Welcome to FCHS Guidance & Counseling
Office Hours: Monday - Friday
7:45am - 4:00pm
School Code: 110920
Junior Parent Night:
All juniors and parents should plan to attend the Junior Parent Night which will include information about preparing for senior year - and all that it entails. It will be February 28 at 6:30pm. We look forward to seeing you there. It will be held in the East Cafeteria.
Dual Enrollment Opportunities:
There will be an informational meeting for STUDENTS about ALL Dual Enrollment opportunities available to rising 11th and rising 12th graders on February 13 at 11:00am in the East Cafeteria.
Atlanta National College Fair:
All students are invited to attend the Atlanta National College Fair on February 10,2013 from 12 – 4pm at the Georgia World Congress Center. It is a FREEevent. It is the largest college fair in the southeast. Complete information about the Atlanta National College Fair can be found online at http://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/SpringNCF/Pages/Atlanta.aspx. Students are encouraged to register prior to attending the event. Register online at www.gotomyncf.com. Registering speeds up the process of meeting with representatives and is highly recommended!
The fair allows students andparents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process. At the fair’s counseling center, students and parents can discuss their individual needs with college experts. The Atlanta National College Fair is sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and hosted by the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC) this event is free and open to the public.
College Goal Sunday:
Seniors who need assistance completing their FAFSA applications (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) should attend one of these events. They are located at various college locations during February or March. You bring all of your documents and they will help you complete the forms. You DO NOT have to be attending the college that is sponsoring the help in order to receive assistance. You can attend ANY of the locations. It is sponsored by college financial aid offices. EXTREMELY HELPFUL!! Any student unsure of the FAFSA process should plan on attending. Go to this website for all the information - http://collegegoalsundayga.com/?page_id=2
ACT: Head's up!!
If students are testing for the ACT’s in December, the photo upload deadline is 12 noon, central time, December 4. If students miss this deadline, their registration will be cancelled and they will not be allowed to test. This policy will be strictly enforced.
If you have questions about providing a photo, you can refer to our photo submission requirements for moreinformation. This page also includes photo deadline dates for all future 2012-13 national test dates.
North Georgia College & State University - Nursing Program Open House
Seniors interested in the NGCSU Nursing Program can attend an open house to get more information on November 26, 2012 from 5-6pm. It will be held at the NEW Forsyth Campus; 300 Aquatic Circle, Cumming GA 30040. It will be held in the University Center which is located behind the Aquatic Center.
Georgia State University - Get your Admissions Questions Answered
On Thursday, November15, 2012, Georgia State is participating in a free online event hosted byCollegeWeekLive. This event is devoted to answering student questions about our admissions process, program information, and student life.
Please encourage students to login from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. to speak to an admissions counselor from Georgia State. Students may login to the live chat by clicking here.
Georgia Apply to College Week Activities for Seniors
College Spirit Day will be on Tuesday,October 30th. All students and faculty are encouraged to wear their favorite college t-shirt, sweatshirt etc… on that day. Students are encouraged to ask teachers about the college or university that they attended.
On Wed. Oct. 31st we will have college representatives from Georgia Perimeter College, Lanier Tech, GA Southern, GA Southwestern, Reinhardt, Southern Polytechnic, Valdosta, and the University of West GA on hand to help seniors with their college applications for our GA APPLY TOCOLLEGE WEEK. College Representatives will also have tables stationed outside of the East Campus Cafeteria for students to ask questions regarding their college. We will also have a representative from the GA Student Finance Commission if you have questions regarding financial aid or the HOPE scholarship.
On Thurs. Nov. 1st we will have college representatives from Andrew College, Brenau, Gainesville, GA Gwinnett, Reinhardt, and Shorter. These representatives will be available to answer questions.
Some colleges will waive application fees on certain dates:
Andrew College (only November 1)
Brenau College (October 31 & November 1)
Gainesville State College (November 1-30)
Georgia Gwinnett College (October 31 - November 30)
Reinhardt College (October 31 & November 1)
Rewarding Minds Scholarship Program
REWARDING MINDS will kick off their Honour's Program at Forsyth Central High School with a gift of technology to selected Junior's and Senior's this Fall. Rewarding Minds is a non-profit giving a free laptop, printer and accessories to Junior's and Senior's in high school who are achieving academic excellence but are burdened by a financial need. Rewarding Minds is helping to eliminate the Digital Divide. For more information on applying for this gift, contact Ms. Petersen/counselor or www.rewardingminds.org
Click HERE for Summer Reading information!
In accordance with the Forsyth County Board of Education, FCHS is in the process of implementing the guidance and counseling model outlined by the American School Counseling Association (ASCA).
The mission of the Forsyth County Counseling Program is to promote educational performance, providing all students with the opportunities to acquire the academic, career, personal, and social competencies necessary to achieve quality learning and life-long success.
Who is your counselor?
Counselors are assigned based on the last name of the student. The list below details which last names are assigned to each counselor. You may also click on the name to send an email to the counselor. You may contact your child's counselor by phone or email. If the counselor is not available, please leave a message and she will return your call at the earliest possible time (typically within 24 hours, please allow for a few days during our peak times at the beginning of the school year and the end of the school year). If your call is an emergency, please notify the counseling secretary.
Student Support Services
Curriculum & Instruction
Hybrid Schedule 2012-2013
FCHS uses a hybrid schedule.
All FCSS high schools will be operating on a modified schedule that is a blending of a traditional seven-period day and a block schedule.
Classes will remain year-long, and each class will meet for the same amount of time as they would on a normal seven-period schedule. However, Wednesdays and Thursdays will be block-schedules, in which students will attend only a portion of their classes in double-length periods.
If you need to withdraw your student from school, please notify our registrar ahead of time at 770-887-8151 ext. 110171 in order to shorten the amount of time you will need to wait at the school for the process to be completed. The registrar will prepare withdrawal forms and have them ready for the parent/guardians signature. Students must return all textbooks and media center books to the EAST campus media center before records can be released to the new school. Any fees owed will also have to be paid before records are released. We ask that students needing to withdraw come to the registrar’s office between the hours of 8am and 4pm to accomplish this task. The student's parent/guardian who enrolled the child must also be present. Students cannot withdraw themselves.
Grading Procedures for 2012-13
Grading Calculations for courses WITH an End of Course Test (EOCT):
Course Average will be 40% (1ST Sem. Course Work) + 40% (2ND Sem. Course Work) + 20% EOCT
Grading Calculations for courses WITHOUT an End of Course Test (EOCT):
Course Average will be 50% (1st semester Course Work) + 50% (2nd Semester Course Work), final exam will count as a summative grade.
1ST & 2ND Semester Course Work = 75% Summative + 25% Formative
Numerical grades will be used on all report cards and on permanent records. Any grade below 70 is considered failing. Report Cards are given to students every 9 weeks. Only the final report card is mailed home. All grades can be accessed through Parent Portal, as well as an unofficial transcript.
Credit will still be awarded at the end of the course (May for yearlong classes; December or May for semester long classes).
Exam Exemption Policy
In order for students to exempt exams they must have a 90 or above in any given class. This includes a semester or year-long class. There are no attendance requirements for exam exemption.