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Hello! I am Liza Hines, R-5's Counselor. My role is to promote student safety and wellbeing, encourage academic success and help learners plan to meet their post-secondary goals. 

I can be found on R-5's campus on school days from 7:15-3:15 

Please reach me at 970-254-6880 x26112 or


Come Explore Your Future with me on a variety of college and career exploration trips throughout the school year!

Click on the bus to sign up for Field Experiences.

Mental Health and Well-being Supports

School Based Mental Health 

School counselors are able to refer students to receive therapeutic services at school from  a licenced professional counselor or master in social work .

West Springs offers walk-in emergency services

Talk to someone anytime day or night

Karis is a local resource for young people with unstable housing.

Offers supports and resources to the LGBTQ+ community.

Get fast help for yourself or a friend by making an an anonymous tip that will go directly to your school or law enforcement. 

Peer 180 is a hub for all kinds of addiction recovery organizations with a special young adults program supporting individuals between 18-23. 

Additional Mental Health Providers

Academic Options and Links

Academic success starts with a plan. Check out the R-5 course guide to map out your journey, see what is required and what we offer.

How long will it take me to graduate?

Get your transcript and use our Graduation Plan to map out your route to graduation.

R-5 Graduation PLan

The Career Center offers a variety of career and technical education programs that are an excellent way to explore interests, develop skills and earn credits. Learners apply for specific programs through the Career Center Website.


The Valley Prep program can provide additional academic support for R-5 learners needing more time and connection. Learners can obtain a referral to Valley from their high school counselor. 

Eureka has developed an afternoon program just for R-5 learners. This is a experiential outdoor education program that satisfies our secondary placement requirement and meets at R-5 high school. 

Concurrent Enrollment is available to all D51 learners who apply and are accepted to programs at CMU, CMU Tech or TCR.


Resources for Post-Secondary Readiness

All D51 students have access to SchoolLinks through their classlink. This application houses their ICAP, a variety of career interest activities, college and career search tools, and is the best place to start for scholarship hunting.

Additional sites for career research include these great resources that also have links to local job postings and virtual job shadows

Connecting Colorado is where all R-5 learners start their WorkKeys journey, but it is also a place for job seekers.