Farmington Counselor Mission Statement
Farmington counselors believe that a quality comprehensive guidance and counseling program is a flexible, integral component of the total education program. Counselors will provide a quality program to include guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive services, and systems support to empower students to make responsible academic and career choices, to gain self knowledge and understand others. Guidance and counseling ensures students the opportunity to learn to live, learn, and work throughout their lifetime.
Timelines: 9th Grade 11th Grade 10th Grade 12th GradeCounseling Center Hours and Staff
Office hours: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Phone: 248-489-3447Fax: 248-324-5521
Secretary: Mrs. Jessica VolpeIB Assessment Coordinator: Kathleen BuraconakCounselor
Student last name Ms. Jennifer Kowalski A - Eo Mrs. Jaimie Gibbons Ep - Kp Mrs. Kristy Knieper Kr - Ran Rao - ZSocial WorkerRestorative Practice
Student Assistance Program
FHS can also help support students with issues they may be encountering outside the classroom. For assistance regarding student conflicts, or other non-academic issues, you can contact your counselor or your administrator.
The Graduation Requirements are outlined in detail on the FPS District Site under: Student Course Guide.
Grade Point Average and Credits
Each semester class is awarded one-half credit. The grade point average is determined by calculating each trimester grade for each class according to the following guidelines: A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F= 0. Plus or minus are not assigned to grades. Repeat classes will have the highergrade averaged in the GPA and not the first. Credit is given only once for successful completion of a course. (A class may not be repeated if a higher level of that subject has been accomplished.) The original grade remains on the transcript. Refer to the Student Course Guide for further specifics.
Ways a parent can work with schools:
- Join and help lead the parent organization like Farmington High School PTSA
- Attend parent-teacher conferences and other school events.
- Check MiStar Parent Portal and Canvas
- Contact teachers with specific questions and concerns.
- Motivate your child to do homework by emphasizing effort; discuss what is studied.
- Encourage reading.
- Talk with your child about alcohol and other drugs as well as the school Positive Culture Handbook. Positive Culture Handbook
- Teach goal setting and help the student take responsibility for their learning and behavior.
- Help your child start thinking about a career: Review their electronic EDP through Xello.
- Frequently discuss your child's school work and reflection statements to stimulate thinking. Self-reflection is the key to visualizing a tentative career goal.
- Encourage volunteer experiences, mentoring, job-shadowing, internships and/or school-to-work opportunities