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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

New: NKHS Facebook page Click here

**Crisis Resources**

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).


Summer School: 

The Grand Rapids ALC is offering a distance learning option for summer school this year. Students currently in grades 10-12 can take up to one full credit (or two .5 credits in different subjects) and current 9th graders can take .5 credit. Priority is given to "super seniors", then seniors, and so on.

This is a great opportunity to make up any failed or missing credits.

Please click the link below for more information and email me at ltucci@isd319.org if you'd like to sign up.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vACWoCaLntG70tbfPJDAnQ0ITXCbAEhD


Update on Awards Ceremony:

It's here!  https://youtu.be/1hh3jzZ-8sA Congratulations Spartans and congratulations to the class of 2020!


2020-21 Schedules:

In a typical year, we try to get class schedules for the following year printed out and distributed to students by the end of May.  Of course this is not a typical year, so we are working on a bit of a delayed timeline.  We anticipate schedules will be available for you to view in Infinite Campus (student/parent portal) on or around July 1st.  At that time we will also share the master schedule so you can start thinking about any changes you might like to request in the fall.  As usual, you will have until the end of the second week of school to request schedule changes.

If you are a PSEO student who would like to take some classes at the high school next year, please email me and I can work with you individually on that so you can get your college schedule figured out now.

As usual, I appreciate your patience as we navigate these unprecedented times!


Text 4 College:

Seniors: Check your school email to learn more about an opportunity to participate in the Text 4 College program. You'll be asked to complete a short survey, and if you qualify, you'll be enrolled in the program. They will send you important text message reminders over the summer regarding the college enrollment process for fall. This program is optional, but highly encouraged for college bound seniors. If you didn't get the email today, please let me know and I'll be sure to forward it to you.  Please complete survey by May 15th.


**ACT Update**

Current juniors who were not able to test this spring will be rescheduled to test at the high school on October 6th

The test prep workshop has been rescheduled for October 1st.  This will take place during the school day at the high school.

-If you signed up to test in the spring, you will automatically be signed up to test in October, unless you let me know you no longer wish to test. Please let me know by May 1st.

-If you did NOT sign up to test in the spring, but would like to test in October, please let me know by May 1st and I can add you to the list.

-If you would like to test on your own this summer, you'll need to sign up directly with ACT. www.actstudent.org. As of right now, the June 13th and July 18th national dates are still scheduled and have not been canceled.

-We will schedule a spring 2021 date for current sophomores (next year's juniors) as usual. You will not be signed up to test in October.


**Virtual counseling appointments**

I've set up virtual "office hours" from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM most school days (starting on Monday, March 30th) in which parents or students can sign up for a 30 minute appointment slot.  If you are using your school email account, or any other gmail account, it's easy to sign up!  Just click below to see available time slots.  It will automatically let me know who you are via your email account.  I will initiate our meeting via email, but from there we can transition to a phone call, google hangout, or whatever communication mode in which you feel most comfortable.

You can still email me at anytime with questions during the school closure: ltucci@isd319.org.  These are just dedicated appointment times if we need to have a more extended "real time" or one on one conversation.  

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UUZ5NDJuWVlNWkRtfGRlZmF1bHR8Mzg0MmRlNzE5OGU2YWQxNDM0ZjFiYzQ0MTExNDJlMDI


**Information for CIS and PSEO students during school closure**

Returning PSEO students: please email Mrs. Tucci if you need a PSEO form for fall registration.  ltucci@isd319.org.

Returning CIS students: You don't need to do anything at this time.  

New PSEO students: please email Mrs. Tucci for information and instructions.  ltucci@isd319.org.

New CIS students: please complete an online application for ICC so you can get in their system.  Go to https://eservices.minnstate.edu/adm/public/studentWelcome?campusId=144

-If you have never applied for PSEO or CIS before, click "create Star ID".  Please save your Star ID and password in a safe place.

-If you HAVE applied for PSEO or CIS before, please do NOT create a new Star ID.  Click the "Login" button.  If you do not remember your Star ID or password, follow the "I forgot my password" procedure.  

If you have questions, please email Mrs. Tucci. ltucci@isd319.org


MCA Update: 

The 2020 spring MCA tests are cancelled statewide.


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.