North Platte High School Announcements
**COUNSEOR'S CORNER CALENDAR**
*ACT Test is September 4, 2017
*Make an appointment with your counselor to review credits, career goals, and college plans.
*Finalize the list of colleges to which you want to apply (about three, usually no more than five). These should include at least one that you definitely know will accept you.
*Go on-line for the latest college catalogs and admission applications. Most college applications are available on-lin.
*Attend the Educational Planning Program (College Fair) on September 27, 2017.
*Study the catalogs for courses and majors offered and sources of financial aid.
*Check with Mrs. Schumacher to see that your transcripts have been sent to colleges.
*Parents need to complete taxes and then complete the Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) form and mail as soon as possible.
*January 12, 2018 is the registration deadline for the February 10th ACT Test.
*Become familiar with the educationquest.org financial aid checklist.
*ACT test is February 10, 2018. (Given at MPCC)
*Apply for Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation Scholarships. These scholarships will be due at the end of February.
*Be alert for housing deposit deadlines and pre-registration for fall classes.
*Pick up graduation announcements. (Dates to be announced)
*March 9, 2018 is the registration deadline for the April 14th ACT Test.
*Most colleges will have notified you of their decision on admission and financial aid by this time.
*Keep your counselor informed as you receive your financial aid package.
*Keep track of acceptances, rejections, and awards of financial aid
*Reply promptly to colleges asking you to notify them of your decision.
*ACT test is April 14, 2018.
*Notify the Guidance Secretary of any scholarships you receive by April 18, 2018 so this information may be printed in the graduation program and is available for Senior Awards Night on Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:30pm.
*Senior check out. (Date to be announced)
*Graduation practice is tentatively scheduled for May 10, 2018 at 9:00am in the Performing Arts Center. Cap, gown and tassel will be distributed at the end of practice. You must attend practice if you intend to walk through graduation.
*Commencement is May 13, 2018 at 2:00p.m. Merle Bauer Field Memorial Stadium.
*Request the Guidance Office to send your final transcript to the college you will attend.
MEET DEADLINES OR YOU MAY LOSE THE ACCEPTANCE YOU HAVE GAINED!
RECORDS TO KEEP:
* Cancelled checks or money order receipts
* Admission Tickets to tests and correction forms
* All test score reports
* Transcript of grades
* Copies of all correspondence sent to, or received from, colleges
All applications can be found at:
Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program – This program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Scholarship criteria include the following: Have completed high school or earned GED by Spring 2017, Ben enrolled in a career or technical degree/certificate granting program in Fall 2017 that will lead to employment, demonstrate financial need; applicant must be Pell Grant eligible, be under the age of 30 and Be a United States citizen. Application opens March 15th. The first priority deadline will be June 15, 2017. To apply online, please visit application.horatioalger.org.
North Platte Police Explorers Post 480 - Police exploring is for young men and women ages 14 to 21 who are interested in a career in law enforcement or corrections. Even just curious to know what Policing is all about. Exploring is a division of Boy Scouts of America and is a nationally recognized organization. Members involved in the Explorers Post will get a first-hand look into the world of Policing and work hand in hand with current active duty Law Enforcement Officers. Members can also see how Corrections Officers work in Jails and Prisons. Activities may include assisting with security of on duty patrol officers at NebraksaLand Day events, hands on classroom instruction, a yearly ride along with officers, field trips, assisting NPPD officers with yearly trainings, firing range and handcuffing and defensive tactics. Students wishing to join the Post must complete an application and have parent permission if under 18 years of age. Applicants cannot be convicted of any felonies or any type of serious misdemeanor and must have good grades in school. Contact Officer Jeremiah Johnson or call 535-6789 for more information.
Great Plains Regional Medical Center Job Shadowing Program – This program is open to students interested in nursing, radiology, dietary, laboratory, physical therapy, respiratory therapy or anesthesiology. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.