Thank you for visiting the GHS Counseling webpage! What do counselors do? Check out this PRIDE lesson if you missed it and watch our virtual tour to get to know us! Counselors are available during the school year by phone, email, or appointments Mon. - Fri. from 8am - 3pm. Counselors do not work during the summer but our Academic Advisors are available during the month of June.
The SDYS CRISIS COUNSELING PROGRAM provides short-term, non-clinical support to youth and families that have been impacted by COVID-19. The goal is to help youth and families cope with the stress of the pandemic. We work with clients on a needs assessment to identify their highest priorities, connect them with relevant and appropriate resources, and provide a safe environment for them to share their experiences around the pandemic.
Please click on the Grossmont Resource Center link to the left for additonal resources to help your family during this challenging time.
SUMMER SCHOOL AT GHS
We will offer two sessions of summer school this summer to repeat a D or F in one or two classes. The summer school application is now closed. However, students may visit the office on the first morning of summer school (9am on June 14th for the first session and/or July 6th for the second session) to find out if there is space available.
SENIORS: DO YOU PLAN TO ATTEND GROSSMONT OR CUYAMACA COLLEGE?
Cuyamaca College is hosting Virtual New Student Advising/Ed Planning workshops in early June. During these sessions, students will be able to draft a one semester education plan with counselors! Sign up at https://forms.gle/PdHPvY9QiQKorFY87
Be sure to complete your FAFSA or CADAA in order to be eligible for The College Promise (free tuition) program: Slides and Recording from the Feb. 17th Grossmont College Financial Aid Presentation
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 flyer and here for the website.
CAMP SPERO AT HOME on July 10th - 11th
Enrollment is open for Camp Spero At Home, our virtual camp experience for grieving children in our community – ages 7 to 17. The weekend offers creative, interactive ways for children to share stories, meet other kids who are sharing similar experiences and have lots of fun. Each camper will receive Camp-in-a-Box, a toolbox filled with art supplies, Camp Spero memorabilia and sweet treats.
LA MESA COMMUNITY POLICE OVERSIGHT BOARD accepting applications
The City of La Mesa’s newly created Community Police Oversight Board will have an internship opportunity beginning next Fall. The board is seeking a La Mesa resident between the ages of 16 - 22 years old to serve as a non-voting member for one to two semesters. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 4pm. Applications are due August 9th, 2021.
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: Register for the ACT/SAT Exams!
For the Class of 2021, most universities were "test-blind" or "test-optional." It is somewhat unclear what will be required of the Class of 2022. Students should consider taking one or both of these exams for university admissions, 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 continue to prepare for these exams using the online tools listed under Testing Info to the left.
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