Welcome to FCHS Counseling

Our office is located on East Campus across from the Front Office.
Hours: 7:45am-4:00pm
Phone: 770-887-8151
Fax: 770-781-2289
Mission Statement
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 lifelong success.
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).


Congratulations to James Ballard and Alex Grove,
National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists for the 2015-2016 school year!
National Merit Scholar
Pictured (L-R): Ashley Kozee (Counselor), James Ballard, Alex Grove, Kelly Bond (Counselor) 
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Who is your counselor?
Counselors are assigned based on the last name of the student as detailed in the table below. You may contact your child's counselor by phone or email. If the counselor is not available, please leave a message and he or she will return your call at the earliest possible time. Calls will usually be returned within 24 hours; we appreciate your patience during our peak times: the beginning and end of each school year. If your call is an emergency, please notify the counseling secretary.

Fondo, Leila

770-887-8151 x110116  


Last Names DEE - JOI

Kozee, Ashley

770-887-8151 x110117 


Last Names A - DEC

Santiago, Rafael (Head Counselor)

770-887-8151 x110119


Last Names SU - Z + All ELL students

Savage, Grace   

770-887-8151 x110112


Last Names OM - ST 

Swanburg, Kyleigh  770-887-8151 x110118
kswanburg@forsyth.k12.ga.us  Last Names JOJ - OL

 Student Support Services

Alexander, Linda   

770-887-8151 x110110


Counseling Secretary

Blumenshine, Bethany

770-887-8151 x110310


Graduation Coach

Dattelbaum, Valerie

770-887-8151 x110166 vdattelbaum@forsyth.k12.ga.us School Nurse
Gamez, Amy
770-887-8151 x110111
School Social Worker

Hamilton, Brenda

770-887-8151 x110173


Data Clerk/Registrar        

Robinson, Amy 770-887-8151 x112101 arobinson@forsyth.k12.ga.us Attendance Secretary

Hybrid Schedule

FCHS uses a hybrid schedule.  

All FCSS high schools operate on a modified schedule that is a blending of a traditional seven-period day and a block schedule.

2008-2009 Hybrid 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.


Withdrawals from FCHS
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.

Exam Exemption Policy
In order for students to exempt exams the student must have earned a 90 or above in any given class.  This includes a semester or year long course.  There are no attendance requirements for an exam exemption. 
FCHS Bell Schedule for 2015 - 2016
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