School Counseling Department
Kristin Kudrna’s office hours are 7:30 to 4 pm daily. Please schedule appointments between the hours of 9 am- 11 am and 2-4 pm daily. Parents may call 402-274-4328 to set up meeting.
Planning on going to a 2 year or 4 year college??? There’s an admission test just for you! See calendar of dates below!
SENIORS with an ACT score of 21 or higher can earn the Half Tuition scholarship called the Governor’s Advantage award; Seniors who have ACT score of 25 or higher can earn the Board of Trustee’s full tuition scholarship–see Mrs Kudrna if interested! Let your parents know! Early November Deadlines apply! Application includes a “personal statement” section that must be filled out after the application process.
Attendance is the number one predictor of success in school.
**93% of freshman who miss less than a week of school over the course of a year, graduate on time, in four years**
*If you are experiencing a crisis and need immediate assistance or information, you can use these 24/7 resources:
CenterPointe Crisis Line (Lincoln): 402-475-6695
Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660
National Crisis Text Line: text START to 741741 (text charges from your phone carrier may apply)
Transfer Nebraska is a website that offers students a way to easily see if (and where) their dual credit courses will transfer—and better plan and prepare for their academic future.
Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to see Mrs Kudrna once a week to discuss educational and occupational plans. Parent involvement is critical at this transition time.
Class registration for the next academic year:
HAL students who will be Juniors or Seniors will have the option of taking a period of online courses through PEAK/GetFuelEd Learning. Have your HAL student see Mrs Kudrna to choose a course title for high school credit! (See the Drop and Add guidelines link at bottom of this page)
2017-18 Important Dates:
Sept 8, 2017- TeamMates Back to School breakfast, 7:30 am; Media Center
Oct 3, 2017- College Fair at Peru State College- bus will transport Jr-Sr class
Oct 5, 2017- Apply2College event at AHS, seniors complete online applications
Oct 5, 2017- Financial Aid night for Juniors,Seniors & Parents, 6:30 pm
Oct 11, 2017- PSAT test for juniors; must pay office by Sept 1, 2017 $16.00
Nov 13, 2017- ASVAB test for all Juniors, no cost
Dec 6, 2017- ACCUPLACER test for seniors attending 2 yr colleges, no cost
Jan- Feb – Local Scholarships Preparation
**All local apps & letters due by Feb 23, 2018
May 2018- Seniors last day
May 2018 Graduation practice at 8 am in gym; End of Year video
May 2018- Graduation at 2:00 pm *no jeans, flip flops or workboots*
May 2018- Academic/Athletic Recognition Night , May 15th, 6:30 pm
May 2018- Finals testing for grades 9-10-11
May 2018- Last day of school, 11:30 dismissal
Local Scholarship packets will be handed out to seniors each January. A great place to start looking for scholarships that match your talents, abilities and needs is at EducationQuest. See www.educationquest.org and begin ScholarshipQuest using their website tools. Most scholarships require 2 adult recommenders!
State and National Scholarships- see #article# below
GATES Millennium Scholars Program:
For those who with a 3.3 GPA + and meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility; Forms due by January each year.
FORMS can be found at www.gmsp.org
Susan Thompson Buffet:
The Susan Thompson Buffett scholarship is open to Nebraska students who have at least a 2.5 GPA and will attend a 2 yr or 4 yr college in Nebraska. See online app. Application opens online on Nov 1 each year
National Honor Society Students- scholarship website:
NHS Scholar Dollars www.nhs.us/scholardollars
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship:
See online application at website: www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com
Mike Rowe’s Work Ethic Scholarship Program:
Do you work hard? Do you volunteer? Mike Rowe wants to find good kids, who work hard, see online application at website: profoundlydisconnected.com/scholarship
Drop & Add Guidelines
Are you the first to attend college in your family? Click here to read about extra support you can receive on your college campus
Important Dates: Guidance Office 2015-16
Help with the FAFSA forms for college bound students.
Mrs Kudrna's classroom rules
Test Taking Tips