College and Career Center
College and Career Center Programs
- College Admissions Workshops for seniors (fall) and juniors (spring)
- Individual appointments: Juniors may make appointments in the spring after they have their individual planning meeting with their School Counselor, and seniors may make appointments in the fall.
- Career & Technical School Fair: Each spring we host representatives from schools and colleges offering career-focused associate degree, licensure and certificate programs.
- ASVAB: Each spring we administer the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery to interested students ages 16-25.
- Senior Internship Program
The College and Career Center is a resource for students and families to assist with post-high school planning. It is located in the media center and the hours are 8:00-3:15.
To make an appointment to see Mrs. Lochridge, please come to the College and Career Center to sign up for a time in her appointment book.
Mrs. Alison Lochridge
College & Career Counselor
Mrs. Debra Olesen
College Representative Visits
- Each year, approximately 200 colleges hold information sessions at GHS for interested students.
- Students: Check Scoir or our weekly newsletter the College and Career Update for upcoming visits.
- College representatives: Book a school visit through Scoir or by contacting Debra Olesen at the email address listed above.
Resources for Students
- The College Book contains yearly college admissions data for GHS students. This is available to check out over night in the GHS media center or the town libraries.
- College guidebooks, SAT and ACT prep books and numerous reference books for students to access.
- Scholarships applications are available in the College and Career Center. Check the weekly CC Update for scholarship opportunities.
Our weekly guidance newsletter, the College and Career Update, contains timely and important information about college admissions rep and military recruiter visits, college info sessions and open houses, scholarships, Guidance Department announcements, and other opportunities
you don't want to miss!
Our annual College Night is scheduled for Thursday November 14th 2021 from 6pm-8pm. We will share additional details, including Covid guidelines ASAP.
- Take career interest inventories to explore possible career interests on Naviance.
- Search for majors and careers on College Board website.
- Research careers in the Occupational Outlook Handbook-Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Join a club, volunteer in the community or consider job shadowing and internship experiences to expose yourself to different careers throughout high school.
- Visit the PTA Student Employment page for part-time work and community service opportunities.
- Discuss GHS elective course options each year with your counselor.
- Participate in the Senior Options program.
The GHS School Counselors welcome you to Scoir, pronounced “score”. Scoir is a secure web-based tool designed to assist students in making informed decisions about college opportunities and career choices. Scoir replaces Naviance at GHS. Scoir will continue to provide all of us with similar resources, and the interface is significantly more user-friendly for students, parents, faculty and staff.
To access our GHS Scoir account, you must receive an invitation. We are currently helping our students in the Class of 2022 and 2023 gain access. Please activate your account as soon as possible; the invite expires after 7 days. If you cannot find this invitation, or if it has expired:
GHS Students - email or visit the Guidance Assistant in your House
Bella - Angela Carino
Cantor - Giovanna Vernuccio
Clark - Judy Massi
Folsom - Karina Fernandez
Sheldon - Rose Furano
GHS Parents - ask your child to invite you through their Scoir account (Parents! GHS will send you an invitation directly as soon as we upload your contact info...this is a work in progress! Thank you for your patience.)
Some specific resources on Scoir include:
College Search: Enter criteria such as size, location, cost, availability of specific majors or athletic programs and a list will be provided that meets these criteria.
College Lookup: Provides comprehensive information on thousands of US colleges and universities as well as non-US schools. A link to each college’s website is also provided.
College Compare: Allows students to compare how their standardized testing scores and GPA fare against the colleges that they have selected.
Scattergram: Provides a graphic view of application outcomes (accepted, denied, waitlisted) at specific colleges, using the GPA and SAT scores for GHS students.
YouScience: YouScience is a series of short assessments that combines each student’s aptitudes and interests to make career and educational recommendations. It shows where personal abilities are best aligned with a variety of career options.
Build Your Profile: Students can add activities and achievements throughout their four years of high school, and use the Scoir resume template to create a resume when needed.
The School Counselors look forward to working with you to use these resources in Scoir to support your post high school planning!