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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-D) 215-289-5000 x3009,

Elizabeth Kaisinger (last names E-Ki) 215-289-5000 x3008,

Christopher Logan (last names Kl-Rd) 215-289-5000 x3015,

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





Important Announcements:


Seniors: Still need to take the SAT or ACT??? Click on the testing page to view test dates, registration deadline and the link to register! 

Attention Students: Check out this Summer Opportunity offered through Community College of Philadelphia! 
Community College of Philadelphia Advanced College Experience (A.C.E) 

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 12th grades, as well as students up to age 21 pursuing a GED. Meeting students from diverse backgrounds, getting a jump on college with the possibility of earning college credits, exploring career interests and using your creative talents are some of the many reasons we think you should talk to your teachers, friends and family about registering for ACE.

The ACE program offers a cross-section of intensive courses and includes a full semester of course material from July 10 – August 8, 2018. 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.

Courses Include: Psychology, Business, Spanish, Video Game Development, Survey of Justice and more! 

For more information and to fill out an application, please visit: 

Be sure to check out our scholarship newsletter available to the right of this page! 




The University of the Arts Pre-College Saturday School

High School classes ready to motivate eager students. Classes are taught by UArts faculty, who practice their specialties and merge their experiences into their Saturday School curriculum.  One day, three hours, eight weeks. Please visit 

Please visit the Guidance Department for scholarship opportunities and for more information. 

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!