Current Announcements & Articles

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

The ASVAB will be held on Tuesday, December 5th in room 242 at 7:40AM. Students will be taking the online version of the ASVAB this year. This test is available to juniors and seniors. Please sign up in the Counseling Office by Friday, December 1st.  Click for more info about ASVAB.


Did you miss Sophomore or Junior Information Night?

Click for a full video of Sophomore Night; click for a full video of Junior Night.


Career Info

Check out the "Who's Hiring Youth in Scott County" flyer.  Details about cyber security jobs and more.  


Sophomores:  Apply for the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Seminar

Click here to find out about this super opportunity for one sophomore to represent NPHS at the Leadership Seminar June 15 - 17, 2018.  


Is a Liberal Arts Degree Worth It?

Selected about the value of a liberal arts education.   



13 Reasons Why: Talking Points

"13 Reasons Why" is a fictional Netflix show that many young people are currently viewing or have viewed.  This is NOT recommended viewing.  Many flaws exist in this depiction of a fictional character's movement toward, and completion of, a suicide.  Please read these talking points for a sound, productive and accurate representation of facts that surround mental illness and suicide.  


Know the Truth Chemical Health Presentation

View this outstanding video of the evening presentation in its entirety .  (Held Monday, Feb. 6 at NPHS)


Advice for Parents on Social Media Apps

Click here for eye-opening info on all those apps out there!


Did you miss Sophomore or Junior Information Night (Nov. 10, 2016)?

Click   to view a video of the junior evening presentation.... to view the sophomore presentation. 


Great info for parents of adolescents!

Click for "Top 10 Tasks of Adolescent Development" and for "5 Basics of Parenting Teens." 


Looking for ACT test prep?  

See your counselor for login information to our free online test prep resources:  MCIS & Naviance.  Click here for our ACT test prep page & links.


Soft Skills Critical for New Grads

Click to see what employers are looking for in potential employees.


Top 8 Reasons Why Teens Try Alcohol & Drugs

Click here for this insightful article.


Private Colleges: (FAQ's)  



The Silicon Valley Suicides

Intriguing insights into why so many kids with bright prospects are killing themselves in Palo Alto.  Click .


Suicide Prevention, Parenting Tips 

Click  to read an interesting article from a psychiatrist who works in Palo Alto, CA. Great food for thought! 


Minnesota's Opioid Epidemic

Click  for Minnesota Public Radio's series on opioid addiction.


Resilience in Youth

Click  for this article from Psychology Today. 


Private Colleges More Accessible Than You May Think

You may be surprised at the percent of low income families that receive financial aid at private colleges.  The short article here clarifies how accessible a private college education can be.


Private College Value and Cost Myths

Two college presidents sound off on the value of a liberal arts education .   


E-Cigarettes Being Used by Teens to Smoke Marijuana

Click  for article.