Kristin Kudrna

AHS School Counseling     Contact- Kristin Kudrna

Business: 402-274-4328 ext 309

Email: kristin.kudrna@apsbulldogs.org

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  ext. 309 to set up meeting. 

**Stop by my new office on Lower Level of AHS, across from Media Center!

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 - 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**

TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS: Need transcript requests in writing with signature. See Mrs Kudrna or upstairs office for "transcript request" form.    Allow 24 hours for a transcript request to be processed.

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 Edgenuity Learning or a local college. 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)

2020-21  Important Dates:
Sept  3    - TeamMates Back to School breakfast, 7:30 am; Media Center

College Week at Auburn Public Schools Oct 5-10, 2020
Virtual      - College Fair at Peru State College-  Jr-Sr class

Oct 7, 2020- Financial Aid night for Juniors, Seniors & Parents,
6:30 pm Pizza to be served to juniors, seniors and parent(s)

Oct  8, 2020      - Apply2College event at AHS, seniors complete online applications

Oct 14, 2020- PSAT/NMSQT test for juniors; must pay office by Sept 1     cost waived "National Merit Qualifying Exam" test, optional

Nov 5 - FAFSA Completion day for seniors/parents-call for time slot. This is a free service offered by EducationQuest at AHS

Nov - Trip to SCC for 2 yr college attendees. Limit 10 students, depart 8 am, postponed til semester 2

Nov 16- ASVAB test for all Juniors, no cost

Dec 9- 10 - ACCUPLACER test for seniors attending 2 yr colleges, no cost

Dec - FINALS for all students, Last day of Semester 1;

Jan 8, 2020- Feb 26, 2020 – Local Scholarships Preparation
**All local apps & letters due by Feb 26, 2019

April , 2021  State ACT Test for all Juniors, 8 am

May , 2021- Seniors last day

May , 2020 Graduation practice at 8 am in gym; End of Year video

May , 2021- Graduation at 2:00 pm *no jeans, flip flops or workboots*

May , 2021- Academic/Athletic Recognition Night, 6:30 pm

May  2021- Finals testing for grades 9-10-11

May 2021- Last day of school, 11:30 dismissal

*If you are experiencing a crisis and need immediate assistance or information, you can use these 24/7 resources:

CenterPointe Crisis Line (Lincoln):

Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660

National Crisis Text Line: text START to 741741
(text charges from your phone carrier may apply)


Register for ACT Tests- School Code 280115

.  To register for an ACT National test date, please visit the website:  www.act.org   ACT Registration  Students will need to create a user name and password! You will need about 40 minutes to create an ACT registration.  Our School Code is 280115.

Auburn will host ACT tests on Sept 12, Oct 24 and Dec 12.

Future 2 year and 4 year College Students: See Mrs Kudrna for help with application, sending transcripts and ACT Scores. Need transcript requests in writing with signature. See Mrs Kudrna or upstairs office for "transcript request" form. Allow 24 hours for a transcript request to be processed.

COMPARE COLLEGES- Website lets you compare tuition, fees, majors/programs. Create a log in, But it's a free resource:


John Baylor Test Prep: We offer the John Baylor ACT prep class during our high school ARC time. See Mrs Kudrna to register for this 6 week course. You may see a "demo" of the class here: https://www.ontocollege.com  

All sophomores have OnToCollege log in and password: Use aps bulldogs email and password: Bulldogs123

All Juniors and Seniors have OnToCollege log in and password: Use aps bulldogs email and password: Auburn123 

  1. Drop & Add Guidelines
  2. First Gen Support-Are you the first to attend college in your family? Click here to read about extra support you can receive on your college campus
  3. Help With FAFSA.docx -  Help with the FAFSA forms for college-bound students.
  4. Test Taking Tips .docx Test Taking Tips
  5. Test Taking Tips
  6. Career Assessment Links for students

ONLINE Career Assessment links

  1. Anti-Bullying Website
  2. Nebraska State College’s Scholarships
  3. Register for ACT Tests
  4. Southeast Comm College
  5. Stress Beaters??
  6. **The Time You Have-in jelly beans**
  7. United States Job Corps
  8. University of Neb-Kearney
  9. University of Neb-Lincoln
  10. University of Neb-Omaha
  11. Love is…..Respect
  12. Online College courses from UNL
  13. Online College courses from Peru State

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 2-3 adult recommenders!
State and National Scholarships- see #article# below

College specific scholarships can be found at the following sites:

For Peru/Wayne/Chadron:
www.nscs.edu Or visit:

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

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