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Welcome to the NKHS counseling page!

Contact info:

Lisa Tucci

ltucci@isd319.org (preferred)

218-885-1280 ext. 51103

218-885-2910 fax


Senior Meeting:

Mrs. Tucci will be meeting with the senior class during Spartan Pride time on October 3rd in Mr. Snider's room to go over important post-secondary planning information.  Please plan to attend!


October is College Knowledge month! 

Many Minnesota colleges and universities are waiving their application fees for all or part of the month of October.  See complete listing here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wWHuyb8N5tI63-NTfx_T3pe_be1dysDW/view?usp=sharing


Rachel's Challenge

We are pleased to present Rachel's Challenge to our NKHS students this year.  The kickoff events (school assembly and the formation of the Friends of Rachel club) will be held on October 15th.  A brief description of the program follows and you can find more information on their website here:  https://rachelschallenge.org/

Rachel’s Challenge exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion. Rachel’s Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott who was the first victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999. Through her example, Rachel’s Challenge is making a positive impact in the lives of millions of people every year.

Superintendents, principals, teachers, parents, and students bring Rachel’s Challenge into their schools because of escalating problems such as: bullying, student isolation, teen suicide, discrimination, school violence, and increased disciplinary actions. Through powerful presentations, trainings, community events, and professional development, Rachel’s Challenge provides the sustainable solution.

Rachel’s inspiring story provides a simple, yet powerful example of how small acts of kindness and acceptance motivate us to consider our relationships with the people we come in contact with every day. Rachel’s Challenge renews our hope that our life has meaning and purpose. Rachel’s story gives us permission to start our own chain reaction of kindness and compassion, which positively affects the climate in our schools and communities.


The Text4Life crisis line has changed.  As of April 2018, you will need to text MN to 741741 to use the service.  Please update this contact in your phones.


MCIS:

We at NK are pleased to offer MCIS (Minnesota Career Information System) to our students again this year. MCIS is a comprehensive, web-based post-secondary planning and research tool. In addition, you can also access ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB and CLEP practice tests, all FREE! To access this service, you'll need to login to MCIS at www.mncis.intocareers.org. If you do not know the NKHS username and password, please call or email Mrs. Tucci. Once you create your own personal profile, you will be able to login with your own information.


CIS/PSEO Information: 

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

PSEO Criteria:

-Juniors need a GPA of 3.2 or higher

-Seniors need a GPA of 3.0 or higher

-Qualifying Test Score (MCA or Accuplacer)

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level, nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders may take one career/technical PSEO course. If they earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional PSEO courses.

There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. If a school district determines a pupil is not on track to graduate, she/he may continue to participate in PSEO.

Interested Students are REQUIRED to notify their NKHS Counselor by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year. If Student, Parent & Counselor determine PSEO is the right fit he or she & Academic Plan THEN the Interested student must complete the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program Registration form which can be found on this webpage: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/StuSuc/CollReadi/PSEO/index.html

For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage at http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/StuSuc/CollReadi/PSEO/

College In The Schools (CIS)

CIS Criteria:

-Juniors need a GPA of 3.0 or higher

-Seniors need a GPA of 2.5 or higher

-Qualifying Test Score (MCA or Accuplacer)

Nashwauk-Keewatin High School has College in the Schools (CIS) courses for our students. These courses offer college credit to studentsright here at NKHS, and serve as dual credit for both high school and college credit.

The credits offered through the CIS program are transferable to all Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU). To maintain academic integrity, qualified high school instructors teach the classes and classes have to meet certain criteria as well.

Students must meet academic criteria to qualify for CIS classes. Juniors must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and seniors must have minimum GPA of 2.50. Students must take an Accuplacer placement exam and, for some courses, meet minimum score requirements in Reading and/or Mathematics.Any exceptions to these standards must be approved by the community college president or designee based on a signed statement by the high school principal. In certain situations 10th graders may be allowed to take a course for college credit. The sponsoring college determines eligibility on a case by case basis.


Mrs. Tucci will meet with all qualified potential CIS/PSEO 10th and 11th graders prior to registration for the following school year. Parents and students are encouraged to see me with any questions.