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Counseling & Guidance
Counselor for grade 11th and 12th
Name: Michael Horton
Education: Concordia College (MN) and Concordia University
Years with CPS: 9 Years
Favorite Quote: EARN your Glory!

Phone: (773) 534-7319
Email: mdhorton@cps.edu



Counselor for 9th and 10th grade
Name: Socorro Rivera
Education: UIC and National Louis University
Years with CPS: 13 Years
Favorite Quote: “Children are our most valuable natural resources.”

Phone: (773) 534-7351
Email: srivera5@cps.edu



Because of the excellent post-secondary work at Wells that help students access college on a regular basis, CPS in conjunction with philanthropic organizations gifted The College Suite to Wells High School. It is a unique space that pushes students to be their best selves. It was created to help all grade level students with more than just applying to college including…..
  • College and Career Readiness
  • One-on-one mentorship
  • College tours
  • Scholarships Applications
  • SAT sign up
  • College and Career Exploration
  • Relationship-building activities
  • Successful skill building
  • In-person visits during freshman year of college
  • Academic tutoring
  • Naviance (a tool to track college access)
  • Resume Writing
  • Job applications

Hours & Contact Details 

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
* We are available for walk-ins between 9:00 AM to 11:30 PM but we kindly ask that you call to make an appointment for other times.
Current Students are encourage to visit during their lunchtime

What does a School Counselor do?

School counselors typically do the following:
  • Help students understand the overcome social or behavioral problems through individual and group counseling
  • Provide individual and small group counseling based on student needs
  • Help students set realistic academic and career goals and develop a plan to achieve them
  • Evaluate students’ abilities and interest through aptitude assessments and interviews
  • Develop strategies with teachers, administrators, and parents to help students succeed
  • Teach classes on topics such as bullying, drug abuse, and planning for college or career after graduation
  • Refer students and parents to resources outside the school for additional support Work with students to develop skills such as organization, time management, and effective study habits to stay on track.
Parents come in and see us about…..
  • Their child’s on track status
  • Summer school/Recovery information
  • Update student address and phone numbers
  • Information about SAT test
  • Graduation Requirement
  • Driver’s Ed
  • Service Learning Hours
  • Any questions or concerns they may have!