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Platteview High School

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Counseling Center

The PHS Counseling Center is here to serve our student community by providing the information and resources students need to achieve their academic and career goals. We encourage all students to meet regularly with one of our counselors; we’re armed with information you need and happy to help.

Helpful Resources

Planning for the future can be overwhelming. The following websites have a multitude of timely information that can help your planning process.

  • Nebraska Career Connections - Provides education and career planning resources
  • Education Quest - Information on creating an activities resume, a financial aid estimator, college planning tips, and scholarship searches
  • ACT Student - Register for the ACT test, practice questions, and college planning resources
  • ACT Course Outlines - Learn about our curriculum standards
  • SAT - Register for the SAT
  • PSAT/NMSQT - View your scores
  • College Board - Register for the SAT test, practice questions, and college planning resources
  • Big Future - Find a college, access financial aid resources, and make a plan for your future

Bullying Prevention and Counseling

PHS counselors are also available to meet with students with social concerns like bullying and cyberbullying. Platteview High School and SPCS does not endorse specific websites. The links below merely serve as external resources available to our school community.

  • Anti-Defamation League: Bullying/Cyberbullying - Provides strategies and resources for educators, youth, and families to respond to and help prevent bullying and cyberbullying
  • PACER National Center for Bullying Prevention - Provides resources for adults and students about bullying
  • Stopbullying.gov - Provides prevention and response strategies for parents, educators, community leaders, children, and youth about bullying and cyberbullying including fact sheets, tips, videos, blogs, and a resource inventory in both English and Spanish

Just for Seniors

Planning for the future is important. Let us help you develop your graduation plan, register for college, and find resources and ideas for college funding.

Graduation

Stay on track. Visit the resources below.

Financial Aid Resources

Paying for college requires planning. Know what to expect and how to get help.

Scholarship Resources

Scholarship opportunities are everywhere. Visit these sites to help you get started.

Local Scholarships:

Non-Local Scholarships:

EducationQuest Scholarships

EducationQuest offers three scholarships to all Nebraska high school students: the EducationQuest Scavenger Hunt Scholarship, Get Social Scholarship, and Financial Aid Program Scholarship.

  • Scavenger Hunt Scholarship
    Here’s how it works:
    • Complete a profile in ScholarshipQuest.
    • If you are a Nebraska resident in grades 9 through 12, you will see the EducationQuest Scavenger Hunt Scholarship in your results.
    • “Scavenge” around the EducationQuest website to find answers to the questions in the survey. 
    • Complete and submit the survey.
    • EducationQuest will draw two winners from those who answered all the questions correctly.

Awards: Two $500 scholarships via the NEST 529 College Savings Plan. If you are a winner, you will need to open a NEST account to receive the funds.
Deadline: Complete the survey by March 31, 2019.
EducationQuest will deposit the $500 scholarships into the winners’ NEST 529 College Savings Plan account. Winners who do not have an account will need to set one up.

  • Get Social Scholarship
    Follow EducationQuest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and you’ll get more than important college planning information. You might win a $500 Get Social Scholarship!
    How it works:
    Each time EducationQuest reaches specific follower milestones on our social media pages, we’ll invite current and new followers to enter into a drawing for a $500 scholarship. We’ll conduct a:
    • Facebook drawing when we hit 7,500 followers.
    • Twitter drawing when we hit 3,500 followers.
    • Instagram drawing when we hit 1,000 followers.
    • EducationQuest will continue to award $500 Get Social Scholarships each time we reach an additional 500 followers on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
    We will announce on social media when we've reached a milestone, and will provide a link to a scholarship entry form. You will have 72 hours to submit the form.
    EducationQuest will deposit the $500 scholarships into the winners’ NEST 529 College Savings Plan account. Winners who do not have an account will need to set one up.

        • Financial Aid Program Scholarship
          Students who attend an EducationQuest Financial Aid Program will be eligible to register for one of six $500 scholarships. A Financial Aid Program will be at Platteview HS on Wednesday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m.
          EducationQuest will randomly select six student winners on or around December 1, 2018.
          To be eligible, a student must:
          • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
          • Be a junior or senior attending a Nebraska high school.
          • Attend an EducationQuest Financial Aid Program before December 1, 2018 (parents/guardians may attend on their student’s behalf).
          • Complete an online scholarship entry form (details provided at the Financial Aid Program).
          EducationQuest will deposit the $500 scholarships into the winners’ NEST 529 College Savings Plan account. Winners who do not have an account will need to set one up.

        Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) and Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP) Scholarships

        Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) and Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP) offer qualified students the opportunity to apply for a full-tuition scholarship and a guaranteed seat in medical (all fields of medicine) or law school. 

        Other Nebraska colleges offering RHOP opportunities include Chadron State College (a PHS grad is in his first year of RHOP at CSC), Peru State College, and University of Nebraska-Kearney.

        Besides Wayne State College, RLOP is also available at Chadron State and UNK. For more information, please read our RHOP and RLOP flier.

        Lots of seniors from across the state will be selected for RHOP and RLOP, so throw your hat in the ring!