Counseling Corner & Health Resources

Counseling Corner

School Choice

The Choice window will be in early 2020.  You can watch an informational video about Choice here. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to McKenna Scott,

High School Open House Dates

There are many high school open houses coming up after winter break. You can check out dates for those here, as well as, contact information for shadow/tour days.

Denver School of Innovation and Sustainable Design (DSISD) is re-imagining the way kids experience high school. They are hosting an Open House on February 6th so students and families can learn how  this small, tight-knit school reminds students that there are many different pathways to success – the key elements are choice and voice. Students can personalize their experience by choosing from incredible opportunities such as free college classes, meaningful internships, and paid apprenticeships. Through mentoring, hands-on projects & rigorous competency based instruction, we cultivate innovative, creative, problem-solving thinkers. Click to find out more about DSISD.

8th grade students can sign up for shadow days at Manual High School! We are working in partnership with Manual to make sure all interested McAuliffe Manual students have a chance to see all the amazing things Manual has to offer! Please contact Sarah Frederick or McKenna Scott if your student is interested.
8th Grade Graduation Requirements

It’s a great idea to be talking to your 8th grade students about graduation requirements! If you, and your student, need a refresher on those requirements, you can find them on our website here!

Denver Health School-Based Health Center on Manual Campus

Denver Health’s School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) offers services for any DPS student and is available throughout the school year. SBHC offers convenient care at no charge to the family or student patient. Parental/Guardian consent is required and must be resubmitted each school year. Students in 6th grade and above may visit the health center without their parent/guardian present. Clinic staff encourages patients to discuss their health care with their parents. However, Colorado state law allows some visits to the health center to be confidential as appropriate. Information is not shared without patient and/or parental permission. The only exception is a life-threatening situation. Consent forms may be accessed here.

Resource Links

  • Immunization and exemption information can be found here.
  • Free Healthy Meals
  • Homeless Education Network Resource Directory: English // Spanish
  • Colorado Crisis Services
  • Student Equity and Opportunity: Family Resources
  • Mindfulness for middle schoolers – Release (short film) and teaching kids mindful techniques
  • Hand in Hand Parenting (resource for emotional/social support)
  • Teen support eBook (Hand in Hand Parenting resource)
  • 211 United Way Resource Link
  • Signs of Suicide website (SOS middle school program video)
  • Parents, You may have smoked pot when you were younger and you turned out OK. So what do you tell your kids in Colorado’s era of marijuana commercialization? Now there’s an online toolkit that provides factual information to educate you and your children on the risks of today’s ultra-potent marijuana products. Visit for quick info on this important issue.


    Safe2Tell Colorado gives students a safe, anonymous way to help someone who is struggling or hurting. Learn what to look for, what to listen for, and what to report at the Safe2Tell website here.

    Colorado Crisis Services Text Service

    Coloradans can  text to receive immediate and professional help to deal with any type of crisis situation. The statewide crisis text service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The text service is for individuals needing mental health, substance abuse or emotional help before, during or after a crisis. Read more about the service here.



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