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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.
 
JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
The City of La Mesa is hiring for recreation leaders and lifeguards.  The city now offers an incentive of $100 to help pay for the lifeguard class if you are hired.  Here are the flyers:  
 
FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATION FOR SENIORS
All seniors need to apply for financial aid, which can be used at community colleges, universities, or trade/vocational schools!  Counselors recently shared important information about the FAFSA and CADAA in senior classrooms.  Click HERE to view the presentation and click on all of the helpful links!
 
FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATION FOR PARENTS
Please find the presentation that was given on Wednesday, December 6th in the GHS Theater HERE. You can click on all of the links and videos for additional help and information.
 
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 & SENIORS:  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 POST SECONDARY PLANNING PRESENTATION
Counselors visited all 9th grade Geography classrooms to discuss graduation requirements, college preparation and strategies for success.  Please click below for the presentation: