Guidance and Counselling

The Guidance and Counselling Department at Ghana International School provides personal, social, behavioural and academic support to students at GIS. The department is committed to helping students build social and emotional competencies, as well as develop career and life skills through involvement in leadership activities, engagement in local and international enrichment programs and participation in internships. Students also receive comprehensive support through every stage of the college application process. The department consists of a Guidance Counsellor, two dedicated Career and College Counsellors, a Teaching Assistant and an Administrative Assistant.

Departmental Activities

Our Team:

  • Provides confidential advice and support to students on an individual basis
  • Assists in organization of monthly Pastoral Care sessions for all students
  • Assists in organizing school activities geared towards nurturing a student mindset of tolerance and compassion.
  • Provides comprehensive support in the college selection and application process
  • Registers interested Sixth Formers for Enrichment Programs and Examinations
  • Organizes College / University fairs and information sessions
  • Coordinates with the Special Education Needs department to provide comprehensive cognitive assessments and accommodations for students needing it.

EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS

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.

Non-Academic Activities

  • 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 offer:
  • 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 through tutoring. Students also learn study skills during the programme.
  • Reading Buddies: Sixth Form students assist students in the Infant School to practice their reading skills and discover the pleasure of reading.
  •   Community Work: Upper secondary students are to demonstrate their social  responsibilities by engaging in activities that support and develop their local communities.

 Academic Activities

EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS

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.

COMMUNITY WORK: Sixth Form students are to demonstrate their social responsibilities by engaging in activities to support and develop their local communities.

COLLEGE-RELATED PROGRAMMES

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, Global Youth Leaders Conference 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 but are not limited to:

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

Canadian Universities

Toronto, British Columbia, Alberta, Queen’s, Victoria, Ottawa, Waterloo and Carleton

Ghanaian Universities

University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Ashesi University

Swiss Universities

Ecole Hotelier de Lausanne (EHL), Swiss Hotel Management School, Cesar Ritz Colleges and Franklin College

Hungarian Universities

Debrecen

Italian Universities

University of Pisa

South African Universities

University of the Witwatersrand and Cape Town

German Universities

Jacobs

 

Accreditation & Affiliations

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