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Rotary Camp


Come join us this year for our five day Soutwestern College Rotary Camp! This year's Rotary Camp dates are May 29 - June 2. Some people may define a leader as one who is in charge of a group or activity. However, a true leader is a servant first. Rotary Leadership Camp offers an opportunity to discuss the possibilities and responsibilities of being a servant leader, and highlights what Rotary is doing in different communities! Throughout the camp students will learn about themselves and others, and about motivation and teamwork. The students will discover that he or she cannot be a leader without being a servant first. Read below to find out more information on how you or a high school student you know can be a part of Rotary Leadership Camp!


Kansas State University Global Campus 


Designed and taught by insturctors from the Institute of Reading Development.

Reading, Writing, and Speed-Reading Programs for Children and Adults.

Program for students entering 6th – 8th grades. Mon., July 9-Aug. 6, 11:45am – 2pm. Program for 9th – 11th grades. Mon., July 9-Aug. 6, 2:30pm-4:45pm.

In these effective and enjoyable programs, your son or daughter will make substantial gains in comprehension and learn to read twice as fast. Students learn the best way to take notes, study for tests and read fiction, non-fiction and textbooks. In addition, students learn effective techniques that will improve their writing skills and build their confidence as writers. Your student will complete homework and writing assignments for quickly and easily, get better grades and enjoy reading more.

Program for adults, entering 12th graders, and college students. Sun., July 15-Aug. 12, 3pm-5:15pm

Transform your reading skills with our speed-reading program! You will learn to read twice as fast in difficult material, such as textbooks and other challenging non-fiction, and triple your speed in easier reading. The comprehension, concentration and retention techniques you learn will enable you to save time and get more out of everything you read.

Wichita classes are held at Friends University, 2100 West University Avenue.

For more information or to register call 800-470-3728. Mon.-Fri. 7am-9pm, Sat. 7am-6pm, and Sun. 9am-5pm.


Northfield Mount Hermon


For more than 100 years, Northfield Mount Hermon has been making the most of the summer months with rigorous academic programs, innovative teaching methods, individual attention, and bountiful opportunities. June 30 – August 4, 2018, for students entering grades 10-12. College Prep – designed for motivated students who are seking academic enrichment. Courses may be taken for academic-year credit.

Cowley College

Senior enrollment Round-Up. March 19th, book your appointment online!


University of Tulsa


Dream of it...24/7 immersion in the world of film at the University of Tulsa. Live the dream at the Residential Camps of Screenwriting and Filmmaking at The University of Tulsa! Stay on campus and experience college life while you learn the art and craft of film. The residential camps are housed on The University of Tulsa campus with complete supervision at all times.

Fort Hays State University

Tiger Mania 2018

Tiger Mania 2018 is on Wednesday, April 4th. The FHSU Office of Admissions is sponsoring a fun, interactive day for high school juniors and sophomores who are interested in Fort Hays State University.

Fort Hays State University

The Nightingale Experience

Fort Hays State University Department of Nursing proudly presents The Nightingale Experience to be held on July 17th and 18th, 2018. This is a two-day event for 2018-2019 sophomores, juniors, and seniors. This exciting experience is designed for those who have expressed an interest in nursing, but would also benefit anyone undecided about their career plans. 

Kansas State University

Engineering Day 2018

K-State Engineering Day is designed for freshmen, sophomores and juniors in high school who are interested in STEM related career fields, most specifically engineering. In addition to giving participants a comprehensive look at the College of Engineering, we will highlight career opportunities with interactive learning activities throughout the day. 

United Way

Spring Break Volunteering

Local Spring Break Volunteering, March 19 – 23, 2018 – Spring break is right around the corner! Round up your friends and volunteer together through United Way Youth Days of Caring. They’ve organized over 40 projects at local nonprofits during the week of March 19-23. You can help these organizations tackle spring cleaning, landscaping, craft projects with clients and children, and much, much more! Sign-up ends Thursday March 15. Register online at
Rudd Foundation

The Rudd Foundation announces a new Kansas college scholarship to help Pell Grant-eligible students attend either Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University or Wichita State University.

The Rudd Scholarship covers any remaining cost of attendance after all other aied, grants, and scholarships are applied to a student’s account. Cost of attendance includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and room and board. By removing financial barriers to a college education, chosen scholars are expected to achieve a high level of excellence on campus in preparing themselves to be leaders in their profession and in their communities after graduation.


Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS)


Incoming freshman and next year sophomores. KAMS has announced the new line up for this year’s summer camps. They are four-day camps focused on STEM disciplines. 

VEX Robotics & Engineering Design, June 3-7

Windmills and Gases and Coal: Oh my!, June 10-14

The Art of the Matter, June 10-14

Adventures in a Virtual World, June 17-21

Gamers Unite!, June 24-28

These camps are residential (hosted at Fort Hays State University), affordable ($100 per camp), led by FHSU faculty members, and loaded with fun! KAMS camps are for students who will be freshmen or sophomores during the 2018-2019 school year. Students do not have to be interested in attending KAMS to participate in the summer camps. 

For additional information and registration go to


Kansas State University


All-University Open House, April 7th, 2018. Visit campus to explore exhibits for each of our colleges and majors at K-State. Learn more and register at:

High school sophomores have a chance to learn about college life at the For Sophomores Only event held in conjunction with the All-University Open House.


Kansas State University

Just for Juniors


K-State Alumni Association invites high school juniors and their parents to atted the Just for Juniors program. Meet and greet with current K-State students and go through various activities, presentations, and group discussions to help prepare for life as a college student. A drawing for three $100 scholarships is also held at each event! If you have questions please contact them via email a or by phone at 785-532-5056. To register or for more information go to 


Air Force ROTC at University of Kansas


Interested in Air Force ROTC? You’re Invited! Detachment 280 open house. Saturday, March 31st, 2018, 0900 – 1200 (lunch included), University of Kansas, Military Science Bldg. Call 785-864-4676 or e-mail for more information.


The John Deere Construction & Forestry Tech Program


John Deere Construction & Forestry has partnered with schools across the country to offer a two-year associate’s degree program that is designed to give you the inside track toward a successful areer. Participating program instructors and dealer personnel are committed to providing you with the high-quality training required to establish long, rewarding careers with John Deere dealerships.


Kansas State University


FREE for students. MAPS (Multicultural Academic Program Success), is the Project IMPACT Summer Bridge Program for incoming multicultural K-State students who are enrolling in K-Stat’s Colleges of Agriculture, Business, and Engineering. For more information and application go to


Rochester Institute of Technology

Explore Your Future – a six-day summer career exploration program specifically for college-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing high school sophomores and juniors. Students will explore career interests, experience college life and meet other deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the country.


WATC Signing Day



Over $100,000 of scholarships will be awarded on National CTE Signing Day to students interested in pursuing career and technical education. If you are a high school senior and are interested in pursuing a degree in aviation, healthcare, manufacturing, design, business or police science register NOW to be considered for a $500 scholarship.
K-State Polytechnic Airport Management Program  Kansas State Polytechnic’s airport management program offers students an experience they cannot obtain at any other university in the country. Along with the campus being located directly on an active airfield, our students’ learning environment is cultivated by industry professionals who advance general textbook curriculum by incorporating problem-solving projects that affect real airports. Students practice how to plan, direct and coordinate day-to-day operations and gain a diverse set of skills related to economics, business and personnel management, leadership, labor relations, airport planning and architecture, and aviation ethics within an airport setting.
Fort Scott Community College

At FSCC, students can earn credits to transfer to a four-year institution or pursue an associate degree or certificate. More than 55 courses are guaranteed to transfer to any Kansas public college or university. 

UMKC School of Medicine

UMKC’s innovative curriculum provides students with early and continuous patient-care experience and fully integrates liberal arts/humanities, basic sciences and clinical medicine. The learning environment de-emphasizes competition and encourages learning through close faculty-student interaction and student partnerships.

Fort Hays State University

FHSU is the leading forward-thinking, entrepreneurial university of the Midwest. We have an enrollment of more than 14,000 students and offer certificate and degree programs at the associate, bachelor's and master's levels through 31 academic departments (we also offer a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree). We attract goal-oriented students who want premier learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom combined with extraordinary one-to-one attention and support. 

University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa is a private research university located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. The university is renowned for its programs in law, English, computer science, natural sciences, psychology, and engineering.

Pittsburg State University

Pitt State is a nationally recognized academics, caring faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and championship athletics… it’s all here and waiting for you. Become a Gorilla today!

Hutchinson Community College

HCC is your education destination whether it’s a traditional classroom setting or taking a class online from anywhere in the world, HutchCC offers learning solutions to fit your needs. Classes available on our main campus in Hutchinson, our outreach centers in McPherson and Newton and online. 

Colby Community College


Colby Community College offers a myriad of choices when it comes to selecting a program of study. There are more than 60 degree and certificate options to choose from in many of today’s high-demand career fields. Academic programs focus on fulfilling general education requirements to prepare students for successful transfer to a four-year institution or entry into the job market. Vocational programs feature two years of intensive training preparing students for employment immediately upon graduation. 

Colby Community College has three options for students with an interest in becoming a member of the veterinary healthcare team: On-campus Veterinary Technology Program, the Distance Learning Veterinary Technology Program (CCC DLVTP), the pre-veterinary medicine major.

Fort Scott Community College

Fort Scott Community College offers you more than 40 fields of study, with locations in Fort Scott, PaolaPittsburg, and Frontenac. Additionally, FSCC offers more than 50 general education courses, which are accepted by Kansas universities to transfer as equivalents.

Paul Mitchell the School Wichita

Come join us at Paul Mitchell The School Wichita and begin your beauty career in a city rich with American culture and modern upscale living. We look forward to meeting you!

Crave Beauty Academy

The future isn’t what it used to be and the change is Crave Beauty Academy. Embracing change is all about our students…your future, your plans, your life, and your career. You will learn how positive change can help overcome fear, develop good business habits and use knowledge to fuel your personal and business growth. We can help you develop the traits of a leader to create your own future! 

Flint Hills Job Corps Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (supersedes WIA 1998). For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit our Official Public Web Site.

AmeriCorps is a real-life education and work experience wrapped into one. As a member, you will learn teamwork, leadership, responsibility and other essential skills that will help you for the rest of your life. And you will gain the personal satisfaction of taking on challenges and seeing results. 

 First Scholars

First Scholars is a program of the Suder Foundation
For those students who are the first in their family to go to college. 7 affiliated universities: including K- State.

Kansas Board of Regents Financial Aid Sources For Kansas Students

Student financial aid includes grants, scholarships, and loans. It can be available through the federal and state government, private corporations, and philanthropic organizations, to name a few. The Kansas Board of Regents is responsible for the administration of the state-funded grants and scholarships. For more information on financial assistance, please contact the financial aid office at the school you wish to attend or contact the Kansas Board of Regents for more information.


If you need help filling out your FAFSA:

WATC Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Certification  

What is CNA Certification? It prepares students to be caregivers in nursing homes while working under the supervision of licensed nurses. Includes classroom instruction, laboratory and clinical experience. WATC program meets Kansas State Department of Health and Environment guidelines. Graduates of this program may take the state examination to become a certified nurse aide.

 There is NO cost for registration or tuition for the course for GHS Students currently in grade 10-11. You must be 16 to participate. Cost to student will include book purchase/rental and scrubs.

Wichita Electrical Training Center

The WEJATC is a joint venture of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) L. U. 271 and the Kansas Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
Those in the
WEJATC Apprenticeship will receive 900 hours of classroom instruction and 8000 hours of on-the-job training. Apprentices will be paid wages and benefits in accordance with our advancement scale.

Benefits include: 
Health Insurance (Blue Cross), paid vacations, two pension plans including an additional optional 401k.
WEJATC is a Kansas registered Apprentice program and follows the standards and curriculum as set forth by the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame Pre-College Programs offer opportunities to experience the college experience:

Summer Scholars

June 23 – July 7, 2018

Summer Scholars is a program for rising high school juniors and seniors that introduces students to college level academics in fields ranging from the liberal and fine arts to the sciences and business.

Leadership Seminars

July 14 – July 25, 2018

An all-expenses-paid program, Leadership Seminars is for advanced rising high school seniors who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills. Seminars include the ethics of science, political science and peace studies, and arts and culture.

Study Abroad

Experience the rich history and culture of iconic European locales through our partnership with Notre Dame Global Gateways, guided by ND Faculty.

Rome: June 2 – June 16, 2018

Ireland: July 14 – July 28, 2018

Kansas State University

Leading the Way

Get a head start on your college experience. Leading the Way is a summer semester Connecting Across Topics (CAT) learning community designed to help new students learn leadership and college student success skills. The program is open to 22 students and comes with a $1,000 scholarship for each participant to help offset potential costs. You will build the confidence that will help you thrive throughout your college career.

You will earn 7 credit hours toward your degree at K-State.

Complete the application by March 30, 2018


Contact Information

GHS Counseling Office
Phone: (316) 794-4115
Fax: (316) 794-4104
Office Hours: 7:15 am – 3:45 pm

Kim Hoetmer,
Counselor – Students M-Z

Michelle Murray-Cline,
Counselor – Students A-L

Judy Schuessler
Registrar, Student Records/Transcripts

Karla Burris
Counseling Secretary


Counseling Links