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Thank you for visiting the GHS Counseling webpage! Please use the links on the left to find valuable information for parents and students. Upcoming events can be found below. If you need further assistance, counselors are available by appointment, Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm.
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BETTER TOGETHER girls empowerment conference on Sat. April 6th
All GHS girls are invited to join us on a fieldtrip to this empowering, fun conference at the Pendry Hotel downtown.  Hosted by Geena the Latina from Channel 93.3, this event will include inspirational stories from successful women, a delicious lunch, music, interactive activities, and prizes.  Please click here for the permission slip and return it to the counseling office by Thursday, March 28th.
Get a free prom dress and accessory!  Book your appointment online at  Bring proof of enrollment in high school and one female guest to help you shop.  Dates and locations:
Mission Valley Mall Boutique on April 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 24, 26, 27th
South Chula Vista Library Pop-Up on April 6th
Vista Library Pop-Up on April 20th
El Cajon Library Pop-Up on April 27th
If you will be attending Grossmont and/or Cuyamaca College in the fall, please attend one of the following events to help you complete the enrollment process and gain priority registration!
  • Fast Friday on May 10th from 12pm-2pm  
  • Super Saturday on April 6th or June 1st from 8:30am-12:30pm
This events will be held at Grossmont College, in the Griffin Gate student center.  Complete your orientation, assessments, and advising all on one date!  You must complete your Grossmont College application beforehand and rsvp by texting your name and the date you wish to attend to 619-738-1136).
We hope you were able to join us for this event on Feb. 27th!  Please click  for the presentation.

Be sure to check your SAR (Student Aid Report) for errors.  Show your counselor a copy for a free limited edition Footthiller FAFSA sticker!  Also, check on the status of your application by creating an account at  You need to make sure your gpa was received and correctly matched with your application.  You will also be able to check on the status of your CalGrant, Middle Class Scholarship or CHAFEE Grant.  If you will attend Grossmont/Cuyamaca College, complete the pledge at to get your first year free!

  • The Berkeley Summer Experience on June 21st-23rd is designed to help first-generation, low-income, and/or underrepresented students become familiar with the UC Berkeley campus while learning how to fill out a competitive UC Application.  This a residential program open to rising high school seniors with a gpa of 3.5 or higher. While the program is free of charge, transportation to the program is not covered. Students who are nominated by a counselor or a Community-Based Organization will have priority consideration, so see your counselor if you would like to be nominated. All nominated students must also fill out an application which is due on April 30th.  If you have any questions, please contact
  • The Sports Industry Academy at UCSB offers high school students insight into the sports industry, led by prominent sports business leaders such as Antawn Jamison, as well as experiencing the UCSB campus and workshops on how to navigate the university admissions process and personal insight questions.
  • Run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide with locations in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro are 1-week summer day camps for high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.
  • High school students who completed their sophomore or junior year with a GPA of 3.0+ can live and learn at UC Santa Cruz! This program combines support and independence to model a true college experience for five weeks.  Per credit tuition is 50% off - exclusively for high schools students. Students can choose from classes across 30 departments including Biology, Music, Psychology, Math, and more. For students who prefer not to come to campus, there are 40+ courses offered completely online. The schedule is available at
  • The Teen/Youth Academy allows 10th & 11th graders an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today’s FBI, including presentations on terrorism, cyber, public corruption, SWAT and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. For more information visit,
  • For additional incredible summer opportunities, please click here