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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. Announcements and upcoming events can be found below. Although our campus is currently closed, counselors can be reached via e-mail if you need further assistance.
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RESOURCES FOR GHS FAMILIES WHILE SCHOOL IS CLOSED:
A guide from our partner, Mending Matters:  Coping with COVID-19
Other helpful articles:
If you are in need of immediate support, please reach out to one of the following resources:
  • San Diego Access and Crisis Line:  888-724-7240
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255
Please click on the Grossmont Resource Center link to the left for additional resources!
 
SUMMER SCHOOL 2020 for GHS students
Summer school will be offered through distance learning from June 8th - 26th.  Students will have the opportunity to repeat a D or F in one course.  Please complete this form using a GHS student email address to sign up for summer school.  Students will be enrolled based on availability on the date we receive the form.  Counselors will use student transcripts and current grades to determine the appropriate class.
 
VIRTUAL GRADUATION CELEBRATIONS FOR THE CLASS OF 2020
 
VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS & WORKSHOPS 
Cialfo Online University Fair International Weekend May 22nd-24th
Cialfo Online University Fair US Weekend May 29th-30th
 
VIRTUAL SUPER SATURDAY AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE on May 30th
Seniors who are enrolling at Grossmont College for the fall should take advantage of this event!  It will help you complete the steps to enroll and will earn you priority registration for classes.  Click here for the flyer.
 
VIRTUAL CUYAMACA COLLEGE PRIORITY WEEK on May 25th - 28th
Step by step guides, including videos that walk students through the onboarding process are available here.  During the week of May 25, college staff will host a Virtual Cuyamaca College Priority Week via Zoom, where staff will be available to answer quick questions related to onboarding. On the last day (May 28), Counselors will be available to answer questions related to advising and education planning. Students should begin the process on their own and use the workshops for additional assistance.  Students must complete all steps by June 11, 2020 for Fall Priority Registration.
 
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!  Click here for the GHS Upward Bound website.
 
GUHSD DISTANCE LEARNING OVERVIEW
Please click here for an overview of the plan and expectations for students during our period of distance learning, which will begin on April 20th and continue as long as necessary for the health and safety of our students and staff.  Additional updates can be found on the district website, here.
 
NACAC COLLEGE ADMISSIONS STATUS UPDATES
NACAC has developed a tool (click here) that will serve as a gathering point for updates from colleges and universities about how they are adapting to the impact of the coronavirus. Many colleges are changing policies around school visits, deadlines for replying to offers and submitting enrollment deposits, and sharing other ways to get in contact.
 
RESUME AND COVER LETTER RESOURCES from Cuyamaca College
The Work Based Learning Coordinators at Cuyamaca College recognize that many students or their family members may be looking for employment right now.  They created this online workshop along with a packet of helpful worksheets and examples to assist with this process.
 
AP EXAMS
If you registered to take an AP Exam, please visit https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update for updates.  The College Board has changed the format of the exams and will allow them to be taken at home.
 
ACT/SAT Exams
All public universities in California (CSU and UC campuses) and many universities across the nation have announced that they will waive the ACT/SAT requirement for our current juniors.  Please visit https://pages.collegeboard.org/natural-disasters for updates regarding the SAT Exams.  Students can still access personalized test prep based on their PSAT results through their College Board accounts.  Please visit https://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html for updates regarding the ACT Exam.  Students may continue to prepare for these exams using the online tools listed under Testing Info to the left. 
 
COLLEGE ESSAY GUY'S COLLEGE APPLICATION HUB:
If students want to devote some time to working ahead on college applications, 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.
 
SENIORS:  DID YOU APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID?  

The CalGrant deadline was March 2nd.  However, you can still apply for other types of aid by completing the FAFSA or CA Dream Act application.  This is required in order to be eligible for the College Promise program (two years tuition free at the community colleges).  Counselors visited all Economics and AP Gov. classes in October to provide valuable information about funding a college education.  Please click here for the presentation.

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM!
In the interest of keeping students and families better informed of upcoming counseling events and information, we have created an instagram account.  Please log onto Instagram and follow @ghs_foothiller_guidance to see information as it is posted!