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My name is Mr. Norman Rivera. I began serving as the K-8th grade school counselor for students here at AEP in November 2007. Previously I have worked as a school counselor in Louisiana since 2003 (Jesuit High School) and I have worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in a private practice setting for 2 years.

My Counseling Philosophy:

My role as a school counselor is to advocate for the students and their families. I am here to help guide them in making decisions academically, personally, and toward career/ college goals. I believe building rapport and having unconditional positive regard for a student can help produce student success. If you need to communicate with me please call at (318) 257-3469 or email me at


LEAP 2025 2018-19 testing dates:

April 15th - 18th & 23rd (online): 8th grade - 6th grade ELA, Math, Science & Social Studies

April 29th - May 3rd (online): 5th grade ELA, Math, Science & Social Studies

April 29th - May 3rd (paper & pencil): 3rd grade & 4th grade ELA, Math, Science & Social Studies

Let me know if you have any questions and remember that the only excuses that will be accepted during testing, will be doctor’s notes due to illness. Thank you for your help!


Parent Guides to LEAP 2025: