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 left 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 Hassey (last names A-F)

Elizabeth Kaisinger (last names G-K)

Christopher Logan (last names L-Q)

Lindsay Runyen (last names R-Z)

Rita's WaterIce 2020 Job Fair

2020 Prom Drive

The Philadelphia Fire Explorers are currently recruiting students with an interest in public safety. They will be putting together a presentation on October 26/27th for those interested. If any student is interested please have them sign up for a spot. Attached is the link for the sign ups. http://https//


Important Announcements:


Please be advised that we will be changing our website platform.  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. 


Account Access - PHEAA’s Student Portal 
Students can complete the PA State Grant Form (SGF) and update their State Grant record through Account Access at New users will need to create a username and password prior to completing the SGF and making corrections to their State Grant record. Once they are logged into their individual account, they can complete their SGF and update their State Grant Record with their choice of school. Students may also use Account Access to update information related to enrollment, program of study, and housing plans. Information regarding the student’s State Grant eligibility is also available. 


Advance College Experience (ACE)

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 http://https//


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

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


Interested in training for a career??? Check out Job Corps: http://https//





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