HHS Counseling Mission

To provide students with a comprehensive developmental school counseling program that promotes and facilitates an opportunity to gain an understanding of self and others, and to prepare them to function effectively in a changing society through education and career planning within an environment that is safe, caring, and encouraging 

Student success in high school is the result of the partnership among students, parents, teachers, counselors, administration, and staff. The purpose of the counseling office is to help students to successfully complete high school and be prepared for future educational and vocational plans. 

Group guidance classes are offered yearly to each grade level.  Students are also encouraged to make appointments with their counselor to work toward their post-secondary goals, attend workshops presented throughout the year, and to attend vocational and college visits in our college and career center.  Students are assigned to counselors by alphabet according to the students' last names. In most cases, counselors work with the same group of students throughout their four years of high school. We strongly encourage students to visit with their counselor multiple times throughout the year either during our open door hours or via an appointment to discuss current progress in high school, create and work toward post-secondary plans or for personal/social reasons. 

HHS Counseling office is open from 7AM - 3PM daily.  We encourage parents to call or email their student's counselor for questions or to schedule an appointment.

Counseling Announcements

*Senior Credit Checks July 31 - August 4

*Freshman Hello! August 10-11

*Junior College/Career Visit August 28 - September 8

*Senior Visits September 14 - September 25

*PSAT October 24.  


FAFSA Support

Next FAFSA Night is September 21st!

In the Commons from 6-8 pm.

FAFSA Support

September 27th - Students can create their FSA ID in The Commons 

HHS Counseling Directory

Counselors can be reached by using the GPS email format: firstname.lastname@gilbertschools.net .  Counselor names and alphabet split are listed below.  

Bridget Anderson -A - Arc

Matthew VanHolten - Are - Cop

Adam Nyswaner - Cor - Gri

Rosie Gorton - Gro - Le

Sam Weiss - Li - Pap

Candice Horrocks - Par -  Sok

Brandi McMahan -Sol - Z

Raina Rios - Mental Health Counselor

Barb Dwyer - College and Career Liaison

Francia Ward - Career Center Coordinator