The Guidance and Counselling Department at Ghana International School provides a range of services including behavioural, social and general guidance counselling. The department is headed by the Guidance Counsellor. Two dedicated Career and College Counsellors help students to assess career options and assist with college applications.
- Conducts a comprehensive college selection and application programme
- Registers interested Sixth Formers for Enrichment Programs and Examinations
- Organises College / University seminars and talks
- Individual Career Development Programme
Ghana International School is a registered SAT and ACT test centre. The school runs Mathematics and English extra classes on the campus to prepare the students for the SAT test only. Please feel free to contact any of the Career and College Counsellors for further information or registration.
Students at Ghana International School are encouraged to be academically and socially balanced individuals to succeed in their future endeavour. Alongside their studies, students get involved in other programmes that enhance their learning and expose them to numerous non-academic activities in order to provide them with the needed life skills for college and beyond. The following are some of the programs on
- Students are given the opportunity to audition for roles in the annual school musical production which is a resounding success every year.
- They also have a range of co-curricular activities to select from. The co-curricular coordinators make this available yearly. Students are given the opportunity to institute clubs and social groups that they believe would enrich their experience. Among these innovations are the Leadership and Entrepreneurship Club and the Think Tank.
- Students in Sixth Form are encouraged to give back to the school community and acquire time management, team building as well as communication skills through the following programmes:
- Study Works: Students in the top ten percent of their class are invited to join this programme. The aim of the program is to academically support students in the lower forms. Students also learn study skills during the programme.
- Reading Buddies: Sixth Form students assist students in the Infant School to practice their reading skills daily and discover the pleasure of reading.
COMMUNITY WORK: Sixth Form students are to demonstrate their social responsibilities by engaging in activities to support and develop their local communities.
During the summer months Sixth Form students are encouraged to partake in university-sponsored summer programmes as well as work internships. Some of the more popular programmes include the Model United Nations, Yale Summer Program, GYLC and Lead America. GIS Sixth Form students have received a lot of pre-university training and college preparation skills to participate in these events.
University and College Acceptances
Ghana International School has established an academic reputation that is evident in the number and quality of colleges/universities that accept its students. These include:
Toronto, British Columbia, Alberta, Queen’s, Victoria, Ottawa, Waterloo and Carleton
University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Ashesi University
University of Pisa
South African Universities
University of the Witwatersrand and Cape Town
Ecole Hotelier de Lausanne (EHL), Swiss Hotel Management School, Cesar Ritz Colleges and Franklin College
United Kingdom Universities
London School of Economics, Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London, Durham, Warwick, Bath, Bristol, Southampton, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Surrey, University of London, Reading, Kent, University of Manchester
United State Universities
Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale, Columbia, UPenn, Cornell,
Tufts, Richmond, Pepperdine, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown and Babson College