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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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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  As we kick off our second semester, student schedules, report cards, and transcripts can be viewed through Infinite Campus.  The majority of schedules will remain the same as last semester, with the exception of freshmen moving from geography to technology or vice versa.  Please make it a habit to check your student's schedule, grades, attendance, and other records by logging into your Infinite Campus parent portal account regularly.  A wealth of useful information can be found through Infinite Campus and our school website, before contacting a teacher or counselor if needed.  If you need assistance logging into Infinite Campus, please click here or contact the district help desk at 619-956-HELP.
 
JUNIORS:  PSAT SCORE REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!
Log into your College Board account (or create one if you haven't already) to view your report and link to customized SAT test prep.  Here is a video from Test Prep Gurus on understanding your score report.
 
SENIORS:  APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID NOW!  
All seniors who will attend any type of post-secondary institution after they graduate should complete the FAFSA or CADA application for financial aid by March 2nd.  Students who complete the application even earlier sometimes receive more financial aid.  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.  Please click here for info about upcoming Cash For College Workshops on Saturdays at various locations around San Diego County.
 
BLACK COLLEGE EXPO on January 29th 
The National College Resources Foundation invites all students to attend this event at the Bayview Baptist Church MLK Center on Wed., Jan. 29th from 12pm-6pm.  Meet one on one with college recruiters and attend seminars regarding scholarships, athletics, HBCU's, booming careers, how to start a business, and more.  Bring at least 10 copies of your transcripts and SAT/ACT scores to apply for colleges and scholarships, some of which will be awarded on the spot.  Visit TheCollegeExpo.org for details.
 
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. 
 
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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!