Guidance / School Counseling
The GHS School Counselors Welcome You to OUR Homepage!
The Connecticut School Counseling Association has partnered with SCSU to offer free workshops to educators, students and parents. If you participate, please send Ms. Nedell your feedback. Here is the link to register: Click Here to Register and RSVP A Link will be emailed to registered participants prior to each live session.
Juniors & Parents! Our annual College Kick Off Presentation held via Zoom, Wednesday January 6th 7pm. Additional resources are on our College Process/Junior Folder/Senior Packet webpage.
Greenwich Together is a council of 31 Greenwich social service, educational, governmental, medical, law enforcement, religious and civic organizations. Their mission is to pull together youth, parents and community organizations to prevent substance misuse, promote behavioral and mental health and strengthen healthy choices through positive youth, family and community development. Check out the Greenwich Together website for resources and events.
Attention GHS Seniors! The Greenwich Scholarship Association application is now available. The deadline is March 10th, 2021.
Free live proctored PSAT practice tests are offered to GHS Freshmen and Sophomores this winter. www.carnegieprep.com/GHS-PSAT-9th or www.carnegieprep.com/GHS-PSAT-10th The registration deadline for the January 30th test: Tues, January 19th at 5:00pm. The registration deadline for the February 21st test: Tues, February 9th at 5:00pm.
Attention GHS Alumni - The Greenwich High School Student Loan Fund will not be processing new loans. We know this resources is a great loss to our community and we thank the GHSSLF for their support of GHS graduates over the past fifty years.
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).
View the video of the GHS College & Career Center hosted "Transition to College" presentation in May 2020 featuring GHS alumni.
The GHS Main Office provides working papers to students who have a promise of employment from an employer based in Connecticut. Please call the GHS Main Office or stop in when you are in school.
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.
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.