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Welcome to Guidance! FTCHS has 4 counselors whose primary goals are to monitor and ensure the academic and emotional success of all FTCHS students. We have designed this site to serve as a resource for students and parents across a variety of topics.  Please use the tabs to the right of the page to navigate your search.  If you have a specific question or concern, please feel free to contact your counselor.


The Counselors Are:
Faith Paluszek (last names A-F)

Elizabeth Kaisinger (last names G-K)

Christopher Logan (last names L-Ref)

Lindsay Runyen (last names Rei-Z)





Important Announcements:


Villanova University VESTED Academy

When: Spring 2019

Deadline: November 4, 2018

Who: The VESTED Academy program introduces a diverse population of students from different ethnic and social backgrounds to the traditional areas of engineering including Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Computer and Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. The participating student on campus in the CEER Building The academy begins on January 19th and ends on April 6th. The program consists of engineering projects taught by Villanova engineering faculty and students. There are also guest speakers from Villanova University and industry. During the VESTED Academy the Office of Admissions will give a presentation on the college admissions process. The VESTED Academy occurs on seven Saturdays. This introduction to engineering that will serve as a catalyst for your students interested in STEM. The daily breakfast and  lunch; bus transportation provided from Philadelphia.

Where: Villanova University College of Engineering. 

Please encourage other students and family members who are interested in engineering to

apply at

Contact:  Dr. Stephen Jones at 610-519-5439



Calling all creative teens!!!! The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are open for submission!!! please visit for more information 



Drexel University
Drexel University is proud to announce that they are offering application fee waivers via the Common Application to all Philadelphia High School students. Please visit for details.
Juniors and Seniors: Interested in future nursing career??
Wilks University is hosting " An Experience in Nursing" Day! Students will have the opportunity to meet former & current nursing students, faculty & staff and Tour the Passan School of Nursing & Simulation Center. Please see your counselor for more information. 
Friday, November 9, 2018 at Wilks University 
Student Union Building, Ballroom (2nd Floor)
84 West South Street
Wilks-Barre, PA 18766
RSVP by 11/2/18 to Kim Hearst @570-408-4089 or
Check out the new Step Up to College 2018 Edition




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