Academic Support

  • Academic Counselors

    Melissa Ryan: 

    10th & 11th Last Names - A-K 

    Seniors E - K

    I am an Academic Counselor at PLHS and enjoy working with students everyday!  I taught Spanish for 15 years and now I am a School Counselor aiding student success.  Along with assisting students with their classes, I am a Case Manager for students with 504 Plans and I am the GHS Sponsor.  On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, I bring, Winnie, our certified therapy dog, to school to support students' social and emotional wellbeing.  Please email, call me with any questions!  


    Stacey Dunbar: 

    10th & 11th Last Names - L-Z

    Seniors L - R

    I am one of the academic counselors at Papillion La Vista High School. I have over 20 years of experience in school counseling.  Prior to being a school counselor, I was a Special Education teacher for 10 years in the Omaha area. In addition to monitoring students’ academic progress, I also work with student who have 504 plans, are on concussion protocol and the PLHS student ambassadors.  I am invested in each student's educational program and enjoy helping all students achieve their highest academic potential. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns you have about academics.  Go Monarchs!

    Grade QuestionsAcademic Support


    Parents and students have many options in communicating with our faculty. Parents should follow the following steps when there are questions about their student’s grades.

    • Parents have been sent the information to access online grading. The link “Family Portal” can be found on the home page of this site. If you need your login information, please click on "forgot username" and / or "forgot password".

    • Parents can always call the teacher at 402-898-0409 or email. Every faculty member’s email is available on the school website. Go to and click on “Staff”.

    • If a parent still needs help, contact our academic counselors, Stacey Dunbar or Melissa Ryan, in the Counseling Center at 402-898-0409.

    Summer School/Night School

    • PLHS offers summer school for credit recovery.  In addition, PE can be taken for original credit in summer.  Summer school usually starts right after Memorial Day with attendance being mandatory for all 12 days.

    • Online Summer School registration will open sometime in April.  Email Stacey Dunbar in the counseling center with any questions at