Gopher Gazette

GPHS Counseling Department: December Issue

GPHS Counseling Department

Al Marks (A-Br) ext. 5768

Mimi Robb (Bu-Fi) ext. 5776

Danielle Butler (Fl-Hern) ext. 5763

Janet Farris (Ph-Sh) ext. 5741

Stephanie Satcher (Herr-Mar) ext. 5742

Phillip Burks (Mas-Pe) ext. 5722

Melissa Gaitan (Si-Z) ext. 5714

Lenora Brown (GPHS Early College Counselor) ext. 6378

Kelly Newman (GPHS Early College CTE RN Academy Counselor) ext. 5715


Email Addresses: firstname.lastname@gpisd.org



Sophomore Chats: Monday, December 11, 2017-Thursday, December 14, 2017


All GPHS students in the 2020 cohort will meet with GPHS Counselors to discuss their academic status pertaining to graduation. Students receive a copy of their transcript, schedule, and a letter explaining status. The GPHS College and Career Center staff also meet with students during this time for college readiness promotion.

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GPHS Counseling Services for Social and Emotional Learning and Support


Counseling Services offers the following Social/Emotional Support Programs at all GPISD campuses:

The GPHS Counseling team provide group and individual counseling for students in the Fall and Spring.

Paying for College!

Financial Aid for College

Average Published Tuition and Fees at Public Institutions in Texas for 2017


  • Public Two-Year In-District Tuition and Fees: $2,547
  • Public Four-Year In-State Tuition and Fees: $9,836



For more details check https://trends.collegeboard.org/



Have you applied for Financial Aid to pay for college?



  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):


Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov (online version)


  • Texas Application for Student Financial Aid (TASFA):


Go to http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/PDF/9963.PDF?CFID=67122155&CFTOKEN=61860987 (English)

Go to http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/PDF/9965.PDF?CFID=67344474&CFTOKEN=83568085 (Spanish)


See GPHS College & Career Center Staff or School Counselor

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GPHS College Advisor

Contact (College and Career Center): Ayerim Montero

Ayerim.Montero@gpisd.org

Grand Prairie High School

GPHS Counseling Team