WELCOME TO THE GILBERT COUNSELING DEPARTMENT!
Professional school counselors provide a wide range of services in schools, based on individual student needs and student interests. The Gilbert School Counseling Program is an integral part of the total educational experience through which students prepare for meaningful and rewarding lives as productive members of a changing society. Throughout the year, counselors implement lessons in the classroom and meet with students in all grade levels for academic, social, and emotional issues. School Counselors also provide crisis intervention to students when difficult situations occur at school.
Counseling Services focus on three main aspects of development:
Academic - Academic Counseling
College and Career - College and career awareness, exploration, and planning services
Personal/Social - Social, emotional counseling services to students and their families
Services designed to meet these goals include:
Teacher and Parent Consultation
We offer Honors and college-level courses in English, Science, Math and History. We also offer 11 AP courses, including Physics, U. S. History, Computer Science, and Music Theory. A Special Education program is available for students with special needs.
One Carnegie credit is given for a year of work in a course which meets for the entire school year. Classes meeting less frequently are assigned less credit. Students are required to carry at least six subjects each year and must accumulate a minimum of twenty-four credits to meet graduation requirements. *Note 25 credits for Students in the Class of 2023 and beyond.
TGS runs on an A/B block schedule with four (4) academic periods of 79 minutes each per day.
RANK IN CLASS
Class rank is determined by using a 4 point weighted grading system. Grades are weighted for class rank purposes only and are recorded on the student's transcript.
EXTRA CURRICULAR PROGRAMS
Instrumental music instruction, Band (Symphonic, Marching, and Jazz), Choir (Concert, General, and Chamber), and Music Theory.
Girls: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, and Volleyball.
Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track, and Wrestling.