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York Public Schools | September 24, 2020

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Counseling Center


Dr. Tami Wegener
School Counselor
402-362-6655, ext. 224

Mrs. Dana Schmid
School Counselor
402-362-6655, ext. 225

Mrs. Deb Stuhr
Admin. Assistant
402-362-6655, ext. 226



Dual Credit information:

YHS materials fees for dual credit are due to Mrs. Stuhr in  the Counseling office (cash or check payable to York High School) by October 14, 2020.  Call Mrs. Stuhr if you need to find out the amount due or check your email as amounts were sent out via email.

Tuition for SCC classes is due to them by October 21, 2020.  Tuition for Peru State (speech class) is due to them by October 19, 2020.


ACT Test Date ahead:

October 24, 2020  — registration due by Sept. 25

December 12, 2020 — registration due by Nov. 6

Feb. 6, 2021 — registration due by Jan. 8, 2021

York is NOT hosting ACT testing this fall.  Geneva and Seward may be hosting sites as well as other locations.

STUDENTS REGISTERING TO TAKE THE ACT … Please remember to enter the York High School code of 282-590 when signing up.  This is the way YHS gets a copy of your test results.  If questions, stop by the Counseling office.


PSAT Test will be proctored at YHS on October 14 for interested sophomores and juniors.  This test is the only way to possibly qualify for a National Merit scholarship.  If you/your student is in the top  20% of his/her class, feel free to visit with  the Counseling office about testing details.   The cost is $17 per student.


On to College (formerly John Baylor) ACT Test Prep is available for YOU if you want to invest in the great possibility of increasing your ACT score!  Bring your $75 check to Mrs. Stuhr in the Counseling office, and she will set up your online account.  You will then be able to watch the videos and work at the time, pace and place that works best for you.  If you qualify for free/reduced lunch and are interested, come talk to us!  See Mrs. Stuhr or your counselor if questions.


Amanda from EducationQuest is ready to begin scheduling virtual appointments for college planning and FAFSA completion.  Beginning on Friday, Oct. 16, she is available to assist with the FAFSA completion also.  Mrs. Stuhr in the Counseling office will be glad to get you scheduled if you give her a call or your student stops in her office.  There will be future Friday dates available as well.  They are 45-minute appointments and this service is FREE!  The FAFSA application opens Thursday, Oct. 1, and is very important for college financial aid and scholarships.




AES Engineering Scholarship  — to be eligible you must answer the essay question in 500-1000 words, When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?   There is no application packet.  Do not send a resume.  Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of your school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.  Submit to by October 5, 2020.


HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP … is now open to seniors who have at least a 2.0 GPA, require financial assistance ($55,000 or less AGI), be pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year college/university), display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, have courage and be a U.S. citizen.  Apply on their website at     See the Counseling Center if you have questions.  Deadline is October 25 so get started early!


HAGAN Scholarship – must enroll at an eligible four-year college or university the first semester following high school graduation, have earned a 3.75 high school GPA and be in the top 20% of class.   Must also work a minimum of 240 hours prior to the start of each academic year.   This award can be up to $6,000 per semester, and it is renewable.  FAFSA EFC must be less than $6,500.  Applications can be downloaded at   Deadline is Nov. 15, 2020.


Elks National Foundation 2021 Most Valuable Student Scholarship – Open to any high school senior who is a US citizen pursuing a four-year degree at a college or university.  Scholarship deadline is November 15, 2020.  Application may be found at   Applications are based on scholarship, leadership and financial need.  Five hundred awards are presented.  Questions may be directed to Mr. Redfern at 402-362-4491.




The following forms (all the same form — just different formats) may be used to apply for local Blue & Gold scholarships:



PERU STATE COLLEGE – DUAL CREDIT STUDENTS .. All transcripts will now be ordered online.  Current students will order transcripts through their myPSC account and former students will submit transcript requests following the ordering instructions at and follow the instructions listed in Option 2 to ‘Create Account’. There is a charge for all transcripts requested.  Please note:  If you are a current high school student and requesting a transcript prior to your semester ending, be sure to note “HOLD FOR GRADES” on your request.  See Mrs. Stuhr if you have questions.


SCC Dual Credit Students …. You may request your transcript at this link OR you may complete the paper copy request which Mrs. Stuhr has in her office.  If you wish to order online, log into the HUB at , then select Web Adviser for Students, select Academic Profile, select Transcript Request and complete the information. You should receive a confirmation after hitting the Submit button. Please note:  If you are a current high school student and requesting a transcript prior to your semester ending, be sure to note “HOLD FOR GRADES” on your request.  See Mrs. Stuhr if you have questions.  At this point, there is no charge for requesting your transcript from SCC.


TRANSCRIPTS FROM CURTIS  (NCTA) may be obtained by going to their website, current students, academic resources, transcript request.  Forms are also available in the Guidance office.  


Let’s work together for a great school year!  


Educational Planning

  • Education Quest : Free College Planning Services.   Eduquest is based out of Lincoln, NE http:///
  • KnowHow2Go: A slick site for planning your college education no matter what grade you are currently in.  Helpful tips for students in middle school, as well as high school.

Nebraska Universities and Colleges


Transcript Release Form
Graduation Information Form