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ACT Test Prep

NHS will be offering an ACT Prep course through Power Prep Inc. on Wed. Nov. 13th at the high school. The course will be from 1-3 pm with a break and students returning to finish the course from 6:30-9:30 pm the same day. The cost is $65 per student. Payment is due at the time of sign up and reserves a space in the class. More information and registration can be found here

KAPLAN online ACT prep 

Available for all students taking the ACT

FREE for those qualifying for an ACT fee waiver

Learn more at: ACT Rapid Review


Sophomores and Juniors can sign up to take the PSAT. This will happen on October 16th at Newton High School. It will take all morning. Registration will close October 4th or until full. Students can sign up for the test in the student services office with Ms. Harder, the registrar. The cost is $18.

FREE College-Prep Program Offered

Available at NHS!

Upward Bound (UB) is a FREE federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education. The K-State Polytechnic UB program serves 55 students from four target schools; Clay Center Community High, Ell-Saline High, Lincoln High, and Newton High. Our goal is to assist students in developing the academic skills required to graduate from high school, enter a post-secondary institution, and successfully complete a college degree. Services include, but are not limited to ACT prep, FAFSA/Financial aid guidance, career & college exploration, campus visits, summer college simulation, guest speakers, out-of-state trips, workshops, social/cultural field trips, etc. We are currently recruiting for participants to complete our program roster. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Ingrid Pohl, UB Academic Services Coordinator at or 785-826-2987.

College Admissions Visits

Check your Family Connection page for updates --


What to learn from College admissions representatives:

  1. Admissions requirements and deadlines.

  2. Scholarship requirements and deadlines.

  3. What are the most popular majors?

  4. Financial Aid opportunities?

  5. Clubs and organizations available for participation in.

  6. Housing options and deadlines.

  7. On campus - off campus job options / availability.

  8. Tutoring resources other “helps”.

  9. Orientation to college - welcome events.

  10. Why choose this school?

  11. Amount of debt students are graduating with.

  12. Average time to graduate: 4 years? 5?

  13. Percentage of students receiving financial aid.

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