Junior Folder / Senior Packet
Each Junior at GHS receives a "Post High School Planning Folder" at the College Kick Off Meeting in January, or during their individual planning meeting with their school counselor. These materials supplement the comprehensive GHS Planning Guide or Guía de planificación de GHS.
The materials contained in the folder can be accessed from the links below. The powerpoint presentation and a video of the Kick Off presentation are also available.
The first six items (starred* below) are considered the "Senior Packet" and must be submitted to your school counselor so they can write an effective letter of recommendation.
*Student Activities Sheet (use this or an updated Resume)
*Parent "Brag Sheet" - Spanish Translation - Cuestionario para Padres/Logros de mi Nino
*Informal Recommendation Comment Form for non-classroom recommenders such as coaches, club advisors, job supervisors
*Informal Recommendation REQUEST for classroom teacher comments (complete and give to two teachers max)
Transcript Request Form ('Green Sheet')
Sample Resume for Applications
Common App Essay Prompts for 2018-19
Seniors! For help setting up Naviance and your Common App for Online Submission of School Documents
TOOLS TO HELP YOU FIND COLLEGES THAT ARE THE RIGHT "FIT":
Transition Resources for Students with Learning Differences
Technical-Career-Workforce Training Information Packet
Dr. Stephen Antonoff's College Planning Worksheets
College Essay Guy's free college essay resources
GHS Guidance List of GREAT Colleges To Consider
SAT vs. ACT Comparison Chart
Naviance - How To Use Resources - English or Espanol
College Kick Off Meeting - Powerpoint Presentation
College Kick Off Meeting - Video of Presentation 1/9/17
List of colleges with music programs compiled by music teacher Barbara Freedman.
The Federal Trade Commission publishes consumer protection information Questions to Ask Colleges that can help everyone evaluate whether a private school is a good economic value.
Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities -
The New England Regional Student Program offers college "Tuition Breaks" for various college programs that are not offered in their in-state public college or university at the associate, bachelors and graduate degree level for Connecticut residents.
Connecticut Students for a Dream offers up-to-date information, support and advocacy to undocumented students and their families. www.ct4adream.org. The National Immigration Law Center tracks activities related to state funding of higher education for undocumented students. In Case of Deportation is an online resource created by a GHS student that provides actionable information for children 8-18, including a child preparedness plan.
If you are researching online learning at the college level, this website Affordable Online Colleges is a useful resource.
If you are a first generation college student, speak to your school counselor and check out the resources on this website.
Use this website to research LGBTQ friendly college options and student resources.