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
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).
RVC College Night 10/3/18: https://www.rockvalleycollege.edu/Admission/collegenight.cfm
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
The documents below have been sent to RPS student email accounts as well.
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 Application 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.
After School Tutoring Program
ASAP after school tutoring form 18-19.pdf
After School Tutoring.pub
Activity Bus Drop-Off locations.pdf
College Fair for Juniors: April 6, 2018:
Junior Parent Night Presentation Spring 2018:
Helpful Handouts for Juniors:
College Path Checklist.doc
Helpful websites for career and college planning--Juniors.doc
Writing an Essay for College Admission.doc
2018 SAT Testing.doc
Permission to post test scores on transcript.pdf
Registration for 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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 2018-2019, your student will need to select a Career and College Academy. This link outlines the Academy and Pathway options. All students must choose ONE. Handout for Academy and 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.
We will also have designated tour dates set in Spring semester for interested students.