• AFSA High School College & Career Counseling


    Mission Statement:  To help students reach their full potential and to become life, career and college ready.


    Distance Learning Information:
    Office Hours:
    Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 10:00am-12:00pm
    Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Students have also been invited to a "Counseling Corner" Google Classroom.
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    Hello AFSA High School students and parents! My name is Kara (rhymes with Sara) Martin and I am excited to start my first year at AFSA High School. 

    I am a two-time graduate of University of Wisconsin-River Falls, earning both my Bachelors of Science in Art as well as my Masters of Science in Education in School Counseling. Since completing my Masters degree, I’ve worked in the Minneapolis School District, Cambridge-Isanti School district, and in the College Now Department at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. I love to work with students in helping them figure out what they want to do in their future and helping them achieve their dreams. I do encourage students to start exploring their interests in high school because you never know how that passion could turn into a future career you love!

    Fun questions:

    1. What are your hobbies and interests outside of school?

      I am a firm believer in volunteering to make the community we live in a better place, therefore I spend a lot of time volunteering when I’m not working! I have been an adult leader with my youth group, Job’s Daughters International, for a little over a decade. I am active with my sorority, Phi Mu, at both the alumni level as well as serving as an advisor for the collegiate chapter at UWRF. I am also the 2019 Princess of the West Wind for the St. Paul Winter Carnival and have been busy traveling around to festivals in Minnesota and across the country as a goodwill ambassador for St. Paul and the state of Minnesota.

      Outside of volunteering, I enjoy curling, crafting, and spending time with my husband and our dog, Lady Clementine!

    2. What are three goals you have?

      I would love to be a contestant on the Amazing Race because I love to travel and I can get competitive at times, which also ties into my next goal of being able to travel the world. I would love to go to Sweden to see where my ancestors came from! I would also love to attend the Olympics and someday be an Olympian on the USA curling team (definitely need to practice more)!

    What advice would you give to students at AFSA to be successful?

    I think the most important thing you can do as a student at any school is to get involved on your campus, whether it is a high school or a college. Getting involved in organizations, clubs, and teams will not only give you lifelong friendships and experiences, but also help you feel more invested in your school and community.

    I would also encourage all students to communicate with their teachers. Having open communication will help build a relationship with them, so when you are struggling with either class or something else in your own life, they will know you and will know how to help you better.