NHS Counseling Mission Statement

The Northview High School Counseling 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.

Phone: (616) 361-3434

Fax: (616) 365-6116

Requesting Transcripts

Current Students:  Request transcripts through your Naviance Student account.

Alumni: Contact Fernanda Hendee via email (

Dual Enrollment Information for 2020-21

Dual enrollment courses will be semester long courses. The dual enrollment will show 1 period per quarter per GRCC course, even though the course will be attended by students the entire semester.

Contract and GRCC applications must be returned to counselor in order for transcripts to be sent to GRCC for enrollment.


Work Based Learning(WBL) Highlights and Interest Form

WBL provides students with the ability to be released from 1 or 2 hours on their school schedule if they are employed by an approved employer and the employment is closely tied to the students career pathway. If a student works between 5 – 9 hours a week, we schedule one hour of WBL. If the student works ten or more hours, the student can schedule for two hours of WBL.

Counselors will review transcript and EDP prior to approval of adding WBL to student schedules.

Students do not need to work during the school hours that WBL appears on their schedule, however students are released from school at that time and do not have to attend during those hours.The experience is graded by our Work-Based Learning Supervisor.

Here are a few key things to know now about WBL. For those interested, more details will be shared once the WBL Interest Form (linked below) is completed:

  • Students must have a job secured and in place with an accurately and legibly completed WBL contract completed and turned into WBL Supervisor by Monday, August 31st for 1st & 2 quarter placement.
  • Students must successfully complete the Work-Based Learning Student/Parent Contract prior to being placed in the experience.
  • The students’ regularly scheduled Northview course will remain on the schedule, with the expectation that the students’ attend the classes, until the contract has been approved by WBL Supervisor.
  • Students must complete timesheets, due every 2 weeks, to record work attendance.
  • Students are expected to complete all timesheets for the entire semester in order to receive a grade or continue with WBL. More details will be shared with the WBL contract.
  • Students are expected to work the full 18 weeks of each semester enrolled in WBL.

If you are interested AND you currently have a job, please fill out the Work-Based Learning Google Form. You will then be connected with our WBL Coordinator. Ms. Angela Lewis, and receive the WBL contract and further details on next steps.

Latest Guidance News

Our Staff

Michael Kapustka

Counselor–Virtual Appointment Link

Student last names beginning with

A-BL, H-J, W-Z. & Exchange Students

Kasey Hagler

Counselor–Virtual Appointment Link

Students last names beginning with BO-G.

Dion Charity

Counselor–Virtual Appointment Link

Student last names beginning with K-P.

Sarah Gammans

Department Chair–Virtual Appointment Link

Student last names beginning with Q-V.

Chris Atchison

Administrative Assistant

Fernanda Hendee


Academic Information


Job/Career Exploration Sites

Northview Curriculum Guide 2020-2021

Naviance Student


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



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