COUNSELING & ACADEMICS

Maria Little, M.Ed., LPSC
Counselor Last Name A-E

Email: mlittle@fcs.org
419.427.5414



Ursulla Jefferson, M.A., LPSC
Counselor Last Name F-K

Email: ujefferson@fcs.org
419.425.8269


Seth Mehok, M.Ed., LPSC
Counselor Last Name L-R

Email: smehok@fcs.org
419.425.8356

Laura Dyer, M.A., LPSC
Counselor Last Name S-Z

Email: ldyer@fcs.org
419.425.8313

Academic Information

Class 2020 & Beyond Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements are established by the State of Ohio and the Findlay City School District Board of Education and are subject to change by action of either the Board of Education or the State Department of Education. Essentially it is the student’s responsibility to be sure graduation requirements are met. The high school will make every effort to be keep up-to-date records so students can gauge their progress towards completion of the requirements.

Class of 2020 & Beyond – 21 Credits

Subject Credit Note
English 4
Math 4 Must include Algebra II or Equivalent
Science 3 Must include 1 physical, 1 life and 1 advanced
Social Studies 3 Must include American History,
Government, World History & Economics
Fine Arts 1
Communications 1/2
Emerging Technology 1/2
Health 1/2
Physical Education 1/2
Electives 4
TOTAL 21

And fulfill Ohio’s Assessment Requirements

Take Ohio End-of-Course Exams in:
English I & English II
Algebra I & Geometry
Biology
American History
American Government
AND meet 1 of the following 3:

  • Earn a cumulative passing score on 7 end-of-course exams. The scores are set by the State Board of Education.
  • Earn a “remediation-free” score on the ACT or SAT
  • Earn an industry-recognized credential or group of credentials and required score on the WorkKeys test.

Grading & GPA

Grading Scale

Grade College Prep Honors Adv. Placement
A 92 90 86
B 82 80 80
C 72 70 70
D 62 60 60

GPA Calculation

Credits are granted at the semester, Millstream courses are granted at the end of the year. Divide total points earned by total points attempted to calculate the grade point average. Adjust scale for physical education classes as they receive .25 credit per class.

1/2 Credit Semester
A 2 Points
B 1.5 Points
C 1 Point
D 0.5 Point
F 0 Points

Class Rank

  • To attain the distinction of Valedictorian or Salutatorian the student must have attended FHS not less than two years.
  • The Student with the highest GPA who has successfully completed a minimum of 28 credits, which must include a minimum of five Advanced Placement (AP) courses, or five College Credit Plus (CCP) courses, or any combination of both AP and CCP courses totaling at least five credits, and attains the highest composite scores on the ACT, as of the April test results in the year of graduation, will be recognized as the Valedictorian.
  • The student with the highest GPA who has successfully completed a minimum of 28 credits, which must include a minimum of five Advanced Placement (AP) courses, or five College Credit Plus (CCP) courses, or any combination of both AP and CCP courses totaling at least five credits, and attains the second highest composite score on The ACT, as of the April test results in the year of graduation, will be recognized as the Salutatorian.
  • If two or more students are tied on the above criteria for Valedictorian honors, the tie breaker will be the highest composite score on the SAT (sum of two/three sections). If a tie remains after both ACT and SAT scores are compared, the result will be multiple students recognized as Valedictorians and no Salutatorian will be recognized that year.
  • Middle school classes taken for high school credit will be included in the calculation of a student’s GPA.

Honor Roll

Honor roll is calculated quarterly.

Distinguished 3.75 and above with no grade below a “C”. No WD/F or Incomplete (INC)
Merit 3.25 – 3.74 with no grade below a “C”. No WD/F or Incomplete (INC)
A/B Any combination of all “A’s” and/or “B’s”. No WD/F of Incomplete (INC)

Schedule Changes & Physical Education Waiver

Schedule Changes

During the spring, a series of scheduling activities take place to assist each student in selecting appropriate courses for the following year and to allow for parent feedback. Students may not add a course after the first 10 days of each semester or the first 5 days of a technology class. You may only drop/add a class if one of the following apply:

  • Clerical error by FHS staff
  • Replacing a course completed in summer school
  • CCP course to replace FHS course (college schedule must be provided)
  • Changing academic course level with prior teacher/counselor/principal permission (ex: AP or H to CP)
  • Adding a course to ensure athletic or extracurricular eligibility

Physical Education Waiver

A student may be exempted from the graduation requirement of two high school quarter-credit physical education courses by participating on one of the high school’s interscholastic athletic teams, marching band, cheerleading squad and /or JROTC

  1. A student may earn a waiver of no more than two (2) quarter-credit physical education courses through this program.
  2. Proof of satisfactory participation may be required.
  3. Any approved waiver of the physical education graduation requirement will not apply to the student’s overall GPA.

*See Board Policy 8.22 for full requirements
**Online Physical Education Waiver Form

College Entrance & Honors Diploma

College Entrance

College entrance requirements vary. In addition to the minimum requirements to graduate, taking courses at the college preparatory, honors or Advanced Placement levels are recommended as a strong preparation for college. Additionally, students should plan between 2-4 years study of a foreign language.

College Resources

Honors Diploma

Students must meet all but one of the following criteria:

English 4 units
Math 4 units
Science 4 units (including 2 units of advanced)
Social Studies 4 units
World Language 3 units of one world language or no less than 2 units
of each of two world languages studied
Fine Arts 1 unit
GPA 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
ACT/SAT ACT: 27 or higher / SAT: 1280 or higher

*Note: Refer to the Ohio Department of Education for additional types of honors diplomas

College Entrance Tests - ACT, PSAT, & SAT

College Entrance Tests

College entrance tests are given throughout the school year according to the testing companies established test centers and timeline. Findlay High School is a testing site for both ACT and SAT.

Pre-ACT

Optional test to be taken by 10th graders in November. This test gives students practice before taking the ACT, identifies how student is doing with skills and knowledge required to succeed in college and beyond, identifies areas where extra help or additional courses are needed.

PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test)

Optional test to be taken primarily by 11th graders in October. In addition to being good practice for taking the SAT, if they meet benchmarks (11th grade results), will qualify a student for National Merit Scholarship Program. Sign-up for the PSAT in the FHS Counseling office.

ACT

Students should take the ACT by April or June of their junior year, and if necessary, by September or October of their senior year. Click here for registration.

*Students needing accommodations should notify ACT/SAT upon registration.
**If you believe you qualify for a fee waiver, see your school counselor prior to registering.

***Pre-ACT will be on November 2, 2019 – forms to register can be found in the FHS Counseling Office.

Test Date
*at FHS
Registration Deadline Late Registration
*September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 17-30, 2019
*October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019 Sept. 21 – Oct. 4, 2019
*December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 9-22, 2019
*February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020 January 11-17, 2020
*April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 Feb. 29 – March 13, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 9-22, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020 June 20-26, 2020

SAT

Students should take the SAT by May or June of their junior year and, if necessary, in the fall of their senior year. Click here for registration.

*Students needing accommodations should notify ACT/SAT upon registration.
**If you believe you qualify for a fee waiver, see your school counselor prior to registering.
***PSAT will be on October 19, 2019 – forms to register can be found in the FHS Counseling Office.

Test Date
*at FHS
Registration Deadline Late Registration
August 24, 2019 July 26, 2019 August 6, 2019
*October 5, 2019 September 6, 2019 September 17, 2019
November 2, 2019 October 3, 2019 October 15, 2019
*December 7, 2019 November 8, 2019 November 19, 2019
March 14, 2020 February 14, 2020 February 25, 2020
*May 2, 2020 April 3, 2020 April 14, 2020
June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 19, 2020

*Note: Students themselves must be aware of the testing requirements for individual colleges as well as testing dates.

College Credit Plus (CCP)

CCP Announcements

Please make sure to attend the CCP Informational Meeting on January 29th, 2019 at 7:30pm in the FHS Auditorium. In the event of a snow day, the meeting will be held on January 31st at 7:30pm.

CCP Information for 2019-2020 School Year

  • CCP Presentation 2019-2020  If you were unable to attend the CCP Informational Meeting, please review the above presentation with your parent/guardian. If you have any questions, or would like to review the presentation with your a counselor, please set up an appointment with your School Counselor.
  • CCP Intent Form 2019-2020
If you are interested in participating in CCP courses for the 2019-2020 school year, please make sure to complete the CCP Intent Form PRIOR to April 1st, 2019!

CCP Checklists

The above checklists are meant for your own reference as you begin the College Credit Plus process. The above forms are meant to serve as a guiding tool to assist you in navigating the application process. We will not be collecting these checklists; they are for your own reference.

Applying to the College/University

The following documents are tools to assist you in your CCP application process. Each college/university has their own steps and procedures for application as a CCP student. Each college/university also has their own deadline for steps to be completed. Please review the application steps for each college/university that you intend to apply to as a CCP student.

Additional CCP Resources

State Testing

Graduation Requirement Reminder

Students in the classes of 2020 and beyond are under the new graduation requirements. For further details please visit: Ohio’s Graduation Requirements

Scholarships

As we receive information on Scholarships available we will update the following spreadsheet.  Please check this resource often!

Academic Booster Club


The Findlay High School Academic Booster Club was established in 1990 to promote academic excellence for all students. It includes parents, teachers, and students committed to academic growth who contribute financially and/or by volunteering.

For information about our meetings, or with other questions, contact: abc.findlayhighschool@gmail.com

Our Purpose

  • Foster school pride in academic excellence within the student body by promoting academic success at FHS.
  • Reward students’ academic excellence.
  • Promote faculty commitment to academic achievement.
  • Provide funding assistance to students and faculty who participate in extra-curricular academic functions and competitions on behalf of FHS.
  • Provide for educational programs/opportunities that go beyond the responsibility of the school system.
  • Cooperate with organizations that promote and nurture academic excellence.

How to Support

Become an ABC donor by sending in your monetary donation and the form found below. All donations are tax-deductible, so expect a receipt soon after submitting your form.

What We Do

With your contribution we can continue to provide the following programs to FHS:

  • Students who achieve academic succes at academic functions and competitions receive a congratulatory note from ABC.
  • Students achieving a 3.0 or better GPA during a semester or by showing improvement of .25 in grade point average over the previous semester receive the Academic Card. The Academic Card enables students to receive discounts at participating local businesses.
  • ABC co-funds these programs: 3.75 Academic Excellence Awards Night, Honors Career Mentorship, and Junior Scholars
  • FHS teachers and departments apply for mini-grants for educational items that go beyond the school budget.
  • T-shirts are awarded to students who receive a 3.5 GPA or better during the semester of their sport or specific musical groups. (These t-shirt programs are co-sponsored by the FHS Trojan Club and the Findlay Music Boosters).
  • Senior Awards
  • S.T.A.R. gives students a chance to write a note of thanks to their favorite teacher. ABC provides postcards for students, then collects, sorts and distributes the written notes to teachers.
  • This program gives students who earn a 3.5 or better GPA (at the end of the first & third grading periods), a coupon for a free small Speedy Freeze, redeemable at Speedway.

Course Selection Guide

Findlay High School & Millstream Career Center Course Requirements & Descriptions:

  • Scroll though the list of courses, or
  • Filter the courses by Department, Grade Level, or Identifier, or
  • Search by Course Name, Part of a Course Name or Course Number
  • Print Version: 2019-2020 Course Selection Guide

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