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The GHS School Counselors Welcome You to the Guidance Homepage!

News:

Sophomore and Juniors: take advantage of NACAC Spring College Fairs: March 28th in Hartford at the Connecticut Convention Center, April 22nd in New York City at the Javits Center. There is also a Colleges That Change Lives fair on May 20th in New York City at the NY Hilton Downtown.

Common App Essay Prompts for 2018-19 have been released!

Juniors & Parents: If you were not able to attend one of the College Kick Off Meetings, you can find information shared on the Junior Folder/Senior Packet page under College Process.

Access to the information and timeline for the Senior Internship and Senior Project programs for the Class of 2018 can be accessed here.

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be offered to interested students and alumni on Friday April 20th in the GHS Career Center. Please download an ASVAB permission form and return it to the Career Center. Access sample questions. The ASVAB can help determine which Military Occupational Specialities you qualify for, and also help with general career planning outside of the military.

For a list of the dates of Guidance events & programs for the 17-18 school year please click here.


Guidance 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.