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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.    
Counselors at College Signing Day
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CLASS OF 2023 PLANNING FOR SENIOR YEAR
Please click here for important information counselors presented in junior history classes on May 12th.
 
CLASS OF 2022 SENIOR EXIT SURVEY
All seniors, please complete this survey!  It helps us collect data for our school and we want to recognize your accomplishments at Senior Awards Night!
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - La Mesa Juneteenth and Friends Celebration
Please read this letter for details about how you can get involved with this June 19th celebration of diversity and unity at MacArthur Park.
 
FREE PRE-APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES
The San Diego College of Continuing Education offers free training in the construction industries with a paid internship.  12 week classes start on June 6th!  Click HERE for the flyer.
 
SENIORS:  APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID!
ALL students who will attend community college, a university, trade school, career college, art school, etc. should apply for financial aid! While the CalGrant deadline has passed, students should still complete their FAFSA or CADAA if they have not already done so, in order to be eligible for other types of aid.  Please refer back to this presentation as you are completing your 2022-23 FAFSA or CADAA:
 
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 commercial, 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:  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.
 
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.