Counselor’s Corner

If you need help deciding what to do after high school, or want help with applications or forms, please stop by to see Joy Wintersteen, GILA counselor, or Clarice Essex, SHS counselor.
We are here to help make school a little better for you.  If you are sad, upset, or fighting with your friends or family and need someone to talk to, please feel free to visit us.

Upcoming Events

Nov.  28 – 29 Sgt. James Kempner, National Guard.
Dec. 1,  Dorothy Chase, KuC (Kuskokwim campus of UAF).  Ms. Chase will also be assisting students with the FAFSA.

Please check your email to find out which classes these representatives will be speaking in.

SAT 2016 – 2017
Test Date Registration Late Registration
Dec. 3 Nov. 3 Nov. 22
Jan. 21 Dec. 21 Jan. 3
Mar. 11 Feb. 10 Feb. 28
ACT 2016 – 2017
Test Date Registration Late Registration
Dec. 10 Nov. 4 Nov. 5 – 18
Feb. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 14 – 20
April 8 Mar. 3 Mar. 4 – 17
What do you want to do with your life?

***Go to to create a profile, explore careers, colleges, develop your resume, and much more.***

Your initial login will be:  galenaila
Your initial password will be: 4Student

Other places to explore

Occupational Outlook Handbook
ASVAB Resources

College and other Post-Secondary Education options

College Navigator

 2017 Youth Delegate Application  Seeking Youth 2017 Convention
How to Pay for College

You can get grants, loans, and scholarships by filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  You will need your parents to help you fill this out.  Both you and your parent will first need to create a FSA ID.  The FSA ID is how you will be able to save the FAFSA once you create it, as well as sign the application electronically.

For the FAFSA, you and your parents will need your social security numbers, and your parents tax information to fill it out.
The FAFSA website  ( is a fantastic place to start learning about colleges, financial aid, careers, and steps to take to go to college.  Spend some time clicking on the tabs.


Alaska Performance Scholarship

Arctic Education Foundation

KIYU Community Service Achievements Scholarship  -see Joy or Clarice for details

 2017 Interior Telephone Scholarship  2017 TelAlaska Scholarship Application Form
Denali Credit Union Scholarship
 DFCU 2017 Scholarship Poster  Denali FCU 2017 Alaska Annual Scholarship Application

Check out the following link for more information about the different scholarship programs the Horatio Alger Association offers.  They have national, state, and even career and technical scholarships.