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Message During School Closure

Dear MIT Students and Families,


Although we aren't physically at school, the Alliance MIT 6-12 Complex Counselors are still here for you during school closure. We recognize that this may be a scary and stressful time for many of us. As we acclimate to this temporary "normal", we want to assure you that we are continuing to dedicate our time to provide support to our scholars and families. Students can schedule an appointment with their counselor for a phone call or video chat during counselor's office hours which can be located in the Contact Us tab located on the right side of this page.


To schedule an appointment please do one of the following:


  • Contact your counselor via email
  • Submit the referral form located in the Contact Us tab
Please note that emails/ phone calls received after operation hours will be responded to the following school day. We respectfully request you allow for a response time of 48-72 hours. If you are experience a personal emergency, please call 911. If you, or someone you know, are having suicidal thoughts, please reach out to another trusted adult and/or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741 (crisis text line).
We are thinking of you and wish you all health and peace! We look forward to virtually connecting with you.
The MIT Counselors
  Mental Health Emergency



Alliance MIT 6-12 Complex 

Home of Valera Middle Academy and Marine High School

Counselor to Parent/Guardian Communication


The counseling department is looking forward to the new school year and working alongside you to support and develop our scholars socially and academically.  Communication with parents is vital to the success of our scholars. Below are a few updated policies that will help communication remain clear and consistent.  


  • If you would like to meet with a counselor one-on-one or refer your student to receive counseling services, please email the counselor directly or call the school office to schedule a time.  All counselors have weekly parent office hours (see below).  


  • If you call the office or reach out to a counselor to report a concern that is not an emergency, please give the counselors a 72-hour turnaround time to address the concern and contact you.


  • Counselors will mostly use phone and Parent Square to contact you directly.  


Counseling Team:

Mr. Leonard Perlera: 6th-7th Grade  

Parent Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursdays between 8:30-9:30 am or 3:30- 4:30 pm

Mr. Christian Andrade: 8th-9th Grade  

Parent Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursdays between 8:30-9:30am or 2:30-3:30pm

Ms. Cynthia Medrano: 10th-12th Grade  

Parent Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:45-9 am or 2- 4:00 pm

Ms. Miriam Corbera: 6th-12th Special Education Support Counselor

Parent Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:30 - 8:30 am or 3:30 - 4:30 pm


If this is a mental health emergency during after school hours, please contact one of the following: