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

5/1: Algebra 1 end-of-course exam

5/2: Biology end-of-course exam

5/3: Geometry end-of-course exam

5/4: American History end-of-course exam

5/5: Government end-of-course exam


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.

General Study Skills Resources

Math Help

Time Management


The PARCC (Class of 2018 and Beyond)

Ohio Graduation Test (Class of 2017 or Before)

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.

Explore Careers

College Timeline and Checklists by Grade

College Entrance Testing

The College Essay

KnowHow2Go Workbook

First Generation College Students

College Information

University of Cincinnati’s Linder Summer Institute: Project Leadership The Fifth Annual Lindner Summer Institute occurs from June 11th-June 16th. Students will be introduced to business education and different opportunities available to them in the multi-faceted business world. Female students and students of color, who are interested, please follow the link below for the application and more information. Priority application deadline is March 17th. Link:

CSCC Disability Services Transition Open House

Columbus State Community College will be hosting a Transition Open House to provide information to students and parents about the transition from high school to college. There will representatives from Admissions and Disability Services to talk with students and parents about disability services in college. The two dates are March 14th from 2:00-4:00 pm at Franklin Hall 104 and March 16th from 2:00-4:00 pm at Franklin Hall 104. To register please see the link below.


Mechanisms of Human Health and Disease

Nationwide Children’s Hospital hosts a summer program for high school students who excel in science. The program meets throughout the summer of 2017. The deadline to apply is March 24th. For more information and to access the application, please go to the link below. 


National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)-National College Fair

The NACAC College Fair will be in Columbus on April 2nd from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Admission representatives from college and universities will be there to speak with students about the college admission process and college life. There will also be a counseling and resource center to assist parents and students about the college admission process. Please follow the link below to access the Home Page for the National College Fair


University of Dayton-Sustainability and Entrepreneurship Programs

University of Dayton is offering two summer programs: Entrepreneurship 101 and Summer Sustainability: Food Systems.  Entrepreneurship is June 18th-30th and Summer Sustainability is June 25th-30th. Both applications are due March 30th. For more information, please follow the links below.


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.


Blueprint Signature Summer Programs

Blueprint offers pre-college programs for students entering grades 9-12. Blueprint combines  real-world on-campus experience with guidance that helps students prepare for college. They offer a program at Ohio State University during July For more information, please follow the link below.


Columbus State Community College-Logistics Engineering Technology Degree

CSCC will be hosting a three-day early college experience summer camp focusing on their new  associates degree in Logistics Engineering Technology (LET). The program will be from June 21st to June 23rd for current high school students and high school graduates. Deadline to register is May 15th and the application can be found at 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.


2017 Regents STARTALK

Kent State University is hosting a Foreign Language Academy for high school students. Students can learn how to be advanced level proficient in Chinese and Russian. Students can also earn up to 4 college credits. Please go to the link below for more information


Paying for College


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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