World-Class College Advising

GSSM's College Counseling staff provides highly personalized guidance and support to every student during the college search and application process. 

Our best-in-class approach to the college counseling process provides students and parents direction in discovering colleges that are a good “fit” for each student—academically, socially, personally, and financially. In this process students will learn more about their aptitudes, interests and why a good fit college is more than name recognition or prestige-- it’s about finding where you can succeed and launch your career or graduate school preparation.

Juniors arrive at GSSM in the fall and are encouraged to focus on adjusting to GSSM: the academic rigor of GSSM classes, learning time management and study skills, and how to balance their lives while learning virtually. All juniors participate in several college planning information sessions in the fall, and are encouraged to participate in virtual college representative "visits" to GSSM. Early in their GSSM career, juniors will be invited to Scoir, a solution for students, parents, counselors, and colleges focused on finding the right fit through a unified college search and planning network.

College Planning Seminar I classes begin in the spring, with sessions on the college search, costs and financial aid, college essays, and the application process. As part of Scoir, students complete the YouScience profile, learning about college majors and career paths that incorporate their aptitudes and interests.Each student has at least one individual conference with his/her college counselor early in the spring, followed by optional parent/student meetings offered via Zoom or conference call. One-on-one college planning continues in the fall of senior year in College Planning Seminar II.  GSSM’s college counselors also write letters of recommendation for each student applying to college.

GSSM School Profile

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Jenifer L. Blair
Director of College
Counseling & Advising
Contact Jenifer
843.858.3164 (cell)                                   843.332.8226 (direct)

Mr. Jake Sintich
College Counselor
Contact Jake
843.383.3901 x 3959