School Counselor’s Message

Hello New Pathways Academy students, and families, I am your School Counselor, Ms. Gutierrez. My goal is to foster a community of respect for individuality and appreciation for one another. Counseling sessions are aligned with our school values, communication skills, executive functioning skills, high school articulation, summer youth employment preparation, suicide awareness, bullying, test anxiety, proper hygiene and other valuable developmental topics to promote students’ exploration, and integration of their acquired knowledge into their everyday life.

NPA's School Counseling Mission:


The New Pathways Academy School Counseling Department believes that we have a shared commitment to helping students grow and develop meaningful skills and experiences. We believe that each individual student should be recognized for their abilities, interests, ideas, needs, and cultural identity. A student’s environment can be one, if not the ultimate determinant of their ability to succeed. We believe that creating an environment where Perseverance, Accountability, Thoughtfulness and Honesty are learned and practiced, each of these elements will serve as a motivation for change, healing, and success in every facet of students’ personal and educational experience in middle school and beyond our school community.

School Counseling Services:

  • Individual counseling
  • High School Articulation
  • Group counseling (social skills and study skills, etc.)
  • Crisis counseling
  • Parent consultations and workshops
  • Referrals for outside services and community resources are available for students and families.

Families, I am here to help you with:

  • Exploring ways to help your student succeed in academic, career, personal and social development
  • Improving parent-child communications
  • Providing referrals for community resources

Please feel free to contact me by phone or email with any questions you may have.

Email: [email protected]