Welcome to the GHS School Counseling Center!
72 Green Valley Dr. Greenbrier, AR 72058
Phone: 501-679-4236 Ext. 3
School Counselors will work with their students throughout their time with us at GHS. Counselors are assigned by student last name.
Debbie Hogan- firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Hebel- email@example.com
Concurrent Credit Coordinator
Becky Coker- firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Legris- email@example.com
Building Test Coordinator
Want to request to see your Counselor? Fill out the following google doc:
Current and Former Students, please click on the following link to request your transcript:
*Driver’s Permit now requires a transcript
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 This lifeline provides 24/7, free, confidential support for anyone in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. If you prefer to text, you can text "START" to 741-741 where a live, trained specialist will respond back to you.
This texting resource is available to students for crisis counseling. Help is only a text away!
Arkansas Crisis Center
Arkansas State Police Child Abuse Hotline
NAMI website- “Learning to Help Your Child and Your Family”
National Eating Disorder Association
Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Mental Health Hotlines
Links for our Scheduling Videos for 2021:
Scholarships Searches- This link will provide a list of scholarship search sites where you can begin your hunt for scholarships. The link will be updated as scholarship opportunities become available.
Scholarships for Seniors- This link will provide a list of specific scholarships seniors can apply for. The link will also be updated as scholarship opportunities become available.These are, also, sent to student e-mails.
Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship
College Deadlines- Apply early! The colleges will run out of scholarship money.
Senior To Do List This is a list of items that all Seniors need to complete as soon as possible if they have not already done so.
Senior End of the Year Calendar of Events - This is a letter from your counselor and senior sponsors as well as a calendar of events for the end of your senior year.
FSA ID- This is the link to the Federal Student Aid ID website. Both the student and the parent will need a FSA ID.
FAFSA- This is the link to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. All seniors will need to complete their FAFSA after they and their parents have completed their taxes.
*Mrs. Williams did an excellent job explaining step-by-step directions on how to fill out the FAFSA, in addition to information about grants, loans, and scholarships. Here is the video from our Virtual FAFSA Night Presentation on 10/15/2020. https://us-lti.bbcollab.com/recording/5a395e3f988c46979b1d09832f79b6a8
College Visit Days: Pick up and return College visit request forms with Mrs. Petty in the main GHS office.
Seniors make sure you transfer your UCA, UALR, Tech, AStATE, and UACCM transcripts to your new college. The GHS Counseling Office cannot do this for you.
You need to review your transcript online to make sure everything looks correct. If you have any issues, please bring a copy of your college transcript to Mrs. Hebel.
Arkansas Course Transfer System
** ACT Prep Course:
Preparing for the ACT:
The personalized tutoring provided through schoolhouse.world supports the Arkansas Department of Education vision and mission to provide student-focused education that prepares students for college, career, and community engagement. Schoolhouse.world can help address unfinished learning with sessions tailored to the learners who attend, generally ranging in size between 2 to 6 attendees. The tutoring platform can be utilized around-the-clock during the school year or summer. Sessions are currently offered for Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, and ACT/SAT prep.
Personalized tutoring platform: https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/learning-services/curriculum-support/math-tutoring
ACT No Limits Campaign
*Remember to send your ACT scores to UALR for concurrent credit purposes.
**If you are interested in online accuplacer or ACT tutorials to prepare for exams, please contact Mrs. Hebel or Mrs. Griffin.
E-Note Sign Up: https://ghs.greenbrierschools.org/ On right hand side, fill this out! (on “e-note selection”- specify grade level(s) you are wanting to receive)
Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/GHScounseling Please follow this page for updated and current counseling news!
Counseling Google Classroom: students will receive an invite in their school email when school starts. Once they join, they will be able to invite their parent to join.
PREPARING FOR COLLEGE
What do colleges look for?
- Strength of your curriculum
- Your GPA
- SAT, ACT and SAT Subject Tests scores
- Application essays
- Extracurricular activities
Teacher & Counselor Recommendations
- Here are some guidelines that should help you secure better recommendations
- Start early. Your teachers and counselors are swamped, so give them plenty of time.
- Give your teachers and counselors all the necessary materials, including your application deadlines and stamped, addressed envelopes or a link to online recommendations.
- Waive your confidentiality rights.
- Pick your recommenders wisely. Don't pick a teacher just because you got an A in his or her class. It's important that the teacher or counselor knows you well.
- Promptly send a thank-you note to each person who gives you a recommendation.
College Prep Apps:
CollegeGo - by the College Board - Get it on Google Play or Download in the App store.
College Myth Busting:
How to Go To College:
Three Big Steps
How Do I Pay for College?:
College Prep Timelines:
Community Help Resources