School Counseling


Our Mission:

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.

Important Dates

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:

Test Prep

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:

General Study Skills Resources

Math Help

Time Management


The PARCC (Class of 2018 and Beyond)

Recommended Reading

  • 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

Explore Careers

College Timeline and Checklists by Grade

College Entrance Testing

The College Essay

KnowHow2Go Workbook

First Generation College Students

College, Career, and Pre-College Information

The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business Visit Opportunities

The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University is offering two different visit opportunities. Fisher Fridays are visit programs reserved for students who will be applying for Autumn 2018 admission to THE Ohio State University and are interested in learning more about the college of business. The class visit program allows prospective students to sit in on a business class with a student ambassador on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays! If you have any questions, please contact Christopher Field at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To register, visit!

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

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

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

Local Scholarships


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 applying, choose The Columbus-Grove City B.P.O. Elks Lodge #37 from the drop-down menu of the five closest lodges.

Application Link:

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 and must apply by October 25th, 2017.'s Student-Caregiver Scholarship and The's Caregiving Scholarship and 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 or

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 or

Additional Scholarship Information

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.

Suicide Prevention


    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



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
    • Netcare
      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.
  • Phone: (614) 875-2551. Address: 4770 Hoover Rd, Grove City, OH 43123
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