Guilford Counseling Department

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Guilford High School Counseling Department Page!  Your school counselor is here to assist students with their academic, career/college, and social/emotional goals. 

This page is under construction...  we hope to provide resources here to help your student to be successful!

 ​2018-19 School Year Counselor Caseloads


​Student Caseload


Phone Extension

Mrs. Nielsen​

​EMITT   (A-Q)

Ext. 13013         

Mrs. Dolan  

​BAMIT   (K-Z)

EMITT (R-Z)                      

Ext. 13014


Mrs. PauleyHS (A-V)

Ext. 13020

​Mrs. Grygiel  

HPS (all)

HS (W-Z)

Ext. 13017

Ms. Roberts  


Freshmen (Q-Z)

robertk@rps205.comExt. 13016
Mrs. ViningFreshmen (A-P)

Ext. 13015



Information for Seniors and Parents

Senior Future Planning Packet Class of 2019.pdf  This packet includes all the information handed out to seniors this September in Gov/Econ class during a presentation from counselors.  Packet includes:

  • important senior dates
  • college application procedures
  • requesting transcripts
  • steps for RVC enrollment
  • senior profile sheet for requesting recommendations
  • helpful Future Planning Websites
  • Writing Personal Statements/College Essays.

2018 Senior Parent Night powerpoint.ppt

What-is-Parchment.pdf   (Need to request a transcript?  Use parchment!!)

 FERPA form.pdf  (When students are 18, parents do not have access to educational information unless this form is signed by the student).

College Resources

​ RVC College Night 10/3/18:

Students can sign up for College Visits at Guilford High School in Room 218 or their Academy Office.  To attend a college visit during a class period, student must have a 2.5 GPA and can attend up to 3 visits per semester.  Any college visit held during a student's lunch period can be attended with no restrictions.  See Room 218, a counselor, or any senior English or Gov/Econ class for a list of colleges scheduled.

 Illinois Postsecondary Handbook


Scholarship Information

​The documents below have been sent to RPS student email accounts as well.

Scholarship Update 3.1.19.doc

Feb. 2019 Scholarships from specific colleges and universities (3).doc

Scholarship Update 2.1.19.doc

Scholarship Update 12.1.18.doc

Dec. 2018 Scholarships from specific colleges and universities.doc

Studentscholarships Newsletter.pdf

Scholarship Update 11.1.18.doc

Nov. 2018 Scholarships from specific colleges and universities (1).doc

Scholarship Update 10.1.18 (1).doc

Oct. 2018 Scholarships from specific colleges and universities (1).doc

Community Scholarship Fair Flyer 2018.pdf

FAFSA (Free Ap​plication for Federal Student Aid)

​Students enrolling in college in the Fall of 2019 should be completing the 2019-2020 FAFSA open as of October 1st.

Get your FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID to sign your FAFSA), both student and one parent will need this.​

FAFSA Assistance.pdf

After School Tutoring Program


ASAP after school tutoring form 18-19.pdf

After School 

Activity Bus Drop-Off locations.pdf


 College Fair for Juniors:  April 5, 2019:


Junior Parent Night Presentation Spring 2019:

Helpful Handouts for Juniors:

College Path Checklist.doc

Helpful websites for career and college planning--Juniors.doc

Writing an Essay for College Admission.doc

Resume Template.doc

SAT Testing April 9th.pdf

Permission to post test scores on transcript.pdf

US Military Branches Recruitment Contact Info.docx


Course Selection for 2019-2020 School Year!

Course Selection for Senior Year 2019-20.pdf

Course Selection for Junior Year 2019-20.pdf

Course Selection for Sophomore Year 2019-20.pdf

2019-20_HighSchoolPlanningGuide_WebReady (1).pdf

Mid-year updates.docx

AP Agreement.docx

PE exemption form.pdf

Are you new to the Rockford Public Schools?  Are you planning to switch from private schools back to the public school system?  You may Pre-register for the 2019-20 school year.  Here are the steps you need to take:

1.  Bring 2 proofs of address (within the last 30 days) and your student's birth certificate to our main office during regular school hours.  You will need to fill out lots of paperwork.  You can either fill it out here, or take it home to complete and bring it back.

2.  Choosing Courses:

  •  If your student is entering grades 10-12 for 2019-20, your student will need to select a Career and College Academy.  This link outlines the Academy and Pathway options.  All students must choose ONE. Freshmen Handout for Pathway Selection.docYou will need to make an appointment with the desired Academy Counselor to make course selections.  At the time of your appointment (or before) it will be important to have a transcript of completed high school courses.
  • If your student is entering grade 9, you will need to make an appointment with a Freshman Academy Counselor to do course selections.  Any current report cards of courses taken may be helpful in making the best choices.  





To Top