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Schedule Change Request Forms

  • Requests for Counselor Ruby Valdez (A-Chay) Click Here:

    Requests for Counselor Faviola Garcia (Clerch-Gomez) Click Here

    Requests for Counselor Patricia Robles (Gonzalez-Marroquin) Click Here

    Requests for Counselor Cynthia Saldana (Martinez-Pereda) Click Here

    Requests for Counselor Jessica Salinas (Perez-Salinas) Click Here.

    Requests for Counselor Aisha Loya (Sanchez-Zuniga) Click Here

Ruby Valdez

  • The students I serve by alpha are: A-Chay (9th -12th)

    Office location: J Hall downstairs (front)


    Phone number: (956) 354-2483 ext. 7110

    Google Classroom Code: 

    Profile Message: My name is Ruby Valdez and I am one of the counselors at Southwest Early College High School.  I have been working with the district for over 20 yrs. Before becoming a counselor, I taught elementary and middle school, I then became a counselor at the Middle School level then transitioned to High School. My role and goal is to help students in all aspects including academic achievement, personal and social development and career development. I enjoy working with our students to provide them with what they need to succeed in life.


Faviola Garcia

  • Students I serve (Alpha): Clerch - Gomez

    Office:  M Hall Downstairs


    Phone:  (956) 354-2480   ext. 7176

    Google Classroom Code:  h6xehja

    Profile Message: Go confidently in the direction of your dreams; live the life you have imagined.

                                                                                                                          - Henry David Thoreau

Patricia G. Robles

  • Students I serve (Alpha): Gonzalez to Marroquin

    Office Location: M Hall upstairs


    Phone number, ext: (956) 354-2480 Ext. 7109

    Google Classroom Code:  2ccg4qt

    Profile Message: “Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look harder. Let the challenges make you stronger”


Ms. Cynthia Saldaña

  • Head Counselor

    Students I serve (Alpha): Martinez-Pereda

    Office Location:  K Hall upstairs (front)


    Phone number, ext: (956)354-2483  ext. 7116

    Google Classroom Code: wgratcp

    Profile Message:  Hello everyone.  Hope you are all doing well. Parents and students, I just wanted to let you know that I am available if you have any questions or concerns via email or Google Classroom.  🐗I am currently the head counselor for SWECHS and I have been a counselor at SWECHS for 7 years now. Prior to that, I was a Gear Up counselor at Escalante for a year and a half. I also taught 9 and a half years at Clover Elementary and an additional 6 and a half years at Franklin Elementary. In all, I have been serving PSJA students for  24 years. I graduated from PSJA and have always wanted to serve our community. I am blessed and grateful to have this opportunity of serving our great PSJA.  Students, please keep up with your assignments, your DC coursework and your credit recovery.  Please keep safe.  See you soon. 🙏 J's up! 


Jessica Salinas

  • Students I serve (Alpha): Perez-Salinas

    Office Location: J Hall-Upstairs


    Phone number, ext: (956) 354-2480 ext. 7111

    Google Classroom Code:  ynwe2mf

    Profile Message: I have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s Degree in Counseling & Guidance.  I have been a part of our wonderful PSJA family for fifteen years.  My priority as a counselor is to guide and support my students with their academics, career development, and their personal/emotional well-being.


    “A person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen, and a hand willing to help.” –unknown

Miss Aisha Loya

  • Students I serve (Alpha): Sanchez - Zuniga

    Office Location: L Hall Upstairs


    Phone number, ext: 956.354.2840 ext 7188

    twitter: @missloya1

    Google Classroom Code: 

    Profile Message:  My goal as a counselor is to help you become the best version of yourself. If I can help you in anyway, please don't hesitate to ask!

Ms. Hilda Araiza

  • Students I serve (Alpha): (A-Z) Migrant Students

    Office Location: K115


    Phone number, ext: 956-354-2480 EXT 7112

    Google Classroom Code:  uwdwxbx

    Profile Message: Proud to be part of Southwest Early College High School since 2010.  Caring migrant counselor devoted to offering guidance to students on academic achievement, social issues as well as career options. Through compassion, empathy and trust, I am able to drive students toward a more positive future. Changing lives one student at a time.