1556 N Arizola Rd, Casa Grande, AZ 85122 | P: (520) 876-9400 | F: (520) 876-5348
Casa Grande Schools
Welcome to the Guidance Department
Below is several quick resources for students and parents including a quick links section, student resources, and guidance events calendar. ​For guidance inquiries, please contact Patricia Contreras, our guidance secretary.
Quick Links
Student Handbook
Philosophy & Beliefs

​​VG Guidance Department Mission​
The mission of Casa Grande Union High School District’s Guidance Counseling Program is to maximize the potential of all students by providing a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing their academic, career and personal/social development.

VG Guidance Department Philosophy and Beliefs

  • All students have dignity and worth.
  • All students have the right to participate in the scho​ol counseling program.
  • All students’ specific individual needs are considered in planning and implementing the school counseling program.
  • The school counseling program shall be managed by state-certified counselors.
  • The student and parent(s) are responsible for monitoring the student’s educational progress with the assistance of a professional school counselor.

The VG School Guidance Counseling Program:

  • Utilizes community resources.
  • Uses data to drive program development and evaluation.
  • Is based on specified goals and developmental student competencies.
  • Is planned and coordinated with other representatives of the school and community.​

VG Guidance Counselors

  • Abide by the professional school counseling ethics as advocated by the American School Counselor Association.
  • Participate in professional development activities essential to maintain a quality school counseling program.​
Student Resources
​​Scholarships, Grants & Financial Aid:

Trade/Technical Schools - check the AZCIS site for other schools

In-State Universities​

  • ASU- Arizona State University
  • NAU- Northern Arizona University
  • U of A- University of Arizona
  • GCU- Grand Canyon U​​niversity

Military Links

Testing Information​


Guidance Secretary:
Patricia Contreras

[email protected]
(520) 876-9400 ext. ​4111

District Transcript Clerk:
Francis Pitman
[email protected]
(520) 836-8500 ext. ​3133
fax (520) 316-3353

Last Names: A-G
Priscilla Vasquez
[email protected]
(520) 876-9400 ext. 4115

Last Names: H-O
Lorena Jimenez
[email protected]
(520) 876-9400 ext. 4112

Last Names: P-Z
Gayla Baker
[email protected]
(520) 876-9400 ext. 4113

GEAR UP Coordinators:
April Ortega
[email protected]

Bryette Sipes
[email protected]

Dean of Students:
Jeanette Beechum
[email protected]
(520) 876-9400 ext. 4103

Emergency/Crisis Numbers

Emergency/Crisis Numbers​


CPS Hotline

Suicide Prevention

CG Police Department Non-Emergency Line

Pinal County Sheriff’s Department

Corazon Behavioral Health Services

Horizon Human Services Crisis Hotline

Against Abuse

Helping Associates

Poison Control Center

Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Abuse


Students Needing Shelter:

Salvation Army

St. Vincent de Paul


Chicanos por las Causa

Additional agencies can be found at
Central Pinal County Human Resource Directory

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