FCHS Counseling Corner Newsletter

9th-12th Grade Newsletter September Edition # WE ARE FAYETTE

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FCHS Counseling Department Directory

Ashley Smith 9th Grade Tiger Academy Counselor

Rachel Booth 10th-12th Grade (A-H) Counselor

Jen Travis 10-12th Grade (I-Q) Lead Counselor

Mecoya Daniels 10th-12th (R-Z) Counselor

Maria Cauthern Records Clerk

Sheila Garcia Student Information Systems Specialist

Isalia Jones Graduation Coach

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

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Please Mark Your Calendar

9/8/21 Progress Reports

9/20/21 6:00pm Parent Senior Virtual Night stay tuned for link
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2021-2022 College Virtual Visits

Calling all seniors we invite you to register to attend a live virtual information session to learn what each college has to offer! We are offering limited seating in the Career Center so please register in advance in the Counseling Department with Ms. Maria Cauthen.

Augusta University 9/2/21 3:00-3:45pm

University of Georgia 9/10/21 3:00pm-3:45pm

Georgia Tech 9/14/21 3:00pm-3:45pm

Savannah State University 9/22/21 3:00pm-3:45pm

Clark Atlanta University 9/30/21 3:00pm-3:45pm

November 2, 2021(6:00pm-8:00pm)

Probe College Tour at Whitewater High School meet with college and university representative from around the world. RegisterProbe.com

FAFSA Application Deadlines

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form allows you to be considered for federal student aid. In addition, states and colleges use FAFSA information to award their own grants, scholarships, and loans. But, since aid is limited, you have to meet the deadlines!

2021–22 Academic Year State Deadlines

Each state has its own deadline. Click the link below:


FAFSA Completion webinar sponsored by GSFC Oct. 7 6-7. Participants will be able to walk through each line of the FASA and have questions answered via live chat. Register at


PROBE College Fair will be at Whitewater High School on Nov. 2 from 6-8.

Registrar's Reminders

The nine week grading period is on October 5.

Tiger PLUS Wednesday and Saturday School will be held on the following dates for the months of September and October:

Saturday, September 18

Wednesday, September 22

Saturday, October 9

Wednesday, October 13

Wednesday, October 27

You can register for this session using the following link. You can also register for these sessions on the FCHS website through the Quicklinks session.

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Transition to High School from Middle School

Transition to high school from middle school can be an exciting yet daunting experience for parents and students. 9th grade can feel like a whole new world. During this transitional time, students may find that their existing systems need an upgrade. Read on to find out how you can help. Click here

Ashley Smith

9th Grade Counselor

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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

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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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 below:

College & Career Readiness Info:

College and Career Readiness Website (Newsletter Link)

Morning Announcements (College Spotlight)

At-Risk Group

High 5 Group Nomination Link

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Testing Dates at FCHS


September 11, 2021

October 23, 2021

February 12, 2022

April 2, 2022


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/

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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

Additional Scholarships

Mola Foods Culinary Scholarship (2021) Provider: Mola Foods, Inc
Amount: $500
# of winners: 1

Cameron Impact Scholarship Provider: Bryan Cameron Education Foundation
Amount: Varies
# of winners: Varies

The Gates Scholarship Provider: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Amount: Varies
# of winners: 300

Ayn Rand "Atlas Shrugged" Essay Contest Provider: The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI)
Amount: $25,000
# of winners: 59

Nicholas Braswell Strong Roots Scholarship Provider: Richmond Defense Group
Amount: $500
# of winners: Varies

Out-of-the-Box Thinking Scholarship Provider: Automated Pet Care Products
Amount: $1,250
# of winners: 3

Beldon Scholarship Provider: Beldon
Amount: $1,000
# of winners: 2

Stanford Advanced Materials College Scholarship 2021 Provider: Stanford Advanced Materials
Amount: $1,000
# of winners: 2

Be the Boss Scholarship Provider: GoSkills.com
Amount: $2,000
# of winners: 2

All For Mailers Scholarship Provider: All For Mailers
Amount: $500
# of winners: 2

The Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance is proud to continue its 27-year tradition of honoring the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors and supporting high school academic and athletic programs across the country. The program recognizes and rewards high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities.

Winners from every school and
scholarships from $1,000 to $10,000.

The Heisman Trophy Trust and Acceptance Insurance are proud to reward male and female community-minded scholar-athletes at the state and national level.

  • School Winners from every school.
  • 88 State Winners receive a $1,000 scholarship.
  • 10 National Finalists receive a $2,000 scholarship.
  • 2 National Winners receive a $10,000 scholarship.

They’ve done the hard work.
Now, they just need to apply.

Winning a Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance requires a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. You have students who have worked hard for years to make the grade. Now, help them get the recognition they deserve:

Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship

The Rotary Club of Peachtree City, GA, is offering a prestigious study-aboard scholarship for local high school students. Membership in Rotary is not required. The Rotary Youth Exchange Program is an international program for high school students (ages 14-18) to live in another country for one school year.

The scholarship, valued at over $24,000, includes tuition, room, board, and a monthly allowance, to study at a high school in one of 33 countries for the 2020-2021 school year. Cost to the family is approximately $5500 which includes international airfare, insurance and language/culture training.

Applications for the scholarship for the 2022-2023 school year are now open and must be submitted by October 31, 2021. Before applying, students and their parents must attend an informational session. There will be an upcoming session on September 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm. at the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, 600 West Lanier Avenue, Suite 205, Fayetteville, GA 30214.

To register for a meeting, and for more information, visit http://www.ryeflorida.org/district-6900 , or contact Amy Benton, Rotary Youth Exchange Officer, Peachtree City at mailto:amybenton10@gmail.com, c 770-853-5938. Those interested in becoming a Host Family for incoming students may call this same number for information.

Find us on social media- @RYE6900

Employment Opportunitues

McDonald's is hiring for two locations:



Students can also email, call or text:

Carla Williams


(404) 480-3288

Fast Food Team Member

Truett's Luau

Fayetteville, GA

Apply on Linkedin


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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.

We are embarking on our third year for the Christian City Teen Board and applications are open now through September 30, 2021. Members learn about Christian City’s mission and what we do to help children in crisis, as well as host two service projects benefiting Christian City’s Children & Family Programs, including the Race for Safe Place to be held at Christian City on Saturday, February 26, 2022. There are also other fun opportunities to get involved, learn how nonprofits work and contribute to the greater Atlanta community.

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/

Christian City

We are looking for mature, compassionate, and responsible teens who enjoy working with other teens and adults. If you know of anyone who you think would be interested, please fill out the online application on our website at https://christiancity.org/get-involved/teenboard/.

Membership requirements include:

  • Attending high school and on track to graduate with peer group or has already graduated but is under 19 years old
  • Complete application
  • Provide three references – two from community leaders (pastor, church leader, local appointed or elected official, business owner or employer etc.) and one from a current or former teacher.
  • Parental Consent form for any teen that is under the age of 18
  • Attend six meetings per year as well as participate in planning and executing the Race for Safe Place to benefit Christian City.

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