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Thank you for visiting the GHS Counseling webpage! Please use the links on the left to find valuable information for parents and students. Upcoming events can be found below. If you need further assistance, counselors are available by appointment, Monday through Friday from 8am to 3pm.
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FINANCIAL AID NIGHT October 25th in the GHS Library from 6-7pm

Please join us at this important event for parents of GHS seniors.  We will be discussing financial aid and how the process works. Whether your student plans to attend a community college, university, trade school or is just not sure yet - she or he should apply. You can use financial aid at any number of accredited institutions.  We will have Spanish and Arabic translation available at this event.  We hope to see you there!

HEALTH AND BEAUTY DRIVE for survivors of domestic violence
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  The GHS Girls Rock Club is collecting donations of health and beauty products for the women escaping domestic violence at Rachel's House shelter for women and children.  Please place your donation of a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, feminine hygiene products, or other small necessities in one of the bags located in classrooms and offices on campus.  We will collect the items on Nov. 1st and the classroom with the most donations will earn a donut party! 
 
COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOPS
Offered every Tuesday during 6th & 7th periods, throughout the months of October and November.  Bring your chrome book to the College and Career Center, on the 2nd floor of the main office.  Seniors who are applying to a four-year university should take advantage of this open lab time to complete your applications with assistance from a counselor!  If you come in during class time, you will need a pass from your teacher.  The CSU/UC deadlines are Nov. 30th, but don't wait until the last minute!
 
Upcoming ACT/SAT REGISTRATION Deadlines

Last chance for CSU Campuses:

November 3, 2018 SAT:  Register at www.collegeboard.org by Oct. 24th with a late fee.
 
Last chance for UC Schools:
December 1, 2018 SAT:  Register at www.collegeboard.org by Nov. 2nd
December 8, 2018 ACT:  Register at www.act.org by Nov. 2nd
 
Click on Testing Information on the left side of this page for more information regarding these exams, test preparation, and sending scores to colleges.  Students who receive free/reduced lunch should see Krista Santoro in the Counseling Office for a fee waiver.
 
SENIORS:  Post-Secondary Planning Presentations
On Sept. 28th, seniors attended the presentation of their choice, depending on their post-secondary goals.  Counselors provided valuable information about steps students should be taking to prepare for these goals.  Students were given packets of additional information to take home.  Parents, please review this with your student.  Click here for the four-year university presentation.  Please click here for the community college/vocational school/military presentation.
 
UPCOMING COLLEGE VISITS:
Many college reps are scheduled to visit our campus during the school day soon, including Grossmont/Cuyamaca Colleges (once a month), Azuza Pacific Univ. (Oct. 23rd), Vanguard Univ. (Oct. 24th), SDSU (Nov. 13th), and Sonoma State (Nov. 16th).  Students who would like to attend a presentation should sign up on the clipboard in the College and Career Center.
 
NATIONAL YOUTH HIRING DAY November 1st

This online job fair will allow students to "be seen and get found" by leading national companies looking to hire motivated 16-24 year-olds.  Young people with little or no experience will jump to the front of line for an opportunity to interview with companies such as Starbucks, Nordstrom, Ulta Beauty, and more!  Click here for more information.

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS, INC. Career Night on November 16th
This Open House event in Poway from 5-8pm will showcase opportunities to train for high-wage, high-demand construction positions.  Free tuition, paid on-the-job training and college credits are available.  Click here for the flyer