RESOURCES FOR GHS FAMILIES WHILE SCHOOL IS CLOSED:
Our partner, Mending Matters, put together this helpful guide which covers many resources and suggestions for students and families to take care of themselves during this crisis: Coping with COVID-19. The guide includes information regarding nutrition, health and wellness, wifi, housing, quality of life, and mental health. Mending Matters therapists are also working on creating workbooks to use during the break from school. Please sign up here if you would like to receive more information.
If you are in need of support during our break from school, please reach out to one of the following resources:
San Diego Access and Crisis Line: 888-724-7240
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Please click on the Grossmont Resource Center link to the left for additional resources.
NACAC COLLEGE ADMISSIONS STATUS UPDATES
NACAC has developed a tool (click here) that will serve as a gathering point for updates from colleges and universities about how they are adapting to the impact of the coronavirus. Many colleges are changing policies around school visits, deadlines for replying to offers and submitting enrollment deposits, and sharing other ways to get in contact.
All college bound juniors should take the ACAT/SAT as soon as possible to prepare for the fall college application process. The College Board cancelled the March and May SAT exams but will hopefully offer these exams during the summer. Please visit https://pages.collegeboard.org/natural-disasters for updates. Students can access personalized test prep based on their PSAT results through their College Board accounts. The April ACT has been rescheduled for June 13th. Please visit https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html for updates. Students can continue to prepare for these exams using the online tools listed under Testing Info to the left.
COLLEGE ESSAY GUY'S COLLEGE APPLICATION HUB:
If students want to devote some time to working ahead on college applications, here are some of Ethan Sawyer's favorite and most popular college prep resources. Topics are listed by category and you can work through them at your own pace. They’re all free.
SUMMER SCHOOL at GHS
Summer school will be offered at GHS from June 8th - 26th. Students will have the opportunity to repeat a D or F in one course. Please click here for the summer school application and return it to the counseling office. Students will be enrolled based on availability on the date we receive the form.
UPWARD BOUND at GHS
The Upward Bound program is currently accepting freshmen and sophomores who are low-income and/or will be the first generation in their family to earn a bachelor's degree. This is an incredible opportunity for students to benefit from free tutoring, mentoring, informative workshops, college fieldtrips, and assistance with college and financial aid applications. Click here for the GHS Upward Bound website.
PAUSE WORKSHOPS offered by Mending Matters at GHS
These workshops are offered during period one (8:30am) on Wednesday mornings. The series of five workshops cover a different topic each Wednesday, such as time management, motivation, stress management, and social media. Click here for the flyer. If your student does not have a period one class and would like to sign up, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are offering rolling enrollment; even if you did not attend previous sessions, you can sign up for the next one. Students who are enrolled in Space & Earth Science with Mr. Youngblood will participate in these workshops during class.
RADY CHILDREN'S WEEKEND MEDICAL ACADEMY Mental Health Matters in Medicine
Registration opens April 13th and is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-day program on May 29th -31st will help high school and college students interested in a career in healthcare to understand the connection between mental/behavioral health and overall physical health. Visit www.sdhealthscholars.org to learn more.
SENIORS: DID YOU APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID?
The CalGrant deadline was March 2nd. However, you can still apply for other types of aid by completing the FAFSA or CA Dream Act application. This is required in order to be eligible for the College Promise program (two years tuition free at the community colleges). Counselors visited all Economics and AP Gov. classes in October to provide valuable information about funding a college education. Please click here for the presentation.