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Nicole Barnes » Counselor


Hello, I hope you had a good summer. 

I am one of the counselors at Alvarado High School. I am also the testing coordinator for the High School. If you have any questions about testing and/or scheduling you can email me directly or call the High School.

I am entering my 5th year at Alvarado High School. I previously taught Family and Consumer Science classes for eight years, one year at Keene High School and seven years at Kennedale High School. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Human Science with an empahsis in Child and Family Studies from Tarleton State University. I also have a Master's Degree in School Counseling from Lamar University. I am originally from Godley, Texas, but I have lived in Alvarado for 15 years and love it here. My husband, Rick Barnes, is one of the Assistant Principals at the high school. We have three girls that keep us busy with extracurricular activities: Kylee and Kenzee are 15 and will be Sophmores this year at AHS and Lexee is 10 and will be a 5th grader at Alvarado Intermediate.     

Recent Posts

Texas Tech University

A representative from Texas Tech University will be here Monday, January 25th during both lunches to talk to students that are interested in attending the university. 

2016-2017 Schedule Letter

2016-2017 High School Scheduling

It's that time of year again to begin scheduling for next year! Current high school students will receive a letter with instructions on how to register in Skyward for the 2016-2017 school  year. Registration will be open in Skyward starting Friday, January 15th and will close on Friday, February 5th.  

Any juniors interested in space and science?

NASA seeks high school juniors interested in space and science! The High School Aerospace Scholars application is now open at:

High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) is a NASA unique opportunity for juniors who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at no cost to participants. Selected students will participate in an interactive, online course during the school year that culminates in an all-expense-paid trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the summer. During the online course, students will investigate space exploration challenges by creating technical drawings, solving math problems, and participating in discussion forums with NASA engineers and scientists. Texas teachers guide students through the online curriculum and grade their work. Students with the highest scores are invited to Johnson Space Center in Houston for six days where they will work with NASA mentors to complete engineering design challenges and plan a mission to Mars. Students will be briefed on the past, present, and future of space exploration by NASA engineers, scientists, and special guests while touring NASA’s facilities. 

For more information and application deadlines, please visit the HAS website at: You can also learn more about the program by viewing “High School Aerospace Scholars: A Journey of Discovery” video at