Welcome to the Nay ah Shing Counselor's Corner

New Courses to NAS High School in 2015/2016:

College/Careers - On the Job Training

Through this course students will have the opportunity to learn about a varity of careers, begin applying for positions, as well as start the college application process. In addition to learning in the classroom setting; students will work with a career mentor, gain work experience, and may be eligible for a paycheck!

Student Eligibility Requirements:
1. 14 years of age or older
2. Achieving a "C" Average or better in all courses
3. Demonstrate ability to work independently
4. Positive attendance and behavior
5. Parent permission

Graduation Requirements:

Graduates of Nay Ah Shing High School must have earned at least 22 credits. Candidates for graduation must have the following minimum number of credits earned in these areas:
4 credits English
3 credits Math
4 credits Ojibwe Language
3 credits Science (including Biology and Physics)
3 credits History
.5 credit Economics
.5 credit Personal Finance
1 credit Art
2 credits Elective
1 credit Physical Education

In addition to the above requirements, Band Statute 1040-MCL-18, Section 8 requires that each candidate for graduation possess the ability to converse in the Native Language of the Ojibwe.

Each graduating senior will also be expected to complete a culturally based finial project approved by the Ojibwe Language Coordinator prior to graduation day.

Partial Ojibwe Language credit can be waived for transfer students beyond 9th grade by participating in other community and school cultural activities as approved by the Ojibwe Language Coordinator. Students can earn one quarter credit for every 36 hours of participation in such cultural events. Documentation will be required.

PSEO - Post Secondary Education Opportunity

Please See Heather Sasse for Enrollment Information:
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level courses. With traditional PSEO, these courses are generally offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Postsecondary institutions are not allowed to charge students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course.

Steps to Begin College Applications

1. 11th Grade - Take ACT
2. 12th Grade Fall Term - Begin Applying online to your college(s) of choice
3. Meet with Guidance Counselor and complete Application Checklist
4. Apply for Grants/Scholarships
5. 12th Grade Spring Term - Complete FAFSA -Free Application for Federal Student Aid
6. Graduate & Set up College Visits
FAFSA website
Student Loans

College Scholarships:

MN Indian Scholarship
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Scholarship
Native American Scholarships:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Education Page

Helpful Websites for College and Career Exploration

MCIS (Minnesota Career Information System)
Career One stop
MN State Colleges and Universities
GPS LifePlan:
TRIO Upward Bound
TRIO Upward Bound Program, CLC Information