Student Services

 

The Grand Ledge High School Student Services Office is here to support the academic, career, and personal / social development of all students.  We strive to help students realize their full academic and personal potential as lifelong learners and global citizens.  Use the links below to learn more about the specific areas of the Student Services Office.

If you have any questions, please know we are available to help by calling 517-925-5900.

 

 

Educational Development Plans

Career and College Readiness

 

Choosing and planning for a career is one of the most important things Comets can do during their time in high school. Below are several links to help students and their families plan.

Educational Development Plans (EDP): Career Cruising

All Comets in grades 7-12 have a student Career Cruising account that houses their Educational Development Plans. Students use this account to:

  • conduct learning styles, interest, and skills assessments
  • explore and save favorite career options
  • explore and save post-secondary training plans
  • explore the annual college planning timeline
  • build resume/portfolio content by documenting their hobbies, interest, skills, abilities, volunteer work, extracurricular and work experience, and awards
  • Schedule GLHS courses

To access your EDP (Educational Development Plan): Log into PowerSchool Student Account and click the arrow hyperlink in the upper right hand corner, then click “Sign into Career Cruising”.

Students and parents are welcome to access this account anytime. Students will update information annually at school, but are encouraged to actively use this account throughout the school year and summer to update their resume and portfolio content.

College Planning

Career and College Readiness

 

Choosing and planning for a career is one of the most important things Comets can do during their time in high school. Below are several links to help students and their families plan.

Educational Development Plans (EDP): Career Cruising

All Comets in grades 7-12 have a student Career Cruising account that houses their Educational Development Plans. Students use this account to:

  • conduct learning styles, interest, and skills assessments
  • explore and save favorite career options
  • explore and save post-secondary training plans
  • explore the annual college planning timeline
  • build resume/portfolio content by documenting their hobbies, interest, skills, abilities, volunteer work, extracurricular and work experience, and awards
  • Schedule GLHS courses

To access your EDP (Educational Development Plan): Log into PowerSchool Student Account and click the arrow hyperlink in the upper right hand corner, then click “Sign into Career Cruising”.

Students and parents are welcome to access this account anytime. Students will update information annually at school, but are encouraged to actively use this account throughout the school year and summer to update their resume and portfolio content.

Other Career Planning Websites to Explore Today!


Success in the New Economy Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEXBIO1-aEY&feature=youtu.be

Going Pro with Skilled Trades: http://mitalent.org/skilled-trades

O*Net Online: https://www.onetonline.org/ 

Careerlink Inventory: www.mpcfaculty.net/CL/climain.htm
Occupational Outlook Handbook (U.S. Department of Labor): https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Self-Directed Search: www.self-directed-search.com/ 

Summer Camps:  www.mysummercamps.com  

Michigan Construction Careers: www.miconstructioncareers.org/

Michigan Apprentice Development: xpdnc.com/links/apusmi.html 
Michigan Hot 50 Top Jobs Through 2024: Hot 50 Jobs Brouchure

Michigan Career Pathways: Career Pathways Brochure

College Planning Websites to Explore Today!

 

Dr. Bernier's College Planning Help: http://www.collegeplanninghelp.net/

FAFSA: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

How to Create FSA ID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLi0q7hkFns&feature=youtu.be&list=PL23B9A23CD8DD82DD

College Goal Sunday: http://www.micollegegoal.org/

Lansing Community College Scholarships: http://www.lcc.edu/scholarships/

College Virtual Tours: http://www.youvisit.com/education/

Capital Area College Access Network: http://www.capitalareacan.org/

Parent/Student Conversation and Planning Resources

My Education and Employment Goals After High School:  Education Goals PDF

 

*Not all college credits transfer to all other colleges. For information on transferring college credit, explore the MACRAO website: https://www.macrao.org/default.asp and contact the admissions office of the college you are interested in transferring to.

 

Meet the Counselors

To Schedule an appointment - Please call the counseling office 517-925-5900
 

A - K Eddie Saade

EddieSaade_Web-2 Mr. Saade received his undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University majoring in Criminal Justice. While working towards this achievement, Mr. Saade was employed by and gained experience working with youth from various walks of life at Revindale Youth Center, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health, Star Commonwealth, and Wedgewood.  It is his life experience, his love of coaching youth athletics, and the impact that the youth and staff at those jobs had on him while working in these roles that inspired Mr. Saade to seek his Masters in School Counseling K-12 shortly after receiving his undergraduate degree.  Mr. Saade has been a School Counselor since April of 2004.  He has coordinated and led groups on topics such as anger management, grief, study habits, and self esteem.  Mr. Saade’s life goal is to help as many students as possible reach their potential academically while growing socially in order to maintain their career goals in the future. 

 

L - Z  Stacey Dohm

 Stacy Woodworth  Mrs. Dohm received her undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University majoring in Interpersonal and Public Communication, Theatre, and Psychology. She acquired her Masters degree in Clinical Agency Counseling in August of 2001 at Siena Heights University. In December 2005 she finished her certification in school counseling. She has been counseling for over 15 years. Mrs. Dohm's experience includes working in a residential treatment center with emotionally and mentally impaired children for over 5 years. She was a group leader for survivors of sexual abuse, perpetrators of sexual abuse, victims of domestic violence, and anger management. She was also the Counseling Director in a Domestic Violence Shelter. She was an independent contractor for Insight Recovery Center in Flint and Ascension Family Services in Owosso. Stacey worked as a counselor at Chesaning Union Schools for 7 years. Stacey is a member of the American Counseling Association, and the Michigan School Counselor Association. She is the proud parent of Cervantes Woodworth.

Testing

 

For SAT, PSAT, AP Information and CSS Profile informaion please click on Collegeboard.org

 

ACT/SAT  TEST PREPARATION

SAT test preparation: Free, online - www.khanacademy.org

Preparing for the ACT assessment booklet. www.ACT.org

It includes general preparation, strategies for taking the test, and sample questions. and www.actstudent.org/sampletest  allows you to take a pratice ACT test on-line. You can also get the official question of the day. It is an old ACT question to help prepare you for the exam. 

ACT Test Preparation Workshops by Dr. Frank Bernier. For schedule and registration form, click on www.collegeplanninghelp.net  or call Dr. Bernier at 517-349-6899.

Sylvan Learning Center has Test Prep classes. Jessica Rollins Center Director 2500 Kerry St., Suite 100 Lansing, MI 48912 517-372-7410 and 517-372-9925.6452 Millennium Dr. Suite 160 Lansing, MI 48917
Email: sylvnlansing@sbcglobal.net or sylvandeltatwp@sbcglobal.net .

ACT Test Preparation Workshop Facilatator: Phyllis Katz, B.S., M.Ed.  For further information call (248) 552-7209

You can visit www.number2.com/exams/act/daily/question/index.cfm for an ACT question of the day.

Princeton Review, Courtyard by Marriott, Lincolnshire, IL phone: 800-273-8439 www.princetonreview.com

Benefit from Kaplan's admissions expertise by attending a free event! They will help you raise your PSAT, SAT, ACT score and help you navigate the admissions process.  Our free full-lenght practice tests, admissions seminars and other events are designed to give you a competitive edge in the college admissions process.  or for more information Stanley Kaplan Evanston, IL 847-328-4015 www.kaplan.com

Rise and Shine Tutoring www.riseandshinetutoring.com (517) 490-5618 Email: info@riseanshinetutoring.com

Petersons www.petersons.com

Learning Express www.lfpl.org/teen/pdf/act-tutorial.pdf