- Guidance News
Sumer School Registration is under way for current juniors who are interested in graduating this December 2017. Interested students should see their guidance counselor or Mrs. Shotts this week.
Scheduling has now begun! Students will be called down to see their counselor and complete their schedule for the 2017-2018 school year. Students are encouraged to look over the Electives List below to prepare for scheduling with their counselor.
pdf 2017-2018 Electives (44 KB)If you are interested in attending the Central Nine Career Center please complete the below registration form. You must also see your guidnace counselor to schedule for the class.
C9 Registration Form
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 Service 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 Please visit this website to learn about local resources and opportunities
Please use the below guide to view the curriculm for Greenwood Community High School
Students entering college in the fall of 2016 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
- FAFSA day at C9. On February 9th from 9am to 7pm. Students will be able to work with the National Center for College Costs to complete their FASFA. All students and parents/guardians are welcome
- College Goal Sunday. On February 21st at 2 pm. 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. Please use the informtion below along with the sample four year plans to map out your courses and curriculum.pdf Graduation Requirements (83 KB) :
The link below contains four year plans for various diploma types. This information serves as a general guide to the various diploma plans offered at GHS. However, every student’s plan will be individually developed based on student interest and aptitude, academic achievement, prerequisite completion and best practices as determined by the administration and department chairpersons.
spreadsheet Sample Diploma Plans (20 KB)
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 14th. This test is free for sophomores and $14 for Juniors. Students who would like to register for the PSAT should do so in the guidance office. 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/
SAT Test Dates Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration (Late Fee) 3-Oct-15 3-Sep-15 22-Sep-15 7-Nov-15 9-Oct-15 27-Oct-15 5-Dec-15 5-Nov-15 23-Nov-15 23-Jan-16 28-Dec-15 12-Jan-16 5-Mar-16 5-Feb-16 23-Feb-16 May 7, 2016** 8-Apr-16 26-Apr-16 4-Jun-16 5-May-16 25-May-16 ACT Test Dates Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration (Late Fee) 12-Sep-15 7-Aug-15 August 8 – 21, 2015 24-Oct-15 18-Sep-15 September 19 – October 2, 2015 12-Dec-15 6-Nov-15 November 7 – 20, 2015 6-Feb-16 8-Jan-16 January 9 – 15, 2016 April 9, 2015** 4-Mar-16 March 5 – 18, 2016 11-Jun-16 6-May-15 May 7 – 20, 2016
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.
The Guidance office advertises scholarships through the Senior Bulletin. Senior Bulletins are issued periodically throughout the year beginning in November. They are distributed to seniors in their English 12 classes, and are available in the guidance office and online.
document March Scholarship Bulletin (27 KB)
pdf (68 KB) pdf January Scholarship Bulletin
JCCF Scholarship Bulletin (50 KB)
Check out these sites for other scholarship searches:
- Greenwood Community High School
Indiana Online Academy Summer School Offerings
2016-2017 Senior Offerings
Government and Economics
2016-2017 Sophomore Offerings
Health and Preparing for College and Career
Current Freshment and Juniors will receive a letter in the mail in the spring regarding summer school opportunities. Students will sign up following the directions on that mailing.
Summer School final exams will be administered in C103, July 18, 19, and 20
Each student selects the date and time of his/her exams directly through Indiana Online after they have started their classes… first come first served. Students my take their exams in any order on any day as long as they have completed their class.
Exam start times for all three days are: 8:00, 9:30, 11:00, 12:30
pdf Click here for instructions on how to request your transcript for the Common App (19 KB) . All Common App transcript requests should be handled this way.
Please click the link below if you are a current or past graduate of Greenwood High School and need a transcript sent to a college or university. This transcript should be sent via the Parchment website.
Hard Copy Transcripts
Hard copies of high school transcripts are available for a cost of $3. Please call Mrs. Shotts at 317-889-4030 x308 to make an appointment to pick up the transcripts.
- 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 and June. The ACT will be administered at GHS on Saturday April 8, 2017. 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, January, March, May and June. The SAT will be administered at GHS on Saturday May 6, 2017. 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 Parchment. If you have not signed up for transcript services through Parchment, please use your registration code to register, which was given to you at the beginning of the year. If you need this code, please see the guidance office.
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 January 28th at 6:00 in the auditorium.
Senior Bulletin - The bulletin will include information about available scholarships, college fairs, and financial aid. Each student will receive a bulletin in his/her English class every few weeks that will include important post-secondary planning information. The bulletin is also posted on the senior bulletin board, in the guidance office, and on the guidance portion of the GCHS website. The first bulletin will be released in October and additions can be expected about every month. 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.
Tanya Fenner, A-G Lisa Laug, H-Q Bill Ronk, R-Z
889-4010 889-4009 889-4011