Name: Traci Howard                                          
Subject: Guidance Counselor
Grade:  9 - 12
Welcome to the GHS Counselor's Website!  I hope that you will find the information provided useful.  There is so much information available now via the internet to keep students and parents up-to-date on planning for post-high school graduation.  I encourage students and parents to visit the websites of those colleges that are of interest to you.  College websites provide a wealth of information concerning the admissions process as well as scholarship information.  It is imperative that students maintain a very good GPA in order to ensure their unconditional acceptance into the college of his/her choice.  Many times a high GPA and an excellent ACT score will allow students to be competitive for a variety of scholarships. your best, do your research, stay focused, and have a wonderful high school experience!
 College Access Days at Gadsden State...please check out this link...GREAT INFO will be presented at this event...3 days to choose from!!  
Application for Gadsden Regional Medical Center is available...See Mrs. Howard for details.  
United Way Scholarship application available...See Mrs. Howard for details ASAP!!! 
Scholarship at Southern Bank...Check out website for application - Mrs. Howard for more details!
Kiwanis Club Scholarship...3.0 GPA and an ACT score!  
See Mrs. Howard for details..deadline March 31, 2014. 
***JSU Scholarship deadline extended until March 8th, 2014!  
Congressional Art Competition for 9-12th grade...see Mrs. Howard for details. 
March 1st is the Scholarship DEADLINE for GSCC & JSU!!!! 
JSU  Preview Days!!!! Check it out...
Young Leaders Society Scholarship sponsored by United Way...
email ASAP me for a copy the application! 
PARENTS...UA Early College Open House at the University Center on Broad Street this Saturday, January 25th from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.  Bring you 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student with a 3.0+ GPA.  Early College may be a great program for your child!  Go learn more about it!
Parents, please check with your banks and credit unions for scholarships they may offer for members...checkout their websites for scholarship applications!
Make sure your student is applying to the college of his/her choice and meeting scholarship deadlines ASAP!!!!! 
ATTENTION: Any student interested in UAH...The Office of Admissions is holding a student reception for your students and their parents on Monday, Nov. 4 from 6-8pm at Top O' the River (1606 Rainbow Dr Gadsden, AL 35901). Students will receive an overview of our academic programs, financial aid opportunities, and extracurricular activities. In addition, those students who attend have the opportunity to obtain an application fee waiver and receive an instant admissions decision with receipt of their official high school transcript and test scores.
Ashley Miller 
Admissions Counselor, UAH
301 Sparkman Drive EB 117
Huntsville, AL 35899
2013 2013 Seniors...Are you planning on attending college? Then APPLY NOW to the college(s) of your choice!!! Go online to the college(s) of interest to you and APPLY!
E-Day at AUBURN UNIVERSITY is February 28
Saturday at SHORTER is October 12...RSVP @ 800-868-6980
(Spring Preview Days at Shorter are: February 8 & March 22)
JSU Fall Preview Day 9/28/13 (Spring Preview Dates listed on website)...Visit JSU Website to register!!
  • University of Alabama Preview Days...Fall 2013 Dates - Monday, October 14, 2013 & Monday, November 18, 2013

         (*Spring 2014 Dates - Monday, February 3, 2014 - Friday, February 14, 2014 - Monday, March 10, 2014)

         Register at:


Check out other college websites for their Preview Days! 
 Great day to go check out the campus
and get valuable registration/admission information!

 There is some new info on my Helpful Websites page...go check it out!


 Those students taking the ACT...take the writing portion of the exam at least once...colleges are requiring that now.

2014 Seniors...Have you taken the ACT?  Do you need to take the ACT?  Take it NOW! Go to my Important Dates page to get dates of test and deadlines to register!
JUNIORS...Make the ACT a priority this year!!! Register ASAP! See Important Dates to get registration info!
Parents check out websites for the colleges that interest your young person!  Important dates, contact information, FAQs, etc. are on the websites for your benefit! 
! IMPORTANT !       
CHECK OUT THE  Memos...Quick Notes...etc. page for important announcements!