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Greenwich High School is offering students in grades 10, 11 & 12 the opportunity to take the  ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) on Thursday April 30th, 8:45-11:45am in the GHS Media Center.  Students must be between 16 and 22 years of age at the time of testing.  GHS graduates are welcome to take this test.  Permission forms are available in the Career Center.  The ASVAB is an aptitude test that helps identify skills and competencies in General Science, Math Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Math Knowledge, Electronics Information, Auto and Shop Information, and Mechanical Comprehension.  Test takers receive scores on each of these individual tests, as well as results combined for three career exploration scores: Verbal Skills, Math Skills, and Science and Technical Skills.  These scores can be compared with the educational and job requirements for occupations of interest to students.  Taking the ASVAB is in no way a commitment to join the military.  However, a student may wish to share his/her ASVAB results as part of an enlistment conversation with a military recruiter. 

Seniors!  The Greenwich Scholarship Association application is now open and the deadline is March 10, 2020.  Here is a fact sheet with detailed information.  

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. However, only 15% of Connecticut grade 11 students have signed up. Learn more here: College Board Opportunity Scholarship information

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.