Meet the MNVHS School Counselors

Jenna Krueger Jennifer Priem
School Counselor School Counselor
612-756-8215 (call or text) 612-440-5216 (call or text)
jkrueger@emailmtcs.org jpriem@emailmtcs.org

MNVHS School Counselors

Ensure that all students are successful by assisting them in identifying and achieving educational, career, personal and social goals. Each counselor is licensed by the state of Minnesota and trained with a school counseling master’s degree.

Academic Counseling

The counselors assist and support parents and students in achieving academic success. The school counselors work with students to create academic plans and help to eliminate barriers that are interfering with academic success.

Personal & Social Counseling

School Counselors respond to students’ needs by implementing preventative and intervention services. Students and counselors may develop confidential relationships with students to help them resolve or cope with issues or concerns.

College & Career Planning

School Counselors help students investigate their interests and career aptitudes, and work with students to set post-secondary educational and career goals.


You must meet all credit and testing requirements to be eligible for graduation.
Minnesota Virtual High School requires 64.5 credits to graduate. One class equals 1.5 credits, with the exception of Orientation. The MNVHS graduation requirements are as follows:

English – 12 credits
Social Studies – 12 credits
Math – 9 credits
Science – 9 credits
Fine Arts – 3 credits
Physical Education/Health – 3 credits
Electives – 16.5 credits
TOTAL – 64.5 credits
Students and families have “Family/Student Access” to our Skyward record-keeping system. This is the system where we keep track of earned credits, attendance, final grades and graduation requirements. Please contact your school counselor for your Skyward username and password.

Follow this link to access the Skyward log-in website: Skyward Family Access

2016 Graduation Ceremony
Saturday, June 11th, 2016
Minneapolis Convention Center
1:00PM

Participants must have completed all course, credit, and testing requirements.

PSEO
The post-secondary enrollment options program is available either part or full-time to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students need to qualify in order to participate. Requirements vary from school to school. Students need to check with the colleges for applications and deadlines.

For more information on the PSEO program, check out the following websites:

  • Online College in the High Schools
    OCHS is a state funded program that provides qualifying high school students with the opportunity to earn post-secondary education credits online while still completing high school. Courses are taught through the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU).

    Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level, nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders may take one career/technical PSEO course. If they earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional PSEO courses.

    There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. If a school district determines a pupil is not on track to graduate, she/he may continue to participate in PSEO. Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. Schools must provide information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families by March 1, every year. Students must notify their school by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year. For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.

There four types of financial aid:

  1. Scholarships
  2. Loans
  3. Grants
  4. Work Study

Students are encouraged to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is the general financial aid application and can indicate if you qualify for federal, state, and college aid.

You can find this application at: www.fafsa.gov

Learn more about Paying for College!

Not sure how to apply to college? Please contact your school counselor to talk this through!
MNVHS school counselors work with students to explore potential career paths. Please contact your school counselor to develop goals and plans for your future.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-8255