Changes to the Niwot High School Counseling Department

For the 2018-19 school year, there will be two changes to our counseling department. First, St. Vrain Valley Schools recently announced funding for an additional counselor for every comprehensive high school in the school district. Second, Aimee Brown has accepted a new job opportunity as a school counselor at Lyons Middle Senior High School.

Leah Messinger has been hired as our newest team member to replace Mrs. Brown. Mrs. Messinger has experience as a school counselor in our district and is coming to us from Timberline PK-8. She completed her counseling practicum at Niwot High School and is a Niwot Alumnae. We are very excited to have her join our team!

Our counseling and leadership team is still in the process of hiring our additional counselor. St. Vrain Valley Schools attracts many highly-qualified candidates, and we are sure we will find a great school counselor to support our students.

Because of the additional counselor, the student assignments have shifted slightly. Our student-to-counselor ratio will be much lower which will allow our school counselors to better serve our students with both academic and social/emotional needs. This ratio will be within the recommended guidelines of the American School Counselors Association and almost half the national average.

A-C: David Keyek

D-H: To Be Announced

I-Mi: Kelly Christensen

Mo-Sa: Sarah Lucas

Sc-Z: Leah Messinger

Rising seniors: your new counselor will be writing your letter of recommendation in collaboration and consultation, if necessary, from your previous counselor. We are committed to fully supporting students through the college application process and continuing the tradition of post-secondary success of Niwot High School graduates!

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to a fantastic school year!

NHSEF and Rotary Scholarships

The Niwot High School Education Foundation is offering scholarships recognizing community and school service to NHS graduating seniors who will be attending a two or four-year college program. The Rotary Club of Niwot will award two $1000 scholarships, the NHSEF will offer one Founding Directors Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Students may apply for one or more scholarships but there will not be duplicate recipients.

Please see the application forms for qualifications and other information. Scholarship funds are remitted directly to the recipient’s college or university tuition account. Applications must be submitted by midnight on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Founding Directors Scholarship

Rotary Club of Niwot Scholarship

AP Exam Registration 2018

AP Exam registration is open on February 7th and closes on March 7th! Students currently taking AP Courses are strongly encouraged to take the corresponding AP exams. As in previous years, students will register online for AP Exams.

We will not hold pre-administration sessions this year (where students bubble their answer sheets with their information before the test day). Instead, when students register, the information entered online will be permanently printed on their answer sheets. This means AP Exam registration information must be entered carefully and accurately.

Here’s the link to registration instructions, registration deadlines, and the schedule and locations for 2018 AP Exams:

Questions about AP Exams? Ask your counselor!

SVVSD Local Scholarships


The St. Vrain Local School District (SVVSD) Local Scholarship applications are available to seniors! SVVSD Local Scholarships are offered exclusively to students in St. Vrain Valley School District.

The list of all SVVSD Local Scholarships and their descriptions can be found here.

The counseling department created a tutorial video explaining the application process: click here to view the tutorial.

The presentation used in the tutorial video can be found here. 

The link to Naviance (where all applications can be found) is here. 

If you have questions, please see your counselor!

-The NHS Counseling Department

Latest Scholarships


For scholarships that require a nomination, you must see your counselor to learn more about the process.