Gowanda High School strives to support students in college and career readiness by offering a firm academic foundation upon which to build further pursuits. We offer multiple programs and electives to appeal to student interest and aptitude.

2021 Gowanda High School Program Guide


For the 2020-21 school year, we are welcoming college & military representatives for virtual visits only. Due to the reduced in-person instructional time our students will be receiving this year, all virtual visits will be scheduled on Wednesdays.

Click here to view the latest College & Military virtual visit schedule. 

● Representatives must make an appointment at l east 2 weeks prior to the virtual visit.
● GHS Counseling Center will be the zoom host on Wednesdays only, during the school day.
● A school counselor will be present during the virtual visit.


1. Zoom appointments will be a 30 minute maximum, including an approximate 10 minute presentation.
2. Presentation will start with zoom norms.
3. Presentation will be recorded for students to view for 1 week then taken off. The Q & A will not be recorded.
4. Will provide contact information to share with students.
5. Any handouts and/or flyers will be emailed to the Counseling Center at l east 1 week i n advance for students to view.

Student Visits:

If students plan to visit a college, they must get a permission slip from the Guidance Office, obtain a parent signature and then receive approval from the HS Principal, prior to their attending the college visit. A college official must fax the form back to the main office or it will not be counted as an excused absence.

“Visiting” Colleges and Universities When You Just Can’t Get There: Although actually walking around a campus is the best way to experience what life is like in each campus environment, it is not always possible. To help students who cannot travel to the campus, many colleges and universities offer “virtual tours”. From links on the colleges’ Websites, or from sites like www.ecampustours.com, students can virtually see and “tour” the campus.

GCS Hosted Visits:

Through out the year GHS hosts many college admissions visitors. We also organize field trips to local colleges and universities. Please check our Counseling Center Calendar for dates and times.

ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery): Although this test is only required for those seeking to enter a branch of the military, it is a test that most Juniors in the past have elected to take. The vocational information it provides makes it extremely useful as a career search tool. Please note: although this test is used by military recruiters to appropriately place enlistees in various programs, it is administered and scored by our Guidance Counselors. Score reports are sent directly to the test taker and the guidance office. Students can sign up in the High School Guidance Office during the weeks prior to the test. There is no fee for this test. Further information can be found at www.asvabprogram.com.

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