Guidance Contact Information:

Jill Piker jpiker@sad15.org 657-9323 A-F, Guidance Counselor
Kate Genovese kgenovese@sad15.org 657-9322 G-O, Guidance Coordinator
TBD 657-9321 P-Z, Guidance Counselor
Louise Chaplin lchaplin@sad15.org 657-9320,657-3329FAX  Guidance Support/Registrar
Michelle Murley mmurley@sad15.org 657-9333 Social Worker

 

Guidance Services:

Guidance services are available to all students. Students are encouraged to see their counselor with any questions or concerns. Information given to guidance counselors is strictly confidential unless student safety is an issue. Students may schedule appointments during their free time with the guidance secretary (Ms. Chaplin). Students with full schedules may make appointments during lunch, before, or after school. On school days, the Guidance Department is open from 6:30 to 3:00. Counselors can be reached at the contact information listed above or by calling 657-9320.

Parents/guardians are also welcome to consult with their children’s guidance counselor. Parent conferences are often helpful when a student is experiencing academic or personal problems, or when a student is developing an academic plan for the future.

Services offered by the Guidance Department:

1. Academic advising, including course selection and scheduling

2. Crisis counseling regarding personal problems or concerns

3. Assistance with post-secondary planning (college and career)

4. Academic and career testing

5. Financial aid and scholarship support

6. Classroom and large group presentations

7. Social/personal development counseling

8. Referral to other services 9. School-wide programming

 


Mission

The Gray-New Gloucester High School Counseling Program provides comprehensive student centered programming focused on helping all students achieve optimal personal growth, realize their full academic potential, and set realistic post-secondary goals.  Together with teachers, administrators, parents, and our caring communities, school counselors will foster responsible citizenship and a passion for life-long learning.

Vision

The Students at Gray-New Gloucester High School will graduate with 21st century skills, ready for life after high school with a solid understanding of their personal strengths and a plan for achieving challenging academic and career goals.  All students will engage with a developmentally appropriate school counseling curriculum that allows them to make meaningful connections between high school and the real world through a rigorous academic curriculum and community connections.  Our students are self-directed lifelong learners who are supported by strong partnerships between school, families, and community in a safe, caring and supportive environment.


How to Create FSA ID

Get Ready to File the 2019-2020 FAFSA

Guide to Financial Aid & Outside Scholarships 2019-20

 

GNGHS College Visits

Want to explore your college options without leaving Gray-New Gloucester High School? Sit down informally and visit with a college rep in the Guidance Office. It is a good idea to check out the website ahead of time. The sites are listed below for your convenience:

November:

Wednesday, 11/13 at 8:15 Husson University http://www.husson.edu
Friday, 11/15 at 10:15 St. Joseph’s College www.sjcme.edu

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND A COLLEGE VISIT(S), PLEASE SEE MRS. CHAPLIN TO LET HER KNOW TO EXPECT YOU. HOWEVER, IF YOU CANNOT DO SO, FEEL FREE TO DROP BY ANYWAY.

IF YOU ARE NOT IN A STUDY HALL, BUT WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND A VISIT, YOU MUST GET PERMISSION AND A PASS FROM YOUR CLASSROOM TEACHER.

 

Updated 11/15/19

(will update periodically as college visit requests come in)


 

 

 

 

Updated September 16, 2019