FCHS Counseling Corner Newsletter

9th-12th Grade August Edition # Excellence in All We Do

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Welcome Back Tiger Students


We are looking forward to welcoming all of our students back for an exciting 2021-2022 school year. This newsletter contains helpful information so everyone is prepared to have a successful and productive start to our new school year together.

FCHS Counseling Department Directory



Counseling Department Hours 8:00am-3:45pm

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Please Mark Your Calendar


  • August 19, 2021 FCHS Open House will be virtual stay tuned for more information and a link to join us via Zoom.


  • September 20, 2021 Senior Parent Information Night stay tuned for more information and a link to join us via Zoom.


  • Counselors will be meeting individually with all seniors for a college/career planning meeting beginning at the end of August. These meetings will take place in between other scheduled duties so please be patient. We will do our best to see everyone by the end of October.

Registrar's Reminders

Welcome Back to another amazing year on Tiger Trail. Here are a few updates from the Registrar's office.


Tiger PLUS Dates for August and September:

Wednesday, August 25

Wednesday, September 8

Wednesday, September 22

Saturday, September 18

The google form will be on the FCHS website beginning on Monday, August 16.


Progress Reports:

The 4.5 week progress report will be distributed via Infinite Campus on Wednesday, September 8. If you do not have an Infinite Campus account or need assistance with activation, please contact Mrs. Cherry-Lee at cherry-lee.andrea@fcboe.org or Mrs. Sheila Garcia @garica.shiela@fcboe.org

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Transitioning to High School Small Group (9th Grade Only)


Greetings Tiger Family!!!


I am Ms.Smith, Freshmen Counselor here at Fayette County High. I will be conducting a new small group for our 9th graders.The purpose of this small group is to provide a safe setting where Freshmen, along with their peers, learn from one another, giving them the skills necessary to adapt to life's changes in a High School setting. We will focus on Academics and Social Skills. This small group will consist of 6 to 8 students and will meet once a month during the school day from September to March. Students are required parental permission to participate in this small group and must return the permission form before they can participate. If you would like to participate, please complete this google form,Group Form before August 31st. Once the group reaches capacity the form will be closed.

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9-11 Grade Remind 101

If you would like to receive information on scholarship and other great education opportunities we have you covered. FCHS Counseling Department has a New Remind App that will send you updates. To sign up for the FCHS Counselors Grade 9-11 the class code is @6dhk6k
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Credit Recovery Contracts are now available!

Please see your counselor to sign up for any credit recovery classes you need to satisfy graduation requirements. The cost is $75 Nonrefundable tuition is required for each credit recovery class. Only one class may be taken at a time. Students have 18 weeks from the day of their credit recovery orientation to finish the course or they lose all of their coursework and will have to pay an additional $25 to reenroll.


FCHS Credit Recovery Contract please click the link below: https://forms.gle/AaSLz1wUai1QQdzQ7


Credit Recovery Afterschool Assistance will be available in the Media Center (3:45pm-5:45pm)


  • Monday: English
  • Tuesday: Science
  • Wednesday: Math
  • Thursday: Science
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College & Career Readiness 101 Newsletter


Our Advisory Team wants to keep you updated with resources and tools for our students to be prepared for their next adventure! Please click on this newsletter link:

https://www.smore.com/hncx7

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Testing Dates at FCHS


ACT

September 11, 2021

October 23, 2021

February 12, 2022

April 2, 2022


SAT

August 28, 2021

October 2, 2021

November 6, 2021

December 4, 2021

March 12, 2022

May 7, 2022



Students please register in advance!


SAT http://www.collegeboard.org

ACT http://www.actstudent.org/


August 20 is the last registration deadline for the ACT test on September 11

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Calling all Seniors: HOPE Scholarship

Here is an important HOPE rigor reminder that if students are pursuing the HOPE Scholarship, please check this HOPE Rigor List to make sure you will have at least 4 of these courses by the end of your senior year!


All seniors should be working on their "Brag Sheet" so that your counselors and teachers can use the information if you request a letter of recommendation. You can access the Brag Sheet template in your Counseling Schoology account - be sure to "make a copy" first! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OMbIo6XVmNotgCnqTCgq4iEg9TIqF2EoAAO3FYqbjGM/edit

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Senior Remind 101

If you would like to receive information on scholarship and other great education opportunities we have you covered. FCHS Counseling Department has a New Remind App that will send you updates. To sign up for the FCHS Counselors Senior Remind the class code is @fchssenior
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FCHS Counseling Department Needs Assessment

Please assist the FCHS Counseling Department by completing the following brief needs assessment. This survey will assist your FCHS counselors in developing the most appropriate counseling program for our school. https://forms.gle/cqK56CnvCYpveocz8

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United Way's Youth United Service Program


United Way offer volunteer service opportunities for high school age students. For more information about our program, please visit our website or see the attached flier.

Students grades 9-12 who are looking for volunteer opportunities, please join our general membership. These students will receive priority invites to volunteer opportunities throughout the school year.


Students grades 11th or 12th who would be interested in joining our Youth United Board, please apply today apply today! .The Board is made up of students who are passionate about community service, leadership, and philanthropy. The Board Members will help plan volunteer projects, meet with local non-profits executives, and gain exposure corporate leaders from the community. We will be looking over applications and holding phone interviews throughout the month of August. The first planned board meeting and service dates will take place at the end of September.


Helpful Links

Youth United Website: https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org/group/youth-united/

General Membership Sign Up: https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org/youth-united-join-group/

Board Member Application: https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org/join-youth-united-board/