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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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PSAT SCORES

Score reports should be available on December 11th for parents and students to view by logging into your College Board account.  To help families make sense of their reports, Test Prep Gurus have created a comprehensive video, Understand Your PSAT Report.  Also check out Kaplan’s Journey to College and learn how they can help you and your student navigate the path to college with free parent events, free prep weeks, and more. The first free parent event is December 14 or 17: PSAT Scores Are Here: Now What?


BANK OF AMERICA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION STUDENT LEADERS PROGRAM

The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:

  • A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank.  

  • The week-long, all-expense paid Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 8-13, 2018.

Students can apply by going to www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders.  The application deadline is February 2, 2018, no exceptions.


 

POST SECONDARY PLANNING PRESENTATION for freshmen

Counselors recently presented information to freshmen regarding graduation/college "a-g" requirements and strategies for success in high school.  Please click here for the presentation.  This was followed by lessons in their technology classes using Career Cruising to explore learning styles and career interests.


SENIORS:  APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID!  The Cal Grant Deadline is March 2, 2018

Counselors recently shared important financial aid information with seniors in their Government/Economics classes.  Please click here for the presentation.  


FAFSA & DREAM ACT APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

Take advantage of free assistance with applying for financial aid!  Please click here to pre-register.  Please click here for the flyer listing documents you should bring with you to the workshop.

Saturday, December 2nd from 9am-12pm at Morse High School  6905 Skyline Dr.  San Diego  92114

Saturday, December 2nd from 9am-12pm at Hilltop High School  555 Claire Ave. Chula Vista  91910

Saturday, December 9th from 9am-12pm at Orange Glen High 2200 Glenridge Rd. Escondido, CA 92027

Wednesday, January 17th from 5:30pm-8pm at Helix High School 7323 University Ave. La Mesa, CA  91942


SENIOR PRESENTATIONS

Counselors recently presented information during senior English classes.  All seniors selected the session related to their goals and recieved handouts on both options.  Please click here for the presentations:

Four-Year University Admissions

Community College, Military, and Vocational Schools


CALIFORNIA COLLEGE TOUR offered by Stepping in the Right Direction

Northern CA Tour January 18th & 19th (UC Berkeley, Stanford, Cal Poly SLO).  Southern CA Tour January 25th & 26th (Loyola Marymount, USC, UCLA).  For more information and to register, please visit http://www.steppingintherightdirection.com/california-college-2018-tour/?mc_cid=b085c87f0b&mc_eid=c9a6aaa768.


DO YOU NEED TO TAKE THE SAT SUBJECT TEST?

SAT Subject Tests are strongly recommended for students applying to certain majors at certain UC campuses.  Click here for the details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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