The Counseling Corner

Greenbrier High School's Counseling Department Newsletter

September 2022

In this edition...

  • Student Shout Outs
  • Parent Nights
  • Academic Advising, Fall 2022
  • Honor Societies, Clubs, & Organizations
  • Final Exam Exemption Policy Update
  • NCAA Eligibility
  • Peach State Tour for Seniors
  • State Superintendent's Student Advisory Council
  • CSRA College Night
  • UGA at Greenbrier for Seniors
  • PSAT / National Merit Scholarship Program
  • Recruiter Visits
  • Free Planners/Agendas

Student Shout Outs!

Congratulations to Mason Pounds for playing with Ed Turner & The Number 9 at their farewell show on August 13th! What a testament to Mason's skills and dedication to his craft! We are so proud of you, Mason!

Parent Nights

Class of 2025 (Sophomores)

  • Thursday, September 8th, 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Class of 2024 (Juniors)

  • Thursday, September 8th, 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium

Class of 2023 (Seniors)

  • Monday, September 26th, 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium
  • Financial aid & scholarships will be discussed

*Information will be posted on our website under "Academic Advising" for those who cannot attend the live sessions.

Academic Advising, Fall 2022

Each counselor will visit classrooms to conduct academic advising sessions. Then, students will schedule their individual advising appointments, which parents are invited to attend.

Core course selection for the 2023/2024 school year will require students' current core teachers to sign off on their choices for next year. For example, a student's current math teacher must sign off on the student's choice for a 2023/2024 math class.

For more information, please visit the counseling website and click "Academic Advising."

Honor Societies, Clubs, & Organizations

Click here to view a list of our school's honor societies, clubs, and organizations so you can get involved!

Final Exam Exemption Policy Update

Please click here to read the updated policy regarding final exam exemptions. Please contact our Attendance Secretary, Mrs. Donna Wilkinson, at with any questions about attendance.

NCAA Eligibility

Student-athletes, we have an awesome tool for you to use! Please click here to learn more about Core Course GPA.

  • NCAA DI/DII initial-eligibility academic requirements are different than the graduation requirements for Greenbrier High School.
  • Not all courses offered at Greenbrier High School are accepted by the NCAA as core courses for the purpose of meeting the NCAA’s credit and GPA requirements.
  • An NCAA core course GPA is not the same as the cumulative GPA on the report card and is often lower.
  • The minimum NCAA core GPA requirements are more rigorous than graduation requirements. In addition, the lower your NCAA core GPA, the higher your SAT/ACT scores must be.
  • Students interested in playing athletics at the collegiate level should begin tracking their NCAA core course GPA their freshman year. All semesters count towards meeting the NCAA’s academic requirements and it is not uncommon for 33 percent of core courses to be completed during freshman year.
  • Counselors and coaches do not track student-athletes for NCAA initial-eligibility.
  • Greenbrier High School provides all student-athletes with access to a free account with to assist them in tracking their NCAA initial-eligibility progress.

Peach State Tour for Seniors

Seniors! You are invited to the 2022 Peach State Tour on September 8th at 6:00 p.m. At this event, you will learn more about Augusta University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, and the University of Georgia. The event is free but space is limited. Click here to register and secure your spot.

State Superintendent's Student Advisory Council

Students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades are invited to apply to be on the State Superintendent's Student Advisory Council. The council will meet in person on November 15th, January 19th, March 1st, and April 11th. Click here to learn more and apply. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on September 9, 2022.

CSRA College Night

The CSRA College Night will be held at the James Brown Arena on September 15th from 5:00 until 8:30 p.m. All attendees will be able to connect with college representatives, attend seminars on financial aid, learn about workforce opportunities at SRS, and more! Seniors with a 2.5 GPA can also register to win a $1,000 scholarship on site! Click here to learn more.

UGA at Greenbrier for Seniors

A representative from the University of Georgia will visit Greenbrier High School to meet with interested seniors on September 20th at 1:00 p.m. in the Media Center. Seniors, you must click here to register if you want to attend.


All sophomores are eligible to take the PSAT during the school day on October 12, 2022 free of charge! If your sophomore is not enrolled in a 10th grade literature class, please contact Dr. Woodward so she can register the student for the PSAT.

Juniors who are interested in the National Merit Scholarship Program must take the PSAT as a junior. Juniors must register and pay $19.00 through RevTrak in order to take the PSAT at school on October 12th.


Any student who is 16 years old or older is eligible to take the ASVAB at school on October 13, 2022, so long as they notify their counselor. Click here to learn more about the ASVAB.

Recruiter Visits

  • Army recruiter at all lunches on September 12th
  • Lander University representative at all lunches on September 16th
  • Navy recruiter at all lunches on September 21st

Free Planners/Agendas

Students, we have planners/agendas for you in the Counseling Office! Stop by to grab one at no cost!

Upcoming Events

September 2nd: Digital Learning Day (click here for information)

September 5th: Labor Day Holiday

September 6th: Progress Reports

September 8th: Class of 2025 Parent Night, 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium / Class of 2024 Parent Night, 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium

September 12th: Army recruiter at all lunches

September 15th: CSRA College Night, 5:00-8:30 p.m. at the James Brown Arena

September 16th: Lander University representative at all lunches

September 19th-21st: YouScience for sophomores

September 20th: UGA Informational Session for Seniors, 1:00 p.m. in the Media Center

September 21st: Navy recruiter at all lunches

September 26th: Class of 2023 Parent Night, 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium

October 6th: End of First Nine Weeks

October 10th & 11th: Fall Break for Students

October 12th: PSAT

October 13th: ASVAB

October 14th: Report Cards

November 10th: Progress Reports

November 11th: Veterans Day Holiday

November 21st-25th: School Break for Thanksgiving

December 15th, 16th, 19th, & 20th: First Semester Exams

December 20th: End of Second Nine Weeks / First Semester

December 21st-January 4th: School Closed for Winter Break

January 5th: Third Nine Weeks / Second Semester Begins

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