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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: Ruth Boder
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 2013-14 school year, five of the six school counselors are located in the Guidance Department in Hamilton Hall (formerly "A Building") of Gahanna Lincoln High School. The freshmen school counselor is located in Jefferson Hall (formerly "C Building"). Students can 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
Mr. Jim Lewis 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 PLAN 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 28, 2013 at 6:15 p.m.
LHS Auditorium
College Financial Aid Meeting
January 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
LHS Cafeteria
8th Grade Scheduling Night for Parents
January 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
LHS Auditorium & Cafeteria
Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Informational Meeting
February 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
LHS Cafeteria
College Information Night for Juniors & Sophomores
March 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
LHS Auditorium
Important Dates
Progress Reports Report Cards Parent/Teacher Conferences
September 18, 2013 October 25, 2013 August 28, 2013 (Open House 7:00-9:00 p.m.)
November 20, 2013 January 8, 2014 September 23, 2013 (3:30-7:00 p.m.)
February 12, 2014 April 4, 2014 September 26, 2013 (3:30-7:00 p.m.)
April 30, 2014 June 6, 2014 February 20, 2014 (3:30-7:00 p.m.)
February 24, 2014 (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 Lauren Sommers for more information.

Post-secondary enrollment options (PSEO) program

PSEO is an educational option for high school students who qualify to take courses through colleges and universities. To participate in the program for the 2014-15 school year, the student and one parent must attend the meeting scheduled for February 20, 2014 (see above Parent Meetings). This meeting is required by Ohio Revised Code. The student must also meet specific admission requirements. For additional information about PSEO, please contact your student's school counselor. The following links may also provide helpful information:

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 2014-2015 academic year

For information on the classes offered at Lincoln High School for the 2013-2014 & 2014-2015 school years, please click the respective link:

GLHS Course and Program Applications

Some courses and programs require a separate application. If the program or course application you are looking for is not posted to this site, please stop by the guidance office for a hard copy.

Class Registration Timeline for the 2014-2015 academic year for 8th-grade student
January 6 - 8, 2014
High school counselors will meet with 8th-grade students to discuss the scheduling process.
East - January 6
West - January 8
South - January 8
January 15, 2014
8th Grade Parent HS Information Night at 7:00 p.m.
LHS Auditorium & Cafeteria
January 30, 2014
8th Grade class registrations are due to the middle school guidance counselors.
March 7, 2014
Last day for students to submit any course changes for the 2014-2015 school year to the Guidance Department.
class registration time line for the 2014-2015 academic year
for students in grades 9-11
January 14 - 16, 2014
High school course applications and scheduling information will be given to 9th-, 10th- and 11th-grade students.
January 16 - February 3, 2014
All teachers will explain to students in their classes during the day their departmental course offerings, requirements and sequence of courses.

Students must obtain Parental Signatures of support for elected classes and Teacher Signatures for English, Math, Science and International Language. The signature(s) MUST be on the registration sheet before the English teachers collect the forms.

January 24, 2014
Last day for students to submit selective course applications to the Guidance Department.
February 3, 2014
Course Registration Forms are due to the English teachers
March 7, 2014
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 PLAN/PSAT Test Dates
Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) Dates
College Fairs
Study Skills
Academic Help

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