FHS Counseling Department

January 24, 2022

Frisco Counseling Department

Students are divided into the following groups by last names.

Please use the QR code to request a meeting with your counselor. Carefully select your counselor based on last name. QR code posters can be found throughout FHS for easy sign up!

Parents needing to schedule an appointment are asked to contact their student’s Counselor at the email address below:


  • College & Career Counselor - Andrea Diaz ardiaz@collin.edu
  • (On campus every Monday/Tuesday and on A Day Fridays.)


The Frisco HS Counseling office wishes you and your family the best this holiday season. May you rest, relax and recharge over the next few weeks.

AP/Advanced Course Drops

The window for students to drop an AP/Advanced course is now open and will close on Thursday, December 16th at 4:30 PM. Students must ask for the drop form directly from their teacher. The form requires teacher and parent signature, so please talk to your teachers now if you are considering a drop. This is the last opportunity for students to level down this school year.

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Frisco Threads

Frisco ISD Council of PTA's has partnered with FISD to provide clothing for students in need.

Check out the news article here on how you can donate to this great cause.

If your child is in need of this service, scan click the pic below to access the application.

Self Care Resources

The start of a new school year is exciting and fun, but can also be hectic and stressful.

Here are some resources to help you focus on self care and stress management.

Just click on any title to discover multiple exercises, visual relaxation, and helpful apps.

Check out this these virtual calming rooms to practice self care during times of high stress or overwhelming feelings.

Site Credits: Utica High School Counseling Department and Riddle Elementary

The Journey Inward: A Path to Self Discovery

Website created by Doug and Melissa Bernstein. She and her husband are the makers of Doug and Melissa toys. She is a lifelong depression sufferer and has struggled with eating disorders. They have created this website, app, all free and is motivational and support for depression and other mental health issues.

Upcoming Events

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It is that time of year to start planning your classes for next year. Counselors presented to all junior level history classes the on November 19th and 29th. A follow up email was sent home that you can view here.

Students- make sure you are updating Career Plan in HAC now so that your course verification sheet is as accurate as possible. Deadline to update in HAC is December 17th.

Use these resources to help you:

FHS Course Registration presentation with pertinent links

FHS course selection resource page


In January and February, counselors and Ms. Gates will meet one on one with students to advise students and finalize course selection for next year, as well as answer student questions. Please take note of the day your English class will meet with the counselor or IB coordinator.

Rising 12th grade (Current juniors)

Womack (Jan 10, 11)

Heath (Jan 10, 11)

Mochowski (Jan 12, 13)

Payne (Jan 10, 11)

Johnson, Stephanie (Jan 12)

Dual Credit (14, 18)* email students

Rising 11th grade (Current sophomores)

Grisham (Jan 25, 26)

Harrington (Jan 25, 26)

Marchetti (Jan 21, 24)

Wilson (Jan 25, 26)

Womack (Jan 21, 24)

Woods (Jan 13)- Going Early

Rising 10th grade (Current freshman)

Black, Carl (Jan 21, 24) - Going Early

Black, Rob (Feb 2, 3)

Newberry (Feb 2)

Rogers (Feb 2, 3)

Torres ( Feb 4, 7)

Walker (Feb 7)

Woods (Feb 4)

FISD Guidance and Counseling Presentations

You can now access previous event recordings on the FISD Guidance and Counseling website.



Topic: Financial Aid/FAFSA

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Below are presentations from last school year you can watch at your own convenience.

Previous sessions:

Topic: CTE Pathways
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Topic: Academic Planning for 1st Year of College

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Topic: College Testing - ACT, SAT, and TSI

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Topic: Completing the Collin College application

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Topic: AP vs. Dual Credit

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Topic: Writing the College Essay

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Topic: Financial Aid: FAFSA and Scholarships

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Topic: Collin College 101: More than Just the Basics

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GO Center with UNT

UNT Mentors are current college students who want to help you with anything related to getting you to college! Get advice and tips from college students who recently went through getting into college.

UNT mentors will be on the FHS campus Monday mornings starting in October. Let your counselor know to get you on the list for help all things COLLEGE!

Find out more info, including how to sign up, here.


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Parents can access these class meeting lessons on the Parent Portal/Guardian Gateway.

  1. Joining the Gateway and accessing the Parent Portal

  2. One you are in, you can search for a tile called, “SEL.” It will look like this

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Important Information

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Scholarship List In Xello

Xello Scholarship Search voice-over

Xello Scholarship slides

To Locate Scholarships in Xello:

  • Log into Xello from the Student Portal.

  • Click on “College Planning” under Goals & Plans.

  • Select “Search for Local Scholarships” under Local Scholarships.

Use Your Xello Account for Logging Volunteer Hours

Frisco ISD does not require community service for graduation, but we do have an optional recognition program for students with 100 approved hours by April 1st of their Senior year.

Students will now log hours through their Xello account. Step-by-step instructions are below:

From your student portal, click the Xello tile.

  • Log in with your Google Account Info and and then click the About Me title in the first column.
  • Scroll down the page until you get to Experiences.
  • Click the Volunteer box.
  • Enter your service information.
  • In the organization line, please add the organization name and the email of the person in charge of your service event.

While general volunteerism is admirable, the district has specific criteria to qualify for the recognition program for more information about Community Service : Xello - Service Hours

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Opportunities for Students

Each month the links below are updated with new info and programs sent to the FHS counselors. Be sure to check links each month for new opportunities.
Scholarship Opportunities

Click link to see new scholarship opportunities.

College Information, Open Houses, and Summer Programs

Click link to see new college info, open house and summer programs.

FHS Virtual College Visits & Events

.Click link to see virtual college events.

Job, Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Click link to see new job, volunteer and internship opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities Information Links- FISD

Click link to see volunteer opportunities in and around Frisco.

HAC – Home Access Center

Parents and students are able to see schedules in HAC (Home Access Center).

Please use this video to learn how to view and interpret your student schedule.

New this year...ALL student HAC log ins have been changed to the following:

  • Log In: Student ID
  • Password: Date of Birth (MMDDYYYY)

If you are having any issues with HAC, please use this Link for assistance.

Technical Difficulties

FISD Student Gmail Account: Gmail Account

Canvas: How to use Canvas

Passwords change at home: Passwords

Tutorials online: How to use Canvas for tutorials online

Student Login & Ids information: Technology Guide

Chromebook Information: Chromebooks

Technical Issues: Tech Support


Frisco ISD Calendar: 2021-2022 School Calendar

A/B Calendar: A/B Calendar 2021-2022

More Resources

For the latest updates about Covid-19, instruction, and resources: Frisco ISD Website

Pay all School Related Fees: OnlineSchoolFees

Open a Lunch Account: SchoolCafe

Reduce/Free Lunch Information: Apply for benefits

Transportation: Search for your bus route

Verification of Enrollment: Request VOE