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Counselor's Corner (Newsletter)

Grizzly Guidance

Directions and Connections

http://granitebayhigh.org/domain/30  

The counseling office is as busy as ever with our springtime focus on summer session Credit Recovery registration, required college testing for juniors, final college & career decisions with seniors, registering students for next years classes, and helping students stay focused with the end of term quickly approaching.

                  

CHANGING CLASSES FOR NEXT YEAR

Our 2nd period registration advising sessions have now concluded.  If the need arises to make further schedule adjustments:

Please note the process:

Students will have an opportunity to view and verify their course selections through Homelink sometime in late spring (Stay tuned for dates). At that time, please review the information and the listing of closed classes on the GBHS website, and should a change be needed, have your student return a completed change request form (available in front office) to his/her counselor, with parent/guardian signature, by the deadline.  Any changes that can be accommodated will then be reflected in Homelink.  To verify if the change(s) could be accommodated, you will need to sign in through Homelink a week after the course request form deadline for confirmation.

  

Next Year’s Classes (Are you missing critical forms?):

Students MUST turn in ALL paperwork to include: TA, TI, Athletic PE, Adv. Weight Training, and Off Campus forms to the front desk ASAP.  If forms are not turned in, students will be placed in alternate courses.  Don’t miss out, get those forms in!

 

 

SUMMER SESSION CREDIT RECOVERY

Summer Session Credit Recovery applications are available now. Students need to see their counselor or the front desk (no appointments necessary during lunch times) to pick up a form, get parent signatures, and then return to counselor for processing. Since there could be limited spaces in the summer session, it is important that students get registration forms in as soon as possible – priority registration closes on June 6th. Classes will be offered as Online “Blended” courses requiring students to attend weekly on-site meetings with the teacher. Any student who failed a required course for

graduation should make plans to attend the summer session of Credit Recovery. Summer Session Credit Recovery is available to those who failed (“F” grade) one of the following courses: English 9, English 10, English 11, World Studies, US History, Health and Safety, Algebra 1, Geometry, Earth Science and Biology.

 

Summer session of Credit Recovery will be held at Independence High School located at 125 Berry St., Roseville 95678 and runs from June 2nd through July 25th.

 

Those desiring to make up “D” grades will have to wait until the fall as there is no A-G Recovery during the summer session. Any student who received a “D” grade in a college preparatory course needed to satisfy A-G requirements for college admissions should make plans to participate in the Fall Session A-G Recovery. Since four year colleges require a C or better in college prep courses, it is important that these courses are retaken to earn the necessary minimum “C” grade or better – courses are limited to those mentioned above. Applications for the Fall Session A-G Recovery will be available at the beginning of the next school year.

 

REQUIRED TESTING FOR 4 YEAR DIRECT COLLEGE ADMISSION

 A reminder: in order to be eligible for 4-year colleges, students must take the SAT and/or ACT exams.  JUNIORS should take those exams before they leave for the summer.  Students who want to repeat the test in an effort to raise their scores can do so in the early fall of their senior year.  All testing must be done no later than December of the senior year for most colleges while some colleges require testing to be done by October.  Check with specific campuses for more information or contact the Career Center if you have questions about this.

 

 

GREAT RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS:

 

Guidance Counselors

If your student needs help with homework, study habits, stress management, time management etc. or seems to be struggling in school (defined as getting Ds and Fs) and you can’t figure out why, please contact your student’s counselor for further help. 

 

GBHS Homework Center:  The Learning Center is available for students who need a place to complete their homework, obtain help or hold study groups.  Peer tutors are also available to help if needed.  It’s in the GBHS library, Monday – Thursday, from 2:45 – 3:30.  It’s available on a drop-in basis and is a safe and supportive environment to help students on their road to success!

 

Math Tutoring Center:  Available on Tuesdays, and Thursdays in room 650 on a walk in basis from 2:35 – 3:35.  This is strictly for math support.  A math teacher is available to provide support.

 

Homelink:

Remember you can access your student’s classroom assignments, current grades, attendance status, transcripts etc. from home on your own internet-connected computer.  To create a student or parent account, please visit this address http://homelink.rjuhsd.us/. 

 

NAVIANCE is a great resource to assist in college and career decisions!

Access Naviance, a web-based service designed to assist in making decisions about colleges and careers. 

 

Parents can log on to Naviance at https://connection.naviance.com/gbhs

 

Ø     Parents who log in for the first time will do so with a registration code. 

 

Ø     Click on the “I need to register” link.  Your registration code is your student’s 6-digit GBHS ID number plus a capital “P” at the end with no spaces (i.e. 123456P).  Once you register, Naviance will ask you to enter your email and create a password for your log-in from that point forward.

 

 

GBHS Counseling Department Website

http://gbhs.rjuhsd.us/domain/30   

We would like to remind you of the availability of our GBHS Counseling website!!!  We have been working hard to provide relevant information in a timely and readily accessible format. Hopefully you will find it helpful in providing current school news, academic resources, social/emotional resources, test-taking strategies, stress management help, college and career searches, college handbook, study skills help etc. 

 

College and Career Handbook Online

 http://www.rjuhsd.k12.ca.us//Domain/46 

Be sure to check out this wonderful resource for information on SAT/ACT testing, college application procedures, college visitation guidelines, career search info., NCAA info., alternate routes to your dream college, financial aid and scholarship info. and much, much more!

 

Study skills: www.studygs.net, http://lsc.sas.cornell.edu/Sidebars/Study_Skills_Resources/SKResources.html

 

Stress Management: www.stressmanagementtips.com

 

College Searches:  www.princetonreview.com, www.collegeboard.com,    www.californiacolleges.edu, and Naviance (referenced above)

 

Career Searches:  www.cacareerzone.com and Naviance (referenced above)      

 

SAT and ACT Practice Tests:  www.collegeboard.com, or www.actstudent.org

 

Volunteer Work:  www.roseville.ca.us/hr/volunteer_center/default.asp