Student Support (24/7)

The list below provides options for assistance 24 hours a day.

You may also wish to visit the links below for additional resources and avenues for assistance:

  • “Tip 411”- When a student or parent makes a report, it is sent to the Groesbeck Police Department. This allows students/parents to make anonymous calls regarding problems that they or their friends are having that could be harmful to their health and safety. The Groesbeck Police Department works with GISD to help support students and maintain the safety and security of our community. With the app, residents submit anonymous tips by texting the keyword GPD followed by your tip to 847411.

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline - We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

  • Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids about Being Online - Net Cetera is a guide for parents, teachers and other mentors with practical tips to help kids navigate the online world safely. Net Cetera covers a variety of topics – from cyberbullying to file-sharing – as well as where to go for more information and issues to raise with kids about living their lives online

  • Talk early. Talk often. Get others involved – An Underage drinking prevention campaign - Sponsored by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association, the campaign’s main focus is to help parents have open and ongoing conversations with their preteen and teen children about the dangers of underage alcohol use. The campaign includes public service announcements and a web site with additional materials. Access SAMSA Website.

  • See It and Stop It: Teen Action Campaign – Created by teens to help prevent relationship violence, the See It, Stop It website offers information on recognizing and stopping abuse. The campaign's main premise is to help those who may be aware of domestic violence to help victims of abuse.

  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) | The Power of Parents and the Power of You(th) programs - Parents are a youth’s leading resource when it comes to making healthy choices. Youth also can play a pivotal role in underage prevention because they can stand up as the leaders who make it “ok” to say no to alcohol. The Power of Parents helps use the power they have to keep their kids safe through ongoing, critical conversations with their children about alcohol and other drugs. Through The Power of You(th), young adults not only learn why it is important to stay away from alcohol and other drugs, but they also learn real-life strategies.

  • Military OneSource, a Department of Defense program, provides free help and information, 24/7, to service members and their families on issues that affect them, including parenting and child care, the concerns of families of children with special needs, budgeting and finances, consumer purchases, education, relationships, the cycle of deployment, and overall health and well-being.

  • Underage Drinking Prevention and Awareness - The Too Smart To Start website, keeps individuals and organizations informed with the latest news on underage drinking. Too Smart to Start (TSTS) is a public education initiative that provides research-based strategies and materials to professionals and volunteers at the community level to help implement an underage alcohol use prevention program. The goal of TSTS is to decrease the risk of underage alcohol use by increasing the knowledge and skills of 9-13 year-olds and their parents and caregivers so they can positively address underage alcohol use issues.

  • The Dangers of Prescription Drugs - As communities around the country renew their focus on the dangers of prescription drugs, parents are not alone and there are many free resources available. Learn why teens are abusing prescription drugs, the signs and symptoms of abuse, and which drugs are more frequently abused Partnership for Drug Free Kidshere.

Common Counselor Questions

High School Buzz Words

  • Honor Roll: To be eligible for Honor Roll, students must have a 4.5 average for all courses taken the previous semester that are included in honor roll calculation.  There will be a fall Honor Roll and a spring Honor Roll.  Unlike GPA, which is a cumulative average of a students grades, the 4.5 average for Honor Roll will only include the previous semester's academic grades.  To earn an Academic Blanket- students must make the Honor Roll both semesters of an academic school year. Grades earned in band, PE, credit by exams, athletics, and local remediation courses are excluded from honor roll calculations. Grades earned in middle school for high school credit are not computed in GPA or Honor Roll.

  • GPA/Class Rank: GPA is your grade point average for courses taken while at GHS.  Your GPA is used to determine your class rank- which is where your grade point average falls numerically in your class.  Class Rank will be computed by use of Grade Points for all academic courses taken at high school except PE/Athletics, band, classes that receive local credit, pass/fail courses, correspondence courses, CBE's and high school courses taken at middle school.  Courses taken at summer school are computed in your GPA.  Class rank is computed at the end of each semester.  During the senior year, it is computed after the fall semester and after the 3rd nine-weeks ends. If you take Dual Credit classes, it is important to note that your mid-term grade for the Spring semester is used as a final grade for the purpose of GPA. You still have to pass the class to get credit for it though. We have two different policies for GPA calcuation depending on when your cohort entered high school. Please click here to read which policy impacts you.                   

  • Community Service: Students who earn 40 hours of community service by graduation will be eligible to wear a white "honor" cord at graduation.  To be eligible, students must complete the hours at GHS sponsored community service events.  Students are encouraged to earn at least 10 hours a school year.  For more information about service events, see Dr. Bomar in the main office.

  • Grade Classification:  In high school, students earn credits to be promoted to the next grade level.  Grade classification is figured at the beginning of each school year. Credits required for each classification are as follows:

    • FRESHMAN: 0-6.5 Credits Earned                                                                                                                      

    • SOPHOMORE: 7-13.5 Credits Earned                                                                                                                         

    • JUNIOR: 14- 20.5 Credits Earned                                                                                                                            

    •  SENIOR: 21 or more credits earned

Attendance Matters

I have an 'A' in my classes...What's the problem with skipping class every now and then?

Remember - absences count! You can lose credit for a course -even if you have a passing grade - if you have excessive absences!

If you are a transfer student you can lose your transfer status if you have more than the allowed number of absences. Attendance matters!