University of Nebraska High School November Notes eNewsletter for Educators: University of Nebraska High School

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We are looking forward to visiting old friends and making new ones this winter. If we are in your area, and you would like to schedule a meeting, please contact UNHS Assistant Director Charlotte Seewald.

Dec. 2: AdvancED for Latin American Countries, Atlanta, Ga.
Dec. 4: Nebraska Principals Conference, Lincoln, Neb.
Feb. 9: Association for the Advancement of International Education, San Francisco, Calif.
Feb. 25: National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, Mass.

Did you know?

The staff members of the University of Nebraska High School are proud to average almost 10 years of experience in serving students and educators.


In this issue


Message from our Principal

Barry Stark ISHS Principal As we work to help students prepare for college, we encourage them to take courses that will make them more successful at the post-secondary level.

According to the National Math + Science Initiative, 44 percent of 2013 U.S. high school graduates are ready for college-level math and 36 percent of 2013 U.S. high school students are prepared for college-level science.


The University of Nebraska High School addresses this by offering:

These 33 courses give our students options to stay on track and opportunities to explore their interests.

We also provide students ways to explore possible careers with courses such as:

These courses can provide valuable insight and help students choose a more specific path, thus saving time and money in college.

Barry Stark
UNHS Principal


Important NCAA update

Students working toward academic eligibility through the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) must be aware of the many requirements throughout their high school career.

As of this year, following their sixth semester, students must submit transcripts to the NCAA for review. UNHS diploma students should order their transcripts through Supplemental students should work through their local school.


Registration for dual enrollment starts 1/5

The next semester of dual enrollment courses through UNHS and the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) begins January 5. Students must register through UNHS and submit payment to UNO by March 15 in order to receive credit. The courses must be completed by May 15. Get details >>>


NU online graduate program feature

The University of Nebraska is proud to provide a vast selection of online degree programs for educators.

The Master of Arts in Education/Reading degree program is for educators who are interested in acquiring the knowledge, skills and methodology to diagnose and facilitate instructional strategies.


College-prep series now available

With most of our graduates going on to four-year post-secondary institutions, it was important to us to provide extensive information about preparing for college. We called upon the experts at our own University of Nebraska campuses for the following articles.

Find this series and more applicable college application information in the resources section of our website.


UNHS book review

From Debby Bartz, Academic Adviser
Generation iY by Tim Elmore

This book discussed life-long learning and how each generation brings gifts to challenge society through technology, education needs, leadership styles, faith and protecting the earth. While reading the book my heart kept telling me that I need to continue to learn about being a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, educator, neighbor and leader. There is a need for generations to gather their strengths and engage the world.

Lifetime learning is more than a choice, it is my responsibility. So, what am I going to do to be a life-long learner? I have:

  • Challenged everyone in my life including my family, UNHS co-workers, students, parents, educators and coaches worldwide to read the book.
  • Set aside 30 minutes per day for reading books that require in-depth thinking.
  • Started a journal of new and challenging ideas and made a plan of how to use them effectively to positively engage my community and the world.
  • Listened carefully to the generations that surround me and continue to embrace all that I can learn from them.

Albert Einstein shared this wisdom: “Learning is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” I believe it is true.

Will you take my challenge?