Welcome to the GHS Counseling Center

  • GHS Counseling Staff

    Debbie HoganAdministrative Assistant for the Counseling Department

    Kim Hebel, Mrs. Hebel serves as our Concurrent Credit Coordinator

    We are sending well wishes to Mrs. White and Mrs. Legris who will be leaving for different school districts next school year!

    We welcome two new counselors for the 2024-2025 school year: 

    Candice Martinez & Amber Bartolotta


    • Seniors be sure to regularly check the Local Scholarship spreadsheet.  This link is shared in the counselors' Google classroom for GHS seniors students to access.  The document will also be updated as scholarship opportunities become available.Counselors will also share opportunities in each gradelevel google classrooms.
      • Google Classroom Codes-
        • Class of 2024: krmgnhv 
        • Class of 2025:6lmrssq 
        • Class of 2026: xdjm52s 
        • Class of 2027: mxeem2y
        • Students must first add the code, then they can invite a parent to join.
    • You must have a FAFSA completed to be awarded the Academic Challenge Scholarship and you will need to complete the FAFSA every year that you are in college.
    • Both the student and the parent will need a FSA ID obtained from the Federal Student Aid ID Website.
    • College Visit Days:  Pick up and return College visit request forms with the main GHS office.
    • College Transcripts: Seniors make sure you transfer your UCA, UALR, Tech, AStATE, and UACCM transcripts to your new college.  The GHS Counseling Office cannot do this for you.
    • You need to review your transcript online to make sure everything looks correct.  If you have any issues, please bring a copy of your college transcript to Mrs. Hebel.                                                          

Preparing for College

  • What do colleges look for?

    1. Strength of your curriculum
    2. Your GPA
    3. SAT, ACT and SAT Subject Tests scores
    4. Application essays
    5. Extracurricular activities (especially community service)
    6. Recommendations

    Teacher & Counselor Recommendations

    Here are some guidelines that should help you secure better recommendations:

    • Start early. Your teachers and counselors are swamped, so give them plenty of time.
    • Give your teachers and counselors all the necessary materials, including your application deadlines and stamped, addressed envelopes or a link to online recommendations.
      Waive your confidentiality rights on scholarships.
    • Pick your recommenders wisely. Don't pick a teacher just because you got an A in his or her class. It's important that the teacher or counselor knows you well.
      Promptly send a thank-you note to each person who gives you a recommendation.