Guidance

Phone: (616) 361-3434

Fax: (616) 365-6116

NHS Guidance Mission Statement

The Northview High School Guidance department is committed to preparing all student for life’s next step through comprehensive academic, personal, and post-secondary guidance in collaboration with staff, parents, and community.

Requesting Transcripts

Please contact (616) 361-3433

Current Students:  Request transcripts through your Family Connection account.

Alumni: Contact Fernanda Hendee via email (fhendee@nvps.net).

Michael Kapustka

mkapustka@nvps.net

Student last names beginning with

A, B-BL, H, I, J, W, X, Y, Z.

David Witucki

dwitucki@nvps.net

Department Chair

Student last names beginning with Bo-G.

As well as Exchange students.

Dion Charity

dcharity@nvps.net

Student last names beginning with K-P.

Sarah Gammans

sgammans@nvps.net

Student last names beginning with Q-V.

Chris Atchison

catchison@nvps.net

Administrative Assistant

Fernanda Hendee

fhendee@nvps.net

Student last names beginning with Q-V.

Attention Parents of Seniors

Financial Aid staff from Grand Rapids Community College will be here to assist parents and students in completing the FAFSA. The date and time for this great opportunity is Thu., Nov. 16th from 6:00-8:00pm in the High School room #’s 1203/1204. A brief overview of the process followed by individual assistance will be offered. You will want to bring the following with you:

2016 IRS Federal Tax Return

2016 W-2 Forms

Social Security Cards (or other resident documentation)

Driver’s License

Current bank account balances

Current business/investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stocks, bonds and other investment records.

They also encourage you (and your student) to apply for your FAFSA ID and password ahead of time. You will receive assistance on this as well if needed. The following YouTube video demonstrating this is also helpful. Chromebooks will be available (sign-in using student NVPS account) or your own personal device can be used.

Attention Parents of Juniors

Academic Information

Resources

Job/Career Exploration Sites

NHS Curriculum Guide 2018 (PDF)

Naviance Family Connection

Student/ParentVUE

Scholarship information can be found in the Naviance/Family Connection page.

Recruiters

Tutoring

Core Academic Tutoring (CATS)

After school tutorial assistance is available Monday-Thursday in Media Center Lab at the high school.  Below is the CATS schedule:

Monday – English  (2:45-3:45 PM)
Tuesday – Social Studies  (6:30-7:30 AM)
Tuesday – Math  (2:45-3:45 PM)
Wednesday – Science  (2:45-3:45 PM)
Thursday – Math  (2:45-3:45 PM)

Scholarship Scams – Warning Signs

Watch out for the following claims companies will make in an effort to misinform you:

“For a fee, we provide a comprehensive list of scholarships.” Don’t spend money on a fee-based matching service. The biggest and best scholarship databases are available for free on the Web.

“Billions of dollars of award monies going unclaimed.” Statements about funds going unclaimed are simply untrue. If funds are available, students will compete for them.

“We have a money back guarantee.” Legitimate scholarships are always competitive. No one can guarantee that you will win a scholarship.

“We need your credit card or bank account number.” No legitimate scholarship should require your credit card number or bank account numbers.

“We will do all the work.” To receive a scholarship, students must complete the applications and essays themselves. No one else can do the work for them.

 

*Note to families filing the FREE Federal Financial Aide Form (FAFSA):

The official website is www.fafsa.gov. Please use the “.gov” website (it is linked in Naviance/Family Connection account). Other websites are for profit and charge a fee.