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Here is the link to the video of our Senior/Senior Parent presentation on the college admissions process held Thursday September 10th.  

Attention GHS Alumni - The Greenwich High School Student Loan Fund will not be processing applications for the October 1 application cycle.  The next time the GHSSLF will be able to process requests is for the June 15 application cycle. 

Here is a list of dates of the events, presentations, and deadlines for the 2020-2021 School Year.   

College Funding Presentation, Monday September 14th, VIRTUAL, 7pm.  Link to register is on this flyer.  

Seniors in the Class of 2021: When you need an OFFICIAL transcript sent to a college or other program to which you are applying, please use this electronic Transcript Request Form in lieu of the paper "green sheet".   ALL students can download an UNOFFICIAL transcript from their student Aspen account. Sometimes a coach, program, or honor society requests a copy of your transcript, and most often, this unofficial one is all that's required.  (Aspen My Info tab > Transcripts side tab).

The NCAA has published new information on eligibility for students entering college in the 2021-22 school year.  

Local Summer Volunteer Opportunities are listed on this spreadsheet.  GHS National Honor Society volunteer hour information can be found on this webpage.  

The GHS College & Career Center hosted a "Transition to College" presentation on May 14th featuring GHS alumni.   

GHS will continue to provide working papers to students who have a promise of employment from an employer based in Connecticut.  Please email Patricia_Contreras@greenwich.k12.ct.us in the GHS Main Office.  

A high school student from New Jersey created a database for internships and other educational programs for high school students - check it out at https://hsnavigator.org

The College Board Opportunity Scholarship program is available to all high school juniors, with $5 million annually for the scholarship pool and winners are chosen in monthly drawings. There is an additional $40,000 pool for CT students so there are even more chances to win.  Since the launch of the program, there have been 43 winners in CT. 

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.com/ghs  

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.