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GHS COUNSELING WEBPAGE

Thank you for visiting the GHS Counseling webpage!  Counselors are available by phone, email, or appointments Mon. - Fri. from 8am - 3pm.  Most meetings are currently being held virtually, using Zoom or Google Meet.  However, students may visit the GRC/Counseling Office using the 2nd floor entrance Mon. - Fri. between 8:50am - 1:15pm.  Capacity is limited and health screening measures are in place.  
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BLENDED/DISTANCE LEARNING INFO
GHS Chromebook StartUp Guide
 
COVID-19 RESOURCES
 
Please click on the Grossmont Resource Center link to the left for additional resources to help your family during this challenging time.
 
SUICIDE PREVENTION 101 FOR PARENTS on Jan. 27th from 5-6pm
This free webinar and Facebook Live event will provide information about suicide prevention, warning signs, how to have a conversation with your teen, actions to take if your teen is having suicidal thoughts, and resources.  Register for the webinar here or to join the Facebook Live event visit https://www.facebook.com/CAEducation/
 
JUNIORS - SIGN UP FOR THE PSAT NOW!
GHS 11th graders can now register for the PSAT at the Finance Office or webstore for $17.  Due to social distancing, space is limited and tests will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.  The exam will be administered on our campus on January 26th.  This is an opportunity to practice for the SAT Exam and high scoring students may qualify for National Merit recognition and scholarships.  Students who receive free/reduced lunch, please contact ksantoro@guhsd.net for a fee waiver.  
 
FINANCIAL AID INFO FOR SENIORS
SENIORS!  It is time to talk about Financial Aid!  Whether you plan to attend a trade/vocational school, community college, university - or even if you still are not sure of your plans - you should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or CADAA (CA Dream Act Applicaiton) as soon as possible.  Please check out the resources below to learn more!
Financial Aid Slideshow & Videos - Oct. 2020
Financial Aid Screencast - Oct. 2020
 
KP CORE AT UCSD
The Kaibigang Pilipin Community Outreach to Realize Empowerment (KPCORE) program is an educational access outreach organization that strives towards educational equity. Their mission is to inspire and empower students, especially those in underserved communities, to pursue higher education. They provide  resources and opportunities, such as workshops, Mxntor-Mxntee programs, scholarships, and a high school conference each year.  Click here to sign up for their newsletter to hear about upcoming events, including the conferences on Jan. 30th and Feb. 6th.

COLLEGE INFO FOR SENIORS:
Seniors, please click below for presentations regarding important info you need to know for your future:
 
ENVISION 2021 virtual engineering program on February 6th-27th - REGISTER NOW!
The UC San Diego Society of Women Engineers (SWE) invites female students to register for Envision 2021.  Envision is a free month-long virtual program that educates high school girls about the endless career possibilities in engineering and computer science. The program will include guest speakers from academia and current college students, hands-on computer science and engineering activities, and virtual lab tours from researchers at UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. There will also be a short, free program for parents to help prepare their child for college and their pursuit in engineering. We encourage all families to attend! 

Envision will be held on Every Saturday from February 6th to February 27th at 10AM-12:30PM (PST). The Envision Parent Program will be held Saturday, February 27th from 9 AM-10AM (PST).  For more information, see the website at: http://ucsdenvision.wix.com/envision

Sign-ups are open now! All accepted applicants will be notified by the end of December. Please fill out this form below:tinyurl.com/envision2021  
If parents are interested in the parent program, please fill out this form:tinyurl.com/envisionparent2021  
 
I AM BLACK HISTORY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE & HBCU SUMMIT on Feb. 27th
This conference takes students on a journey exploring how the African American experience and culture through seminars: Civil Rights Movement, Music, Dance, TV & Film, and Historical Figures has shaped the world we live in.  The day will also include the opportunity to meet HBCU Representatives to learn about Historically Black Colleges & Universities.  Register here.
 
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.
 
FRESHMAN POST SECONDARY PLANNING
Please take a look at this important presentation from your counseling team.  Learn about all things you need to know to make the most of your freshman year! Here is the link to the powerpoint alone for it's links and resources.  
 
UPWARD BOUND at GHS - NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!- INFO SESSIONS ON JAN. 14th, 19th & 28th
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 here for the website.  Click here for the flyer on upcoming info sessions. 
  
ACT/SAT Exams
All public universities in California (CSU and UC campuses) and many universities across the nation have announced that the ACT/SAT will be optional or not used at all for the class of 2021.  However, it is unclear what will be required of the Class of 2022.  Many students should consider taking one or both of these exams for "test-optional" schools, specific programs, out of state/private schools, 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:
Seniors, now is the time to get started 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.
 
SAN DIEGO JOB CORPS virtual tours on Wednesdays
Job Corps provides eligible low income youth between the ages of 16-24, with the opportunity to receive career technical and High School Diploma or equivalent programs. San Diego Job Corps Center offers 7 career pathways to choose from: Advance Manufacturing, Construction, Health Care, Business Administration, Homeland Security, Hospitality and  Information Technology.  Virtual tours are offered every Wednesday.  Please click here for the flyer.