We aim to support the development of the academic, personal/social, and spiritual domains of each student, while fostering a vibrant school climate. Our services support the GCCS School Mission of preparing Christian leaders that impact their world.
10/18: Mount Carmel College of Nursing - 3rd period - Room 492
10/23: Otterbein University - 3rd period - Room 492
10/23: Marietta College - 7th period - Room 487
10/24: Youngstown State University - 7th period - Room 487
10/27: University of Akron – 7th period – Room 487
10/31: University of Rio Grande – 3rd period – Room 492
11/15: Miami University – 3rd Period – Room 492
Learning how to learn is a process. It is common for students to face academic challenge when first experiencing high school course work, but don’t fear. Developing positive study skills can help students navigate difficult content and workload. We’re here to help prepare you for GCCS and postsecondary education.
To access the free ACT prep, follow the link below to Naviance, then once you are signed into your Naviance account, the test prep is listed underneath resources.
Naviance Link: https://www.naviance.com/
Kaplan is offering a free online practice hub that allows students to prepare for upcoming SAT or ACT exams. Please follow the link to access the main page. Link: https://www.kaptest.com/college-prep/pages/practice-purpose?utm_source=kaplan-field&utm_medium=offline&utm_term=ohiowva&utm_content=flyer&utm_campaign=bts2-spring-2017
General Study Skills Resources
The PARCC (Class of 2018 and Beyond)
- 10 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
Search and discover multiple opportunities as you seek out God’s plan for your life. Workshops covering college applications, financial aid, and advanced coursework options high school students will be offered in the Fall and Spring.
Naviance is a college and career readiness program that GCCS uses to align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life.
To access your free Naviance account visit https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login/?hsid=gccs
- Buckeye Top 50 In-Demand Ohio Careers
- Watch interviews from leaders in exciting job positions all over the country
- Browse Careers by Subject
College Timeline and Checklists by Grade
College Entrance Testing
- Register for the ACT
- Register for the ACT
- Register for the SAT
- ACTStudent.org Test Prep
- Preparing for the ACT PDF Guide
The College Essay
- Princeton Review: Crafting an Unforgettable College Essay
- 8 Tips for Crafting Your Best College Essay
- Essay References from Bigfuture College Board
First Generation College Students
College, Career, and Pre-College Information
The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business Visit Opportunities
Exploring Health Sciences at Ohio State
Are you interested in majoring in a Health Science field? Attend this event on Thursday, October 26th from 2 to 5 PM to learn more about Ohio State's programs and explore your career options! Ohio State offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degees in the health sciences. Graduates of these programs find careers in settings such as the health care industry, research and education. For more information or to register, visit https://campusvisit.osu.edu/SG/intro.aspx.
College Student Writing Guide
Wright State University Pre-College Programs
Wright State University offers pre-college programs for 6th-12th grades. There are a variety of programs available. Please follow the link below for more information
College Liftoff offers a variety of services, such as admissions support, finding the right fit for college, and funding strategies for college. For more information, please go to the link below.
Sky Ranch Horn Creek
Sky Ranch Horn Creek has a 9-month Bridge Year program called Base Camp. Base camp is located in Sangre De Cristo Mountains of Colorado. The camp is based on Christian values and people will have the opportunity to participate in recreational, fun, relational and life impacting experiences. For more information please go the link below.
Paying for College
- Overview of Financial Aid Video
- FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- FAFSA Forecaster
- FAFSA How-To Guide
- Financial Aid 101
- USA Today Scholarship Article
- Complete a national scholarship search
- Grove City Community Club - GC Community Club awards three annual $1,000 Scholarships to Grove City residents
- Grove City Chamber Foundation Scholarships - The Grove City Chamber Foundations has three categories of scholarships that students may apply.
- Rove Pest Control Scholarship - Rove Pest Control Scholarship is awarding one $500 scholarship to a student.
- Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship - The Elks National Foundation is awarding multiple scholarships to students based on students’ Scholarship, Leadership and Financial Need
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation-College Scholarship Program - The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards high school seniors based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others and leadership
- Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. Ohio Problem-Solving Scholarship - The Ohio Problem-Solving Scholarship is awarding one $1,000 scholarship to a local student.
2018 Most Valuable Student Scholarship
The Elks National Foundation Awards 500 scholarships a year to high school seniors through its Most Valuable Student Scholarship. They are chosen based on Scholarship, Leadership, and Financial Need. They award scholarships from $4,000 to $50,000. Applications are open until November 27th, 2017. Students can apply at enf.elks.org/mvs.When applying, choose The Columbus-Grove City B.P.O. Elks Lodge #37 from the drop-down menu of the five closest lodges.
Application Link: enf.elks.org/mvs
The Horatio Alger Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Scholarship program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. In order to be eligible, students must graduate from high school in Spring 2018, demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), and be a United States citizen.
Students may apply at scholars.horatioalger.org and must apply by October 25th, 2017.
Caring.com's Student-Caregiver Scholarship and The SeniorHomes.com's Caregiving Scholarship
Caring.com and SeniorHomes.com just announces their winter deadlines for their bi-annual scholarship programs! Both provide scholarships of $1,000-$1,500 to students who are going to school, while caring for a loved one. More information, including the application, can be found at www.Caring.com/scholarship or www.SeniorHomes.com/scholarship.
Wendy’s High School Heisman
Wendy’s High School Heisman supports education, recognizes achievement, and celebrates standout high school student-athletes around the country. Seniors, if you strive for excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and in your community, now’s the time to get the recognition you deserve. Apply today for your chance to earn a scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Apply at the link below!
2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award
The Prudential Spirit of Community Award is a program that provides an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism and recognize students who have distinguished themselves through community service. One student from GCCHS will be honored with the award and will become eligible to receive an award of $1,000 or more, a medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. in the spring. For more information or to apply, go to spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit.
Additional Scholarship Information
Wright State University-Academic Performance Scholarship Program - The Wright State University Academic Performance Scholarship Program has made some changes that will affect students who are interested in attending Wright State University and applying for scholarships. Students will have to be admitted to Wright State University before February 1st to be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Academic Performance Scholarship.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) - Students who are interested in attending SAIC are invited to meet SAIC faculty and admission counselors on November 5th at the Columbus Museum of Art. The event is from 2:00-5:00 pm. Please RSVP
Recommended Reading for Parents
- You’re On Your Own, but I’m Here If You Need Me: Mentoring Your Child through the College Years by Marjorie Savage
- Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years by Helen E. Johnson
- I’ll Miss You Too: An Off-to-College Guide for Parents and Students by Margo E. Woodacre Bane
Recommended Reading For Students
Lost in Transition: Becoming Spiritually Prepared for College by Tommy McGregor
We are committed to cultivating students that are healthy in all aspects of their life, and care deeply about spiritual and personal growth. Please use the information below for ongoing personal development and crisis intervention.
Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8825 (Available 24 hrs/day)
*If you (or your child) is in immediate danger, dial 911 and report immediately to a designated crisis center, or the nearest emergency room.
In addition, the high school students participated in the Signs of Suicide (SOS) Classroom Curriculum on January 18th and 19th. The goal of SOS is to prevent and reduce suicide behavior by expanding the safety net for students experiencing psychological and emotional distress. The curriculum trains teachers and students about the warning signs of suicide and the appropriate responses.
SOS is a national suicide prevention program that has been found to be a positive experience that reduces the stigma of depression and teaches students and adults how to support students’ well-being.
Navigating Social Media
- 10 Social Media Tips for Teens
- 13 Tips for Monitoring Kids’ Social Media
- 6 Tips for Keeping Teens Safe on Social Media
Community Mental Health Resources
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Services include youth crisis stabilization, medication management, psychiatric evaluation and consultation, community behavioral health, parent education, and outpatient psychotherapy.
Phone: (614) 355-8080. Address: 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43205
Offering 24/7 youth crisis services and a crisis stabilization unit.
Phone: (614) 276-CARE (2273) Address: 199 S. Central Avenue Columbus, OH 43223
- Counseling at The Naz
- Biblical counseling including individual meetings, family counseling and other offerings such as Financial Peace University.
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital
- Phone: (614) 875-2551. Address: 4770 Hoover Rd, Grove City, OH 43123