Welcome to the GHS Counseling Center

  • Counselors

    GHS Counseling Staff

    Kim Hebel, Mrs. Hebel oversees students with last names A-E and serves as our Concurrent Credit Coordinator.
    Lori White, Mrs. White oversees students with last names (F-P) and works with seniors on scholarship information.
    Stephanie LegrisMrs. Legris oversees students with last names Q-Z and serves as our Building Test Coordinator.
    Debbie Hogan, Administrative Assistant for the Counseling Department

     

    • Seniors be sure to regularly check the Local Scholarship spreadsheet.  This link is shared in the English 12 and AP English Google Classrooms for GHS students to access.  The document will also be updated as scholarship opportunities become available.
    • 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.
    • If you are planning on taking college classes this summer, complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA. If you will enter college in Fall 2022, then complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.