- Guidance News
Seniors! Please check your Family Connection account regularly for updated information on scholarships and college visits.
Eligible Juniors and Seniors may attend the Central Nine Career Center in the afternoons to gain career knowledge and skills. If you are interested in attending C-9 for next year and do not currently attend C-9, please see your counselor.
For information on Central Nine programs or to ask questions, visit Central Nine's website by clicking the image to the right.
- Guidance Secretary and Registrar: Karen Shotts
Phone: (317) 889-4030 ext. 308
Fax: (317) 889-4034
Students Services Advisor: Samantha Young
(317) 889-4030 ext. 323
Guidance Counselors9th -11th Grade Last Name A- L: Tanya Fenner(317) 889-4030 ext. 310
9th-11th Grade Last Name M-Z: Tracy Wilson
(317) 889-4030 ext. 316
12th Grade: Lisa Laug
College and Carer Director
(317) 889-4030 ext. 309
Guidance Department and Alternative Programming Director
(317) 889-4030 ext. 311
Seniors are allowed 2 college/career days. These do not count toward the maximum 10 absences per semester, if the following procedure is followed:
- Obtain a visitation form from Mrs. Shotts in the guidance office at least two days before your visit.
- While at the college/institution, an official must sign your Visitation form.
- Return the Visitation form to the attendance desk the day you return to school.
GHS invites college and military recruiters to visit throughout the year. Recruiters will be in the lunch room and will be available to speak to any interested students. For more information please see Mrs. Laug in the guidance office.
College Admissions Representatives
Naviance www.naviance.com Tuition Funding www.tuitionfundingsources.com Learn More Indiana www.learnmoreindiana.org Any College www.anycollege.com
Career Browser www.collegeboard.com Planning a Career www.adventuresineducation.org The Career Key www.careerkey.org Occupational Outlook Handbook www.umsl.edu/services/govdocs/ooh20002001/1.htmerestsgame.php University Career Centers www.careerresource.net Career Paths www.careerpathsonline.com America’s Job Bank www.ajb.dni.us Military Career Center www.todaysmilitary.com Career Magazine www.careermag.com Indiana Jobs www.indianacareerconnect.com Apprenticeships Programs www.apprenticeships.com Career Interest Survey www.livecareer.com Proprietary Education www.in.gov/cope
Scholarship/Financial Aid Information
FAFSA Express www.studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/fafsa.jsp Financial Aid Estimator www.finaid.org/calculators/finaidestimate.phtml Financial Aid Tips from NASFAA www.nasfaa.org/Home.asp Free Scholarship Info. www.freschinfo.com FastWeb www.fastweb.com FinAid www.finaid.org Wiredscholar.com www.wiredscholar.com CollegeNet’s Mach25 Scholarship Search www.collegenet.com/mach25 United Negro College Fund www.uncf.org Scholarship Experts www.scholarshipexperts.com ISM College Financial Planning http://www.ismcollegeplanning.org/ Student Savings: The Ultimate Scholarship Resource Guide http://www.shopsleuth.com/resources/scholarship-guide
College Board Online (SAT) www.collegeboard.org ACT www.act.org College Admission Testing www.kaptest.com AP Exam Review www.apexlearning.com
pdf Mental Health and Physical Health Resources (301 KB)
pdf Food Pantries (392 KB)
pdf Free Weekly Community Meals (195 KB)
Johnson Country Helpline: Most requested phone numbers for health and human servcies
pdf Behavioral Health Resource Guide
(94 KB) pdf Housing Resources (581 KB)
pdf Emergency Shelters
The Christmas Angels Program is designed to provide gifts for children (newborn to 17) of Johnson County residents who would otherwise not have a Christmas. United Way’s mission is to assist as many children as possible. The program is not intended to supplement other Christmas assistance. If parents are no longer together, the children will be served through the parent/guardian with physical custody.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 9th - Applications will be taken in person only. Do not mail it in!!
CONTACT: Ms. Samantha Young at 889-4030 exe 323
Please use the below guide to view the curriculm for Greenwood Community High School
Students entering college in the fall of 2018 will need to complete the FAFSA. The FASFA Deadling is March 10. If you missed Financial Aid Night, students may pick up a folder in the guidance office.
Students and families who need FAFSA assistance should note the following opportunities
- Greenwood Financial Aid Night. A financial aid overview will take place on November 15th in the auditorium at 6:00
- FAFSA Completion event. A chance to have an expert assst you in completing the FAFA will be held on January 10th in the C103 computer lab at the high school.
- FAFSA day at C9.
- College Goal Sunday. Students and their parents/guardians are invited to get support completing the FASFA. There are many available locations go to www.collegegoalsunday.org for more information
Below are a mix of Federal and State resources. Indiana's state deadline for filling out the FASFA is March 10th. The federal deadline is June 30th
- FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- pdf Major Federal Student Aid Resources (45 KB)
- pdf Federal Student Aid: Finding the Information You Need Online (40 KB)
The below graduation requirements link outlines the courses and credits required for each type of diploma option.Graduation Requirements
The Class Registration page for incoming freshmen is now open and will remain open until the high school counselors meet with current 8th grade students in January. Students and parents may begin selecting freshmen courses using the PowerSchool Class Registration function.
To begin this process, sign on to the student's PowerSchool account and select Class Registration from the main page.
High School counselors will be meeting with current 8th grade students in January to go over the registration process and discuss required courses and elective options. We encourage students and parents to visit the PowerSchool Class Registration function and become familiar with the scheduling options before students meet with the High School Counselors.
You will also receive a mailing that contains more information on this subject as well as your student's PowerSchool username and password. Step-by-step instructions for completing registration can be found here
For the 2014-2015 school year, all students will start on a path to College/Career readiness. In preparation for college and/or career all freshmen must take either a foreign language or Career and Technical Education (CTE) course, or one of each. Freshmen wishing to, may take two Career and Technical Education courses. pdf To learn more about the Career and Technical Education courses that are offered to freshmen, and how those courses lead to the completion of CTE pathways click here. (30 KB)
The following link will take you to the Indiana Department of Education's Career and Technical Education website. Here you can find information on CTE courses and pathways and access a variety of CTE resources.
Welcome to the Greenwood Community School Corporation. In order for the enrollment process to be as accurate and efficient as possible, students must have the following items to enroll at GHS:
- A birth certificate
- Immunization Records
- Utility Bill with name and address
- Let us know if student is in any programs such as Special Services
- Must have a transcript of your grades and credits from previous school
Please use our links to the left to explore the academic programs at Greenwood High School.
Greenwood Community High School Guidance Department
615 W. Smith Valley Rd.
Greenwood, IN 46142
Phone: (317) 889-4008
Fax: (317) 889-4034
PSAT: The PSAT will be offered at Greenwood High School on October 11th. This test is free for sophomores and $14 for Juniors. Registration is now closed. More information about the PSAT.
This page contains information on the most commonly administered standardized tests, including the SAT and ACT. The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and ACT (American College Test) are qualifying tests required for admission to colleges and universities.
Students who are considering attending college are strongly encouraged to take the SAT and/or ACT in the spring of their junior year. They may then retake the tests if necessary during the fall of their senior year.
For information on the newly redesigned SAT, please go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/
ACT Test Dates Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration (Late Fee Required) September 9, 2017 August 4, 2017 August 18, 2017 October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017 October 6, 2017 December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 17, 2017 February 10,2018 January 12, 2018 January 19, 2018 April 14, 2018** March 9, 2018 March 23, 2018 June 9, 2018 May 4,2018 May 18, 2018 July 14, 2018 June 14, 2018 June 22, 2018
SAT Test Dates Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration (Late Fee Required)
October 7, 2017 September 8, 2017
September 22, 2017
November 4, 2017 October 6, 2017
October 20, 2017
December 2, 2017
November 3, 2017
November 17, 2017
March 10, 2018
February 9, 2018
February 23, 2018
May 5, 2018**
April 6, 2018
April 20, 2018
June 2, 2018
May 4, 2018
May 18, 2018
Students may register online at www.collegeboard.com (for the SAT) and www.actstudent.org (for the ACT). Greenwood High School's Code for both
Click here to compare the SAT and ACT .
Notice: Both the ACT and SAT are now requiring students to upload a picture of themselves during online registration and provide an ID when checking in the day of the test. Please make sure ID is current and that both photos are similar in their resemblance to you. Testing administrators may turn you away if your ID is faded, outdated, or does not resemble you.
All local scholarships will be posted in the Scholarship List available through you Family Connection accout.
Current Students should request their trancripts through their Family Connnection Account. No requests made through any other transcript site will be processed. Mrs. Laug is available for assistance during PowerHour on Tuesdays and Fridays in the College and Career Center.
Former students in need of a transcript should contact Mrs. Shotts at (317) 889-4030 ext. 308 for assistance. Hard copies of high school transcripts are available for a cost of $3.
- Student TutorsThe high school is currently looking for student tutors. If you are intersted in tutoring high school students, either for pay or community service, please see Mrs. Shotts in the guidance office. Successful completion of a course is a requirement to be a tutor. Below is a list of available tutors, please see or contact Mrs. Shotts in the guidance office for contact information. (317)889-4008
Important information for Seniors
College Entrance Exams
ACT – The ACT is administered at various locations in September, October, December, February, April, June, and July. The ACT will be administered at GHS on Saturday April 14, 2018. Seniors who are planning to attend college and have not taken this exam or students who would like to retake the ACT should register at www.act.org . When you register, be sure to include our high school code 151395 and the appropriate test center code 162270. If you fail to include our GHS school code, we will not receive your official results.
SAT - The SAT is administered at various locations in October, November, December, March, May and June. The SAT will be administered at GHS on Saturday May 5, 2018. Seniors who are planning to attend college and have not taken the SAT or students who would like to retake the SAT should register online at www.collegeboard.org. When you register, be sure to include our high school code 151395 and the test center code 15-330. If you fail to include our GHS school code, we will not receive your official results.
College bound seniors who have not taken one or both of these exams should register immediately for the next available administration.
Applications- College and scholarship applications should be accessed online. After submitting a college application, students need to request that a transcript be sent to that college (see Transcripts below). Some colleges also require that ACT/SAT test scores be sent directly from the testing institution. Make sure to verify application deadlines to ensure that scholarship opportunities are not missed.
Transcripts- All transcript requests should go through the online request site Family Connection. The login username and password is the students' PowerSchool credentials. If you need assistance, please see Mrs. Laug.
FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You may register for your pin number at any time (both you and your student will need a pin number). The FAFSA is due by March 10th; they will not accept late material; you will need your tax information to complete the application. Every student should fill out the FASFA form, regardless of your financial situation. GHS Financial Aid Night will be on November 15th at 6:00 in the auditorium.
Scholarships- Local schoarlships are posted on the Family Connection website in the scholarship list. Paper copies will also be available in the guidance office. Most scholarships are posted during second semester.
College Visit Days - Students may take 2 to visit colleges. Students should obtain a form from the guidance office at least two days prior to the visit. When contacting a college to set up a visit, make sure you relate what it is that interests you about their school. Parents should plan on attending with their student, your observations and concerns are important! The college visit form must be signed by a representative from the college you visited and returned to the main office
If you have any questions, please contact your guidance counselor.