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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:


Check out the Summer & Enrichment Page for new opportunities!!!! 



Hey Students: Chat with admissions counselors to ask questions about academics, campus life, financial aid, scholarships and more!  Students, join the Northeast fair now! Please register online using the link below to be able to participate in the Northeast fair on December 3rd-8th.  


Saint Joseph's University

The John P. McNulty Scholars Program is designed for highly qualified young women who are pursuing a degree in the natural sciences, mathematics or computer science.  This challenging program provides full- and partial-tuition scholarships, and a supportive environment to help bright young women become leaders who reach the highest echelons of the STEM professions.  Please visit more more information and the application. **** Please note: You do not need to be admitted to SJU before you apply to the McNulty Program.  


Kutztown University’s Communication Design: Design Day Camp. Discover what it means to be a Graphic Designer.      
This one day, hands-on design camp at Kutztown University will introduce sophomore, junior, and senior high school students to design as a career and raise awareness of its possibilities. The students will explore their creativity and critical thinking abilities, as well as learn how they can impact society through design. Students will learn the creative design process through hands-on graphic design and interactive design challenges. These assignments will allow students to truly experience the role of a designer, work collaboratively with their peers, and generate assignments they can add to their portfolio. The morning session will introduce the students to Interactive Design by working on a creative project that explores the digital design world. The afternoon session will introduce students to Graphic Design by exploring a creative project that investigates print based media. Lunch on campus will be provided and work by current Kutztown University Communication Design students will be presented.

Saturday, January 12th, 2019  9am–2:30pm
Please register here by: Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
Who should attend: sophomore, junior, or senior high school students who have an interest in graphic and interactive design.
Questions: Please contact the Communication Design Department at 610-683-4530 or via email at


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.

 Jump Start Your Career in a Year!


Year Up Greater Philadelphia is currently recruiting for its February 2019 cohort!


Year Up is a one-year, intensive education and professional development program that provides young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, corporate internships with leading companies, a stipend, and the opportunity to access college credits loan free.  Whether your goal is to jumpstart your career in an in-demand industry or continue to pursue a college degree—Year Up is the next step that can give you options. 

We provide training in the following areas of study: Business Analytics, Financial Operations and Information Technology


Please contact us today to schedule a time to come in for an info session at one of our convenient times:

Info Sessions – Tuesdays at 2:00pm and Thursdays at 10:00am and 2:00pm


Fast-Track Saturday (complete 3 of 4 steps in 1 day!) - Saturday, December 8th

RSVP Here: Yes, I’d like to attend Fast-Track Saturday!


Can’t make it? Complete an Info Session Online


Application Deadline is January 28th …. Don’t miss out! Contact us today to RSVP




  • Does it cost to attend Year Up? Absolutely NOT—our program is FREE!
  • What areas of study does Year Up offer? Business Analytics, Financial Operations, and Information Technology
  • Can you work part-time and do Year Up? Absolutely—we have many students that work part-time while doing the program to supplement the stipend they receive from the program.
  • How much can I earn after the program? The average starting salary for Year Up graduates is $40,000 a year.
  • How long do info sessions last? Info sessions last about an hour
  • Can I talk to someone if I have questions before attending an info session? Absolutely—we love to speak to prospective students. Give us a call at 215.384.4526 or 215.670.9108 to be connected


…for FREE – Submit an Interest Form Today!



QUESTIONS? Contact Ariel Peterson, Recruitment Specialist, at or 215.384.4526


Naviance is a web-based educational program that will become your home for College Research, Career Exploration, Future Planning, and Scholarship Searches. By using this program and utilizing it as much as possible, you are investing in your future as a successful and productive citizen.  For more information, please visit our Naviance page!