AHS Support Counselor


Jennifer Atencio, M.Ed., LPC-S

972.727.0400 ext. 301136



The aim of the AISD Support Counselor is to help students connect with services available within the school district and in the community. Confidentiality is essential in providing the individual with an environment in which it is safe to explore feelings and make decisions. Legal and ethical standards of confidentiality require the counseling staff to report appropriately or refer cases of abuse, certain infractions of the Code of Conduct or criminal activity, and students who are a danger to themselves or others. The Support Counselor operates under the Texas Family Code 32.004 which allows him/her to counsel students dealing with these issues listed below without parental consent:

  1. suicide prevention;

  2. chemical addiction or dependency; or

  3. sexual, physical, or emotional abuse

Sample of Services:

crisis counseling

group counseling

community forums/workshops

drug & alcohol prevention education

parent education

staff development

pregnant/parenting teen

support services

Report Child Abuse & Neglect: 1.800.252.5400 or www.txabusehotline.org