Thank you for visiting the GHS Counseling webpage! Please use the links on the left to find valuable information for parents and students. Announcements and upcoming events can be found below. Counselors are currently working remotely and can be reached by telephone or email between 8am-3:00pm. Students and parents may also schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor via Zoom.
Welcome back Foothillers! While there have been some changes to what we have come to expect from a typical school day, our staff are working hard to prepare for a great school year. Detailed plans can be found on the home page of this website and at www.guhsd.net.
Please click on the Grossmont Resource Center link to the left for additional resources to help your family during this challenging time.
Students may access their tentative schedules by logging into Infinite Campus. If there is an error in your schedule, you may contact your counselor via email. However, we are not able to make changes in electives or preferred teachers. As we are still balancing class sizes, schedules may change before school begins. Please be sure to log back in on Mon., August 10th to view your actual schedule!
UPWARD BOUND at GHS - NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
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! Click here for the GHS Upward Bound website.
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, admissions, enrollment and ways to contact them.
RESUME AND COVER LETTER RESOURCES from Cuyamaca College
The Work Based Learning Coordinators at Cuyamaca College recognize that many students or their family members may be looking for employment right now. They created this online workshop along with a packet of helpful worksheets and examples to assist with this process.
All public universities in California (CSU and UC campuses) and many universities across the nation have announced that the ACT/SAT will be optional for our incoming seniors. Please visit https://pages.collegeboard.org/natural-disasters for updates regarding the SAT Exams. Students can still access personalized test prep based on their PSAT results through their College Board accounts. Please visit https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html for updates regarding 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:
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.
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In the interest of keeping students and families better informed of upcoming counseling events and information, we have created an instagram account. Please log onto Instagram and follow @ghs_foothiller_guidance to see information as it is posted!