Return to Counseling
Farmington High School Counseling Center is happy to provide students
with Letters of Recommendations/Transcripts/Test Scores for any
scholarship aplications or summer programs. To process these requests,
please allow Five (5) business days.
In order to be considered official, these
materials must be
sent directly from the Counseling Office to the sponsoring agencies,
please plan accordingly the timeliness of these requests. Students
must turn in all of their completed
documents to their counselor before their information can be sent
through the U.S. Mail. The completed information will not be given
directly to the students and their families for mailing, so it is very
important for the student to contact their counselor within the five
day guideline in order to meet a postmark deadline.
College Bound? Transcript requests are available online at the beginning of a student’s senior year.
If you’re applying to college, you’ve already got plenty of forms to fill out. So here’s how to avoid a few: Order your transcripts on line.
Your school has joined forces with Parchment™, as mandated by the State of Michigan, to bring you Secure TranscriptTM – the safe, paperless way to send transcripts directly to the colleges you choose. It’s easy, it’s secure, and it’s available 24/7.
We’ll send out an official transcript checked and approved by your school, to the colleges and scholarship funds you choose. We’ll email you to confirm that they’ve gone out. And for the colleges that accept transcripts electronically, we’ll even confirm when they receive them.
Secure Transcript makes applying to college a little easier – for your school, for your colleges, and for you.
Here’s how it works:
Sign Up – Find the Secure Transcript link below. The student email address is the username and the student chooses a password. Parchment may have to contact you through this email address. There is a student profile portion that Parchment asks you to complete; you DO NOT need to do this since the majority of this information is in your EDP (Educational Development Plan).
- Select Farmington High School as the high school that will send your transcript
- Select the colleges you’re applying to. Parchment has the addresses. Make sure to request your transcripts be sent to the college when you apply
Sign Off – If necessary, pay online. There could be a small fee for some schools.
Students may select up to 4 credits in elective areas with a FHS
approved correspondence program. Prior counselor approval must be given
before registering for such a course. See your counselor for details.
Attending a college class while a high school student is possible when
the district and State of Michigan eligibility guidelines are followed.
Contact your counselor for information.
Dual Enrollment FAQ
a student has an extended period
of illness requiring at least a five-day hospitalization or
recuperation at home verified by a medical doctor, the school can
provide for his/her continuing education. Contact the student's
counselor for more information. During a shorter absence (3 days or
longer), parents may contact the Attendance Office on the fourth day to
request homework. Please allow staff a 24-hour period to compile
An academic high school letter will be awarded each
year to a student
who maintains a grade point average of 3.3 or better and has taken at
least five classes each trimester of the previous year at a Farmington
Public High School. In the years following the receipt of their
academic letter, students receive an honor bar for each academic year's
maintenance of the same criteria.
The policies for receiving Honors and High Honors are outlined in
detail on the FPS District Site in the most recent Course Description Book.
Phi Beta Kappa is a national organization that honors exceptional
academic students. To be eligible, a graduating senior must have
maintained a 3.75 GPA in academic subjects for 10th, 11th and the first
two terms of 12th grade. Phi Beta Kappa considers letter grades from
English, foreign language, lab sciences, math and social studies
Student Assistance Program
The Student Assistance Program has elements to assist students concerns.
- Peer Mediation: Students help their peers work through conflicts in a constructive manner, reducing the frequency of disciplinary actions and physical and verbal confrontations. If you know of a conflict that seems to have the potential of escalating, please pass that information along so further conflict can be prevented or contained. You can contact administration, the counseling office staff, or Jeff Danziger. Officer Christine Schutz, and hall monitors Deb Bergel, and Stephanie Volpe are also helpful in monitoring possible issues.
- For concerns other than student conflicts, such as substance abuse, family issues, or other such concerns, FHS can help connect the student and their parents with the people and resources they need to assist them. Contacting administration, our guidance counselors or Jeff Danziger can all help.
- For a regular education student who may need additional support to succeed academically, we have our General Education Support Team (GEST). Students are referred to GEST by teachers. The team is comprised of
- the student's administrator;
- the student's counselor;
- Loretta McGowan, our school psychologist;
- Joyce Herman-Sella, our school speech and language pathologist;
- Jeff Danziger, the GEST coordinator; and
- Tracy Kendall, teacher
When a student is referred, we solicit and use feedback from the student's teachers, review the student's educational records, and meet with the student to determine why they're experiencing difficulty and how they can best be supported. Using this information, interventions are identified that will increase the student's chance of success. Those interventions are shared with the student's teachers. Follow-up work is done to track the student's achievement and modify the interventions as needed.
tutoring is offered every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Media
Center. Tutoring in Math, Science, Social Studies and English is provided by teachers and NHS students
from 2:30 - 3:30PM. Bus
Transportation will be available at 3:40PM
A bus pass is required along with student I.D.
will be issued when tutoring is over.