School Counseling

Our Mission

We aim to support the development of the academic, college/career, 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.

Academic Resources

Learning how to learn is a process. It is common for students to face academic challenge when first experiencing high school coursework, 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.

Naviance

Naviance offers a variety of college/career resources, as well as assessments that help you gauge your learning style, personality and strengths.

https://www.naviance.com/

Recommended Reading

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey

College and Career Planning

We aim to support the development of the academic, college/career, emotional, 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.

Naviance

Naviance is a college and career readiness program that GCCS uses to align student strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life.

To learn more, please go to https://naviance.com/ If you need help accessing your student’s login information, please contact the School Counseling office at 614-875-3000 x2020.

College Timeline And Checklists By Grade

College Liftoff

College Liftoff offers a variety of services, such as admissions support, finding the right fit for college, and funding strategies for college. Learn More.

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

Social Emotional/ Personal & Spiritual Resources

“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”  2 Timothy 1:7  As School Counselors, we are committed to providing resources to help students and families in all areas of their lives. Please use the information below for ongoing personal growth and development as well as crisis intervention.

Spiritual Wellness

  • The Naz Church
    • If you are not connected with a local church body, the Naz has so much to offer. Be sure and check it out… this could be just what your family needs!
  • Focus on the Family
  • Campus Ministry Link
    • Looking for ways to stay connected after high school? This is an excellent tool helping students find ministry opportunities in college.

Suicide Prevention

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

  • Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8825 (Available 24 hrs/day)
  • *If you (or your child) are in immediate danger, dial 911 and report immediately to a designated crisis center, or the nearest emergency room.
  • GCCS partners with Nationwide Children’s Hospital in bringing the Signs of Suicide (SOS) Classroom Curriculum to students on an annual basis. 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.

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
  • OSU- Harding Hospital
    • Phone: (614) 293-9600
  • Counseling at The Naz Church
    • Biblical counseling including individual and family counseling
    • Phone (614) 875-2551

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