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GHS COUNSELING WEBPAGE

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.  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 resources to help your family during this challenging time. 
 
STUDENTS, NEED TO TALK?  Drop into WE Space on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2pm
All GHS students are welcome to come as they are, invite a friend to join, and learn more about mental health tips.  Click here for the flyer and Zoom details.
 
9TH & 10TH GRADERS:  Planning for Next Year
Here is the information we discussed during the recent Zoom meeting:
10th Grade Course Selection Form (current 9th graders)
11th Grade Course Selection Form (current 10th graders)
GHS Program Highlights:  Check out videos of our great programs! 
 
SUMMER SCHOOL AT GHS
We will offer two sessions of summer school this to repeat a D or F in one or two classes.  Please click here for the application.
 
RESILIENT CAREERS: EXPLORE YOUR FUTURE IN HEALTH AND BIOTECH on April 19th -23rd
Register at the event website. 
 
MIND OUT LOUD on May 4th - 6th from 3:30-5:30pm
Wellness Together and the SDCOE will host a free three-day virtual event for middle and high school students to convene and boldly discuss mental health; connect with peers across California; hear from engaging speakers to become equipped with practical tools for wellness; increase mental health awareness and advocacy for themselves and friends; learn about suicide prevention; and reduce stigma associated with mental health.  Register here.
 
SUMMER COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Be sure to check out the Summer Programs listed on our website as many applications are due asap!  There are also many virtual opportunities this summer so you don't need to travel across the country!
 
ALL SENIORS MUST COMPLETE THIS GRADUATION REQUIREMENT:
Please complete this Post Secondary Planning Questionnaire.  Your counselor will reply with information based on your responses and answers to your questions.  Counselors are also available for individual appointments via Zoom.  Click on Counseling Directory for contact info.
 
SENIORS: DO YOU PLAN TO ATTEND GROSSMONT OR CUYAMACA COLLEGE?
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!  Check out the GHS Upward Bound flyer and here for the website
 
VIA RAPIDA FYE PROGRAM AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE Info sessions
The Via Rápida First Year Experience (FYE) program guides students during their first year at Grossmont College and has proven to increase student retention through high impact social and academic support. The program is open to all first-time students regardless of age, enrollment status, educational goals, and immigration status. Register here for an Information Session.  Spanish sessions are also being offered! 
 
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 JUNIORS:  Register for the ACT/SAT Exams!
For the Class of 2021, most universities were "test-blind" or "test-optional."  However, it is unclear what will be required of the Class of 2022.  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:
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.