- Guidance News
May 19 @ 4:00 - Financial Aid Early Awarenss For Juniors and Families
Missed our meeting? Check out the recording below!
May 14 @ 4:00 - Naviance Introduction for Juniors and families
Missed our meeting? Check out the recording below!
Summer School 2020-2021
Summer school courses will be offered through Indiana Online Academy for the Class of 2021 and 2023. Summer School Registration Instructions
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.
Phone: (317) 889-4000 ext. 3500
Fax: (317) 889-4034
Students Services Advisor: Samantha Young
(317) 889-4000 ext. 3506
Guidance Counselors9th -11th Grade Last Name A- L: Tanya Fenner(317) 889-4000 ext. 3503
9th-11th Grade Last Name M-Z: Tracy Wilson
(317) 889-4000 ext. 3504
12th Grade: Lisa Laug
College and Career Director
(317) 889-4000 ext. 3502
Guidance Department and Alternative Programming Director
(317) 889-4000 ext. 3501
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
Career Browser www.collegeboard.com Planning a Career www.adventuresineducation.org The Career Key www.careerkey.org 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 Indiana Jobs www.indianacareerconnect.com Career Interest Survey www.livecareer.com Proprietary Education www.in.gov/cope
Scholarship/Financial Aid Information
FAFSA Express www.studentaid.ed.gov 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 INvestED https://www.investedindiana.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
United Way Resources - including food, housing, and internet during the Covid-19 Crisis
pdf Mental Health and Physical Health Resources (301 KB)
pdf Food Pantries (392 KB)
pdf Free Weekly Community Meals (195 KB)
pdf Behavioral Health Resource Guide
(94 KB) pdf Housing Resources (581 KB)
pdf Emergency Shelters
United Way: 317-738-4636
CPS Hotline: 800-800-5556
5/12/20 Finanlizing Financial Aid with INvestED recording
Students and families who need FAFSA assistance should note the following opportunities
- FAFSA Completion event. A chance to have an expert assst you in completing the FAFA will be held on February 26th at 6:00 in the C103 computer lab at the high school.
- Financial Aid Events will feature presentations and assistance by INvestED. INvestEd is a free resource for Hoosier students and parents looking for help with college planning and financial aid. At INvestEd, we help families understand how to fund college wisely to help minimize potential education debt. https://www.investedindiana.org/
- 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 April 15. 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 Class of 2019 - 2022
Graduation Requirements Class of 2023 and and beyond
On January 8th, Principal Todd Garrison and Counselor Lisa Laug hosted a presentation regarding the graduation requirements for the class of 2023 and beyond and the new graduation pathways. Below are the materials that were reviewed at that event.
pdf Graduation Pathway Presentation (845 KB)
pdf Graduation Pathway Handout (464 KB)
For more information go to the Indiana Department of Education's Graduation Pathway page
The Class Registration page for incoming freshmen will open mid-January and will remain open until the high school counselors meet with current 8th grade students in February. 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 at the end of January to go over elective options and in February 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.
Please use the following resources to help guide your scheduling choices:
pdf Instructions for selecting your freshmen courses (673 KB)
pdf GHS 9th Grade Required Courses Enrollment Guidelines (407 KB)
pdf GHS 2020-2021 Freshmen Electives
(487 KB) 4 Year Plan Worksheet
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
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/
SAT Test Dates Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration (Late Fee Required)
March 9, 2019
February 8, 2019
February 27, 2019
May 4, 2019**
April 5, 2019
April 24, 2019
June 1, 2019
May 3, 2019
May 22, 2019
ACT Test Dates Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration (Late Fee Required) April 13, 2019** March 8, 2019 March 25, 2019 June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 20, 2019 July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019 June 24, 2019
**On these dates the SAT or ACT will be offered at Greenwood High School.
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 account. Parents may select "I'm a guest" to gain access to the scholarship list.
- Greenwood Community High School
Indiana Online Academy Summer School Offerings
2020-2021 Senior Offerings
Government and Economics
2020-2021 Sophomore Offerings
Health and Preparing for College and Career
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-2 on Fridays in the College and Career Center.
Former students in need of a transcript should contact Mrs. Shotts at (317) 889-4000 ext. 3500 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
Student Tutor Name Availability Charge Subjects Abby Osman Power Hour M,T & THURS open for discussion Math, Science (Bio, Chem) Jasmin Nance Power Hour TUES-FRI, PLC WED open for discussion Spanish Math Trinity Hancock M, T-THU, FRI, some weekends $20-$30 Spanish, History, Science Adult Tutors Club Z www.clubz.com/IndySouth Homework Hotline www.askrose.org *GHS is not affiliated with nor responsible for any persons or outside tutoring services Seniors who still need to purchase a cap and gown should do so at https://www.herffjones.com/schools/highschool/13002390000/ a $25 late fee will apply
Commencement - The Commencement ceremony will take place on May 22nd at 7:00 in the high school gymnasium. Doors open at 6:00 and tickets are not required to the event. Handicapped seating is available in the first three rows on a first come first served basis.
Honors Day- Honors Day is on May 18th at 1:30 in the high school auditorium. The middle aisles of the auditorium will be reserved for parents and guests. Any senior who has a cap and gown is elligible to participate in Honors Day, regardless of graduation status.
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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 13, 2019. 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 4, 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 April 15; 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.
Scholarships- Local schoarlships are posted on the Family Connection website in the scholarship list. Paper copies will also be available in the guidance office and are handed out in senior English class.
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. Colleges also visit GHS. A list is posted outside the cafe with times and dates of visits.
If you have any questions, please contact your guidance counselor.