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Ms. Cecilia Chavez » Ms. Chavez 9th Grade and Nogales Tech Counselor

Ms. Chavez 9th Grade and Nogales Tech Counselor

Hello Everyone!


I am the newest member of the Nogales family and thrilled to be the 9th grade counselor and Nogales Tech Counselor for all grades.


I received my Bachelor’s Degree from California State University Fullerton, Master’s Degree and Counseling Credential from Concordia University Irvine. I attended Santa Ana Unified Schools as a GATE student and an English Learner. I received mentorship from a caring school counselor as well as awesome educational support from groups such as The Hispanic Scholarship Fund, HSF, who awarded me a scholarship in 2007.


As a first generation immigrant myself (I came to the United States at the age of 2!) I know first-hand the challenges and triumphs that come along during these critical high school years. I am the parent of a high school student, so I can understand the parent perspective as well.


I am passionate about educational access because I believe that no matter who your parents are, where you came from or what you have today, your future should not be dictated by your past. Education is a path to success that I can help you explore. I hope that you will find your tribe here at Nogales High School and find interests, meet friends and make memories that will last you forever. We are here to innovate, nurture, teach you and it is your job to show up, respect yourself & others and be willing to grow.


Other than equity in education, my interests include Korean skin care, photography, hiking, my cats & enjoying food from diverse cultures and countries.


Please come see me for:

School to Career Planning
Social Emotional concerns that are interfering with your school day such as bullying, parent’s divorce, friend group issues, school related stress, teen dating violence and more
Opportunities Unique to 9th Graders
Your Schedule
College Night
Career Pathways
Parent Nights
Student Rallies
Study Skills Seminars
4- year college plans
College visits
Practicing your Spanish if you are taking Spanish!
Referrals to our Family Resource Center for help with food, transportation, referrals for mental health counseling and more


New and Existing Nogales Tech students: (see note below ***)


All the above, plus Nogales Tech:

College Fieldtrips
Checking on you progress in the program
Planning your senior year
College planning
STEM pathways
  • **Note- If you have IB AND are Nogales Tech, your counselor is Mrs. Hall, if you have AVID AND Nogales Tech, your counselor is Ms. Gallegos.



Please feel free to visit me or email me with questions. I also have a sign-up sheet on my office door if I may have missed your visit. I look forward to working with students and families to make 9th grade and/or their Nogales Tech experience as positive and fruitful as possible.

Your partner in education

Cecilia Chavez, MaED, P.P.S.

School Counselor

9th Grade & Nogales Tech Counselor



9th grade advice



Graduation Requirements



9th grade   
N Tech
Have You Started Your CAR Hours
Get involved
Open these Files to Print out the Information at Home!
CAR hours forms are only available in the counseling office.
Turn them in, increments of 15 hours and 30 hours are accepted.
Passwords for your Homelink account are available from Counselors and Front Office Staff
Biggest thing you can do for yourself as a 9th grade student and as a 9th grade parent-- Check your grades on Homelink! If you need a Homelink password please stop by the NHS front office. Check your Homelink Account weekly to see missing assignments, tardies, grades! 
Directions on How to Open Your Homelink Account:
Depression &
Suicidal Feelings in High School
Did you know??
• Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world
• 80% of people who seek help for depression are treated successfully
• Strongest risk factor for suicide is depression
• 1 out of 5 high school students will think about suicide during high school
• Research shows that suicide is preventable through education and awareness
24 hrs/7days
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line
Text ´START´ to 741-741
Homework Help!
Crazy siblings? Loud neighbors? Dog eats your homework? Do you need help with Algebra or English? Do your homework in the library!
Library Schedule for Nogales High School
Pick Up Your Community Activity Requirement (CAR) forms in my office & turn them in to me!