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New Ulm High School Counseling Department

1600 Oak Street • New Ulm, MN 56073
507-233-6400 • Fax: 507-233-6401
Attendance: 507-233-6409

Welcome to New Ulm High School
Counseling Department

All students are welcome to visit the counseling department. For convenience, students are assigned a counselor based upon the first letter of a student’s last name. You are always welcome to visit or call the counseling department (507-233-6413).

The purpose of the New Ulm School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive and developmental program that provides services, resources, and activities that will facilitate the academic, personal/social, and career development of all students.

NUHS Virtual Calming Room

Your School Counselors are here for you!

School Counselors will plan to meet with students in many of the same capacities before Distance Learning to support them with their academic, career and college planning, and any emotional or mental health needs. This can be done via email or video chat using Google Hangouts or Zoom. If you would like to connect with a counselor, simply send them an email. From there they will work with you to either answer your questions, or set up a virtual meeting.

NUHS Virtual Calming Room 

Visit our virtual calming room to destress! All resources can be accessed online at any time. Access calm music, visual relaxations, guided practice, and more!

Virtual Calming Room

Academic Resources

Many students struggle with studying and/or test taking. Here we have provided some suggestions for studying and improving test taking skills. Not everything will work for every student, but try some out and figure out which ones work for you.

Career and College Readiness

In today’s global economy, students must be well-prepared for the demands of college and the workplace. New Ulm High School provides support to assist students as they transition from middle school to high school and into an increasingly wide array of postsecondary options. Each of the options is described below.

2023-2024 Junior Planning – Post-High School Options

Concurrent Enrollment

New Ulm High School partners with Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU) and Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) to offer college credit courses to our high school students here. Students who successfully complete these courses generate both high school and college credit from the partnering postsecondary institution.

There is no cost to the student to participate in these courses, but there are entrance requirements. These courses provide high school students advanced skills today and greater flexibility when they enter the university setting full-time. That may include pursuing second majors and internships or studying abroad.

New Ulm High School offers the following Concurrent Enrollment Courses:

MSUSMSU
Public Speaking (CMST 102)
Health and the Environment (HLTH 101)
Our Natural World (BIO 100)
General Biology (BIO 101)
Intro to Psychology (PSYC 101)
Spanish 102 (SPAN 102)
Academic Writing (Eng 151)
Special Functions and Trigonometry (MATH 125)
Calculus (MATH 150)
American National Government (POL SC 120)
Advanced Placement (AP)

AP is a College Board program that offers high school students the opportunity to take rigorous, college-level courses and earn college credit while in high school. The content in AP courses is structured like college courses. Students who complete an AP course and take the end-of-course examination may qualify for college credit from postsecondary institutions, provided their score meets the institution’s credit policy. These courses help prepare students for further education and many colleges look favorably on transcripts that include AP coursework.

New Ulm High School offers the following Advanced Placement (AP) Courses:

  • AP World History
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Chemistry
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a College Board program that allows students to accelerate their education by earning college credit by taking a computer-based test of their knowledge. Learning can be done through general academic instruction, independent study, extracurricular work, or volunteerism. The time and money saved can be significant. Check with the postsecondary institution of your choice for their most recent CLEP credit policy. Visit the College Board website for more information.

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

PSEO is a program that allows students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level, nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. 11th and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders may take one career/technical PSEO course. If they earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional PSEO courses.

 

There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books, or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. If a school district determines a student is not on track to graduate, she/he may continue to participate in PSEO. Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. Schools must provide up-to-date information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families by March 1, every year. Students must notify their school by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year.

 

For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.

 

Review the Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) slide deck from the high school.

 

This information provided with the assistance of MREA, a statewide organization advocating for Greater Minnesota students.

Good Student Discount

Any student or parent requesting a good student discount must follow the following procedure:

Bring in or fax (233-6401) the good student discount form from your insurance company (all insurance companies will have the form) which will have your name and student’s name on it.

The Guidance office will make sure the student is eligible and fill out the required information and fax (or send) it back to the insurance company for you.

Please note- we will not give out copies of grades for the good student discount. It is school policy that we must have the form.

Mental Health Resources

New Ulm High School Counselors are available to support students and families with mental health questions or concerns.  If you have questions or are facing challenging times, don’t hesitate to call or stop in the Counseling Office for support (507-233-6413).  Your school counselors can be your first stop when concerns arise.

Crisis Hotlines

  • South Central Moblie Crisis Team: 24 hours/7 days a week Crisis Line 1-877-399-3040
  • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-865-0606 (Local)
  • National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433
  • Text “Help” to 741741

Online Courses

In order to take an online course, the proper procedures must be followed. Students must notify their school counselor and complete the Supplemental Online Course Registration Form. This must be completed by the following timelines:
 
Fall Semester; last day of schedule changes in the summer

Spring Semester; last day of schedule changes before Winter Break
 
In order to receive high school credit for an online course, the online provider must be approved by the state of Minnesota. A list of State Approved Online Providers can be found hereMore information regarding online options can be found on MDE’s website

Scholarships

NUHS Ceremony Scholarships

*Coming Soon* All NUHS Ceremony Scholarships will be in a Google Classroom, titled “2024 Scholarships”. Invites will be sent out to NUHS Seniors in December 2023.

2024 NUHS Ceremony Scholarships eligibility criteria:

  • Enrolled as a full-time Senior at NUHS
  • Must be attending a post-secondary institution the fall following graduation
  • Other criteria as listed on each scholarship

For scholarships disbursed by the New Ulm Business office, students must request scholarship money before June 1st, 2025 by showing proof of passing grades after your first semester in college or monies will be forfeited.

If you need your cumulative G.P.A, please contact your counselor or Emily in the Counseling Office (eroigerhagberg@newulm.k12.mn.us).

All Ceremony Scholarships are due February 23th, 2024, at 3:30pm. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Alumni – This is a reminder that you have one full year after graduation to request your scholarship money from the Business Office. For example, if you graduated on May 24th, 2024 you have until June 1st, 2025 to provide proof of passing grades after your first semester in college or monies will be forfeited.

Other Scholarships

Transcript Release Form

All students who would like the guidance office to send a scholarship with the transcript by the postmark deadline MUST have it to the guidance office AT LEAST 2 days in advance or we can not guarantee that it will be postmarked by the deadline.

Official transcripts MUST come directly from the guidance office—we can not give one to a student to mail or it will be unofficial.

Transcript-Release-Form

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