Counseling Center


Overview

Students are encouraged to use this facility at any time to get assistance in solving their personal, social, educational, vocational, school, home or related problems. The guidance program has been established to assist each individual student with the adjustment to school work, school life and the community. Students who want to see their counselor may do so by making an appointment through the guidance and counseling office secretary.

The guidance office has career materials and post-secondary school catalogues which can be checked-out for student use. Specific career information may be obtained from a variety of programs on computers in the Counseling Office. Career inventories are available to help students select, explore and learn about occupations that reflect their personal goals. Information on post-secondary programs in Michigan as well as post-secondary schools, apprenticeships, military training and financial aid can also be obtained from these systems.


Electronic Transcripts

To aid you in your college application process, Grosse Ile High School has teamed with Docufide by ParchmentTM to bring you a secure, paperless way to send transcripts directly to the colleges or universities to which you will be applying. It's safe, secure, easy and available 24/7.

Parchment will send out your official transcript, checked and approved by the GIHS Counseling Office, to the colleges you choose. Parchment will email you a confirmation that your transcript was sent. For colleges that accept electronic transcripts, Docufide confirms when the colleges receive the transcripts.

To create your personal account, please go to www.parchment.com.

If you encounter any difficulties in this process, please see Mrs. Cowley or your Counselor in the Counseling Office.


MichiganCAP PORTAL

The Michigan College Access Portal (MichiganCAP) is a statewide initiative which provides free support for all students and families in Michigan to simplify the process of transitioning from high school to college and career.This website provides: Calculators to Estimate College Cost
College Search and Comparison Tool
How to Communicate with Friends and Counselors
How to Create a Personal Profile
plus much more.

Visit the website at http://www.michigancap.org/

Online Learning

The Grosse Ile Township School district believes that online learning opportunities can be positive learning experience for students.  In accordance with state law (388.1621f Online Courses ) students in grades 5 - 12 may take one or two online courses per semester either during the school day, or on their own as a course above and beyond those taken at a district school.  To view the Michigan department of Education Onlnine Course Catalog click here .


LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY

What ever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each Learning Center offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses and information you need to achieve the results you want. Want to take an ACT practice test and get your results for free? It's available on this website!

Go to www.learningexpresslibrary.com to see which Learning Centers are right for you.
 


MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Grosse Ile Counseling Staff is to actively promote excellence in professional school counseling by helping to guide our students through personal, educational and career planning.