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Franklin Towne Charter High School’s Guidance Department consists of four full-time counselors whose primary goal is to monitor and ensure the academic and emotional success of all FTCHS students.

The overall goals of our department are:

1. To monitor the academic progress of all FTCHS students.
2. To aid students in learning the skills necessary to be successful in life.
3. To educate students in the steps necessary in transitioning from high school to college and the world beyond. Use the auxiliary Guidance pages below for information regarding college preparation and other opportunities available to students.
4. To help students become independent and self-sufficient.
5. To teach students to be successful and productive!

During the course of the year you may be contacted by members of the Franklin Towne Guidance Department.  We stand ready to help ensure that your child is getting the most out of their educational experiences at FTCHS and we welcome your feedback!

The Counselors Are:

Patrick Drewry (Caseload-last names A-E) 215-289-5000 x3009,

Elizabeth Kaisinger (Caseload-last names F-L) 215-289-5000 x3008,

Christopher Logan (Caseload-last names M-Ri) 215-289-5000 x3015,

Lindsay Runyen (Caseload-last names Ro-Z) 215-289-5000 x3007,




Junior College Kick Off - Thursday 4/20

On Thursday, 4/20, Juniors will attend a College Kick Off assembly and College Fair during the school day. This is our opportunity to showcase our rising seniors and the students opportunity to make connections with admissions counselors and continue the research process.  Below is the list of attending colleges.


Alvernia University

Arcadia University

Bloomsburg University

Brightwood Career Institute

Cabrini College

Cairn University

Chestnut Hill College

Clarion University

Community College of Philadelphia

Delaware Valley College

DeSales University

Drexel University

East Stroudsburg University

Empire Education Group

Esperanza College

Goldey-Beacom College

Gwynedd-Mercy College

Harcum College

Harrisburg University

Holy Family University

Hussian School of Art

Immaculata University


Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Jean Madeline Aveda Institute

Kutztown University

LaSalle University

Lehigh University

Manor College

Mansfield University

Misericordia University

Moore College of Art & Desgin

Morgan State College

Penn State University

Rosemont College

Shippensburg University

St. Joseph's University

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

University of Pennsylvania

University of the Sciences

Villanova University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Wesley College

West Chester University

Westminster College

Widener University





College Exploration Workshop at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn is offering a special college exploration workshop that you and your current juniors are invited to attend. The workshop will focus on the college search process in general, as well as financial aid. Lunch will be provided. College Exploration will focus on starting the college search process. With over 3,500 colleges and universities across the United States, finding the ones that are a right fit can feel overwhelming. At this workshop, you will hear advice from Admissions professionals on what to consider as you begin your college search, key questions to ask as you craft your list of the best colleges for you, and some tools to help you get started on this exciting journey. Then, as high school students hear from current college students about university life, parents and counselors will learn about financial aid and how to make a college education affordable. 



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