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.
Christopher Logan (last names L-Ref)
Lindsay Runyen (last names Rei-Z)
Hello Soon to be Senior Parents and Guardians: We hope that you are enjoying your summer! Junior Summer is a crucial time for students to plan and prepare for a successful senior year! We wanted to remind you that there is important information to help you and your student prepare for senior year and personal Future Planning on the FTCHS Guidance page.
Please be advised that we will be changing our website platform towards the end of July. We will be remapping information and will send out updates as soon as possible. In the meantime, please email your student’s counselor with any questions over the summer. Senior planning meetings, fairs and college presentations will start at the beginning of the school year!
*Please note that students may be receiving information from private marketing companies requesting a fee to be paid for membership. FTCHS does not provide information to these companies regarding student information. Unless you have requested us to send student information, please consider this marketing material. Students and parents should use their discretion when deciding to respond to this material.
Juniors are encouraged to check out this program. – Hoos First Look at University of Virginia
Hoos First Look is a new program at UVA intended to fly in low-income and/or first-generation prospective high school students to UVA. Our organization’s goal is to make students that attend our weekend fly-in program more competitive applicants in the admissions process and show them that getting into a great, public university like ours is attainable. Our program is an ALL EXPENSE PAID three-day, two-night retreat to show 20 low-income rising juniors in high school around Grounds and the lifestyle of UVA students.
The program will take place from October 25-27 this Fall, 2019. To apply, students need to fill out an application by September 8th with the priority deadline of June 9th. We encourage students to apply as soon as possible to increase their chances of admittance. Here is our website for more information, which also has the link to our application: hoosfirstlook.weebly.com
Please contact your counselor if you are interested. If selected as an FTC applicant you will be required to complete the program application and required essays by 9/3. You will meet with your counselor prior to final submission.
he Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States. Please visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/ for more information and to fill out an application.
Get a head start on college with Community College of Philadelphia’s summer ACE (Advanced College Experience) program. An opportunity that you will never forget, ACE provides college-level courses for highly motivated students going into 9th, 10th, 11th or 12 grades. The ACE program offers a cross-section of intensive courses and includes a full semester of course material from July 9 – August 7, 2019. Courses meet Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1 to 4:30 p.m. Three ACE courses are offered online. Courses require hard work, dedication to the task and most of all, a desire to learn new and exciting academic skills. You can take two ACE courses, however, please be aware that this is a lot of work. Please visit https://www.ccp.edu/academic-offerings/high-school-student-programs/summer-opportunities/advance-college-experience-ace for more information and the application.
The Greater Philadelphia Professionals Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers is pleased to announce a scholarship for underrepresented high school students who are passionate about science and planning pursue a career in one of the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
We will be awarding one $1000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior, who will enroll in a STEM major at a four-year college or university in Fall 2019. Please visit https://fs27.formsite.com/nsbe-philly/d0ichdaixs/index.html to complete an application.
Born with Purpose Scholarships
Born With Purpose proudly announces its first Laptop Scholarship and annual Book Scholarship, established to assist recipients with completing their work while in college. Each applicant must currently be a high school senior who will enter the freshman year of college or vocational school during Fall 2019. Scholarship applications are attached as PDF's at the bottom of this page. Please see your counselor for more information.
Dunkin' Philadelphia Regional Scholarship Program is proud to announce their 10th annual award. Dunkin' will be awarding 25 $2,000. scholarships to qualified students. Applicants must be high school seniors or current undergraduate students who plan to enroll in a part-time or full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational school in Fall 2019. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of "well-rounded" character: positive academic record, demonstrated leadership, commitment to school and community activities and experience in a work environment. All applications are due on April 15, 2019. Applications are available at https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/dunkinphilly/.
Penn State Brandywine has announcements for our STEM Options: Explore, Engage, and Discover programs for girls.
Read on for announcements about upcoming deadlines, as well as registration information for our 9th grade STEM Options: Career Pathways for Girls workshop, and more!
UPDATED - STEM Options: Virtual Conversations and Connections
Female STEM faculty across Penn State Brandywine have volunteered to connect with your students during class time, during an after school club meeting, etc. Similar to the Skype a Scientist program, our faculty are willing to speak about science careers, their specific research and field experiences, their own journey as a woman in STEM, and other topics. We are willing to connect with entire classrooms, not just girls in STEM groups, as it is important for all students to "virtually" meet and connect with a female STEM professional. Visit our website and contact us to connect: http://bit.ly/psubwwomeninstemsp19
NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS - STEM Options: Writing Contest
We invite girls in grades 3 through 12 enrolled in schools in Chester County, Delaware County, and Philadelphia County to write an original story that connects to our contest theme, honoring the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT).
Submission deadline: March 15, 2019 Visit our website to learn more: https://brandywine.psu.edu/stem-options/writing-contest
NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION - STEM Options: Career Pathways for Girls
Our one-day career exploration program for 9th grade girls is now accepting registrations. Visit our website to learn more about the program, the schedule, requirements for schools to bring their girls, bios from previous presenters, etc.
Lifeguarding offers skills such as responsibility and time management as well as an opportunity to earn some extra money while school is not in session. Being a lifeguard is a wonderful job for your students AND teachers! American Pool is one of the largest pool management companies in the area and operates over 100 facilities throughout Eastern Pennsylvania. We offer competitive wages, bi-weekly pay, and many bonus incentive programs. We also offer discounted training to all employees including lifeguard, CPR & AED certifications, all of which will aid in building a resume.We are looking forward to having a successful summer and we are confident that your students could be interested in accomplishing this goal.
Looking for a job this summer?? Check out the link below
Jump Start Your Career in a Year!
Year Up Greater Philadelphia is currently recruiting for its February 2019 cohort!
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
QUESTIONS? Contact Ariel Peterson, Recruitment Specialist, at or 215.384.4526