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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.
 
COURSE PLANNING NIGHT for GHS parents
We hope you were able to attend our webinar on Feb. 28th.  Here are the slides from the presentation so you can refer back to the information and links:
Click below for the recording of the webinar:
 
SENIORS WHO PLAN TO ATTEND GROSSMONT OR CUYAMACA COLLEGES
Grossmont College staff will be visiting GHS to assist students with the steps to enroll in Grossmont and/or Cuyamaca Community Colleges!  Click HERE for more info about these awesome opportunities on our campus.  Click HERE for info about events on the Grossmont College campus.  Don't miss out on getting priority registration! You can also attend for free!  Click HERE for information about the College Promise Program.
 
ALL SENIORS!  APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID BY MARCH 2ND!
Seniors are required to complete the FAFSA or CADAA this school year.  This is the application for financial aid for community colleges, universities, trade schools, etc. It is required in order to participate in the College Promise program (free tuition at community colleges).  The CalGrant deadline is March 2nd!  Counselors visited senior government classes to go over this information in detail.  HERE is a link to the PowerPoint. 
 
SDSU PACIFIC ISLANDER STUDENT ASSOC. HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE on March 5th
This special event serves to promote higher education as well as provide resources and services to high school students aspiring to continue their education. They will have various academic and cultural workshops hosted by the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), Admissions, and more! Lunch will be provided for high school attendees. Following lunch, high schoolers will have the opportunity to participate in an exhibition performance where they can showcase their groups’ Polynesian dances.
Register HERE.
 
JUNIOR POST SECONDARY PLANNING PRESENTATION (PSP)
Counselors recently facilitated lessons in 11th grade English classrooms on January 17th, using Xello, a career and college exploration and planning program.  Please click HERE for the presentation.
 
SOPHOMORE POST SECONDARY PLANNING (PSP)
Counselors recently facilitated lessons in 10th grade history classrooms on January 19th, using Xello, a career and college exploration and planning program.  Please click HERE for the presentation.
 
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 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 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.
 
NINTH GRADE PSP (POST SECONDARY PLANNING) PRESENTATIONS
Counselors visited Geography/Technology classes earlier this school year to discuss graduation/college requirements and strategies for success.  Click HERE for the presentation.