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For tips and resources from the counselors, see the Counselors Corner.

Head Counselor

Assistant Principal Mr. Barbosa also serves as our Head Counselor.


The Counseling Office is in the main building, bottom floor, in the corner where the two long hallways meet.

The room number is 127. See the campus map.


Counselors are student advocates.

The first priority for the Palms counselors is making sure that students are placed into the correct academic program. They want to ensure that all students are in the classes best suited to meet their needs.

Throughout the school year, the counselors assist with communication between parents, teachers and students. They continually assess student academic progress and seek resources to address any issues that interfere with learning.

Your Counselor

Which counselor is yours? It depends on your grade and whether you are in the Home School, SAS, or the Magnet Schools. To make an appointment with your child's counselor or with one or more of your child's teachers, phone or visit the Counseling Office or send a message by clicking the envelope icon below.

Mobile phone users: The chart below looks best if you turn your phone sideways.

Grade Home School
Honors Program
Magnet Schools
6 Counselor Huge AcevedoMr. Hugo Acevedo
Counseling Office
Extension 7622
Magnet Coordinator Arlene WeissmannMs. Arlene Weissmann
Magnet Office
Extension 7642
7 Counselor Eric CarterMr. Eric Carter
Counseling Office
Extension 7643
8 Counselor Melinda PriceMs. Melinda Price
Counseling Office
Extension 7625

Students get to know their counselor and have the same counselor each year. Your 6th grade counselor will be next year's 7th grade counselor, and an 8th grade counselor the year after that.

Click an Envelope Icon to Contact Us
Contact Hugo Acevedo  Hugo Acevedo Counselor
Contact Rene Barbosa  Rene Barbosa Assistant Principal & Head Counselor
Contact Eric Carter  Eric Carter Counselor
Contact Melinda Price  Melinda Price Counselor
Contact Arlene Weissmann  Arlene Weissmann Magnet Coordinator