GHS Guidance Department

Guidance Office: (616) 254-6439
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The Guidance Office serves many functions for high school students and their parents. Most commonly, students associate counselors with the creation of student schedules and the submission of college applications. However, counselors have many other responsibilities. Counselors are also called on to help students in personal crisis, facilitate mediations between students, consult with students on problem solving and provide information and referrals to services outside of the school.

For most students, some sort of training or education after high school will be necessary to achieve career goals. A high percentage of our graduating students enroll in either a 2- or 4-year college or university. Counselors can help students identify appropriate programs or schools and are an essential part of the application process.

It is important to know that counselors believe in student self-determination. That means that a counselor will advise on decisions by helping gather as much information as possible. A counselor may even suggest a specific course of action. However, ultimately the decision to act is up to the individual. Counselors intend to help students advocate and take responsibility for themselves in consultation with parents.
Please contact us if you have any questions. Our team's caseload is assigned according to the first initial of the student's last name:
Last Names A-D:  Lori Koza — 254-6109
Last Names E-La:  Tracy Bloem — 254-6422
Last Names Le-Ri:  Brittany Steenland — 254-6474
Last Names Ro-Z:  Lucas Inman — 254-6445