Main Number: 401-268-6240
Ms. Maribeth Budlong, Guidance Secretary
Fax Number: 401-268-6220
CEEB Code: 400088
Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year!
Guidance Counselor Breakdown 2019-2020
College Visits: Representatives from colleges and universities, near and far, come to our guidance library to meet with juniors and seniors. Interested students must sign up in guidance.
Guidance Google Classrooms: All students have been asked to join their class' Guidance Google Classroom. If you have not done so as of yet, please email your guidance counselor to request the class code. Guidance counselors post important information and ILP assignments to the Guidance Google Classroom.
AP Registration & Payment:
The AP Registration and Payment deadline is fast approaching. During the past two weeks, over 200 students have registered for their AP tests and submitted payment. This is the first year that the AP registration process has taken place in the fall. Thank you to all who have helped to make the process run so smoothly. The final test order will be placed by November 1st so if your student has not yet submitted payment for their AP test(s), please send them to the Guidance Office next week. Students who have registered on the College Board website but have not yet paid were notified through their school e-mail account. The cost of each test is $94.00 and check (made out to NKHS) or cash are accepted. Any test order submitted after the ordering deadline will also incur a $40 late charge.
Advanced Course Network (ACN)
The RIDE Advanced Course Network (ACN) has opened up registration for Spring 2020 courses. Registration is now open and will close on November 15th, 2019. Registration information can be found at https://ride.gosignmeup.com/Public/Course/Browse. Once you register for a course on ACN, Mrs. Toro will follow up with you. Please note the following:
- Registration will remain first-come-first-serve so please register as soon as possible if you are interested in taking a course.
- Students will be eligible to take up to two courses in the spring semester.
- Students will receive dual credit (typically one-half or one credit for NKHS and either 3 or 4 college credits).
- Some courses are fully online while others are face-to-face. Be sure to choose the course(s) that best fit your availability and schedule.
- These courses help students get a head start on post-secondary success, have access to courses not offered at NKHS, master the skills required of a lifelong learner and be prepared for jobs in sectors critical to Rhode Island's future prosperity.
Class of 2020:
College Application Process
Seniors are asked to notify their school counselor of an upcoming college application deadline two weeks in advance in order for the counselor to process and submit their portion of the application on time. Please see the table below for notification deadlines. An invitation to the student’s common application account and selection of a decision plan is considered proper notification.
Fall 2019 Visit to Senior English Classes: Counselors visited senior English classrooms to share information about the college application process and post high school planning during the week of 9/23/19.
NKHS College Application Guide
College Preparedness Checklist
Options Besides a 4-Year College
Senior Parent Night/Financial Aid Night: This event was held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 6:30pm in the NKHS Auditorium. Counselors reviewed the college application process that will be shared in detail with seniors during classroom visits in late September. A representative from the College Planning Center of Rhode Island also spoke about Financial Aid and completing the FAFSA and CSS Profile. Click here to view the slides presented by NKHS counselors.
2018/2019 Classroom visit: Guidance Counselors visited all grade 11 English classes in November and in May. Please see below for information that was presented.
Class of 2020 Junior Presentation
2019-2020 Junior Parent Survey
2019-2020 Junior Student Survey
Spring 2019 Junior Classroom Presentation
Junior Parent Night Nov. 2018: Guidance counselors hosted Junior Parent Night. Please see below.
Junior Class College Info Session
Please see additional handouts distributed at Junior Parent Night below.
Class of 2023:
Advisory visit: Guidance counselors will be visiting 9th grade advisories during the week of September 16, 2019 to discuss how to be a successful student and other important information about NKHS requirements.
The resources below were shared with students:
2019 Freshman Handbook
How to be a Successful Student at NKHS