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!

 ​2020-21 School Year Counselor Caseloads


​Student Caseload


Phone Extension

Mrs. Nielsen​

Production  (A-Q)

Health (A-B)

[email protected]

Ext. 13013         

Mrs. Dolan  

Business   (K-Z)

Production (R-Z)                           

[email protected]   

Ext. 13014


Mrs. PauleyHealth (C-V)[email protected]

Ext. 13020

​Mrs. Grygiel  

Service (all)

Health (W-Z)

Freshmen (N-O)

[email protected]

Ext. 13017

Ms. Roberts  

Business (A-J)

Freshmen (P-Z)

[email protected]Ext. 13016
Mrs. ViningFreshmen (A-M)[email protected]

Ext. 13015


Information for Seniors and Parents


Need Help Paying for College.docx

RVC Enrollment Steps.pdf


Transcript Requests... Use


 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

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.


FAFSA (Free Ap​plication for Federal Student Aid)

Competing the FAFSA is now a state of Illinois graduation requirement.  Students must complete the FAFSA or sign the non-participation form. When you have completed your FAFSA, please forward the confirmation email to your counselor as proof of submission.  If you are signing the non-participation form, please forward the completed form to your counselor as well.

FAFSA Nonparticipation Form.pdf

Students enrolling in college in the Fall of 2021 should be completing the 2021-22 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 available from Caleb McKay.  Email him at [email protected] or call during business hours at 815-666-9221.

After School Tutoring Program

Activity Bus Drop-Off locations.pdf


Junior Parent Night Presentation Spring 2020:

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

Permission to post test scores on transcript.pdf

US Military Branches Recruitment Contact Info.docx


Course Selection for 2020-2021 School Year

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 2020-21 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 2020-21, 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.doc
  • You 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.  





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