Counseling Office

The Genesee Opportunity (GO) stipend provides Genesee County high school graduates with money for college, career training, or certification licensing fees. To be eligible, you must reside in Genesee County, Michigan or on a property that is taxed by a Genesee County school district and be a graduate, from a high school in Genesee County. Graduates must be enrolled in an eligible training program or post-secondary educational institution and submit an application by the due date. The GO stipend can only be awarded one time and must be used within the first 12 months after graduation or GED completion.

 

The GO stipend is not based on income or grades, and is funded through a millage approved by Genesee County voters.

 

Important! All 2021 graduates who wish to use the GO Stipend must submit the application form. 2021 Graduates must apply by May 15, 2022. 2021 Graduates Application window is now open!

 

Once the completed application is received, Genesee Opportunity staff will verify the information provided to determine eligibility for the GO Stipend. Students who have already taken a qualifying assessment for certification at a training institution can call (810) 591-GCGO (4246) to discuss eligibility for reimbursement.

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College Advising Hotline

Students across the state of Michigan looking for assistance in navigating their college plans can now call a free hotline for access to near-peer college advisers! In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, MCAN and partner college advisers will provide students guidance around their postsecondary transitions during this challenging time. Students will receive answers to their questions along with resources, and be connected with who or what they need to succeed.

This is for Michigan students in grades 9-12, free of charge.

Hotline: 810-373-5385 (call or text)

Availability:  Monday through Friday: 9 am to 5 pm

After business hours, students can text or leave a voicemail and messages will be responded to the next business day. 

The hours of the hotline will be adjusted as necessary to best serve students and their needs. 

How we can help you via hotline:

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  • Help navigate financial aid
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  • Help navigate paying for college during COVID-19
  • Help finalize college enrollments
 
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(855) 427-2736

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT

 

The Counseling Department at SCHS has adopted the National Standards for School Counseling. These standards focus on helping students achieve competencies through three areas of student development: academic, career and personal/social.

The mission of the guidance and counseling program is to promote and enhance student learning through these three areas by helping students match their skills & abilities, interests, and knowledge, values, and preferences with plans that meet students’ educational and future goals.

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Jodi Guzak

 

Counselor (A - F)

 

591-1870

 
 

 Sarah Bessolo

 

Counselor (G - N)

 

   591-1869    

sbessolo@swcrk.org

Michelle Horning

 

Counselor (O - Z)

 

   591-1868    

Mandy Cummins

 

  Secretary

 

   591-1866    

Stan Page

 

Social Worker

 

591-1818

Ginger Ortiz

 

Career Resource Coordinator

 

591-1825

 

 

Counseling Office Fax

 

591-1898

 

 

To help keep you informed about important news and updates from the counseling office, please sign up to receive text messages for your class!

 

SEND A TEXT TO 81010, then enter the message for your class and last name!

 

Class of 2021(Last Names A - L) - Message: @swcrk2021a

Class of 2021(Last Names M - Z) - Message: @swcrk2021b

 

Class of 2022 (Last Names A - K) - Message: @swcrk2022a

Class of 2022 (Last Names L - Z) - Message: @swcrk2022b

 

Class of 2023 (Last Names A - F) - Message: @swcrk2023a

Class of 2023 (Last Names G - L) - Message: @swcrk2023b

Class of 2023 (Last Names M - Z) - Message: @swcrk2023c

 

Class of 2024 - Message: @swcrk2024

 

Class of 2025 (Last Names A - J) - Message: @swcrk2025a

Class of 2025 (Last Names K - Z) - Message: @swcrk2025b

 
SELECTIVE SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

All 18-year-old males by law must register for Selective Service. You can register online at sss.gov.  You can also preregister at 17 years and 3 months of age and your registration will be held until you reach age 18.  Failure to register is against the law and could result in a fine, prison time and a loss of financial aid for college. If you have any questions, please talk to your guidance counselor.