Thank you for visiting the GHS Counseling webpage! What do counselors do? Check out this PRIDE lesson if you missed it and watch our virtual tour to get to know us! Counselors are available by phone, email, or appointments Mon. - Fri. from 8am - 3pm. Please see the Counseling Dept. Directory for contact information.
The SDYS CRISIS COUNSELING PROGRAM provides short-term, non-clinical support to youth and families that have been impacted by COVID-19. The goal is to help youth and families cope with the stress of the pandemic. They work with clients on a needs assessment to identify their highest priorities, connect them with relevant and appropriate resources, and provide a safe environment for them to share their experiences around the pandemic.
Please click on the Grossmont Resource Center link to the left for additonal resources to help your family during this challenging time.
CHECK YOUR MOOD WEEK Oct. 25th - 29th
Grossmont High School is partnering with San Diego Youth Services for the 9th year to offer the “Check Your Mood” program to all 10th & 12th graders. This program focuses on educating youth and their families on depression and reducing the stigma around seeking help for mental health issues. SDYS will be presenting curriculum in classrooms and providing additional support for students that express interest and/or need during the following weeks:
October 25th - 29th: 12th grade
November 29th - Dec.3rd: 10th grade
Parent awareness is integral to the success of this program. Please visit this link for additional information: SDYS Here Now website. Please click here to register for our parent zoom meeting to preview what your child will learn and find out how you can help. Please click here for the passive parent permission slip. If you would like your child to opt out of the program, please return the bottom portion of the form to the Grossmont Resource Center. For additional information, contact Julianna Manuel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SENIORS: COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOPS FOR SENIORS
Bring your chromebook to the library on Tuesdays during 6th & 7th periods throughout October and November, for the opportunity to work on your college applications with the help of GHS counselors!
SENIORS: APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID!
Counselors recently presented important information in all Government classes. ALL students who will attend community college, a university, trade school, career college, art school, etc. should apply for financial aid! Please refer back to this presentation as you are completing your 2022-23 FAFSA or CADAA:
Seniors recently received important post-secondary information during their English classes. Students chose to attend a presentation on four year universities or community college/military/trade schools. Here are the presentations, which include many important links:
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. To hear how Upward Bound is making an impact, listen to our current participants! Check out the GHS Upward Bound flyer and pamphlet. Click here for the website.
VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS AND TOURS
Please click on the College Fairs and Visits button to the left for tons of opportunities! Please check back often as we are continually updating this document. Click here for a Google Calendar showing many of these events.
COLLEGE BOUND SENIORS: Register for the ACT/SAT Exams!
For the Class of 2021, most universities were "test-blind" or "test-optional." Many universities are continuing this policy for the Class of 2022. However, students should consider taking one or both of these exams for university admissions, specific programs, or scholarships. Please visit www.collegeboard.org to register for the SAT Exams. Students can access personalized test prep based on their PSAT results through their College Board accounts. Please visit www.act.org to register for the ACT Exam. Students may continue to prepare for these exams using the online tools listed under Testing Info to the left.
COLLEGE ESSAY GUY'S COLLEGE APPLICATION HUB:
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