Welcome to the NKHS counseling page!
218-885-1280 ext. 51103
New: NKHS Facebook page Click here
211 (local mental health crisis response team, shelter/basic needs referrals)
Crisis Text Line: text MN to 741741 (someone is available to talk 24/7).
Financial aid night:
College bound seniors and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend financial aid night on 11/18 at 6PM. This will be a virtual event hosted by the ICC financial aid office. Learn about state/federal student aid (FAFSA) and more. Link to meeting will be posted in the near future.
Upcoming virtual admissions events at HCC:
Virtual visits at ICC:
Virtual High School Visits: every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10-11am, and every Thursday from 7-9pm (excluding holidays). Beginning Sept. 22 and ending Dec. 17. Students, parents, and high school representatives can drop in anytime to learn more about Itasca: www.itascacc.edu/hsvisit
Seniors (and parents/guardians of seniors): It's time to start thinking about post secondary planning! Use this "cheat sheet" to get started:
Sign up for an individual senior meeting with Mrs. Tucci here:
Seniors: October is College Knowledge month! Many Minnesota colleges and universities are waiving their application feels for all or part of the month of October.
List of free application opportunities.
This year's seniors who were not able to test last spring due to COVID are rescheduled to test at NK on Tuesday, October 6th. Our ACT test prep seminar is rescheduled for October 1st.
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.
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
-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/
For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage at http://education.state.mn.
College In The Schools (CIS)
-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.