UHS Counseling, College & Career Center (CCCC)
Welcome! The mission of the University High School Counseling program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program that addresses the academic, college & career, and personal & social development of each student. The UHS counseling department champions life long learning and seeks to help students master the necessary skills and attitudes to become agents of change in the community and the world. 

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    Kate Brownstone
9th & 10th Grade (last names A-L)
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    Sam Matz
9th & 10th Grade (last names M-Z)
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  Amy Villagio
Counselor - Dept Chair
11th & 12th Grade (last names A-L)
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  Max Encinas
11th & 12th Grade (last names M-Z)
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  Megan Palos
College & Career Readiness Coordinator
9th-12th Grade
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  Marcos Flores
Student Engagement Coordinator & 504 Coordinator
9th-12th Grade
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  Lori Minor
Writing Specialist
9th-12th Grade
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  Katrina Messing
Recruitment & Retention Coordinator
9th-12th Grade
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Choose a time & date that works for you. If you schedule an appointment during class time, please be sure to check in with your teacher before missing any class. Your appointment email confirmation will serve as your pass to leave class. If you don't see a time/date that works for you, check back in a few days, or stop in at Drop In hours during Conference Period or Student Lunch.

Students do not need to book an appointment to pick up paperwork or ask a quick question - just stop on by at Drop In hours!

UHS Counseling, College & Career (CCCC) Appointments (
Closed for staff lunch 12:15-12:45pm
Closed for staff lunch 12:15-12:45pm

Closed for staff meetings 10:00-11:30am
Closed for staff lunch 12:15-12:45pm 
Closed for staff lunch 11:55-12:15pm
Closed for staff lunch 11:55-12:15pm

Drop In Hours (no appointment needed!)
  • Everday before & afterschool
  • Monday & Tuesday conference periods
  • Everday at student lunch

Upcoming CCCC Events!
8/13/2024 8:10am - 8:55am
8/20/2024 8:10am - 8:55am
8/22/2024 6:00pm - 7:00pm
8/26/2024 8:10am - 9:00am
4 Year Plan
Use this template of the UHS 4 year plan to map out your high school courses.

UHS Course Catalogue
View this document for a description of courses offered at UHS!

We have lots of study materials/books in the CCCC that students can borrow for FREE. Students can stop by anytime to borrow these.

There are also lots of online resources:

These are resources available to support you in your studies at UHS! For additional resources, we encourage you to reach out to your specific classroom teachers and/or talk with your counselor.
College & Career
Many colleges and university representatives visit UHS each year, primarily in the fall semester, to share admissions and applicaiton information. Unless noted otherwise, all grades are welcome to attend these visits. While we try to schedule visits when class is not in session, sometimes they do fall during class time. When you sign up for a visit, you will recieve an email confirmaiton that can be used as your pass to leave class to attend the visit; however, it's always check in with your teacher prior to missing any class for a visit!

Students can review the current schedule and sign up for visits below. If you have any questions, email Ms. Palos, College & Career Readiness Coordinator ([email protected]).

College Visits Schedule for UHS

ECAP = Education Career Action Plan
The ECAP portfolio, an AZ high school graduation requirement, is meant to guide you through the initial planning steps towards your future. If applying to college, it will also be used to help you gather the correct information, take steps to complete your applications, and differentiate you as an applicant before you even apply!

Students at UHS complete ECAP activities through classroom guidance lessons with counselors, supported through lunchtime and evening workshops and individual meetings with members of the Counseling, College & Career Center (CCCC) team!

All students turn in a completed final ECAP portfolio by the assigned due date in September of their 12th grade year. Deadlines will be communicated to students and families during the Spring of their 11th grade year. Currently, UHS students complete and turn in their ECAP by through Canvas. This requirement not only meets the graduation requirement, it also assist our CCCC staff is working with students to plan and prepare/apply for post-secondary & college opportunities. 
Scholarship Websites: Scholarships are available to all students, in all grades! Use these websites to search for scholarships you can apply for.
Appily | College Depot | College Resource Network | Fastweb | JLV Scholarship Blog | Niche | Scholarships AZ (no citizenship required) | | UNIGO

Instate University Scholarship Info: Scholarships available through our three public instate universities. Tips for Completing Scholarships: 
  1. Never pay to apply for a scholarship!
  2. Make a scholarship goal, or treat it like a part time job - it can pay off! The more you apply to, the higher your chances are of receiving one.
  3. Search for scholarships for everything that makes you who you are!
  4. Edit and revise scholarship essays. Seek feedback from teachers, peers & counselors.
  5. Always ask for letters of recommendation at least 2 weeks before a scholarship is due.
  6. Make sure all pieces are completed and/or sent in by the deadline (application, essay, test scores, transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.).
Scholarships & Financial Aid
AmeriCorps NCCC
AmeriCorps members serving in the NCCC program are assigned to one of four regional campuses and then placed into teams ranging between 8-12 members. The teams complete a variety of service projects, which are generally 3 to 13 weeks in duration, and respond to local communities’ needs throughout the United States and territories for 10-11 months! Transportation, housing, food & laundry provided. Students receive educational award to be used to help finance undergraduate education upon completion of program!

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYE)
Study abroad in Germany for a year! Learn about German culture first-hand by living with a host family and attending a German high school.

Explore the World Travel Scholarship
Program to assist young Americans with financial need to travel and connect with other countries and cultures! Receive funds to plan trip that includes an educational or service component.

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) - Department of State
Spend the year after graduation living abroad an learning a critical language as part of a U.S. government initiative to foster international cooperation by ensuring that Americans have the linguistic skills and cultural knowledge necessary to effectively communicate.

Yes Abroad - Department of State
Spend the year after graduation living with a host family and attending a local school, YES Abroad students promote mutual understanding between the United States and the host country by forming lasting relationships with the local community.
Roadtrip Nation Roadmap
Share your interests and passions, and get matched with potential careers. Read/watch interviews done by students, for students, to learn about advice from professionals in fields that interest you.

Explore majors and careers that fit you interests and passions. Although this tool is unique to ASU's majors, many colleges & universities have similar majors you can use this data to then explore!

What Can I Do With This Major?
Curious how majors connect to careers? Explore over 100 different college majors, common career paths they may lead to, the type sof employers that hire int eh field, and ways to maximize opportunities in that field.

Major Clarity
TUSD's major & career exploration platform. TUSD students MUST log in through Clever.
Arizona Apprenticeship Program
Offers Registered Apprenticeships in various industries throughout the state. Participants can learn new trades while earning a competitive wage.

Future with Freeport - Education Forward Arizona
Provides education, training, a paid summer internship and job placement in one of six critical technical trade areas.

Driver Trainee Program - Republic Services
Apply to become a Driver Trainee and Republic Services will help you obtain your commercial driver’s license (CDL). Driver Trainees will complete a comprehensive training program and be given the resources to take the CDL examination. Once you complete the program and obtain your CDL, you will be placed into an open Driver position within our Company.

Republic Services Technical Institute
Offers paid on-the-job training, high-tech classrooms, and computer-based learning for you to work toward your technical certification tuition-free in Dallas, Texas. 

Tucson Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program
Tuition free, 4-year program to learn the technical skills to pursue a career in an electrical field. Students will both take classes and work in paid apprenticeships.
Programs, Internships, & Research Opportunities:
Free or Low Cost Summer Programs: a list of summer programs that are free or low cost to participate in
Pathways to Science: science related programs, internships, and research opportunities
HS Navigator Summer Programs Search: database of summer opportunities & programs

Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteer/Community Engagement Opportunities (where previous UHS students have participated)
Pima County Youth Volunteer Opportunity Contact List (provided by Pima County Public Library)
United Way of Southern Arizona Volunteer Opportunities Database
Social & Emotional
Tucson Database of Resources - Call 211

Mental Health
  • 24HR Crisis Text Line: “NAMI” to 741741- a real person will text you back
  • 24HR Mental Health Warm Line (HOPE INC) (520)770-9909 or 1-844-733-9912
  • 24HR Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 520-622-6000 or 1-866-495-6735
Suicide Prevention
  • 24HR National Prevention Lifeline: Call 988 or Chat
  • 24HR Teen Lifeline: 1-800-248- TEEN (8336)
  • Crisis Response Center – 24/7, 520-622-6000, 2802 E. District Street (Ajo/Country Club)
  • Pima County Mental Health Crisis Line, Call 520-622-6000 or 1-866-495-6735 or Text TALK to 741741
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LGBTQ+ Substance Abuse
  • 24 HR Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Hotline: 1-800-622-HELP (4357)
Family Support Ayuda en Español
  • Lifeline ofrece servicios gratuitos 24/7 en Español 1-888-628-9454