The Nenana City School District’s counselors will help prepare students for successful post-secondary academic and occupational training, lifelong learning, entrance into the workforce and college. Career assessments, academic advising, social and emotional counseling services will also be offered by our certified counselors.

Counseling Strands

College Preparation:
College Preparation Services (inclusive of admissions, financial aid, scholarships, SAT and ACT preparation)

Merit-based scholarships at the University of Alaska as well as external scholarships for our Native Alaskan students from the Gates Millennium Scholars program (www.gmsp.org ), the Morris K. Udall Foundation (www.udall.gov), the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship (www.apiasf.org), American Indian Graduate Center (www.aigc.com) , Coca Cola Scholarships (www.coca-colascholars.org)

Assistance with need-based financial aid: Including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov)

Scholarships for High school Seniors: http://www.scholarshipsandgrants.us/scholarships-highschool-seniors/

Career Counseling:
Career assessments and inventories designed to lead to congruence relative to our students’ talents and desired post-secondary training: www.act.org/discover

Career Zone – www.nycareerzone.org/index.jsp This site offers a cluster-approach to career exploration based on the Holland organization scheme.

US Job Corps – jobcorps.dol.gov/

Academic Advising:
Study skills, test-taking strategies, note-taking, student engagement and motivational advising designed to promote student self-confidence and task-oriented self-efficacy.

Substance Abuse Prevention/Personal Counseling Services also available in association with Railbelt Community Services!

Military Recruiters
Under the federal No Child Left Behind law, high schools must provide military recruiters and institutions of higher education with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all secondary school students, unless those students or their parents tell the school in writing that they want that information kept private. This information is included on the FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) form completed by parents, please be sure to complete or update this form for your students during registration, or annually if needed.