Counseling Corner

January 2022

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Current 10th grade Registration Power Point

Registration information was given to current 10th graders in order to complete their registration for next year. The Power Point below has information that was given to the students. All 10th grade registration sheets are due on Friday Jan 14th. They need to be completed and turned into their advisement teachers no later than the end of advisement class on Friday.


Current 11th grade Registration Power Point

Registration information was given to current 11th graders in order to complete their registration for next year. The Power Point below has information that was given to the students. All 11th grade registration sheets are due on Wed, Jan 26th. They need to be completed and turned into their advisement teachers no later than the end of advisement class on Wed.


Seniors Click Below for Senior Newsletter

All Senior specific information will be added to the Senior Newsletter. Click on the Senior 2022 to access the Senior Newsletter.

Click HERE


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Emotional Supports

Please click here for information about excellent Coping Skills.


Academic Supports


After School Tutoring

Do you need extra help with classes? Attend After School Tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Library after school from 3:15 to 5:15.

If you ride a bus and need the late but you have to sign-up in the AP office before 1:00 that day.

For more information please reach out to Mrs. Wheeler at


Student Ride Metro Busses For Free

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Upward Bound - Applications Due Jan 17th, 2022

Are you interested in attending college after high school?

Are you interested in fun field trips, learning about college preparation, ACT prep and after school tutoring?

If you said yes to any of these questions, Nebraska Methodist College Upward Bound might be the program for you! We are currently recruiting 9th, 10th and 11th grade Burke students to join our program. Upward Bound is FREE to join and allows you the opportunity to make money while participating. We serve low-income and/or first-generation students who are excited about learning and continuing their education.

If interested, please click HERE to apply by Monday, January 17th, 2022.


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For Volunteering and Job Information and more


2021-2022 ACT Test Dates

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High School Student Summer Internship

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The Black College & Cultural Enrichment Tour

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UNMC High School Alliance - Application Due January 28th

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For more information please visit

For a hardcopy brochure please visit the Counseling Office.


"Youth Salute" - Exciting Opportunity for Juniors!

The Greater Omaha Council Bluffs Area Council on Youth Leadership is currently requesting applications for the 2022 “Youth Salute”.

To qualify, a student must:

(1) be a high school junior (senior class of 2023)

(2) Have a cumulative 3.0 G.P.A. or higher through their sophomore year

(3) Have held TWO LEADERSHIP ROLES to which their peers or an adult leader chose within the past two years in school, religious or community-sponsored organizations.

All juniors who qualify should go online at to apply. If you are unsure of your grade point average, check with your school counselor. All application forms must be completed and returned by December 20, 2021. We encourage all eligible students to participate.

Students will be saluted in a photographic banner in their high school.

$988,000 in scholarship opportunities were provided in 2021.

See below for available Awards in 2022:

(1) National Leadership Experience - 4 individuals will be awarded a National Leadership Experience
(2) $1,000 - Two “Youth Leaders of the Year” $500 scholarships from Arnold Clark Photography
(3) Each Student - Receives a certificate from the National Council on Youth Leadership
(4) Additional Awards - Will be announced as they become available


Princeton Summer Journalism Program application for Juniors! Due Monday, Feb 28, 2022

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) offers a tuition-free journalism institute and college counseling program for high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. Participants spend 10 days in late July/early August at Princeton University, where they learn about inquiry and truth in reporting through workshops taught by Princeton University professors and professional journalists. The summer institute culminates in the publication of the student-produced newspaper, The Princeton Summer Journal. Although we welcome students who have been actively involved in journalistic activities, no prior experience is required to qualify.

Students apply through three rounds of consideration during their junior year and begin participation the following summer. During their senior year, students work closely with a volunteer college counselor to complete the college admissions process.

Covers all programmatic costs, including housing, travel, meals, and supplies.

The application is now open and will be due Monday, Feb 28, 2022. Please do spread the word to students and educators in the meantime. Register for a public information session, attend an educator's "coffee hour", request a virtual school visit, or refer a student via our website.


Personalized College Counseling

PSJP participants work directly with a professional journalist or program alum to complete their college applications. Check out our Outcomes page to see some of the colleges to which alumin have matriculated.

Dynamic Activities

During the summer program, students tour news outlets, report on professional sporting events from the press box, and hold a press conference, among other activities to report real stories for their newspaper. Review sample schedules online.


You may work with students who qualify for PSJP or have colleagues who do. Feel free to forward this email to parents, educators, and media professionals in your network or click the button below to refer a student to receive information about the program.

Refer a student!


Scholarship Opportunity for Female Junior Students - Due February 13, 2022

What is Distinguished Young Women?

Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program inspiring high school students to develop their full potential by providing college scholarships, teaching life skills and developing self confidence through performance and public speaking. Founded in 1958, the program has awarded more than $108 million in cash scholarships over its lifetime and has provided a life-enhancing experience to more than 750,000 young women. The program is administered entirely by volunteers at the At-Large and state levels. In 2022 the Distinguished Young Women of Nebraska program awarded $6,200 in cash scholarship and made available more than $2 million in college-granted scholarship opportunities.

How do I participate?

Distinguished Young Women of Nebraska will hold At-Large programs for the Class of 2023 (students who will be graduating high school in 2023) in order to qualify to participate in the state finals held in July 2022. An At-Large program uses a condensed, audition-style format with the same judging criteria as the State Program. There is NO cost or entry fee to participate in an At-Large program.

An At-Large is a one-day event. Participants are evaluated by a panel of judges in the following categories: Scholastic achievement (25%), Interview (25%), Talent (20%), Aerobic Fitness (15%) and Self-expression/Public Speaking (15%).

While participating in the Distinguished Young Women of Nebraska program at the At-Large and State levels, participants will be able to display their talents, improve their public speaking and interview skills and be recognized for their outstanding achievements.

The At-Large programs will qualify young women to advance to the state program held July 8-10, 2022. At the state program, cash scholarships will be awarded in each of the 5 categories along with overall scholarships awarded to the top applicants.

How do I apply?

Register/apply online and for more information at The deadlines for students in Nebraska to apply are as follows:

Omaha-metro (2 options) – Deadline #1: February 13, 2022, Deadline #2: March 27, 2022

Lincoln-metro – Deadline: February 27, 2022

Central/Western Nebraska – Deadline: March 13, 2022


Questions can be directed to the Nebraska State Chairman:

Stacey Fletcher 402.669.4567 cell


Joyce Ivy Foundation - Scholarship for 10th & 11th grade females - Due March 1st

The Summer Scholars program provides scholarships for talented female high school students to participate in a summer academic program at one of our partner programs – some of the most rigorous and selective colleges and universities in the country.

Scholars receive a full or partial scholarship, based on demonstrated financial need, to cover tuition, room and board, travel expenses, and supplies. The Joyce Ivy Foundation works directly with our set of program partners to combine Joyce Ivy scholarships with additional financial aid provided by the summer program.


  • Exposure to a diverse array of peers
  • Exposure to a broader range of college options
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Academic and intellectual growth
  • Greater self-confidence
  • Scholars describe the experience as transformative


Eligible applicants are female identifying high school students living in Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota, who also attend high school in one of these seven states.

Applicants are academically high-achieving students who will be entering 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2022. Occasionally, an exceptional rising 10th grader is selected as a Summer Scholar.

Past Summer Scholars, who used their scholarships, are not eligible to apply again for another scholarship.

Dates & Deadlines

December 5, 2021 --- 2022 application available online

March 1, 2022 --- Application deadline

By April 1, 2021 --- Decision released via email

April 22, 2022 --- Scholarship reply deadline


  • Two Short Answer Essays (250 words)
  • One Long Essay (650 words)
  • Parent/Guardian Tax Forms (Form 1040) for the prior 2 years
  • Official Copies of PSAT, SAT, or ACT scores, if applicable
  • Copies (screenshots) of financial aid applications submitted to partner summer programs
  • One Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Official High School Transcript

Summer Scholars applicants must also apply directly to our summer program partners for admission financial aid. Please check our partners’ sites for deadlines.



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July 17-20, 2022 | Lincoln, Nebraska

You are the future of business. Spend a few days in July at the College of Business to learn about the dynamic world of business and explore potential career opportunities. You’ll make connections with people with similar goals as well as interact with faculty and staff who will encourage you as you sharpen leadership and networking skills. Walk away with new friends and perspective, resources to tackle the college admissions process and even qualify for a renewable $2,000 scholarship for completing the program.

Who should apply?

High school juniors expected to graduate in May 2023, who earned a 2.5+ GPA, have an interest in business and meet at least one of the following criteria:

• First in their family to go to college

• Underrepresented identity

• Meet federal guidelines for low-income status or qualify for free or reduced lunch

Submit your application by April 8, 2022.

Don’t wait - head to to learn more.

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June 1-3, 2022 | Lincoln, Nebraska

Are you good with numbers and enjoy working with people? What’s the best way to consider what career is the best fit for you and your talents?

Take the first step toward finding your future career and apply for the free Discover Accounting pre-college program. You’ll explore careers in accounting and business, meet business professionals and tour their workplaces, and meet college and high school students with similar interests. You’ll also get the scoop on preparing for college, paying for school, engaging support and making your future. Free transportation from Omaha and Grand Island to Lincoln available.

Application requirements include:

• Complete your junior or senior year in spring of 2022

• Submit an academic transcript

• Earned a minimum GPA of 3.0

• Submit your application by April 8, 2022

Don’t wait - head to to apply.


Pre-College Programs at Boston University Summer Term

It may be cold outside in Boston, but it’s not too early to start planning for summer. Please let your students know they can now apply online for the 2022 Summer Term High School Programs at Boston University, via our website.

Next summer, we are offering five pre-college programs, each of which provides rigorous and collaborative college life experiences that will enable students to gain a strong sense of their personal and academic potential. Here is a brief overview of each:

  • High School Honors is a six-week residential, commuter, or online program in which students take Boston University undergraduate courses and earn up to 8 transferable college credits. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2022.
  • RISE Internship/Practicum is a six-week, non-credit residential or commuter program in which students conduct scientific research in a university lab under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students must be entering their senior year of high school in fall 2022.
  • Academic Immersion (AIM) is a three-week, non-credit residential program for students to focus intensively on a single academic topic while experiencing life on a college campus. This summer we are offering three AIM tracks: Introduction to Experimental Psychology; Introduction to Medicine; and Creative Writing. Each track combines classroom work in the subject area with experiential learning activities. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2022.
  • Summer Challenge is a two-week residential or online program in which students take two non-credit seminars of their choice and experience college life. Students must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school in fall 2022.
  • Summer Preview is a one-week, non-credit residential or commuter program in which students explore one subject of interest while previewing the college experience. Students must be entering eighth grade or their freshman or sophomore year of high school in fall 2022.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Phone: 617-353-1378
Fax: 617-358-0646



*Students who participate in extracurricular activities can do better in school, develop close

friendships, get to know the school and teachers better, and have more opportunities after high school.


Order Your Yearbook

Yearbooks can be purchased online by clicking HERE.

Yearbook Price - $60.00

Order Deadline - May 1st, 2022


Job Corps

Omaha Contact - Shayla Dailey 402-658-8610

Job Corps is a U.S. Department of Labor program that is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for eligible young people.

  • Each year, Job Corps helps approximately 50,000 young people get the career training and education needed to enter the workforce or an apprenticeship program, go on to higher education, or be accepted in the military.
  • Job Corps offers training in high-demand industries, including health care, information technology, and manufacturing.
  • Through community college partnerships, Job Corps students can earn college credit (or even finish a high school diploma, if needed).
  • After graduation, Job Corps provides transitional support services to help students further their education or find employment, housing and transportation.
  • This program is funded by the federal government and is available at no cost to eligible participants.
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Apprenticeship Opportunity - Apache Industries

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Military Contact Information

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