Counseling: 12th Grade Information



Thursday, April 13th  - Cap and gown delivery will be 10:00 am -12:30pm in the hallway adjacent to the student services office. If you have not orderd your cap and gown please see Mrs. Folkertsma in the student services off by April 1st.  You mus have a cap and gown to participate in graduation.

Thursday May 1st, 2017 - College Decision Day

Thursday, May 4th, 2017 - Submit your photos for the senior slide show which will be shown on Spartan Vision at Graduation.  Firm deadline is Thursday, May 4th to allow the inclusion of prom photos.  the guidelines are:
- Photos must be of G.L.H.S seniors only, groups of 2 or more students in a photo are preferred
- Submit high school age photos, nothing prior to 9th grade.
- Email to, no hard copy photos will be accepted.
- Photos must be school appropriate

Monday, May 15 2017 - Mandatory Senior Meeting  @ 11:00 am (25 minute meeting)- HIgh School Auditorium

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 - Senior Awards Ceremony  @ 8:30am - 11:30am - High School Auditorium   (Accomplishment Cards are due Thursday, May 18th).

Wednesday May 24th, 2017 - Senior Comet Globes Night @ 7:00pm. Nominations forms are available in the Student Services Office. Return completed forms to the basket in Student Services by Monday, March27th.

Friday May 26th, 2017 - Last Day of School is (1/2 day)

Friday June 2nd, 2017 - Graduation Ceremony @ 7:00pm - 9:30pm ALL GRADUATES MUST BE AT THE BRESLIN TUNNEL AREA BY 6:15 pm IN THEIR CAPS AND GOWNS READY TO LINE UP!

Click here for directions to the Breslin Center

Click here to review the letter Senior Parent Letter



General Information

  1. Read the daily announcements – available on the district website and posted on the bulletin board outside the counseling office

  2. Attend all senior meetings

  3. Stay focused on academics – ALL YEAR

  4. Request a copy of your transcript to every trimester to review

  5. Make sure you are meeting the requirements of the MI Merit Curriculum (MMC) – refer to the “Graduation” category for details

  6. Complete the “Senior Information Form” for Ms. Woodworth – blank forms are available in the counseling office.  The information is used for college admissions and scholarship applications.

Career Planning

  1. Update your Educational Development Plan (EDP) on Career Cruising – your username and password are available in the counseling office

  2. Discuss options of job shadowing, work experience, co-op

College Planning

  1. Attend college night events – “College Night West” at LCC, October – specific dates are available at

  2. Plan to talk with college admissions representatives during lunches

  3. Visit college websites

  4. Visit college campuses

  5. Complete college applications – before October 15 – refer to the “College Planning” category for the process

  6. IF you plan to participate in sports in college, register with the National Collegiate Athletic Association –

Scholarship Information

  1. Read the daily announcements

  2. Inquire at outside sources – employers, clubs, organizations

  3. Do an internet search – such as through: or

  4. Discuss options with the financial aid office of the college you plan to attend

  5. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – go to: for details.  Attend “College Goal Sunday” at LCC West in February – a free workshop to answer questions about the FAFSA and financial aid, in general.