Guidance / School Counseling
The GHS School Counselors Welcome You to OUR Homepage!
All students and parents are encouraged to attend our annual College Funding presentation. This is being held on Monday, September 9th at 7pm in the GHS Performing Arts Center. We will distribute information for seniors and parents of seniors who will access the financial aid process this fall, but The Barnum Financial Group presents information especially relevant for parents with younger children so they can plan ahead.
The PSAT 8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT will be given to all GHS freshmen, sophomores and registered juniors on Wednesday October 16th. Juniors must register to take the PSAT/NMSQT in the Main Office from September 10th to September 23rd. The fee is $20 and can be paid by cash or check made out to GHS.
Rising Seniors - The Common Application is now updated for the Fall 2019 college application season. Use the Greenwich High School code: 070240. Do not invite recommenders through The Common App. We will help you connect your Common App and Naviance accounts at senior meetings on September 11 & 12, and you will invite your recommenders through Naviance.
Download a list of dates for Guidance and other activities for the 2019-20 School Year.
The College Board is making changes to the timeline, process and fees of the Advanced Placement Exams registration process. This link provides you with a summary including important dates.
We encourage our students to consider apprenticeships in the building trades as a post high school educational option. All apprenticeship training is tuition free, which means no student debt! Earn while you learn - apprentices earn a living wage from day one, as well as health benefits and pension benefits through union participation. Visit ConstructYourFuture.Com and have a conversation with your school counselor!
The URL for student and parent GHS Naviance accounts is https://student.naviance.
Norwalk Community College High School Partnership allows juniors and seniors with a 3.0 GPA to take a free course at NCC in either fall or spring semester.
School Counseling Program Overview:
The school counselors support the mission of the Greenwich Public Schools by helping all students access the coursework and extracurricular activities that will allow them to reach their highest academic potential, and develop the capacities outlined in the Vision of the Graduate. The school counselors also actively contribute to the development of a safe and supportive environment in which to learn.
Throughout the year, the school counselors meet with students individually, in small groups and in the classroom to assist with:
- Academic advising including course selection, scheduling, and academic support
- Social and emotional counseling including peer relationships, stress management, conflict resolution and crisis intervention
- Career and college exploration using tools on Naviance as well as community resources
- Post-secondary planning, beginning with the initial search through the application and acceptance process
Students are assigned a school counselor who works with them throughout their four years at Greenwich High School. To discuss a question or concern, or to schedule an appointment, students and families can contact their school counselor directly by phone or email, or contact their House’s Guidance administrative assistant. Contact Us.