Brittany Collis

School Counselor K-12

Welcome to Mrs. Collis School Counseling page! I work with students from Kindergarten-12th grade. I have the joy of working with students through classroom guidance lessons (elementary level), small group counseling, and individual counseling. I also collaborate with school staff and parents in order to best meet the needs of students.

My plans are to make this page your one stop shop! Any information for college can be found here for students and parents.

My office hours are Monday,Wednesday, and Friday from 7:30-3:30 or you can reach me by email at bcollis@gatewoodschool.com.

 

 

 

 Local Scholarships $$$

Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund-**Deadline January 15th **

The scholarship may be awarded to any student who is a high school senior in Greene Or Putnam Counties. If you would like a paper copy, stop by my office to pick one up. You can also click on the following link to complete online.

http://www.lopc-pca.org/Resources/LOPCScholarship.aspx

 

Tri-County EMC Scholarships

Walter Harrison Scholarship- Due February 1st

Cooperative Scholarship- Due April 15th

Operation Roundup Scholarship- Due April 15th

These are scholarship opportunities for students that live in homes that receive electricity from Tri-County EMC. 

Please visit the following link to download application. 

http://www.tri-countyemc.com/scholarships-overview.cms

 

 

 

Tri-County EMC 2019 Washington Youth Tour

Tri-County EMC is now accepting applications for the 2019 Washington Youth Tour. This experience gives 2 students an all-expenses-paid, week-long trip to Washington DC. During that week students visit memorials, monuments, museums, meet with representatives and make connections that last a lifetime. To qualify, students must be age of 16 or older and live in a home served by Tri-County EMC.

**Deadline for Applications- February 15th**

Click on the link for more details and to download an application.

http://www.tri-countyemc.com/washingtonyouthtour.cms

Freshman Checklist
  • Create Gafutures account at GAfutures.org.
  • Start thinking about what careers you may be interested in. Check out Career Exploration section on GAfutures to help determine your interests.
  • Start building your high school portfolio. Keep track of your awards, recognitions and extracurricular activities.
  • Your HOPE GPA begins calculating as soon as you start high school! Be sure to start good study habits now. Create a schedule and stick to it.
Sophomore Checklist
  • Create Parchment and College Board accounts.
  • Take the PSAT to help you prepare for the SAT.
  • Check your HOPE GPA to see if you’re on track to be eligible for the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship.
  • If you are interested in Dual Enrollment for Junior year begin looking into the requirements.
  • Think about how to spend your summer: work or volunteering looks great on college applications!
  • Update your high school portfolio with all your achievements and activities.
Junior Checklist
  • Register and take exams like the SAT or ACT.
  • Work on Test Prep
  • Continue to research colleges and what you should look for to make sure you find a good fit.
  • Start visiting college websites to be familiar with admission requirements.
  • Stay updated on your current GPA through your Parchment account and HOPE GPA through GAfutures account.
  • Update your high school portfolio.
Senior Checklist
  • If you haven’t done so, take the necessary admissions tests such as SAT or the ACT. Be sure to have the scores sent to GSFC for Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility.
  • Pay attention to deadlines and apply to the colleges you have chosen.
  • We encourage you to apply to at least 3 colleges in November.
  • Ask your teachers and counselors to submit required documents (letters of recommendation) to your preferred colleges.
  • Order high school transcripts through Parchment account. This will send directly to any college of your choice.
  • Beginning October 1st, FAFSA is open for parents to complete if interested.
  • Complete any additional scholarship applications in the spring. Most of the local scholarships become available in the Spring.
  • If you have chosen not to complete the FAFSA, you must submit the GSFAPPS to qualify for state aid like the HOPE Scholarship.
  • When you decide which college to attend, notify the school and submit any required financial aid deposits.
  • Congratulations Seniors..YOU DID IT!

 

Which website do I go to for this?

 

There are many websites that high school students and parents can look at to prepare for college. Click the  drop down menu to see what these websites provide and to create an account if needed.

Parchment

This is where you can see your transcript, order, and send to colleges. It is a great idea to create your parchment account in the 10th grade to keep up with your GPA.

https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/264319/account

 

 

College Board

Every Junior/Senior must have a college board account in order to register for the SAT. College Board is where you register for the SAT and request scores to be sent to your college of choice.

www.collegeboard.org

 

GA Futures

GA Futures provides information on college planning, money for college, and HOPE/ZELL Miller information. All seniors must have a GA Futures account when applying to college.

www.gafutures.org

The Common App

The Common App makes it easy to apply to multiple colleges and universities. Any student that is interested in applying to the following colleges in Georgia or out of state colleges can create a common app account to help manage the application process.

Georgia College & State University, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Mercer University, Piedmont College, SCAD, Emmanuel College, Emory University, Berry College, Brenau University and Oglethorpe University.

https://www.commonapp.org/