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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 during working hours on Monday - Friday.  Please see the Counseling Dept. Directory for contact information and availability.    
Counselors at College Signing Day
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FOR IMMEDIATE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT, PLEASE CALL OR SEND A TEXT TO 988.  See the GRC link for additional resources.
 
CHECK YOUR MOOD WEEK at GHS on Nov. 28th - Dec. 2nd
Grossmont High School is partnering with San Diego Youth Services for the 10th year in a row to offer the “Check Your Mood” program to all 9th 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 week of November 28th - December 2nd.  

Parent awareness is integral to the success of this program.  Please visit this link for additional information: SDYS Here Now website.  Ninth grade parents are invited to attend the parent presentation via zoom on November 10th at 5:30pm.  You can preview what your child will learn and find out how you can help.  Please click here for the passive parent permission slip in English and here for the Spanish version. Only 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 jmanuel@guhsd.net.  
 
NINTH GRADE PSP (POST SECONDARY PLANNING) PRESENTATIONS
Counselors recently visited Geography/Technology classes to discuss graduation/college requirements and strategies for success.  Click HERE for the presentation.
 
ALL SENIORS!  APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID!
Seniors are required to complete the FAFSA or CADAA this year and are encouraged to do so as early as possible. The application window is open now!  Counselors recently visited senior government classes to go over this information in detail.  HERE is a link to the PowerPoint.  Stop by the counseling table outside the library on Fridays during lunch with any questions!  
 
SENIOR POST-SECONDARY PLANNING PRESENTATIONS
Counselors recently presented important information to all seniors to help them plan for their future.  Students chose to attend one of the following presentations. Please refer back these as they contain many helpful 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 commercialflyer and pamphlet.  Click here for the website.
 
COLLEGE FAIRS AND TOURS (VIRTUAL AND IN PERSON)
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:  Consider registering for the ACT/SAT Exams.
The CSU/UC universities are no longer using ACT/SAT test scores for admissions purposes. However, other universities may require one of these exams, or they may have a test-optional policy, which means an excellent score can add value to an application.  They may be required by specific programs, the NCAA, 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 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.