Guidance

Welcome to Gate City High School Guidance Department

Visit the guidance office to get information on class schedules, grades, colleges, and scholarships.

Guidance News:

ACT & SAT Testing Dates (Click here to view brochure)

Free NASA Course for Juniors & Seniors (Click here for information)

John F. Kennedy 2019 Profile in Courage Essay Contest (Available to students in 9-12, due January 18, 2019)

Prudential Spirit of Community  Awards (Click here for information)

2019 Governor's Summer Residential Programs 

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following STEM opportunities. All of our programs are FREE to all Virginia students.

Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) – Program for 10th grade students focusing on the missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a Summer Academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility.  http://vscs.spacegrant.org/

Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) – Program for 11th or 12th grade students focusing on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to Mars with an online course with a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center. Students can earn up to 4 free dual enrollment credits. http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/

Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) – Program for 11th or 12th grade students, VESSS is an interactive, on-line Earth System Science Course featuring NASA scientific research and data. The students can earn up to 5 transferable, free dual enrollment college credits and can also compete to attend a Summer Academy program at NASA Langley Research Center.  http://www.vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS

FAFSA WORKSHOP DATES FOR GATE CITY HIGH SCHOOL:  OCTOBER 12 AND 31

SIGN-UP IN THE HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE OFFICE  FOR A SCHEDULED TIME TO MEET WITH FINANCIAL AID REPRESENTATIVES  WHO WILL ASSIST IN COMPLETING THE  FAFSA PROCESS.

Students should bring the following information with them to the workshop:

  • 2017 Federal Tax Return for both the student and parents/step-parents
  • 2017 Untaxed income information for both the student and the parents/step-parents
  • 2017 W2s for student and parents/step-parents
  • Social Security Numbers for both the student and parents/step-parents
  • Dates of Birth for both students and parents/step-parents
  • Date of Marriage, Divorce or Remarriage for parents/step-parents
  • Information on savings, investments, business and farm assets for both the student and parents/step-parents
  • Ward of court paperwork if the student is considered Independent


Volunteer
Opportunity -

Shoemaker Elementary After School Program

3:30 – 5:30

Monday – Friday

Sign up in HS Guidance Office

THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM IS ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS TO WORK AT WEBER CITY ELEMENTARY

 GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO EARN COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS FOR THE AIMS AND TN/VA SCHOLARS PROGRAMS

 STOP BY THE HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE OFFICE TO SIGN UP

3:30-7:00 MONDAY-FRIDAY (HOURS FOR VOLUNTEERS ARE FLEXIBLE)

STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FOR THE CLUB BUT THE $25 FEE WILL BE WAIVED

PARENT SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS WILL BE GIVEN TO EACH STUDENT WHO PARTICIPATES


2018 Summer Residential Governor's Schools Application


Gate City High School Curriculum (Click to view brochure)

 

TN/VA Scholars Requirements

CREDITS

COURSES

4

English

4

Mathematics (Alg I, II, Geom. & 1 higher level)

3

Science (Bio I & 2 other lab sciences)

3

Social Studies

1

Computer Course

1

Wellness

1

Fine Art

2

Foreign Language Courses in the same language

2

Technical Courses in the same technical track

 

 

 

Additional requirements:

  • 80 hours of community service

  • Overall “C” in required courses

  • No more than 36 days absent in grades 9-12

  • No Out of School Suspensions

  • Successfully passing SOL’s needed for graduation

  • Computer course may count as 1 CTE credit

AIMS-Mountain Empire Community College Requirements

CREDITS

COURSES

4

English

4

Mathematics (Alg I, II, Geom. & 1 higher level)

3

Science ( Bio I and 2 other lab sciences)

3

Social Studies

1

Computer Course

2

Choose Foreign Language or Technical Courses (both not required)

2

See note above for Foreign Language

Additional requirements:

  • 20 hours of community service

  • Overall “C” in required courses

  • No more than 36 days absent in grades 9-12

  • No Out of School Suspensions

  • Successfully passing SOL’s needed for graduation

  • Must be a Virginia resident in order to qualify for the AIMS Scholarship

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium would like to share the following information about the following FREE NASA-related programs for Virginia's high school students interested in STEM.

Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) is a NASA-based program for 11th grade students and STEM teachers who are interested in aerospace-related science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM). This course focuses on space mission design and human space flight. Master Teacher positions are available.

Virginia Earth Systems Science Scholars (VESSS) is a NASA-based program for 11th/12th grade students and STEM teachers who are interested in Earth Systems Science-related science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM). This course focuses on Earth Systems Science and the NASA mission that help study these topics. Master Teacher positions are available.

Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a NASA-based STEM program for 10th grade students who are interested in NASA’s space, Earth, and airborne science-related missions managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Master Teacher positions are available.


SAT Registration

The SAT is given six times a year from October to June. In November and March, it is given at GCHS. It is given at schools around the area on other test dates; Dobyns-Bennett High School is the nearest location. Registration packets are available in the guidance office, or check out the College Board's web site at http://www.collegeboard.org to register online.

 

Community Service Hours Form

College Mentoring Program

Community Service Hours Opportunity at Madison House

Community Service Hours Opportunity at Second Harvest Food Bank

Eastman Ready2Work Program

Hungry for Reading Program - Volunteers Needed

Virtual Virginia