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GHS COUNSELING WEBPAGE

Thank you for visiting the GHS Counseling webpage!  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.    
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COVID-19 RESOURCES
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.
 
11TH GRADE POSTSECONDARY PLANNING PRESENTATIONS
Counselors are working collaboratively with Junior English teachers to help students explore their future goals.  We recently visited their classrooms to assist students in completing several career exploration activities using a program called Xello.  Please click HERE for instructions.
 
9TH GRADE POST SECONDARY PLANNING PRESENTATIONS
Please click below for the important information counselors shared in ninth grade geography and tech classes.  We covered graduation/college requirements, career exploration and strategies for success!
 9th Grade PSP Counseling Presentation.   
 
SENIORS:  You can still apply to a California State University!
Did you know several CSU campuses have extended their application deadlines?  Applications for CSU Dominguez Hills, Cal Maritime, San Francisco State, Sonoma State and the SDSU Imperial Valley Campus are due this Saturday!  Cal State East Bay, Humboldt State, Cal State San Bernardino, and Stanislaus State have deadlines in February.  Go to http://calstate.edu/apply for more information.
 
SENIORS:  APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID!
Counselors 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:
 
SDSU PACIFIC ISLANDER ASSOCIATION annual high school conference
PISA’s Annual High School Conference will be hosted at SDSU’s Conrad Prebys Student Union on Sunday February 27, 2022 between 8am-4pm. This special event serves to promote higher education as well as provide resources to high school students aspiring to continue their education. There will be various academic and cultural workshops hosted by the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Admissions, and more! Lunch will be provided for high school attendees, followed by a showcase of Polynesian dances. Register here.
 
SENIOR COUNSELING PRESENTATIONS
Seniors 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:
 
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 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 JUNIORS:  Register for the ACT/SAT Exams
Many universities are continuing the policy of "test-blind" or "test-optional" for the Class of 2022 and possibly into the future.  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:
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.