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Lincoln High School - Guidance

Welcome to the Gahanna Lincoln HS Guidance home page. We have included resources on various topics to assist parents and students with academic, college, career and personal/social topics. Click on the topic below that interests you the most in order to be re-directed to the correct area of the website.

  1. Parent's Corner
  2. Course Scheduling Information
  3. Student Resources, Testing and College Resources

Office Contact Information

Secretary: Amy Pedrotty
Phone: (614) 478-5508
Fax: (614) 416-6488
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Facebook: GLHS Guidance
Twitter: @GLHSCounselor

(If you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding the Guidance web pages, please contact LHS School Counselor Susan Moore.)

For the 2015-16 school year, five of the six school counselors are located in the Guidance Department in Hamilton Hall of Gahanna Lincoln High School. The freshmen school counselor is located in Jefferson Hall. Students may sign up to see their counselor before or after school, or during their lunch periods.

Your counselor is: If your last name begins with:
Mrs. Kalena Falk All Freshmen A - Z
Ms. Susan Moore A - Co and SENIORS @Career Centers
Ms. Kristen Dickerson
Cp - Hi and JUNIORS @Career Centers
Mrs. Melissa Monnig Hj - Mi
Ms. Jenny Savakinas
Mj - Sc
Ms. Lauren Sommers
Department Facilitator
Sd - Z


The opportunities, responsibilities and needs of each individual in today's society necessitate that education provides learning opportunities to help each student maximize personal knowledge and achievement and to learn behavior patterns that will make him/her a responsible member of an ever-changing society.

The following calendar identifies the School Counselor Program of Meetings. Students can additionally sign up to see their counselor at anytime. Counselors attempt to call students down within 24 hours.

Student Meeting Seasons
Class Month Topics
Seniors (individual) September College application process, credits, transcript review
Juniors (classroom) October College Planning Guide, "RVT": Research, Visit, Test
Sophomores (individual) November/December ASPIRE test results, World of Work Map, college introduction
Seniors (classroom) January Financial aid and local scholarship reminders
All grade levels January/February Class scheduling for next academic year
Juniors (individual) March/April College planning push, credit reviews, junior survey
Seniors (individual) April/May Exit needs, update post-high school plans
*Topics and monthly meetings are subject to change if deemed necessary by School Counselors.

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Parent's Corner - Guidance News

Study Skills Tips for Parents (PDF)

Parent Meetings
College Information Night for Seniors
August 19, 2015 at 6:15 p.m.
LHS Auditorium
College Financial Aid Meeting
January 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
LHS Cafeteria
8th Grade Scheduling Night for Parents
 February 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
LHS Auditorium & Cafeteria
College Credit Plus (formerly "PSEO") Information Meeting
February 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
LHS Cafeteria
for Freshmen
March 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
LHS Auditorium
for Juniors & Sophomores

March 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
LHS Auditorium
Important Dates
Progress Reports Report Cards Parent/Teacher Conferences
September 16, 2015 October 16, 2015 August 19, 2015 (Open House 7:00-9:00 p.m.)
November 11, 2015 January 7, 2016 September 21, 2015 (3:30-7:00 p.m.)
February 3, 2016 March 20, 2015
September 28, 2015 (3:30-7:00 p.m.)
April 20, 2016 May 31, 2016 February 9, 2016 (3:30-7:00 p.m.)
February 16, 2016 (3:30-7:00 p.m.)

Career Planning

Are you looking for a way to motivate and excite your student about future career opportunities?

If you said "YES," then you need to enroll them in the Exploring Program. This is an after-school career education program (practically free) designed for high school students ages 14-20. Students can participate in programs in the engineering, architecture, veterinary medicine, broadcasting, art, law, fire/emergency services, law enforcement, aviation, culinary, sports marketing and medical fields.

Students will gain practical knowledge in a career, enhance their leadership skills, build relationships with working professionals, and have the chance to meet students from a variety of high schools in the area. For more information, please visit the Exploring Program Web site at

Sign-up and Open Houses for the various programs will begin in August and September. Contact school counselor Kalena Falk for more information.

College Credit Plus (formerly "PSEO")

College Credit Plus (CCP) is an educational option for high school students who qualify to take courses through colleges and universities. For more information about this opportunity, please plan to attend the informational meeting February 9, 2016 at 7:00 in the GLHS cafeteria.

Helpful parenting web sites
Al-Anon and Alateen
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
National Institute of Mental Health
Parenting Teens
Safe & Drug-Free School Consortium
Stress Management

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Course scheduling information for 2016-2017 academic year

For information on the classes offered at Lincoln High School for the 2016-2017 school year, please click the respective link:

Class Registration Timeline for the 2016-2017 academic year for 8th-grade student
January 19, 20, 21, 2016
High school counselors will meet with 8th-grade students to discuss the scheduling process.
East - TBA
West - TBA
South - TBA
February 8, 2016
8th Grade Parent HS Information Night at 7:00 p.m.
LHS Auditorium & Cafeteria
February 12, 2016
Deadline to submit course selections online
March 4, 2016
Last day for students to submit any course changes for the 2016-2017 school year to the Guidance Department.
class registration time line for the 2016-2017 academic year
for students in grades 9-11
January 2016
Information and instructions for completing the course selection process for grades 9 - 11 can be found at this link.
February 8, 9, 10, 2019
Scheduling Help Sessions in GLHS Library during all lunch periods.
February 18, 2016
Last day for students to submit selective course applications to the Guidance Department.
February 12, 2016
Deadline to submit course selections online
March 4, 2016
Last day for students to submit any course changes to the Guidance Department.

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what else would you like to know?
Student Resources Testing Information College Resources
Graduation Requirements ACT Test Dates Web Resources for College, Career & Scholarships
Frequently Asked Questions SAT Test Dates The College Admission Process for Seniors--Simplified
Class Drop/Add Deadlines PSAT
Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) Dates
College Fairs
Study Skills
Academic Help

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