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Counselor’s Message


At CTA we recognize that student success is more than academic growth.  We want students to enjoy their school days by working hard, connecting with others and recognizing their positive impact on our campus.  We incorporate social-emotional learning curriculum that provides the necessary personal and interpersonal skills to help them be successful in school now.  Importantly, these building blocks help them be successful throughout their education years and really provides the framework for career success. 


School Counselors provide services campus wide helping staff and students achieve the best educational experience each day.  Our days can look different from moment to moment. Some of our duties are; we provide mediation during social conflict, we support students in problem solving life stressors, we help students practice calming down skills, we offer possible behavior supports for students to maintain academic progress in the classroom.  When needed, we provide crisis intervention and support. The focus is supporting students to develop the skills they need to be successful during the school day both academically and personally. 


Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your student’s experience at CTA.  If I don’t have the answer, I will find someone who does. I value the trust you have placed in us as the school of choice for your student.


Jette Thompson


Second Step SEL https://www.secondstep.org/social-emotional-learning

2020 Pinal County Resource Guide (Comprehensive list of resources from basic needs to behavioral health) https://files.firstthingsfirst.org/regions/Publications/2020%20Pinal%20Resource%20Guide.pdf