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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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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS EVENT at IDEA Center High School on May 24th
Grossmont Middle College High School presents this event that is open to the community from 4-6pm at the IDEA Center.  A panel will start an important conversation regarding school stress, the negative stigma to mental health, depression and human emotions, the effects of culture and society, and mental health resources.  #BreakTheStigma  #StartTheConversation
 
JUNIORS PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Please click here for the post-secondary planning lesson recently presented by our counselors in the 11th grade history classrooms.  Students received important information and resources to help them plan for their goals, whether they are interested in community college, four-year universities, vocational schools or the military.  Students were encouraged to continue college/career exploration at home during the summer and will receive more detailed information as they kick off senior year.
 
COLLEGE BOUND JUNIORS:  Register for the ACT/SAT now!
If you plan to apply to four-year universities in the fall, now is the time to register for the ACT at www.act.org and/or the SAT at www.collegeboard.org.  If you receive free/reduced lunch, please see Krista Santoro in the counseling office for a fee waiver!
 
Deadline for the July 13th ACT:  June 14th
Deadline for the August 24th SAT:  July 26th
Deadline for the October 5th SAT:  September 6th
 
COLLEGE SIGNING DAY 2019 at GHS
The future's so bright, we gotta wear shades!  During lunch on May 1st, we celebrated our seniors who have successfully completed their "a-g" college requirements.  We are so proud of all 244 foothillers who have worked hard to complete these requirements during high school and will be following a variety of exciting paths after they graduate.  Click here for lots of great pictures taken by photography students Rachel Cardenas, Neva Devine, Christien Escobar, and Delina Lopez. #BetterMakeRoom
 
 
SUMMER SCHOOL at GHS
Summer school will be offered on the GHS campus on June 10th through 28th from 7:20am-12:05pm.  Students may make up a D or F grade in one semester course.  Space is limited.  Applications are accepted in the order they are received.  Please click here for an application and return it to the counseling office as soon as possible.
 
GROSSMONT COLLEGE SUPER SATURDAY on June 1st

If you will be attending Grossmont and/or Cuyamaca College in the fall, please attend the Super Saturday event on June 1st from 8:30am - 12:30pm to help you complete the enrollment process and gain priority registration!  This event will be held at Grossmont College, in the Griffin Gate student center.  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.  Also be sure you have completed the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov and visit www.mycollegepromise.net to get your first year of college tuition free.

 
SUMMER PROGRAMS - Register Now 
  • Cuyamaca College will be offering a Career Exploration Summer Program on July 8th -11th from 8am-3:30pm.  Students will explore six different career options through hands-on activities and assess what career might be a good fit.  They will learn directly from professional experts in the fields of graphic design, environmental health and safety, automotive repair, ornamental horticulture, child development, and water technology.  The cost is $60 per student.
  • Register now at www.corporatecollege.gccd.edu/programs/career-compass/
  • The Sports Industry Academy at UCSB offers high school students insight into the sports industry, led by prominent sports business leaders such as Antawn Jamison, as well as experiencing the UCSB campus and workshops on how to navigate the university admissions process and personal insight questions.

  • Run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide with locations in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro are 1-week summer day camps for high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.

  • High school students who completed their sophomore or junior year with a GPA of 3.0+ can live and learn at UC Santa Cruz! This program combines support and independence to model a true college experience for five weeks.  Per credit tuition is 50% off - exclusively for high schools students. Students can choose from classes across 30 departments including Biology, Music, Psychology, Math, and more. For students who prefer not to come to campus, there are 40+ courses offered completely online. The schedule is available at summer.ucsc.edu.

  • For additional incredible summer opportunities, please click here