Phone: (720) 424-2250


The Excel Academy Counseling Department partners with parents, staff, administration, and community members to deliver a comprehensive counseling program that supports all students towards an on-time graduation and a meaningful post-secondary plan. Counselors take a proactive and thoughtful approach to increase equity for our high-risk population.


El departamento de consejería, los padres, el personal, la administración y los miembros de la comunidad se unen para proporcionar un programa de asesoramiento integral que apoya a todos los estudiantes hacia la graduación a tiempo y un plan post-secundaria significativa. Los consejeros tienen un enfoque proactivo y reflexivo para aumentar la igualdad para nuestra población de alto riesgo.

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Rafael Diaz

Rafael Diaz has been with the Excel Academy Staff since Fall of 2015. Previously he was a School Counselor at PUSH Academy High School and Kepner Middle School. He holds a Master’s in School Counseling from University of Phoenix and is licensed by the state Colorado. He is alumnus of Colorado State University – Pueblo earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology.

Before becoming a School Counselor he worked as a case manager for at-risk youth for three years. He is a native of Colorado, growing up and eventually graduating from Brighton High School. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and watching movies. Rafael often can be found working with students on: fulfilling their graduation requirements, with concurrent enrollment/ASCENT opportunities and with their post-secondary planning.

He understands students are more than a transcript, so he works with individual students and families on seeking their full potential. He invites students and families to come see the post-secondary opportunities students have, because he believes planning is essential to future success.

Contact Me at:

Office Phone: 720.424.2269
(Se Habla Espanol)

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