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College + Career Planning for Seniors

Seniors: If you did not schedule a senior meeting with your counselor…

  • Review your transcript and current schedule on Infinite Campus to make sure you are meeting graduation requirements.  See your counselor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Complete Naviance “Senior Planning Worksheet” (under the About Me tab)
  • Consider registering for another ACT or SAT (with writing)
  • Continue researching colleges (use Naviance and College Board’s college search tools)
  • Ask 2 teachers for Letters of Recommendation – give them deadline, ask what they need to be able to write the letter (resume, Naviance survey, etc) Check to see how many letters your college/s need for your application.
  • Update your Colleges I’m Applying To list on Naviance
  • Divide up colleges into “reach”, “target”, and “safety” categories
  • Write down deadlines on your calendar or make a spreadsheet
  • Open college applications and create accounts
  • Turn in a transcript request form to Mrs. Hollingsworth in the Counseling Office.

Want some help in your classes? Check out our resources!

YOU can learn ANYTHING, but that doesn’t mean you won’t hit some roadblocks along the way. We all start from the beginning in all subjects, and we all have to make mistakes in order to learn. The key to successful learning is getting back up after you’ve fallen, continuing to try, and getting support when you need it. This video says it all!

There are MANY resources and supports out there to help students learn. We’ve compiled a list of helpful resources for students that would like some extra support in their classes. These resources (also listed below) are listed on our Academic Support page. Remember to talk to your counselor if you feel overwhelmed in a class- we will always do our best to help!

Tutoring Resources

  • Niwot High School Peer Tutors – The Counseling Office maintains a list of peer tutors. See your counselor for more information.
  • NHS Tutoring:
    • Physics Monday 2:30 in Mr Rice’s room 660 by senior HL Physics Students
    • AP Literature: Mondays in Mr. Pankonin’s room from 2:30-3:00 PM
    • Chemistry- Mrs Broestl’s room 675 by senior HL Chem Students- check with Ms. Broestl for dates and times!
    • Math: Mondays and Thursdays in Room 565 from 2:30 PM until 3:15 PM
  • Longmont Public Library Tutoring
    • If a student grades 1st-12th needs help with any class they offer free tutoring every Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:30. Just show up!
    • If a student is interested in getting volunteer hours and being a tutor for them they can email Elektra Greer. Her email address is: elektra.greer@ci.longmont.co.us
  • Niwot HS Library Resources

Math Resources

  • Math Tutoring at NHS: Mondays and Thursdays in Room 565 from 2:30 PM until 3:15 PM
  • Regents Exam Prep Center – A NY High School Test Prep site for math, science & history
  • Math Bits – Live long and love math
  • WolframAlpha – A fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers
  • Education Portal – College Algebra – Very useful college level algebra video series
  • Desmos – Free online graphing calculator (iPad app available)
  • Khan Academy – 4,500 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice.
  • Algebra Review – Offers 10 comprehensive tutorials on radicals and exponents, solving equations and inequalities, functions and first degree curves, and more.
  • Cool Math – Algebra 1 students. This site has games, lessons, and resources for solving equations, graphing, etc.
  • SOS Mathematics – A free resource for math review material from Algebra to Differential Equations.
  • Ask Dr. Math – a question and answer service for math students and their teachers. A searchable archive is available by level and topic.

English Resources

  • The Online Writing Lab (OWL)– The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University is a great resource for students.
  • EasyBib – The Automatic Bibliography and Citation Generator
  • Turnitin – Turnitin improves the student writing cycle by preventing plagiarism and providing rich feedback to students.
  • AP Central – The official AP College Board website. Excellent resources for AP classes.
  • What Should I Read Next? – Enter a book you like and the site will analyse our huge database of real readers’ favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.

Social Studies Resources

  • CIA World Factbook – The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
  • BBC Online – The British Broadcasting Corporation
  • New York Times
  • I Like to Learn

Spanish Resources

French Resources

Science Resources

 

 

Welcome!

Hello Cougars! Welcome to our new counseling website, designed to provide you with counseling information and resources! Feel free to explore this website… but first, learn about our role and how we can help you!

Who are school counselors and what do they do?

“Professional school counselors are certified/licensed educators with a minimum of a master’s degree in school counseling making them uniquely qualified to address all students’ academic, personal/social and career development needs by designing, implementing, evaluating and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success. Professional school counselors are employed in elementary, middle/junior high and high schools; in district supervisory positions; and counselor education positions.”
(American School Counseling Association, 2012)

School counselors provide…

  • Personal and social counseling
  • Crisis counseling
  • College and career counseling
  • Academic advisement
  • Assistance in resolving academic difficulties
  • Small group counseling
  • Referrals to community agencies
  • ICAP instruction
  • Classroom guidance instruction
  • Assistance with interpersonal and social skills
  • Assistance with organization and study skills
  • Letters of recommendation

The Niwot High School Counseling Department is fully committed to meeting the emotional, academic, and social needs of each and every student.  Counselors provide the support, guidance, and caring necessary for all of our students to achieve success.  Students are encouraged to go to the counseling office during study halls, lunchtime, time releases, passing periods, or during class with the permission of the teacher.  Students are assigned to counselors alphabetically based on the first letter of their last name.