"I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope."

Jeremiah 29:11

The purpose of the Guidance Office is to assist students in achieving their future goals through academic planning, college and career research, the college application process, and exploration of other options for a successful future.  As guidance counselor, I will

  • Assist students to select courses which will help them to meet graduation requirements and their career goals

  • Help students identify strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies for improvement

  • Assists students with post-graduation planning, including college, employment, military, and other paths

  • Provide information on colleges and assist students to evaluate their best options based on their goals and circumstances

  • Provide information on available scholarships and financial aid

  • Provide recommendations and transcripts for college applications

  • Provide information about SAT and ACT testing

  • Coordinate contact with parents and teachers concerning student progress

All college applications are handled through Naviance, a comprehensive college and career readiness platform for high schools. Students research and compile their college list, request letters of recommendation and transcripts, and notify Guidance of the status of their applications through Naviance. They will become familiar with its functioning through their Junior College and Career Project.

Guidance Documents

HGCS CEEB code: 211082 (You will need this for registering for tests and college applications)