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COUNSELING

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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CHECK YOUR MOOD WEEK for 9th Graders on Dec. 2nd-6th
Grossmont High School is partnering with San Diego Youth Services for the 7th year in a row to offer “Check Your Mood” to all 9th & 11th graders.  This program focuses on educating youth and their families on depression and reducing the stigma around seeking help for mental health issues.  On December 2nd-6th, SDYS will be presenting curriculum in freshman English classrooms and providing additional support for students that express interest and/or need.  Parent awareness is integral to the success of this program.  Please visit these links for additional information: SDYS Here Now website & Parent Powerpoint.  You can preview what your child will learn and find out how you can help.  Please click here for the passive parent permission slip.  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.
 
STEM IN ACTION AWARDS applications due Jan. 5th
The Society of Women Engineers' SWENext program is a no-cost program for girls in grades 6 to 12 who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The SWENext STEM in Action Awards recognizes students who are active in their community doing something related to STEM. This can be raising awareness, mentoring, participating in STEM competitions, clubs, robotics, etc.
 
All STEM in Action Awards applicants will receive an exclusive invitation to the SWENext Design Lab on Feb. 1 at the San Diego Convention Center. Winners will be recognized during the event as well as receive additional incentives. High school juniors and seniors are eligible for an additional award.  Applications are due Jan. 5. Visit the program webpage for complete details and to access the application link. Contact SWENextSanDiego@gmail.com with any questions.
 
BANK OF AMERICA STUDENT LEADERS PROGRAM applications due Jan. 31st
The Student Leaders program from Bank of America connects qualifying high school juniors and seniors with paid summer internships that have a focus on serving the community.  In addition to an eight-week internship working with a local nonprofit, each student will attend the Student Leaders Summit in July 2020 in Washington, D.C., with travel expenses paid by the program.  The application period closes Jan. 31.Visit the Bank of America webpage to learn more. Download an informational flyer.
 
ENVISION 2020 conference on Feb. 8th at UCSD
The UC San Diego Student Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) invites all female students to register for Envision 2020.  Envision is a free all-day conference that educates high school girls about career possibilities in engineering and computer science. The day’s program will include guest speakers from industry and academia, hands-on computer science and engineering activities, lab tours, and a project team fair at the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering. There will also be a short, half-day program for parents to help answer their questions about college.  Free continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Sign up at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUe8pQoZEpzTIzJ1ejqeI818XjP-NRrxYo2B_oJSfLRO7bxw/viewform?usp=pp_url
 
FRESHMAN Post Secondary Planning Presentation 
Counselors recently visited freshman geography and technology classes to discuss strategies for success in high school as well as graduation and college requirements.  Technology teachers will work with students on exploring career possibilities related to their interests, using a program called Career Cruising.  Please click here for the counseling presentation and talk with your student about their goals.  
 
FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATION for Seniors:

Counselors recently visited all Economics classes to provide valuable information about funding your college education.  Please click here for the presentation.

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