*GHS COLLEGE VISIT DAYS:
NO COLLEGE VISIT DAYS WILL BE ALLOWED IN AUGUST OR MAY. Also, please avoid any 9 weeks or semester exam times.
Students who are classified as Seniors will be permitted two excused college days during their senior year, as long as GHS procedure is followed.
Students who are classified as Juniors will be permitted one excused college day during their junior year, as long as GHS procedure is followed.
These visits should be used during the months of September through April. Students are encouraged to call the Office of Admissions of the college/university, in which they plan to visit, and set up an appointment time. Once a date is obtained, students should come by the Counselor's Office to pick up a College Visit Form and return the form one week prior to the scheduled visit. In order for the absence to be excused, the student must present a signed college visitation form upon his/her return to school. Visitation forms are generally available on all college campuses. This visitation form must be on the college’s letterhead and include the student’s name and date of attendance signed by a school official. A college day absence will not count against exam exemption.
The College Visit Day policy is as stated:
1. As stated in the Madison County Schools High School Handbook, “students who are classified as seniors will be permitted two excused college days during their senior year, juniors are allowed one college day during their junior year. Students wishing to make a college visit should submit a request in writing one week prior to the scheduled visit”. GHS students need to pick up a college visitation form from the Counselor’s Office; have a parent fill it out and sign it; and return it to his/her counselor according to the above time frame.
2. While the student in on campus visiting, it is his responsibility to acquire a note on official college letterhead that states that he/she actually did attend. This note must be brought to the counselor. The counselor will keep the official letter from the college, place the school seal on a copy and return it to the student.