College Counseling Events

Welcome to College Counseling Events. These are done throughout the year to help students and parents with the college admissions process, and also financial aid. Please contact your college counselor if you have any questions!


Senior Parent & Student College Admission Forum

Senior Parent & Student College Admission Forum

Tuesday, August 20th @ 6:30 (CGHS Main Theater)

An evening for senior parents and students to learn about the steps to applying to college - application deadlines, how to send standardized test scores, teacher recommendations, essays and a general time line. Please come with questions!

Junior Jumpstart

Junior Jumpstart

Tuesday, September 10th @ 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (CGHS Main Theater)

An evening designed to introduce juniors and their parents to the college search and application process. Hear from a panel of Gibbons students and parents about the college search process, get the "To Do" items for this year and begin to understand the big picture of the admission process and next year and half to come.  A Q&A session concludes the event. We hope to see you there!

Freshman Parent & Student College Night

Freshman Parent & Student College Night

Wednesday, October 30th 5:30-6:30 (CGHS Main Theater)

An evening designed to address the questions and concerns parents and students have about high school and looking ahead, college admissions. We will discuss what a student can do now to be prepared for applying to college while at the same time enjoying their high school years. Let us answer your questions and put your mind at ease!

Financial Aid Workshop- Open to all Students & Parents

Financial Aid Workshop- Parents & Students in all grades

Wednesday, October 30th @ 6:45 p.m. (CGHS Main Theater)

This presentation by David Gelinas, Senior Associate Dean and Director of Financial Aid at Davidson College, will help families financially prepare for applying to college. Mr. Gelinas will explain how universities award financial aid and scholarships, introduce the documents required to apply for aid, and answer questions.

First page of the PDF file: 2019FinancialAidpres

Coffee with the Counselors

Coffee with the Counselors is an opportunity for you to come speak with the counselors and get your questions answered! There are different dates based on the year your student is (below). We look forward to seeing you there!

September 6 @ 7:30am Plant Ops- Senior Parents RESCHEDULED for September 13 @ 7:30am in Plant Ops 

November 12 @ 7:30am Plant Ops- Junior Parents

December 4 @ 7:30am Plant Ops- Freshman and Sophomore Parents

March 11 2020 @ 7:30am Plant Ops- Freshman and Sophomore Parents 


Paving the Way to College - Sophomore Students & Parents

Paving the Way to College - Sophomore Students & Parents

Tuesday, April 28th @ 6:30 p.m. (CGHS Main Theater)

As you approach the summer before junior year this event will provide tools and direction to make the most out of the summer and starting the junior year. We will discuss visiting colleges, how to create a college list and standardized tests as well as answering all your burning questions.