Stefan Adams
Stefan Adams
Whole Child Counselor


Megan Kirian
Megan Kirian, Counselor
Last Name A-E

Ursulla Jefferson, Counselor
Last Name F-K


Mike Scoles
Mike Scoles, Counselor
Last Name L-R


Laura Dyer
Laura Dyer, Counselor Last Name S-Z


Academic Information

Class 2021 & 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.

Ohio’s High School Graduation Requirements – 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

And fulfill Ohio’s Assessment Requirements

Take Ohio End-of-Course Exams in:
English I & English II
Algebra I & Geometry
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.


Optional test to be taken by 10th graders in November. This test gives students practice before taking the ACT, identifies how the student is doing with the 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 in October primarily by 11th graders. 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.


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 as well as your school counselor.
**If you believe you qualify for a fee waiver, see your school counselor prior to registering.

Test Date
*at FHS
Registration Deadline Late Registration
*September 11, 2021 August 6, 2021 August 20, 2021
*October 23, 2021 September 17, 2021 October 1, 2021
*December 11, 2021 November 5, 2021 November 19, 2021
*February 12, 2022 January 7, 2022 January 21, 2022
*April 2, 2022 February 25, 2022 March 11, 2022
June 11, 2022 May 6, 2022 May 20, 2022
July 16, 2022 June 17, 2022 July 8, 2022


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.

Test Date
*at FHS
Registration Deadline Late Registration
*August 28, 2021 July 30, 2021 August 17, 2021
*October 2, 2021 September 3, 2021 September 21, 2021
November 6, 2021 October 8, 2021 October 26, 2021
*December 4, 2021 November 4, 2021 November 23, 2021
March 12, 2022 February 11, 2022 March 1, 2022
*May 7, 2022 April 8, 2022 April 26, 2022
June 4, 2022 May 5, 2022 May 25, 2022

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

College Credit Plus (CCP)

CCP Information

Please review all material below. If you have any questions, or would like to review the material with your counselor, please set up an appointment with your School Counselor. 

  • CCP Presentation 2021-2022Recording of Presentation, with audio: Please review this presentation from the Ohio Higher Education Department.
  • CCP Presentation – Slides Only: Can follow along with above recording
  • CCP and FHS – Findlay High School students, please review this presentation (in addition to the above material) if you are interested in participating in College Credit Plus for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • CCP Intent Form 2021-2022 – If you are interested in participating in CCP for the 2021-2022 school year, please make sure to complete the CCP Intent Form prior to *May 1, 2021! 

CCP Checklist

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


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 Scholarship Application: Online Form – Application Deadline TBA.

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:

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