozfredericks@dcsdk12.org
303.387.4017

Erin WilliamsErin Williams
Counselor Lee - On
erin.williams@dcsdk12.org
303.387.4018

Alicia LaughlinAlicia Laughlin
Counselor Oo - SL
alicia.laughlin@dcsdk12.org
303.387.4000

PHS LogoChristy Kidd
Counselor Sm - Z
christy.kidd@dcsdk12.org
303.387.4019

Misty MurphyMisty Murphy
Postgraduate Liaison
misty.murphy@dcsdk12.org
303.387.4105

Stephanie LudwickStephanie Ludwick
Administrative Asst. to Counseling
stephanie.ludwick@dcsdk12.org
303.387.4032

Safe2Tell 877-542-7233
Colorado Crisis Services, 844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255
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