Counseling Department

 

 

NAMEPOSITIONALPHAEMAIL (@ops.org)PHONE #
Gregor, MaureenDirector of CounselingH, Wmaureen.gregor531-299-7708
Lagana, LauraRecordsG, K, X, Zlaura.lagana531-299-7698
Carlson, SteveCareerRsteven.carlson531-299-7718
Herrera, EmilioSocial Worker emilio.herrera531-299-7705
Pla, JorgeCollegeB, N, Tjorge.pla-redondo531-299-8865
Branson, SilinaCareerD, L, Mc, Usilina.branson531-299-8823
Perez, AntonioCollegeC, E, Qantonio.perez531-299-7682
Tran, ThangCareerI, J, S, Ythang.tran531-299-9043
Synowiecki, MichelleSocial/EmotionalF, O, Pmichelle.synowiecki531-299-7668
Villafuerte, JenniferSecretary jennifer.villafuerte531-299-7665
Green, LaJoyCollegeMlajoy.green531-299-7709
Vidal, RachelleRecordsA, Vrachelle.vidal531-299-7666
Adams, KayletaSchool Psychologist kayleta.adams531-299-7727
Harriet BarnesSecretary harriet.barnes531-299-7722
Melissa HillBilingual Liason melissa.hill531-299-7704

High School Graduation and College Entrance Considerations

 

Credits:

1 credit = 1 class/period passed each semester (No credit for Study Hall)

 

Graduation Requirements (From OPS):

       English                    8

       Social Studies         7 (US History 1-2; World Geography; Economics;                                     World History 1-2; American Government)

       Math                       6

       Science                   6 (Biology 1-2; Chemistry 1-2; Physics 1-2)

       PE/HROTC             4

       Human Growth        1

       Electives                 17 (Consider education plans and interest)

       Total Credits            49 Required for all OPS High Schools

 

College Entrance Requirements:

(University of Nebraska System)

Class                                 Years           Requirements include

English                              4 years         Fulfilled by OPS requirements

 

Social Studies                    3 years         Fulfilled by OPS requirements

 

Math                                  3 years          Algebra 1-2, Geometry, Algebra 3-4

UNL – One additional year of math beyond Alg. 3-4

 

Science                              3 years         Fulfilled by OPS requirements

 

International Language     2 years        

          Both years in same language – some colleges may require more

          (3 years recommended)

 

 

What can you do now?

      Encourage your student to do his/her best in school

      Encourage your student to take high academic courses (honors/AP)

      Encourage your student to be involved in activities

      Talk with your student about his/her educational future now

      Stay involved in your child’s education – communicate with the school


Graduación de Secundaria y Entrada Colegial Consideraciones

 

Créditos:

 1 crédito = 1 clase/período pasado cada semestre (No hay crédito por studio de Vestíbulo)

 

Requisitos de graduación (De OPS) :

• Inglés                              8

• Estudios Sociales            7 (Historia Estadounidense 1-2; Geografía Mundial;      Economía; Historia Mundial 1-2; Gobierno Norteamericano)

• Matemáticas                    6

• Sciencia                          6 (Biología 1-2; la Química 1-2; Física 1-2)

• PE/HROTC                     4

• Crecimiento Humano       1

• Electivas                         17(Consideracion de planes educativos e interés)

• Creditos totales              49 Requeridos para todas las Secundarias de OPS

 

Requisitos para ingreso al Colegio:

(Sistema de La universidad de Nebraska)

Clase                                 Años             Requisitos incluyen

Ingles                                4 años          Cumplidos con requisitos de OPS

 

Estudios Sociales              3 años          Cumplidos con requisitos de OPS

 

Matematicas                      3 años          Algebra1-2, Geometría, Algebra 3-4

UNL – Un año adicional de matemáticas despues de Algebra 3-4

 

Sciencia                            3 años          Cumplidos con requisitos de OPS

 

Idioma internacional          2 años

Ambos años en el mismo idioma – algunos Colegios pueden requerir más

(3 años recomendados)

 

¿Qué puede hacer usted ahora?

• Apoyar a su estudiante a hacer su major esfuerzo en la escuela

• Apoyar a su estudiante a tomar cursos académicos altos (honores/AP)

• Apoyar a su estudiante a participar en actividades

• Hable con su estudiante en cuanto a su futuro educacional ahora

• Permanezca implicado activamente en la educación de su hijo(a) – comuniquese          con la escuela

 

 

 

Registration for classed typically starts the January before the upcoming school year. Check out the course guide to find the classes that are needed and wanted for graduation. 

 Students and Parents are encouraged to log into Infinite Campus,  using the Academic Planner you are able to see what classes have been placed in their upcoming schedule. Both parent and students have access to change the classes or add classes in, up until the time they meet with their counselor to lock in those classes. After that time, students are encouraged to see their counselor to discuss possible changes. All changes must occur before May 1st. 

Instructions for Academic Planner are below.

Academic Planner Instructions.pdf 

Course Guide 18-19.pdf 

 

 

South Counseling Team! Helping Support the DREAMS of your FUTURE!


2017-2018 Q1 Accomplishments:

 

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NAVIANCE

Naviance Family Connection is the computer based program that will be utilized by South High to communicate numerous scholarship options for OPS seniors.  Click on the 'college' tab to view the district scholarship list at the bottom of the page.  Access Naviance Family Connection via the front page of the South High website - click on the icon that says Naviance.  A student's username is his or her 6 digit student ID number; the password is his or her 8 digit birthday.  Students are encouraged to change their password each semester by clicking on 'manage my account' at the top of the page.

 

 

 To request your official transcript, please contact jeraldine.rodriguezordonez@ops.org or call 531-299-7677.

 Please provide her the following:

  1.  First and Last Name
  2. Graduation Year
  3. Birth Date
  4. Where the transcript can be sent

Transcripts are not able to  be given directly to the student.

Academic Support 

South Teachers and Staff are available in the Library to help students with Homework and Academic Support/ Tutoring.

Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday     3:05-5:00  & Saturday   9:00-12:00

 

Please contact Harriet Barnes 531-299-7722, if you are requesting homework for your child's illness more than 3 day of absence. (Please allow teachers 24 hours to gather work.)

Please contact Assistant Principal Julie Johnson 531-299-7701, to approve long term absences.

 

Club or Organization Sponsor (s) Contact Information Meeting Time and Place




Academic Decathlon Mrs. Zimmerman mindy.dauner@ops.org See Mrs. Zimmerman (Dauner) for specifics
Anime Club Ms.Rowland rachel.rowland@ops.org Every other Tuesday after school in room 366
Art Club Mr. Bacome robert.bacome@ops.org Every Wednesday after school in room 544
AP Language & Composition Book Club Ms. Hike sarah.hike@ops.org See Ms. Hike for specifics
Asian Youth Leadership Club Mr. Friedel matthew.friedel@ops.org During Advisement and select Wednesdays
Character In Action Mr. Curtis matthew.curtis@ops.org Every Thursday before school in room 148

Mr. Perez antonio.perez@ops.org
A Cappella Ensemble Mr. Gruttemeyer tyler.gruttemeyer@ops.org Every Wednesday after school in room 148
Academic Decathlon Ms. Dauner mindy.dauner@ops.org Wednesday after school room 148
Card Club Mr. Hannah john.hannah@ops.org Every Monday after school in room 233
Cheer Team Ms. Talamantes kimberly.talamantes@ops.org Practice is every Wednesday in room 465
Chess Club Mr. Rail robert.rail@ops.org Wednesday after school in room 228
CIA (Character In Action) Mr. Curtis mathew.curtis@ops.org Thursday Morning

Mr. Perez antonio.perez@ops.org
Cru Club (Student Faith-Based Group) Mr. Hoschar shawn.hoschar@ops.org Every Monday 4-5pm in rm 447
DECA Ms. Zamiska jeanne.zamiska@ops.org Wednesday after school in room 228
Dual Language Club Leticia Rojas leticia.rojas@ops.org Monday after school in the Cafeteria

Octavio Sordo octavio.sordo@ops.org
Fashion Club Ms. Ermel julie.ermel@ops.org 2nd Tuesday of each month in room 328
Freedom Writers Ms. Palmesano cara.palmesano@ops.org See Ms. Palmesano in 364 for information

Ms. Obner tara.obner@ops.org
French Club Blake Doyle blake.doyle@ops.org Every Tuesday after school in room 468
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Ms. Mustoe chelsea.mustoe@ops.org TBA- See Ms. Mustoe for specifics
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Ms. McClellan carol.mcclellan@ops.org Every Thursday after school in room 262

Mr. Stepp aaron.stepp@ops.org
Guitar Club Mr. Austin joshua.austin@ops.org Every other Tuesday after school in room 248
Goodfellas Skateboard Team Mr. Frison lend.frison@ops.org See Mr. Frison in room 361 for information
Habitat Garden Ms. Waugh sara.waugh@ops.org See Ms. Waugh for details/information
JROTC Mr. Sorensen thomas.sorensen@ops.org
Latino Leaders Mr. Castellanos cesar.castellanos@ops.org Every Thursday after school in room 442

Mr. Gutierrez gabrielle.gutierrez@ops.org
Louder Than a Bomb (LTAB) Ms. McClellan carol.mcclellan@ops.org Day is TBA- once a week in room 362
Luvabulls- Dance Team Ms. Taylor halley.taylor@ops.org See Ms. Taylor or Ms. Wheeler for information

Ms. Wheeler kimberly.wheeler@ops.org
Math Club Mr. Benak richard.benak@ops.org Need to contact Mr. Benak Directly for info.
National Honor Society Ms. Zbylut-Birky josephine.zbylut-birky@ops.org 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
Nebraska Naturalists Ms. Schlecht allison.schlecht@ops.org Tuesdays after school in room 363

Ms. Allman mary.allman@ops.org

Mr. Doyle blake.doyle@ops.org
Next Chapter Book Club Ms. Hugelman jamie.hugleman@ops.org Thursday after school in room 342
Packer Peace Group Ms. Synowiecki michelle.synowiecki@ops.org 1st and 3rd Wednesday in the counseling office

Mr. Herrera emilio.herrera@ops.org
Pottery Open Studio Ms. Gilreath julia.gilreath@ops.org Every Wednesday after school in room 543
Powerlifting Club Mr. Busteed bryan.busteed@ops.org Winter Activity
Publishing Boundaries in Tech. Club Mr. Kues robert.kues@ops.org Wednesday after school in room 432
Robotics Mr. Hale michael.hale@ops.org
*** Sports Mr. Mitchell (AD) dennis.mitchell@ops.org *** Sports and coaches at bottom of chart
Thrive Club Mr. Cangas juan.cangas@ops.org
Sign Language Club Mr. O'Connell daniel.oconnell@ops.org See Mr. O'Connell for information (NEW CLUB)
Thespian Troupe #7863 Mr. Barratt kevin.barratt@ops.org
UNO Echo (STEM) Club Ms. Ortiz mariateresa.ortiz@ops.org Wednesdays after school in room 228
*** Sports Mr. Mitchell (AD) Golf - Mrs. Zimmerman/Dauner Basketball - Mr. Stessman/Ms. Gunn


Wrestling - Mr. Sidzyik Softball - Ms. Suhr


Cross Country - Mr. Tripp Soccer - Mr. Maass/Ms. Adler


Powerlifting - Mr. Busteed Baseball - Mr. Felise


Tennis-Mr. Mullen/Ms. Mustoe Football - Mr. Fant


Swimming - Mr. LeMense Track - Mr. Moore/Mrs. Anderson/Mr. Tripp


Volleyball - Ms. Moran

The School Counseling Program in the Omaha Public Schools encompasses preschool through twelfth grade.

 

Vision

 Every Student. Every Day. Prepared for Success.

 Mission  

Omaha Public Schools prepares all students to excel in college, career and life.

Commitment

1. Every student will be assigned a school counselor who will provide the personal support needed to set goals to achieve social competence and academic success.

2. Every student will be empowered to gain the attitude, knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong academic, career, and personal success.

3. Every student will be provided a system of support to address immediate needs and concerns impacting school success.

Focus

School counselors prepare students to excel in college, career and life by instilling hope, increasing school connectedness and empowering students to achieve academic success. (Hope. Connect. Succeed.)

ASCA/NDE School Counseling Standards

Confidentiality

  • Everything that is shared with a counselor is considered to be confidential. In other words, the counselor will not tell anyone what has been discussed without the student's permission unless the student is dangerous to his/her self or to others.  

The Role of the School Counselor

  • Through large and small group presentations, academic, personal/social, and career counselors deliver a counseling curriculum to ALL students related to the four program strands: self and opportunity awareness, social responsibility and awareness, goal setting and decision making, and preparation for transitions. In addition, all the counselors assist individual students who have unique needs, including those who may be experiencing barriers to academic success. Also, every high school has a specialized counselor to assist students with their advanced education plans. 

 Counselor Domains

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    • Records Counselor monitors student academic placement and academic progress toward meeting South High graduation requirements.
    • College/Career Counselor assists students in the identification of skills and talents related to classes and possible future employment opportunities.
    • Social/Emotional Counselor interacts with students who need assistance with relationships, conflict resolution, and personal issues related to wellness.

When Can Students Reach a School Counselor?

  • The Counseling Department is open Monday through Friday from 7:10 AM to 3:45 PM.
  • Students can come to the Counseling Center before school, during study halls, lunch period, and after school. However, in the case of an urgent situation, teachers may choose to send a student to see a counselor during class time. Students should come to the Counseling Center from class or study hall with a pass.

How Can Parents/Guardians Reach a School Counselor?

  • Parents/Guardians may reach a school counselor by calling the Counseling Office at 531-299-2789 or come directly to the Counseling Office. If parents/guardians have question about a student's schedule, classes, or educational plan, the student's assigned counselor is available to talk with them.


The School Counseling Program in the Omaha Public Schools encompasses preschool through twelfth grade.

 

Researching Colleges

PROCEDURES FOR APPLYING TO A COLLEGE/SCHOLARSHIP

  1. Go to official college websites and complete college/scholarship application.
  2. Fill out and return all the appropriate paperwork to the secretary in the guidance office. 

If materials need to be mailed, students must provide an envelope, correct mailing address, and enough postage for all materials that will be sent to the school or scholarship committee.  If the college or scholarship requires an official transcript, there is a $2 processing fee.  The student must fill out this information and personally bring this sheet into guidance and hand it to the guidance secretary.  Because we may need to follow up with additional questions and information, we will not accept these sheets sent through the mail. 

  

THE COMMON APPLICATION

The Common Application is an organization over 500 colleges and universities from all over the country. It was originally created to use the same standardized application at any of the member institutions. Membership is limited to colleges and universities that evaluate students using a holistic selection process. To find out which institutions use the Common Application visit commonapp.org.


THE COMMON BLACK APPLICATION

The Common Black Application allows students to apply to dozens of black colleges at once and pay a one time fee.  The use of the EDU, Inc. Online Application increases educational options by allowing students to receive acceptance letters, financial aid packages, and scholarship offers from several different colleges. To find out which institutions use the Common Black Application, commonblackcollegeapp.com.

NAVIANCE FAMILY CONNECTION

Naviance Family Connectionis a computer program for all students and families that assists in students' course planning, career goals, and college research.  Students and families have access to their Family Connection account wherever they have an internet connection.  Students will also collaborate with counselors and teachers in developing an individualized plan for future coursework, education after high school, and career options.

 

 

COLLEGE SEARCH ENGINES

Collegeboard, the company that designs the SAT, has a widely used search engine that can prove to be very beneficial. The database starts with almost 4000 colleges and eliminates schools based on a student’s choices of what they want in a college (size, major, clubs, etc.).

College Navigator is a government website that was created by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

YOUniversity  is a website that has 4-7 minute videos of college campuses around the country.  For those students interested in a college that is too far away to visit on the weekends, this is a great website to get more information and see what the college looks like. 

 

EXPLORING MAJORS

EducationQuest has an Index of Majors that will show what majors are offered at each college or university in the state of Nebraska. Use this beneficial website to find out if the school you are researching carries your program of interest.

 

MIDWEST STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM
The Midwest Student Exchange Program is a helpful way to students to attend other schools outside Nebraska and make them more affordable. The states that participate in the MSEP are Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. This is a wonderful program and is worth researching! Keep in mind as well that although some schools may participate in the MSEP, it also varies depending on the program of study. For more information, visit http://msep.mhec.org/ or contact the participating school.

 

HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES

Historically Black Colleges are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established prior to 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. HBCUs offer all students, regardless of race, an opportunity to develop their skills and talents. HBCUs enroll 14 percent of all African American students in higher education, however, they only make up 3 percent of America’s 4,084 institutions of higher education. There are 110 historically black colleges in the United States, which includes both two-year and four-year institutions. 

 

WOMEN'S COLLEGES

Women's Colleges are institutions of higher education that can offer a conducive environment for women.

 

PROCEDURES FOR APPLYING TO A COLLEGE/SCHOLARSHIP

  1. Go to official college websites and complete college/scholarship application.
  2. Fill out and return all the appropriate paperwork to the secretary in the guidance office. 

If materials need to be mailed, students must provide an envelope, correct mailing address, and enough postage for all materials that will be sent to the school or scholarship committee.  If the college or scholarship requires an official transcript, there is a $2 processing fee.  The student must fill out this information and personally bring this sheet into guidance and hand it to the guidance secretary.  Because we may need to follow up with additional questions and information, we will not accept these sheets sent through the mail. 

  

THE COMMON APPLICATION

The Common Application is an organization over 500 colleges and universities from all over the country. It was originally created to use the same standardized application at any of the member institutions. Membership is limited to colleges and universities that evaluate students using a holistic selection process. To find out which institutions use the Common Application visit commonapp.org.


THE COMMON BLACK APPLICATION

The Common Black Application allows students to apply to dozens of black colleges at once and pay a one time fee.  The use of the EDU, Inc. Online Application increases educational options by allowing students to receive acceptance letters, financial aid packages, and scholarship offers from several different colleges. To find out which institutions use the Common Black Application, commonblackcollegeapp.com.

ESSAY WRITING

Essay Writing is required for some colleges and scholarship committees. CollegeAdmissionsEssays.com offers some great tips in regards to strategies, topics, and helpful tips to make sure you are writing an essay to the best of your abilities.

 

PROCEDURES FOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Students are requested to complete a Teacher Recommendation Request Form to assist teachers in writing effective letters of recommendation.  This form (found in the Counseling Center, the above Post-secondary Planning Guide, and on Naviance Family Connection) serves to assist teachers in writing a letter on a student's behalf.  Seniors are encouraged to ask a staff member for a positive letter of recommendation if such a document is needed for college admission or a scholarship application.  Students should give 3 or 4 weeks (minimum) of advance notice to ensure that their teacher has enough time to write a quality letter.  Once the teacher completes the letter of recommendation, he or she will upload the document to Naviance Succeed where it is stored and made accessible to a school counselor.  Students request this task through Naviance Family Connection under “Colleges I’m Applying To” -- this action gives a teacher the ability to upload the letter.  Depending on the college or scholarship application, it may be necessary provide a copy of a letter of recommendation to the Counseling Department.  A letter will be placed in a student's Senior Application File and will be available for later use.  If a student needs a copy sent directly to a college or scholarship committee from a teacher recommended, please provide the teacher with a stamped, addressed envelope and alert the assigned counselor that the teacher will be mailing the letter of recommendation instead.

 

 

SENIOR COLLEGE PLANNING GUIDE

Senior College Planning Guide is a resource that students receive each fall in their senior English class. This is a comprehensive handbook that serves to explain the different steps and procedures in the college and scholarship application process.  Seniors and families are encouraged to consult this planning guide frequently this year as they seek information on college admissions, financial aid, college resources, and NCAA and/or NAIA eligibility.  This document is also located in the 'document library' on Family Connection.

 

CONSENT TO SEND DOCUMENTS

All seniors receive a transcript/recommendation waiver/consent form when counselors visit their senior English class during first semester. Additional forms are available in the Counseling Center or on Naviance Family Connection.  This transcript waiver/consent form needs to be completed in compliance with federal FERPA law, and kept on file in the Counseling Center. The transcript release form must be signed by students and parents giving South High School permission to release transcripts and letters of recommendation to colleges, universities, or scholarship committees.  The aforementioned waiver/consent form must be on file in the Counseling Center before student documents may be sent to outside institutions or organizations.

 

COLLEGE FUNDING ESTIMATOR

The College Funding Estimator is a helpful resource from EducationQuest's website that can help families predict whether a student qualifies for a federal Pell Grant through the U.S. Department of Education.   The funding estimator serves to estimate one's expected family contribution (EFC), a statistic that colleges and universities look at when establishing a financial aid package.  In addition, there are some need-based scholarships distributed by the Burke Scholarship Committee that require a documented EFC.  The South High Scholarship Application (made available in December) requires a completed College Funding Estimator as part of the application process.

 
 

COMPARING COLLEGES

College Comparison Worksheets give students an opportunity to research specific categories of different schools and compare them next to each other to see which one is the best fit for them. The Minnesota Office of Higher Education has developed an excellent resource to be able to compare several categories among three different schools.

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP List can be found on NAVIANCE

Scholarship Saturday's

Counselor's are available to help with FAFSA, Scholarships, Applying to College

9:00- 12:00 Every Saturday in the Library

NAVIANCE

Naviance Family Connection is the computer based program that will be utilized by South High to communicate numerous scholarship options for OPS seniors.  Click on the 'college' tab to view the district scholarship list at the bottom of the page.  Access Naviance Family Connection via the front page of the South High website - click on the icon that says Naviance.  A student's username is his or her 6 digit student ID number; the password is his or her 8 digit birthday.  Students are encouraged to change their password each semester by clicking on 'manage my account' at the top of the page.


 

 

 

 

AWARD LETTERS

An award letter is the statement from either a college or scholarship committee that gives information about scholarship(s) that have been offered to a student. 

 

Victor from EdQuest will be at South Friday, Dec. 15th to assist with the FAFSA and the College Funding Estimator.  Please contact the Counseling Office to set up an appointment (531)299-2817. 
Things you will need: create an FSA ID (student and parent) and 2016 tax returns

Please check your college/university for priority deadline for FAFSA completion.  Deadline is usually April 1st for most schools but some schools have earlier deadlines. Special note: You do not need to have final tax information to complete the FAFSA – students can use estimated numbers but you will have to correct the FAFSA when your tax information is available.

Collegebound Nebraska

Students who are Pell eligible can receive the remainder of tuition cost for UNK, UNL or UNO through Collegebound Nebraska.  Students must be admitted and submit FAFSA by April 1st
 
NSCS Advantage
First-time freshmen students who receive a federal Pell Grant pay No Tuition at Wayne State, Peru State. or Chadron State College through the NSCS Advantage program.  Students must be admitted and submit FAFSA by June 1st.

AgoraPulse Social Media Management Scholarship

Dec. 15

Augustana University, Academic Scholarships

Dec. 15

AXA Achievement Scholarship

Dec. 15

Burger King McLamore Fndn, Burger King Scholars Program

Dec. 15

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes

Dec. 15

Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing Scholarship

Dec. 15

Publicity.ai SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship

Dec. 15

UNO, College of Business Administration Academy Scholarship

Dec. 15

UNO/Peter Kiewit Institute, Walter Scott Jr.  Scholarship

Dec. 15

Centris Member Scholarship

Dec. 31

CrossLites Scholarship

Dec. 31

NILRR, William B. Ruggles Right to Work Journalism Scholarship

Dec. 31

U.S. Navy, Marines ROTC Scholarship

Dec. 31

U.S. Navy, Navy ROTC Nurse Scholarship

Dec. 31

 

 EDUCATIONQUEST

EducationQuest is an organization dedicated to helping students with scholarships and financial aid.  This nonprofit organization is a very helpful, free resources. In Omaha, its location is 11031 Elm Street (in Rockbrook Village at 108th & West Center Road). To set up an appointment, call 402-391-4033. 

There are two very beneficial tools on EducationQuest's website that help make preparing for the FAFSA easier:  the College Funding Estimator and the FAFSA tutorial. The College Funding Estimator calculates a family's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and also provides an estimate of possible Pell Grant awards if a family qualifies. The FAFSA tutorial is another helpful resource that will help walk you through each question on the form. The FAFSA contains several pages of questions - some of which can be complicated.  The FAFSA tutorials and handouts found at www.educationquest.org are certainly helpful!  

FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that students/parents complete annually to determine eligibility for federal student aid; this includes Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, PLUS loans, and Work Study programs.  Available after January 1 each year, FAFSA processes several million financial aid applications and distributes billions of dollars each year.  In addition to financial assistance on a federal level, most states and colleges also use information from the FAFSA to award student aid.  It is recommended that students and families review financial aid deadlines for the prospective schools in their list; March 1, March 15, and April 1 are common deadlines for federal financial aid.  Applications submitted after stated deadlines are not guaranteed financial aid.  FAFSA deadlines vary from college to college; it is in your best interest to contact prospective colleges for more details.


Students and parents filling out the FAFSA are required to sign up for a FAFSA PIN. The PIN acts as an electronic signature and allows both students and parents to legally sign the forms over the computer. The student and parent have to have their own unique FAFSA PIN and you can apply for one before you apply for the FAFSA.

FAFSA Instructions - Watch the video below for information on filing out your FAFSA.
FAFSA

nQuest is an organization dedicated to helping students with scholarships and financial aid.  This nonprofit organization is a very helpful, free resources. In Omaha, its location is 11031 Elm Street (in Rockbrook Village at 108th & West Center Road). To set up an appointment, call 402-391-4033. 

There are two very beneficial tools on EducationQuest's website that help make preparing for the FAFSA easier:  the College Funding Estimator and the FAFSA tutorial. The College Funding Estimator calculates a family's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and also provides an estimate of possible Pell Grant awards if a family qualifies. The FAFSA tutorial is another helpful resource that will help walk you through each question on the form. The FAFSA contains several pages of questions - some of which can be complicated.  The FAFSA tutorials and handouts found at www.educationquest.org are certainly helpful!  

FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that students/parents complete annually to determine eligibility for federal student aid; this includes Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, PLUS loans, and Work Study programs.  Available after January 1 each year, FAFSA processes several million financial aid applications and distributes billions of dollars each year.  In addition to financial assistance on a federal level, most states and colleges also use information from the FAFSA to award student aid.  It is recommended that students and families review financial aid deadlines for the prospective schools in their list; March 1, March 15, and April 1 are common deadlines for federal financial aid.  Applications submitted after stated deadlines are not guaranteed financial aid.  FAFSA deadlines vary from college to college; it is in your best interest to contact prospective colleges for more details.


Students and parents filling out the FAFSA are required to sign up for a FAFSA PIN. The PIN acts as an electronic signature and allows both students and parents to legally sign the forms over the computer. The student and parent have to have their own unique FAFSA PIN and you can apply for one before you apply for the FAFSA.


FAFSA Instructions - Watch the video below for information on filing out your FAFSA.
FAFSA



FINANCIAL AID TOOLS AND THE NEBRASKA OPPORTUNITY GRANT

The Financial Aid Calculator gives students an opportunity to see how much money they might have to save up for loans and to be able to calculate college costs based on inflation.

The Financial Aid Estimator is a helpful way to get a quick estimate of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). It is not as accurate as the College Funding Estimator from EducationQuest but it is a lot easier to use. Keep in mind that the FAFSA is the final resource that determines what the official EFC is and whether you are Pell Grant eligible.
The State of Nebraska offers a grant opportunity for some students who apply to a Nebraska college or university.  The Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG) is awarded though post-secondary institutions within the state.  Students are encouraged to apply early and complete their FAFSA before the deadlines established by each institution in order to give themselves the best chance to receive a Nebraska Opportunity Grant.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FINANCIAL AID

The Guide to Federal Student Aid is a document put out by the U.S. Department of Education.  This manual will give all the information on grants, work study, loans and other topics with regard to federal financial aid.

 

 

 

First Generation and Underserved College Bound Students

OPPORTUNITIES AT SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
Students that participate in the federal free/reduced lunch program can receive up to two fee waivers to take the ACT or SAT free of charge.  Come down to the Counseling Center and ask your counselor to fill out an ACT or SAT fee waiver form for you.  The form is good for either the regular ACT, the ACT writing plus, or the SAT. 

Additionally, most colleges understand that high school seniors who meet the financial eligibility guidelines (such as participating in the federal free/reduced school lunch program) should be able to apply to colleges free of charge.  Eligible seniors can request their counselor to send a application fee waiver letter to most all colleges who charge an application fee - be sure to note this request on the blue College/Scholarship Processing Form.

 

FINANCIAL AID

  • There are literally thousands of scholarships out there for high school seniors that show financial need. One of the first steps is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after Jan 1 of one's senior year.  This is a federal government service and is completely free.  It is a document that you can do online that requires both the student and the parent's tax information. Go to EducationQuest to get a checklist for FAFSA materials.  If you need additional help completing the FAFSA,set up an appointment with EducationQuest by calling 391-4033. They are a nonprofit organization located at Rockbrook Village at 108th & W. Center Road and there services are also completely free.
  • Once you have completed your information, you will receive your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and also find out if you qualify for a Pell Grant.  The EFC is a amount of money that the federal government expects you to contribute to college.  For example if your EFC is $2,000, the family would have to pay up to $2,000 and the rest of the finances for college could be covered through grants, work studies, and loans. Students would have ways to afford college and be able to make payments after they graduate.  College / higher education is an investment and it might be worth your while the research on the different opportunities that are out there. 
  • After the FAFSA is complete, your score is sent out to the schools that you have indicated you are interested in attending.  The financial aid officers at the schools will look at your information and assess your financial aid package based of the FAFSA and also your college application.  You will have until May 1 to choose the one school you wish to attend.

 

 

Information for Prospective Student-Athletes

IMPORTANCE OF ACADEMICS

Many athletes falsely believe they can make it to college based on their athletic ability alone. Although an athlete may be talented, he or she will have a very difficult time advancing to the next level without passing the required high school classes, maintaining a minimum core grade point average and achieving sufficient standardized test scores. 

Academics are important in regard to recruiting and scholarships. Strong academics are impressive to college coaches. Coaches only recruit a limited number of high school athletes and good grades can help an athlete standout just as much as athletic ability. Furthermore, grades are often a major factor in awarding scholarships between two athletes with equal talent. Athletes are an investment to coaches and universities. Grades are a vital factor in staying academically eligible in college and ultimately graduating from the university.

 

TYPES OF COLLEGE SPORTS 

Fall Season

Cross Country (M & W)

Field Hockey (W)

Football (M)

Soccer (M & W)

Volleyball (M & W)

Water Polo (M)

 

Winter Season

Basketball (M & W)

Bowling (W)

Fencing (M & W)

Gymnastics (M & W)

Ice Hockey (M & W)

Rifle (M & W)

Skiing (M & W)

Swimming and Diving (M & W)

Track, Indoor (M & W)

Wrestling (M)

 

Spring Season

Baseball (M)

Golf (M & W)

Lacrosse (M & W)

Rowing (W)

Softball (W)

Tennis (M & W)

Track (M & W)

Volleyball (M)

Water Polo (W)


RESEARCHING COLLEGE TEAMS BY SPORT

Link Athletics is a great website to learn about college sports by researching specific sports by state and by school.

 

COLLEGE ATHLETIC ORGANIZATIONS

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is an association for college sports that has been around since 1906. There are over 1,000 four-year member colleges in the United States that compete at the Division (I), Division (II), and Division (II) level.

 

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is an association for college sports that has been around since 1940. There are nearly 300 four-year member colleges in the United States and Canada.

 

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is an association for college sports that has been around since 1938. There are about 500 two-year colleges in the United States

 

The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) is an association for college sports that has been around since 1966. There are about 102 four-year colleges in the United States. 

 

NCAA & NAIA ELIGIBILITY CENTERS

The NCAA Eligibility Center is the governing body that determines whether a student will be allowed to compete in NCAA Division (I) or Division (II) athletics.

The NCAA Freshman-Eligibility Quick Reference gives information on the general core courses it takes to qualify for Division (I) and Division (II) athletics.  This website outlines eligibility guidelines for prospective student-athletes of NCAA institutions.
The NAIA Eligibility Center is the governing body that determines eligibility for prospective student-athletes who hope to participate at a member institution.  

Prospective student-athletes who plan on participating at either an NCAA (DI or DII) or NAIA member institution must register with the respective organization in order to be eligible to participate in an intercollegiate sport once on campus.

 

 

How To Prepare for your ACT:

Take advantage of this great FREE resource https://onlineprep.act.org/

Why prepare for the ACT?

  • Your ACT Score Is One way Colleges Compare You to Other Applicants
  • A high ACT score can make you eligible for more scholarships
  • If you have a lower GPA, earning a strong ACT score can help you get into the college of your choice
  • All Juniors across the state of Nebraska now take the ACT to measure achievement for the State Assessment

ACT Online Prep

·       Go to onlineprep.act.org OR download the app (see icon)

·       Sign In

o   Username is your school e-mail address (i.e.  spalmec123@ops.org).

o   Password is your student ID.

·       The first time you sign in, you’ll see a screen with an option to “Choose my timeframe.”

o   Click the blue link. 

o   You will then see a box with a number inside and the bottom of the box will read “Days until XX/XX/XXXX.  Click on the blue date and change the date to 04/03/2018.

 

·       Next to the box you’ll see a blue bar with How to Use This Course.  Click “Get Started” for a tutorial.

·       On the left side of the screen you’ll see a list of things to choose from as you prepare for the ACT such as games, lessons, flashcards, etc.  The last thing on the list is Essays. 


 

 

 

Silina Branson
Career Counselor
silina.branson@ops.org

Thang Tran
Career Counselor
thang.tran@ops.org

Steve Carlson
Career Counselor
steve.carlson@ops.org

Job Corps - Careers Begin Here

Iowa Denison Job Corps

Pine Ridge Job Corps

Job Corps Serves Low-Income Young Adults

To qualify for job corps, students must be…

16 to 24
years old

16 to 24-year-olds ready to work toward a successful future are welcome. The maximum age limit may be waived if the applicant is a person with a documented disability. For minors, a parent or guardian must sign a consent form.

In need of
job skills

The applicant faces one or more barriers to employment like needing additional career technical training, education, counseling, and/or assistance to complete regular schoolwork or to secure and maintain employment.

Low-income
Eligible

Applicants must meet one or more of these conditions: receives public assistance, earns poverty-level income, is homeless, is a foster child, or qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch. Your admissions counselor will help you determine your eligibility.

Able to Work
in the USA

The applicant is a legal resident of the U.S. or a U.S territory or a lawfully admitted permanent resident alien, refugee, asylee, parolee, or immigrant who has been authorized by the U.S. attorney general to work in the United States.

Bricklaying

Average salary: $49,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Bricklayers build and repair walls, mix cement, create mortar, cut and fit bricks, use plumb lines, and spirit levels to check for accuracy and the use of specialty tools.

 Construction

Tile Setting

Average salary: $40,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Tile setters are responsible for installing tile on walls, ceilings, floors, and other surfaces in buildings and residences.

 

Cement Masonry

Average salary: $38,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

As a cement mason, your job will include filling roads, driveways, sidewalks, bridges, foundations, and parking lots with cement. You will also make concrete beams, columns, and panels.

 

Carpentry

Average salary: $42,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Carpenters build things like wood buildings, floor systems, roof framing, walls, ceiling, windows, and molding. Responsibility for following blueprints is expected as well.

 

Facility Maintenance

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Facilities maintenance workers perform routine repairs and preventive maintenance to ensure building systems operate efficiently.

Learn More

Green Job

 

 Healthcare

Clinical Medical Assistant

Average salary: $31,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Medical assistants perform a variety of duties to assist healthcare professionals including scheduling appointments, taking vital signs, succinctly conveying ideas and information to patients. People who work in this field should be good listeners, be able to handle stress, and excel at thinking clearly on the fly.

Learn More

 

Facility Maintenance

Average salary: $35,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Facilities maintenance workers perform routine repairs and preventive maintenance to ensure building systems operate efficiently.

  

Healthcare

Nurse Assistant/ Home Health Aide

Average salary: $26,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Home health aides are non-licensed members of the home care team that assist patients who wish to receive care in the comfort of their own home with daily living.

Learn More

 

Healthcare

Pharmacy Technician

Average salary: $30,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Under the direction of a pharmacist, a pharmacy technician will measure, mix, count out, label, and prepare medications. They also often interact with pati

 

 

 

Painting

Average salary: $37,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Painters prepare and paint interior and exterior surfaces on residential and commercial properties. Most painters learn their trade on the job or through an apprenticeship.

 

 

 

Welding

Average salary: $37,000 per year

Length of training: 8-12 months

Participants will learn the most commonly utilized welding processes including welding terminology, weld design, welding safety, electrical theory, the weldability of metals, and welding quality control.

 

 

 

 

 

 Military Learn About Your Options

 Learn About Your Options

·  

The Military is comprised of 12 branches: five Active Duty and seven part-time duty.

Full time

Full-time members of the Military are immersed in military culture. They live on base, in military housing or in civilian communities.

Active Duty

Active Duty is a similar time commitment to working at a full-time civilian job. Active-duty service members live on base or in military housing and immersed in military culture. After attending boot camp, they are stationed at a base either domestically or overseas. Active-duty terms typically last two to six years. The length of deployment varies depending on a unit's specific mission.

Part time

Part-time service members attend boot camp and train one weekend a month and two weeks a year, allowing them time to pursue a civilian career or college. Part-time service options fall under two types: Reserve and National Guard.

Reserve
Reservists are part-time service members who maintain trained units at home while active-duty service members are deployed. Each active-duty branch of the Military has a Reserve component under their command, which is available for active-duty deployment in times of war or national emergency. Some active-duty service members switch to the Reserve to finish out their service commitment.

National Guard

The Guard are part-time service members whose main focus is on homeland security and humanitarian relief. National Guard units assist communities in their state during emergencies like storms, floods, fires and other natural disasters.

The two Guard branches, Army National Guard and the Air National Guard, are made up of 54 separate organizations: one for each of the 50 states, U.S.-owned territories and the District of Columbia. Each group goes by its state name (for example, the New York National Guard) and reports to that state's governor. During times of conflict, the president can federalize the National Guard and its service members can be deployed overseas.

National Guard service members deployed overseas may see combat, but are also assigned noncombat humanitarian tasks, such as building schools and hospitals, training local peacekeepers and other community-building projects.


 Omaha Exploring Job Shadow

What is Exploring

Exploring is a career education program for young men and women who are 14 through 20-years-old. Adults are selected by the participating organization for involvement in the program. Color, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, economic status, and citizenship are not criteria for participation.

The purpose of this program is to provide experiences which help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.

Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Local community organizations initiate an Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.

Explorer Posts can specialize in a variety of career skills. Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience.

If you are interested in learning how to get involved or if you would like to sign up for one of our career Explorer Posts, click here to contact us today!


All Programs

Culinary Arts Program

Veterinary Science Program

UNL Durham School of Architecture Engineering & Construction

Leo A Daly

UNO Aviation Program

Metropolitan Community College Career Training Programs

Valmont – Columbus

DLR Group

HDR

Metro Media Production Careers (Cinema, Motion Graphics, Sound, Television and Video)

UNO Computer Science Program

Kaplan Cyber Security Program

Creative Communication & Art Program

Omaha World Herald Program

UNO Event Planning & Communications Program

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Program

Creighton Pharmacy One-Day Program

Trauma Thursday and CHI Health

Clarkson College

Creighton Exercise Science Program

Creighton University Dental Program

Kaplan Dental Assisting

The Nebraska Medical Center, Methodist Hospital & OrthoNebraska Program

Easter Seals

Douglas County Sheriff’s Program

Omaha Fire Department Program

Cass County Sheriff’s Office

Ralston Fire Department

Metropolitan Community College Fire Science Program

Erickson Sederstrom Law Program

Omaha Police Department

 


Contact Us

Exploring
Mid-America Council
12041 West Maple Road
Omaha, NE  68164

Tara Lopez
Exploring Executive
402.514.3065

Sarah Wisecup
Senior Exploring Executive
402.514.3022

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many groups, organizations, schools, and charities in the area who need volunteers! When these organizations contact Burke to try to find volunteers we will place information about those opportunities here on this page. This is an effort for Burke students, parents, alumni, and those within our community to help fill these volunteer positions.



 

 

 

Your name

Title: Email icon

Email

Title: Telephone icon

Telephone

Title: LinkedIn icon

LinkedIn URL

Link to other online properties: Portfolio/Website/Blog

Objective

Title: Line graphic

To get started, click placeholder text and start typing. Be brief: one or two sentences.

Skills

Title: Line graphic

Explain what you’re especially good at. What sets you apart? Use your own language—not jargon.

Experience

Job Title/Company

Dates From – To

Summarize your key responsibilities, leadership, and most stellar accomplishments. Don’t list everything; keep it relevant and include data that shows the impact you made.

Job Title/Company

Dates From – To

Think about the size of the team you led, the number of projects you balanced, or the number of articles you wrote.

Education

Degree / Date Earned

School

You might want to include your GPA and a summary of relevant coursework, awards, and honors.

Volunteer Experience or Leadership

Did you manage a team for your club, lead a project for your favorite charity, or edit your school newspaper? Go ahead and describe experiences that illustrate your leadership abilities.

 

Name Of Program

Due Date

Link

ABIDE Inc. - Volunteer

 

https://www.abideomaha.org/time/

Big Red Summer Academic Camps

15-May

https://4h.unl.edu/big-red-camps

Camion al Futuro

1-Mar

https://summer.gwu.edu/caminos

Camp Kindness - NE Humane Society

 

http://support.nehumanesociety.org/site/DocServer/Camp_Kindness_Counselor_Application.pdf?docID=1501

Completely KIDS - Volunteer

 

https://completelykids.org/volunteer/#volunteer

Creighton University STEM Haddix Summer

1-Mar

https://ccas.creighton.edu/about/haddix-stem-corridor-program

Food Bank of the Heartland - Volunteer

 

https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=2113298272

Health Care Career Exporation Camp

1-May

http://www.chihealth.com/documents/HCECamp_Immanuel.pdf

Job Shadow CHI Health

 

http://www.chihealth.com/job-shadowing

Joyce Ivy: 11 programs

 

http://www.joyceivyfoundation.org/college-summer-programs.html

MITES

1-Feb

http://summerapp.mit.edu/res/p/application-checklist/

Step Up - Employment

 

http://www.urbanleagueneb.org/step-up-omaha/

Universtiy of Chicago: Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars

2-Mar

https://summer.uchicago.edu/programs/neubauer-family-adelante-summer-scholars

UNL Dream Big

15-Mar

http://cba.unl.edu/promo/dreambig/

UNO Summer Scholars

1-Mar

https://www.unomaha.edu/student-life/inclusion/multicultural-affairs/bridge-program-and-scholarships.php

 

 

Hollister Co.


Learn how to apply jobs at Hollister Co., a lifestyle clothing store for consumers aged 14–18. Minimum age to apply at Hollister Co. is generally 17 years old.


Dollar Tree


Learn how to apply jobs for teenagers at Dollar Tree, a discount store with over 13,600 locations. Minimum age to apply is generally 16 years old.


Aéropostale


Jobs for teenagers at Aéropostale, a clothing retail store with over than 700 stores in the U.S. You have to be at least 16 years old to apply jobs at Aéro.


Blimpie


How to apply jobs for teenagers at Blimpie, a fast food restaurant in 25 states. Minimum age to apply at Blimpie is generally 18 years old. Each franchise may have different requirement.


Bruegger’s


Bruegger’s has more than 300 stores located in 26 states. You have to be at least 16 years old to apply for a job at Bruegger’s.


Krispy Kreme


How to apply jobs as a teenager at Krispy Kreme, a doughnut company and coffee house restaurant chain. Minimum age to work at Krispy Kreme is 16 years old.


Fareway


Jobs for teenagers at Fareway stores. Minimum age to apply is 14 years old. Find Fareway near you and apply for jobs now.


Runza


Jobs for teenagers at Runza fast food restaurant. Minimum age to apply is 14 years old. Runza is only available in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska


Half Price Books


Learn how to apply jobs for teenagers at Half Price Books. Minimum age to apply is generally 19 years old or under 19 if fulfill their requirement.


Justice


Jobs for teenagers at Justice clothing stores. Minimum age to apply is 16 years old. Find teen jobs as Floor-Set Associate and Style Advisor.


CVS Health


At CVS Health, the largest drugstore chain, you can apply jobs as Clerk / Cashier, Pharmacy Technician, or Beauty Consultant. Minimum age is 16 years old.


Jimmy John’s


Jobs for 16 years old in Jimmy John’s, a sandwich restaurant chains which known for its delivery services and is currently available in 46 states.


Chipotle


Jobs for 16 years old and older at Chipotle Mexican Grill, a fast casual dining restaurant. Apply entry level job as Team Member.


Costco


Jobs for teenagers at Costco, a membership warehouse club that provides a wide selection of merchandise. Minimum age to apply jobs at Costco is generally 18 years old.


Panera Bread


Find teen jobs at Panera Bread, a rapidly growing fast casual bakery-café. Apply as Baker, Bakery-Cafe Associate or Catering Coordinator. Minimum age is 16.


Plato’s Closet


Jobs for 16 years old at Plato’s Closet, a retail store that buys and sells clothing and accessories for teens and young adults. Apply job position as Sales Associate or Keyholder.


Vera Bradley


Jobs for teens at Vera Bradley stores, design company which produces and sells a variety of products, including quilted cotton luggage, handbags and accessories in more than 4,000 Vera Bradley retailers and stores. Minimum age to apply is 18 years old.


Journeys


Jobs for teenagers at Journeys, a footwear retailer with more than 800 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico. Minimum age to apply is generally 16 years old.


Marshalls


Minimum age is 16 years old. Download printable job application and submit it to the store near you. Learn more about job perks and drawbacks working here.


Jiffy Lube


Jobs for 17 years old teenagers at Jiffy Lube, automotive service centers with over 2,000 stores. Apply teen jobs as Lube Technicians or Assistant Store Manager.


Raising Cane’s


Jobs for 16 years old and older at Raising Cane’s, a fast-food restaurant chain with more than 150 locations in 15 states. Available jobs positions for teenagers are Crew Member, Marketing Intern, or Shift Manager.


IHOP


Jobs for teenagers at IHOP, a fast casual dining restaurant which specializes in pancakes for breakfast. You have to be at least 16 years old to apply as Server, Cook, Line Cook, Dishwasher/Busser and Delivery Driver.


Kum & Go


Jobs for teenagers at Kum & Go, a convenience store chain primarily located in the Midwestern United States with more than 400 operating stores. You must be at least 16 years old to apply as Sales Associate, Food Service Associate or Sales Manager.


Avera


Jobs for 14 year olds teenagers and above at Avera, a health ministry of the Benedictine and Presentation Sisters with 300 locations in South Dakota and nearby states.


Denny’s


Teen jobs at Denny’s (family dining restaurant). Minimum age to work at Denny’s is 16 years old. Apply as Cook, Server, Host/Hostess/ Service Assistant.


Little Caesars


Jobs for teenagers at Little Caesars. Minimum age is 16 years old. Apply job as Crew Member or Assistant Managers.


Steak n Shake


Jobs for teenagers at Steak n Shake. Minimum age is 16 years old. Apply as Team Member, Cash/Counter Server, Dining Room Server, Drive-Thru Associates,Busser/Dishwasher .


Teavana


Jobs for teenagers at Teavana (tea retail store). Minimum age is 16 years old. Send your online job application as Supervisor or Barista.


TruGreen


Jobs for teens at Trugreen (landscape & lawn service company). Minimum age is 18. Apply as Sales Representative, Customer Service or General Laborer.


Merry Maids


Jobs for teens at Merry Maids (home service company). Minimum age is 16 years old. Send your job application as Clerk, Teammate, or Office Assisstant.


Taco John’s


Jobs for teens at Taco John’s (Mexican restaurant). Minimum age is 16 years old. Apply job as Drive-Thru Cashier, Recipe and Food Preparer, or Wrapper.


Maui Wowi


Jobs for teens at Maui Wowi (Hawaiian smoothies coffees retails). Minimum age is 18 years old. Apply as Cashier, Barista, or Assistant/Shift Manager.


7-Eleven


Jobs for teens at 7-Eleven (convenience store). Minimum age is 18 years old. Send online job application as Sales Associates or Assistant Store Manager.


Red Robin


Jobs for teenagers at Red Robin (casual dining restaurant). Minimum age is 16 years old. Apply as Server, Dishwasher, Line Cook, Busser, Host/Hostess.


Levi’s


Jobs for teenagers at Levi’s (clothing store). Minimum age is 16 years old. Apply for job position as Supervisors, Stocks Associates or Sales Associates.


TravelCenters of America


Jobs for teenagers at TravelCenters of America. Minimum age is 18 years old. Apply online as Fuel Cashier, Store Cashier, Dishwasher, Porter, etc.


Hardee’s


Minimum age is 16 years old. Learn more about job perks and drawbacks working at Hardee’s as a teenager.


Pilot Flying J


Teen jobs at Pilot Flying J. Minimum age is 16 years old. Apply as Coffee Host, Maintenance Team Member, Retail Cashier & Restaurant Cashier, Cook/Restaurant Prep Cook.


Kmart


Jobs for teenagers at Kmart (discount stores). Minimum age is 16 years old. Send online job application as Cashier, Customer Service, and many others.


Toys”R”Us


Jobs for teenagers at Toys”R”Us (toy store). Minimum age is 16 years old. Apply as Off Hours Stock Clerk, Maintenance/Housekeeping Team Member, or Sales Team Member.


Dillard’s


Jobs for teenagers at Dillard’s (department store). Minimum age is 18 years old. Apply as Cosmetics/Fashion Sales Consultant, Clearance Center Associate or Dock Associate.


Target


Jobs for teenagers at Target (discount stores). Minimum age to work at Target Stores is 16 years old. To work in a Target Distribution Center you must be at least 18 years old.


Burger King


Jobs for teenagers at Burger King (fast food restaurant). Minimum age is 16 years old. Apply as Team Member, Shift Coordinator, or General Manager.


PepsiCo


Jobs for teenagers at PepsiCo (food and beverage company). Minimum age is 18 years old. Apply as Sales Rep, Forklift Operator, Sanitizer, or Parts Technician.


Big Lots


Jobs for teenagers at Big Lots (retail store). Minimum age is 18 years old. Apply as Assistant Store Manager or Store Associates.


Best Buy


Jobs for teenagers at Best Buy (consumer electronics retail stores). Minimum age is 16 years old. Apply as Car Installer, Cashier, Customer Service, Warehouse Workers, or Computer Technician.


Walgreens


Jobs for teenagers at Walgreens (drugstore). Minimum age is 16 years old. Apply as Beauty Advisor, Retail Management Trainee, Service Clerk, Reset and Revision Clerk.


Jamba Juice


Jobs for 16,17,18, and 19 years old at Jamba Juice, a chain of smoothie restaurants with over 700 locations operating in 30 states and the Bahamas.


Journey Kidz


Minimum age to work at Journey Kidz is generally 16 years old. Learn more about job perks and drawbacks for teens working at a Journey Kidz store.


Hometown Buffet


Jobs for teenagers at Hometown Buffet (casual dining restaurant). Minimum age is 16 years old. Apply as Cashier, Cook / Baker, Dishwasher, Food Bar Attendant, or Server / Service Assistant.


Chili’s


Find jobs for teenagers at Chili’s. Minimum age to work at Chili’s is generally 16 years old, varies based on each location. Some places may require 18 years old.


Whole Foods Market


Jobs for teenagers at Whole Foods Market, a foods supermarket chain which emphasizes natural and organic products.


Cracker Barrel


Jobs for 16,17,18, and 19 years old teenagers at Cracker Barrel, a retail store and a restaurant with operates 591 locations in 41 states.


Firehouse Subs


Jobs for 18 and 19 years old teenagers at Firehouse Subs, a casual dining restaurant by firefighters.


CVS


Jobs for 18 and 19 years old teenagers at CVS, the largest retail pharmacy chains, with over 7,000 stores across 41 states.


Ralph Lauren


Jobs for teenagers at Ralph Lauren clothing stores. Minimum age to apply is 16 years old. Find out job perks and drawbacks working at Ralph Lauren.


Cato


Jobs for 18 and 19 year olds teenagers at Cato fashion stores with more than 1,000 stores in more than 30 states.


Nike Store


Jobs for 18 and 19 years old teenagers at Nike stores, the world’s leading supplier of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment.


Safeway


Jobs for 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 years old teenagers at Safeway, a supermarket chain with 1,725 stores in the western and central United States.


DICK’S Sporting Goods


Jobs for teenagers at DICK’S Sporting Goods, an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer. Minimum age is 18 years old. Learn more about working here as a teenager.


Abercrombie & Fitch


You have to be 18 or older to apply for Abercrombie & Fitch model; while the minimum age requirement for Abercrombie Kids models is 13.


Arby’s


Jobs for 15 year olds as Crew Member at Arby’s. Jobs for 16+ year olds as Arby’s Shift Manager. Jobs for 18+ year olds as Arby’s Assistant Manager.


Dunkin’ Donuts


Jobs for teenagers at Dunkin’ Donuts, an international donut and coffee retailer. Minimum age to apply is 16 years old.


Urban Outfitters


Jobs for teenagers at Urban Outfitter. Minimum age to work is generally 18 years old. Learn more about job perks and drawbacks working here.


PETCO


The minimum age for working in PETCO pet stores is 18 years, except if you live in Alaska in which the minimum age requirement is 16 years old.


Casey’s General Stores


Jobs for teenagers at Casey General Store. You have at be at least 16 years old to work at Casey, a chain of convenience stores in the Midwestern.


Starbucks


You must be at least 16 years old to work at Starbucks; except for Montana the minimum age is 14 years old. Learn more about its job perks and drawbacks.


Sears


Jobs for 16+ years old to apply at any kinds of Sears store formats. Some jobs require you to be at least 18 years old.


Books-A-Million


You must be 18 years old to work at Books-A-Million. Bookseller and Café Barista positions are available for both full-time and part-time applicants.


Pizza Hut


Jobs for 16, 17, 18, and 19 years old teenagers at Pizza Hut. Join their Team Member, or apply as Delivery Driver, Call Center Customer Representative and Servers.


Chuck E. Cheese


Jobs for 16,17,18, and 19 year olds teenagers at Chuck E. Cheese, a family entertainment centers in a pizza restaurant.


Foot Locker


Jobs for teenagers at Foot Locker, a leading global athletic footwear and apparel retailer. Minimum age to apply jobs at Foot Locker is 16 years old.


JCPenney


Jobs for 16,17,18 and 19 year olds teenagers at JCPenney. Read more about their campus recruiting and modeling opportunities.


King Soopers


Jobs for 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19 year old teenagers at King Soopers which operates about 140 food and pharmacy stores in Colorado and Wyoming.


Michaels


Job for teens at Michaels, retailer of arts and crafts materials. Minimum age to work is 16 year old, but jobs with machinery operations require you to be at least 18 year olds.


Shopko


Jobs for teenagers at Shopko retail store. Minimum age to apply is generally 16 years old. Learn more about job perks and drawbacks working here.


USPS


How to search and apply jobs for 16, 17, 18 and 19 year old teenagers at the United States Postal Service (USPS).


AMC Theatre


Jobs for teenagers at AMC Theatre, a movie theater chain. Minimum age to apply is 18 years old. Learn more about job perks and drawbacks working here.


Hickory Farms


Jobs for teenagers at Hickory Farms, an American specialty foods company. Minimum age to apply is 18 years old.


Red Lobster


Jobs for teenagers at Red Lobster, the world’s largest casual dining seafood restaurant company with over 680 locations and employs over 63,000 people.


Quiznos


Jobs for teens at Quiznos, a casual dining restaurant chain with a menu of amazing collection of chef-inspired recipes. Minimum age to work is 16 years old.


TGI Fridays


Jobs for 16,17,18 and 19 year olds teenagers at TGI Friday, an American casual dining restaurant chain with over 550 restaurants in the U.S.


Ruby Tuesday


Jobs for teenagers at Ruby Tuesday, an American casual dining restaurant chain named after the Rolling Stones’ song.


Cold Stone Creamery


Jobs for 16, 17, 18 and 19 years old at Cold Stone Creamery, an American-based ice cream parlor chain with nearly 1,400 stores.


Papa John’s Pizza


Jobs for teenagers at Papa John’s Pizza, the third largest take-out and delivery pizza restaurant chain in the United States. Minimum age of employment is 16 years old.


Sonic Drive-In


Jobs for 16 years old and older at Sonic Sonic Drive-In, an American drive-in fast-food restaurant chain with carhops who sometimes wear rollerskates.


Subway


Jobs for 18 years old teenagers or older at Subway, an American restaurant franchise that primarily sells submarine sandwiches (subs) and salads.


Outback Steakhouse


Jobs for teenagers at Outback Steakhouse, an Australian steakhouse casual dining restaurant. Minimum age of employment is generally 16 years old.


Baskin-Robbins


America’s Favorite Neighborhood Ice Cream Shop is hiring! Minimum age of employment is 14 year old, depending upon franchisee and location.


Kohl’s


Minimum age to work at Kohl’s is 17 years old. Learn more about job perks and drawbacks as a teenager working at Kohl’s department store chain.


Home Depot


Jobs for teenagers at Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer. Minimum age requirement is 18 years old.


Domino’s Pizza


Jobs for 16 year olds teenagers at Domino’s Pizza as Customer Service Representatives (CSRs). If you are 18 year olds you can apply as delivery driver.


Boston Market


Job for teenagers at Boston Market, a chain of American fast casual restaurants as Crew Members. Minimum age to apply is 15 years old.


Wal-Mart


Interested in applying with the world’s largest retailer? Job opportunity for 16 year old and older at Wal-Mart stores.


Claire’s


Jobs for teenagers at Claire’s, a retailer of fashion accessories and jewelry with two distinct brands: Claire’s and ICING.


Smoothie King


Jobs for 16 year old teenagers at Smoothie King, a smoothie and health food retailer which has 600 locations operating in the continental US.


Culver’s


Jobs for 14, 15 and 16 year old teenagers to work at Culver’s. If under the age of 18, your employment will be subject to state and federal labor law.


Chick-fil-A


Jobs for 14, 15 and 16 year old at Chick-fil-A. 14 year old teens are allowed to work in the restaurant but limited on times of days, hours per day and week. Locations vary.


Kroger


Jobs for teens at Kroger. Minimum age to apply at Kroger is 16 year old, it may vary between states. Learn more about job perks and drawbacks working here.


Dairy Queen


Jobs for teens at Dairy Queen. Minimum age to apply is 16 years old, depending on each franchisee policy. Learn more about job perks and drawbacks working at Dairy Queen.


Taco Bell


Jobs for 16 year old teenagers at Taco Bell. Minimum age of employment is 16 year olds, sometimes lower depending upon franchisee and location.


Long John Silver’s


Jobs for 16 year old teenagers and older at Long John Silver’s, a well known seafood specialized fast food restaurants. Apply as Team Member, Shift Supervisor or Assistant Manager.


KFC


Jobs for teenagers at KFC (fast food restaurants). Minimum age is 16 years old. Send your online application as Team Member or Shift Supervisor.


A&W


Jobs for teenagers at A&W restaurant (fast food restaurant). Minimum age is 16 years old. Apply as Team Member, Assistant Manager or Shift Supervisor.

 

 

 

Michelle Synowiecki 
Personal/Social Counselor
Email: Michelle.Synowiecki@ops.org

Emilio Herrera
Social Worker
Email: emilio.herrera@ops.org

Responsibilities:

  • Classroom Guidance on topics such as stress, decision making, transitions, and communication
  • Provide opportunities for Prejudice Elimination and Inclucity education
  • Teen parent resources
  • Crisis intervention
  • Transition from Middle School to High School
  • Small group opportunities for students dealing with anger, grief and loss, or family members living with illness and disease

 


 

 

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    About Our Department

    The School Counseling Program in the Omaha Public Schools encompasses preschool through twelfth grade.


    Vision

     Every Student. Every Day. Prepared for Success.

     Mission  

    Omaha Public Schools prepares all students to excel in college, career and life.

    Commitment

    1. Every student will be assigned a school counselor who will provide the personal support needed to set goals to achieve social competence and academic success.

    2. Every student will be empowered to gain the attitude, knowledge and skills necessary for lifelong academic, career, and personal success.

    3. Every student will be provided a system of support to address immediate needs and concerns impacting school success.

    Focus

    School counselors prepare students to excel in college, career and life by instilling hope, increasing school connectedness and empowering students to achieve academic success. (Hope. Connect. Succeed.)

    ASCA/NDE School Counseling Standards

    Confidentiality
    • Everything that is shared with a counselor is considered to be confidential. In other words, the counselor will not tell anyone what has been discussed without the student's permission unless the student is dangerous to his/her self or to others.  
    The Role of the School Counselor
    • Through large and small group presentations, academic, personal/social, and career counselors deliver a couseling curriculum to ALL students related to the four program strands: self and opportunity awareness, social responsibility and awareness, goal setting and decision making, and preparation for transitions. In addition, all the counselors assist individual students who have unique needs, including those who may be experiencing barriers to academic success. Also, every high school has a specialized counselor to assist students with their advanced education plans. 
     Counselor Domains
        • Records Counselor monitors student academic placement and academic progress toward meeting South High graduation requirements.
        • College/Career Counselor assists students in the identification of skills and talents related to classes and possible future employment opportunities.
        • Social/Emotional Counselor interacts with students who need assistance with relationships, conflict resolution, and personal issues related to wellness.
      When Can Students Reach a School Counselor?
      • The Counseling Department is open Monday through Friday from 7:10 AM to 3:45 PM.
      • Students can come to the Counseling Center before school, during study halls, lunch period, and after school. However, in the case of an urgent situation, teachers may choose to send a student to see a counselor during class time. Students should come to the Counseling Center from class or study hall with a pass.
      How Can Parents/Guardians Reach a School Counselor?
      • Parents/Guardians may reach a school counselor by calling the Couseling Office at 531-299-7665 or 531-299-7722 or come directly to the Couseling Office. If parents/guardians have question about a student's schedule, classes, or educational plan, the student's assigned counselor is available to talk with them.