School Counselor Corner

Welcome to the Hydaburg City School Counseling Page!

School counselors work to ensure all students are supported in their academic, personal/social and career development.

The College and Career Center provides students with access to current information and resources on college and career planning.

College Planning

Follow the links for in-depth college planning tools and college planning checklists by grade 

  • Native Pathways to College Guidebook – American Indian College Fund
  • The Native Pathways: A College-Going Guidebook provides relatable college-going content for Native American high school students that speaks to their culture, ways of knowing, and experiences as they consider options for attending college.

  • College Raptor – A website for high school families to find college matches, discover colleges that may offer them the best financial aid and simplify the college search process—all for FREE!
  • Student Athletes– Student who want to play college sports will need to register with the NCAA and submit transcript to the NCAA Clearing House. NCAA Eligibility Center – Look here for important information on college athletics eligibility for NCAA DI or DII sports.

Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources:

Paying for college can come from a variety of resources including financial aid, scholarships, grants, and loans.  Below are some resources to help you put together your college financial plan.  Please remember, you should never have to pay for scholarship information.  Avoid any websites that require payment for information.

  • FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid–All you need to know about Federal Student Aid can be found here. After January 1st, the FAFSA is available for the following school year. Anyone interested in federal financial aid needs to fill this out.

Career Planning:

Tools and resources to help you prepare for your career; gain skills and training to be successful.

  • AKCISAlaska Career Information System–career and post-secondary information for high school students and adults. Also available at this site: AKCIS Jr.–AKCIS site targeted at elementary and junior high students
  • Alaska Job Corps – Located in Palmer, a program for economically disadvantaged youth 16-24 focusing on career and technical education skills.
  • AmeriCorps – Join AmeriCorps and you can mentor and tutor kids, rebuild a community after disaster, help veterans, or work with local communities to alleviate poverty. There are thousands of opportunities to choose from, find the one that fits you.
  • Health Occupations Education and Training Program – Health care careers exploration program run by SEARHC

Testing Resources:

  • ACT – College planning website with information on the ACT/ PLAN/Workkeys tests and ACT registration

Study Skills Resources:

Youth Opportunities:

  • Rural Alaska Honors Institute – Summer program at UAF for Alaskan juniors and seniors to help with the high school/college transition. College credits can be earned.
  • All-Alaska Academy – Week-long academy classes in Juneau held throughout the year in areas of construction, career exploration, government, and transitions

Crisis/Medical/Mental Health Resources:

  • SEARHC 24/7 Crisis Hotline 1-877-294-0074 Provider of physical and mental health services to the Prince of Wales community and southeast Alaska
  • Alaska Careline 24/7 Crisis Hotline Free and Confidential 1-877-266-4357 If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned about someone call Alaska Careline.
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline – A website and 24/7 hotline dedicated to helping those dealing with sexual assault. 1-800-656-HOPE
  • Community Connections – Provider of mental health services to the Prince of Wales community and southeast Alaska

Parenting Resources:

Hydaburg Schools Virtual Calming Room

  • This Virtual Calming Room is a place for students, families and staff to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings during remote learning. Calming Room Entrance