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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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SELF DEFENSE CLASS at GHS on February 27th
All Grossmont girls are invited to register for this empowering, fun, hands-on training on Wed. February 27th during periods 5, 6, & 7.  The training is offered by Play It Safe and sponsored by the GHS Girls Rock Club.  Please sign up in the finance office with your permission slips (click here or pick it up in the counseling office) and a $15 donation.  The registration deadline is Feb. 13th.  However, space is limited to the first 30 girls who register.  Join us and learn how to protect yourself!
 
COURSE PLANNING INFORMATION NIGHT on February 27th
Parents of 9th, 10th, and 11th graders:  Please join us to help you and your student make informed decisions for the future.  Grade level break-out sessions will be offered to provide valuable information about graduation and college requirements, and courses available to your student next year.  Counselors will be available for individual questions following the presentation.
 
FREE FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP at GHS on February 21st
If your student has not already submitted the FAFSA or Dream Act Application, join us in the College & Career Center on February 21st from 5-7pm.  Your questions will be answered by Grossmont and Cuyamaca College financial aid experts and you will receive assistance completing the forms.  Please bring your student's chromebook with login and password, as well as your parent and student FSA ID obtained from fsaid.ed.gov, 2017 tax returns or W2's, government benefits annual income, social security or alien registration numbers, and driver's licenses.  Spanish and Arabic translation available! 
 
SENIORS:  DID YOU COMPLETE YOUR FAFSA OR DREAM ACT APPLICATION?  What's next?
Be sure to check your SAR (Student Aid Report) for errors.  Show your counselor a copy for a free limited edition Footthiller FAFSA sticker!  Also, check on the status of your application by creating an account at https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/.  You need to make sure your gpa was received and correctly matched with your application.  You will also be able to check on the status of your CalGrant, Middle Class Scholarship or CHAFEE Grant.
 
GROSSMONT & CUYAMACA COLLEGE ENROLLMENT
If you will be attending Grossmont and/or Cuyamaca College in the fall, please attend the following events to help you complete the enrollment process and gain priority registration!
  • Application Workshop on March 14th from 1-4pm in the GHS Library
  • Fast Friday on March 8th or May 10th from 12pm-2pm OR Super Saturday on April 6th or June 1st from 8:30am-12:30pm at Grossmont College in Griffin Gate:  Complete your orientation, assessments, and advising all on one date (You must complete your Grossmont College application beforehand and rsvp by texting your name and the date you wish to attend to 619-738-1136).
 
COLLEGE SUCCESS NETWORK ACT PREP PROGRAM at Rancho San Diego Library
This small group workshop series meets weekly for a two-hour instructional session, with homework assigned and reviewed between sessions.  ACT Workshops meet on three Wednesdays beginning March 27th.  The cost is $149.  Register here.