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Community Resource List
Study Hall Request Form
Online Learning Contract
Seniors Home Release Request Form

AP Testing

AP Testing happens in the spring for AP Calculus and AP English.  For more information please contact our AP Testing Coordinator, Holly Boyle at 776-9400.

College Athletics

There are 7 divisions of collegiate athletics:

Follow the links below to register and ensure eligibility to participate in college athletics.
Webinar recording:
Webinar presentation:
Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete



The Nikiski Middle High School Counseling and Guidance program is available to all students. 

Hello everyone! Let me introduce myself. I am Karen Hixson, I grew up in
Colorado (The Western Slope although I graduated from Fort Lupton, CO.)
My husband is from MO. We compromised and moved to Kansas where we
raised our children. My husband Clyde is a retired truck driver and a
military veteran. Our son Clyde still resides in Kansas. Our daughter Kayla
is a Special Education Teacher in Kenny Lake, AK. She has 2 children
ages 3 and 6. We enjoy spending time with them.
Prior to being a counselor I was a Para Educator. I received my Masters
degree in School Counseling from Emporia State University in May, 2022.
We moved to Homer, AK last summer. I served my first year as school
counselor at Homer Middle School and the Head of the Bay.
I love being a school counselor. Please feel free to stop by and chat
anytime. I enjoy art and photography. I try to keep coloring pages on my
table for stress relief. Feel free to color while chatting.
I am looking forward to the 2023-2024 School Year and I will try to update
college and career information as I receive it. I will update SAT/ACT
information. Go Bulldogs!

College and Career Prep night– for 8-12th  and their parent/guardians. (FAFSA, WUE, Jumpstart, middle college, UA scholar, APS etc.) September 20th  at 6pm..

College and Career Fair – October 11th.  Seniors possibly juniors.

ASVAB October 18th – given to 9-12th grade for those who sign up.

PSAT will be given to select juniors and sophomores on October 24th.  7:45 – lunch

Bulldog Packet Information for Class of 2023 Seniors

Turn in 5 copies of your Bulldog Packet by 2:15 on Friday, March 3rd, 2023.

Some scholarships may require additional information/paperwork & may have earlier deadlines.  Check KPBSD’s 1Stop & your email for more information. Late Bulldog Packets will NOT be accepted.

Freshman Transition Night Thursday Aug. 25 5:30pm. NMHS Auditorium


  • Introduction to the Counseling Team
  • Credits & Grades
  • GPA & Graduation Requirements
  • Checking your Graduation Progress on PowerSchool
  • Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) Link to APS website
  • How to Win Scholarships
  • Ways to get Involved
  • Eligibility Requirements

Keep track of your volunteer hours/community service throughout high school:
volunteer hours log


Seniors…Visit One Stop to view scholarship opportunities posted by the district. is also a great  additional resource to look up more national scholarship information

The Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) is a phenomenal scholarship opportunity for students who plan to go to college or a technical school in Alaska.  Be sure to check out the official website below.

Alaska Performance Scholarship:  Please visit APS.Alaska.Gov

Alaska Schools that accept the APS: APS Approved List – Institiutions and Programs

School Counselor

Karen Hixson
(907) 776-9456

Counseling Secretary Registrar
Joy Sullivan
(907) 776-9400

AKCIS (Alaska Career Information System)

The AKCIS website is a informative tool designed to help students with possible career & college pathways. Link to AKCIS website. Students can also access the AKCIS website directly from their powerschool portal. See Mr. Mitchell for help. 

Site Name: Nikiski High School

Username: nikiskihs

Password: 4Student