The College and Career Center is here to help students with the college process, resume writing, and career exploration. It’s a place where students are connected with resources to help them meet the changing needs of this new virtual landscape. This year it has expanded into four grade specific google classrooms to allow for student and parent access to important information and programing without physically being in the building.
All information sessions with college representatives will be virtual this year allowing students to participate no matter where their schooling is taking place. However, those students physically in school are encouraged to come down to the CCC to participate via zoom. Mrs. Henze will be in each meeting to assist with the Q & A portion of the meeting. The CCC is available for students to work on applications for school or employment and the spring this will be the place to find scholarships and summer employment opportunities.
The CCC is located in the high school commons and is open during school hours, 7:15am - 2:15pm. The center is staffed beginning at 7:15am and students are encouraged to visit during their study halls or lunch periods. They are welcome to make an appointment or just pop in. Remember to check The College and Career Center google classroom for up to date information and events.
The activities of the career center are overseen by Guidance and the School-to-Career Coordinator. The CCC Coordinator, Mrs. Mara Henze, will be happy to assist you.
Please follow us on Twitter for the most up-to-date information regarding college visits, test registration deadlines, and other items of interest for those involved in the college search process! Check it out -- follow @GMHS_Counseling.
In the event that high school moves to remote learning, my virtual office door is open. There will be an open google meet every weekday during school hours for students to pop into with questions. We also encourage students and parents to make appointments so time can be blocked off, if needed.
CCC EVENTS & VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS:
We are gearing up for another round of virtual college visits. Please encourage students to attend these as Colleges are tracking interest this way.
To “attend” a college/career visit, students must sign up through Naviance. Please check back frequently because college visits are updated almost every day! Students are responsible for checking with their classroom teachers and making up missed work if they attend college visits.
Check Naviance for final schedule (sometimes last minute changes take place) and check back for updates to this listing!
College Admissions Representatives please go to RepVisits.com to set up a visit.
We will be posting any upcoming virtual career fairs, job shadows and online panels here.
January 27, 2021 7pm Careers of the Body
Junior Achievement is hosting a webinar for students from all grades who have an interest in the healthcare profession. The panel will include a nurse, a psychologist, and a physical trainer. This event will be recorded however there will be a Q & A time at the end. More information to come.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please click on the links below for additional information:
Naviance Family Connection
Naviance is your college and career planning tool! See which colleges are visiting GMHS, create a resume, develop a list of colleges that match your interests, access free SAT online training, check out the current list of available scholarships, and MORE.
Sign up on CollegeBoard for the SAT or SAT Subject tests, learn about AP exams, send your test scores to colleges, search for scholarships and create your CSS Profile (the CSS Profile is a financial aid form required by some colleges. Check the Financial Aid section of their websites to determine if you need to complete the CSS Profile).
Sign up for the ACT, send your test scores to colleges, and learn more about college planning and financial aid. Check out the FAQ section for an overview of the differences between the ACT and the SAT.
NCAA Eligibility Center
Interested in playing competitive sports in college? Student-athletes must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center to be eligible to play NCAA Division I or II sports. Students must register online by entering personal information, answering questions about their course work and sports participation outside of high school, and paying a registration fee.
The Common Application
Seniors can use the Common Application to create a single application which may be used to apply to several colleges. Not all colleges use the Common Application, so be sure to check each college website to determine if you can apply via the Common App.
Use this free application to apply for federal student financial aid. Colleges have different deadlines for completion of this form, so check their websites to confirm when it is due.
Plan to visit this national college fair when it heads to Springfield (the Big E) or Hartford (the CT Convention Center)!
The CSS Profile
Click on the link above to access the link to the CSS Profile, which is a financial aid form required by some schools IN ADDITION TO the FAFSA. Check each college's financial aid information page to determine when this form is due.
Please stop by the College and Career Center to see all you can accomplish!