The FHS Counseling Office hours are:

School Days: 7:15am – 2:45 pm

FHS COUNSELORS (by student Last Name):

Mrs. Christine Alexander   (A-E)   240-236-7066

Mrs. Carrie Garman      (F-K)   240-236-7067

Mrs. Patricia Lombardi      (L-Q)   240-236-7065

Mr. Aaron Duckett          (R-Z)   240-236-7069

Mrs. Laren Anderson (EL) 240-236-7041

Frederick High School would like to remind parents & guardians that they should not hesitate to contact teachers directly at any time to request conferences on an as needed basis. Especially since there are no formal conference days scheduled for the high school, parents should not hesitate to reach out to teachers if they have any questions or concerns about their teen’s progress. Start by monitoring your student's grades by following the HAC information link in the section below. See staff directory on this website for teachers' contact information.  Teachers can also be reached at



Click on links below to be directed to commonly requested documents and websites:

HAC Grades Online - Home Access Center; new FCPS Grades online system Students received both Parent/Guardian and Student login information on the first day of school.  Check out the Quick Reference Guide and Frequently Asked Questions at:  Quick Reference Guide Pamphlet.   Monitoring of grades by both students and parents can greatly assist with home-school communication.  If you have any questions/concerns about your child’s academic progress, please contact the classroom teacher.Students who have questions about login information can ask any of their teachers or visit the School Counseling Office.

New Student Enrollment Packet Complete entire packet and return with items on the checklist to School Counseling; you will then be contacted for an enrollment appointment.  We do not accept walk-ins.

Schedule Change Request Form

CTC Permission Form Complete form and return to Mrs. Dragan in Counseling.

Scholarship Directory Scholarship List is found at Naviance Family Connection

Student Service Learning Student Service Learning instructions and forms

Maryland Department of Labor Work Permit Application for Minors. The school does NOT issue permits; follow directions here on link.

Learner's Permit Application DL-300 MVA Learner's Permit Instructions and School Attendance Certification. Complete Part A and return to Mrs. Dragan in School Counseling.

Naviance Family Connection

REMIND TEXT MESSAGING NOTIFICATIONS: FHS students and parents are asked to sign-up to receive text or email messages from REMIND by following the instructions below. Remind is a one-way text messaging and email system.  Click link here to sign up. If you do not have unlimited messaging, or simply prefer, please choose to subscribe via email

REGISTRATION FOR '17-'18 VIRTUAL SCHOOL (Online School) VOS COURSE REGISTRATION Open Now!! Click on link for more info!

FHS 11th ANNUAL COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR will be held on Wednesday April 11, 2018! Traditionally held in the fall, this event will highly benefit Juniors (ALL students are encouraged to attend!) as they are starting the college search process and making post-graduation plans. This is an excellent opportunity to talk to a wide variety of over 70 admissions representatives, military recruiters, trade schools, and area employers in an open format. Tables will be set up for students and parents to walk around and talk one-on one with reps. Please stay tuned for further announcements. We hope to see you there!

 ACCUPLACER: No new information at this time.  Updates are we get them.

2017-2018 REGISTRATION PRESENTATION School Counselors have met with students in grades 9, 10, 11 to review registration information for next school year!  Students should turn their completed registration sheets in to their Connect teacher no later than Wednesday, February 22.  Link to slide show presentation: here

Helpful links:Link to FCPS Course Planning Guide

BOYS STATE: Current juniors who want to develop their leadership skills, particularly in the areas of citizenship and government are encouraged to apply for the 2017 American Legion Boys State. Those who are members of leadership organizations make excellent candidates and it is also strongly recommended for those who intend to apply for a service academy appointment. There is no cost to attend Boys State which is held at Mc Daniel College.  See FHS Counselor Mr. Aaron Duckett in the counseling for more information.


TRANSCRIPTS FOR PREVIOUS STUDENTS: Please submit this form to our office along with the $2.00 per transcript requested. We only accept cash, checks, and money orders. It usually takes 24-48 hours to process the request from the time that we receive it. Official Transcripts will be sent in a sealed envelope to the address(es) specified; we will not fax transcripts. Transcript envelopes should be unsealed only at its FINAL destination. We will not process any requests for unofficial transcripts.

  • Only the student, his/her parents, or spouse may request a transcript for the student.

  • We do not accept verbal requests over the phone.

  • Forms and fees cannot be submitted separately.

  • Forms will not be accepted via e-mail or fax.

  • If you transferred to or graduated from another high school, you must request transcript from your final school attended.


 SAT & ACT INFORMATION: Registration information is online and is the responsibility of the student to register. Students should check with colleges they are interested in applying to and see what test(s) are required for admissions.  Test dates are available online at the following websites:

SAT: Go to www.collegeboard.orgto register. Students are reminded that they must upload an identification photo at the time of registration.

ACT: Go to to register


ONLINE COLLEGE EXAM PREP: The FCPS Frederick County Virtual School (FCVS) provides access to a comprehensive online College Exam Preparation (CEP) website for currently enrolled FCPS high school students. Students have 24/7 access to preparation for ACT, SAT, AP Exams, and SAT 2 Subject Exams for one registration fee! The registration fee is $30.  This is self-paced and self-monitored with diagnostic performance feedback! There is no teacher, transcript grade, or attendance required.  Students can join CEP at set times throughout the year. For more details, registration information, and a video introduction, please visit:


FREE SAT PREPARATION AVAILABLE: Re- Designed SAT (College Board) Partners with Khan Academy to offer free SAT Prep ONLINE!  This partnership provides free, world-class, personalized online practice available to all students.  The interactive practice tools are designed to help level the playing field for students who are interested in taking the SAT and preparing for college-level courses.  


 ARE YOU A TAKING A CLASS AT FCC IN THE FALL OR ENROLLING IN HIGH SCHOOL BASED ENGLISH 101?  Here are two financial opportunities you may qualify for:

The Bernard A. Adams Open Campus Scholarship

Maryland Part-Time Grant Application for Dually Enrolled Students


Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship 

Comcast's signature scholarship program rewards young people for getting involved in their schools and making a positive change in their communities. The award aligns with two focus areas of Comcast's Community Investment Strategy: promoting community service and building tomorrows leaders. In recognition of their community service, academic achievement and leadership skills, winners receive one -time college scholarships. Since the first Leaders and Achievers were recognized in 2001, Comcast has awarded more than $24 million in scholarships to help approximately 23,000 students pursue higher education.

Seniors should have a GPA of 2.8 of higher, demonstrate leadership abilities through school or work, show a strong commitment of community service involvement and plan to attend an accredited nonprofit college, university, or vocational/technical school in the US. Deadline is Thursday November 30, 2017.

See Mrs. Dragan or Mr. Duckett in the Counseling Office if you have any questions.

Employees and their family members of Comcast, its subsidiaries and affiliates are ineligible.

To apply go to 

 COLLEGE & TECHNOLOGY CENTER  CTC is an option for FCPS Students in Grades 10-12 that allows them to get a head start on their career by providing twenty-three intensive career specific programs. Most programs at CTC have options for students who are planning to further their education at two and four-year colleges, as well as those who intend to enter directly into the workforce.  Seventeen of our twenty-three programs offer college credits and 13 programs offer industry based certifications, some of which would cost thousands of dollars if your child chose to pursue that area after graduating from high school.  Students in Grade 9-11 must click on the link at the top of the page for a shadowing permission slip or see Mrs. Carter.  Shadowing is only for students grades 9-11.

FCVS ONLINE CLASS REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Visit the website for course schedule and registraiton information.  Pre-registration paperwork needs to be turned in to your student's FHS Counselor ASAP in order to secure a seat.  Many popular courses close before the deadline if seats are filled.



SENIORS & JUNIORS: U.S. Service Academies offer an outstanding college education for qualified applicants. Service Academies are the following:

  • United States Air Force Academy Colorado

  • United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, NY

  • United States Military Academy West Point

  • United States Naval Academy Annapolis

  • United States Coast Guard Academy (Does not require congressional nomination for appointment) New London, CT

Visit the web sites of your two U.S. Senators, your U.S. Representative and the Vice President of the United States to determine their nomination process, application deadlines and interview dates. Each will have a different process. You should start this process no later than spring of your junior year. Contact the Academies directly to get specific information on admission to the institution you want to attend.


QUALITY HEALTH CARE: Quality health coverage is now within your reach! Maryland Health Connection is our state’s new health insurance marketplace where you and your family can apply for free or low-cost health coverage. You must enroll through Maryland Health Connection to get tax credits and subsidies to lower your insurance costs. You can’t get this financial help if you enroll anywhere else. Find out if you or your family are now eligible for Medicaid, Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP) or Qualified Health Plans (an insurance plan that is certified by Maryland Health Connection and provides essential health benefits). To enroll: Go online at or call 1-855-642-8572 TTY: 1-855-642-8573 or come to the Frederick County Health Department at 350 Montevue Ln, Fredrick, MD 21702. Walk-in Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8 AM-3 PM, and Fridays 8 AM-noon. Frederick Community Action Agency walk-in hours are Mon-Fri, 8 AM-4:30 PM or call 1-410-294-5962 or 1-855-288-3667.

The Asian American Center of Frederick (AACF) is open for walk-in enrollment and assistance Mon-Fri, 9 AM-6 PM and by appointment. Bilingual staff is available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic and French. Up to 20 languages are available by request. For more information contact AACF at 301-694-3355 or email to


 ON THE MARK: ADOLESCENT CLUBHOUSE/SOBER ACTIVITY CENTER *After School & Saturdays* FREE Open to youth age 12-17. Homework Tutoring, Computer Lab, Skills Building, Recreational Activities, Free afterschool snacks and Lunch on Saturday, and more... 301.600.1132 - 520 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701



COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP The Community Foundation has over $900K available in scholarships for the upcoming academic year. Check this website to see application dates at:


ARE YOU A TAKING A CLASS AT FCC IN THE FALL OR ENROLLING IN HIGH SCHOOL BASED ENGLISH 101?  Here are two financial opportunities you may qualify for:

The Bernard A. Adams Open Campus Scholarship

Maryland Part-Time Grant Application for Dually Enrolled Students

Have you received college acceptance letters? Please update Navinace Family Connection that you recieved an acceptance, even thought you may not choose to attend that school. Please indicate the ONE school you will attend in the fall after graduation.


  NCAA: Did you know that the NCAA’s initial-eligibility academic standards are changing for student-athletes enrolling at an NCAA Division I university on or after August 1, 2016. A brief summary of the changes can be found here.

EDU, INC. COMMON BLACK COLLEGE APPLICATION: Students are now able to complete the application and apply to 32 historically black colleges and universities at the same time! Visit the website at to see all 32 of the colleges students can apply to with ONE application. 11 of the top 25 HBCUs as determined by US News are listed on the EDU, such as Fisk University, Tuskegee University, Claflin University, Clark Atlanta University, Dillard University, Johnson C. Smith University, Touglaoo College, Morgan State University, Alabama A&M University, Lincoln University, and .Kentucky State University

APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND? Maryland Pathways program - offers grant funds to cover tuition, fees, room, board and books. Qualifying students are asked to participate in Federal Work-Study to earn money to help pay for personal and incidental expenses. Pathways provides an affordable debt free education to students who otherwise would not be able to attend college. Students must complete the FAFSA and have an Expected Family Contribution of an automatic zero ($0). Maryland's Guaranteed Access Program - Students must apply during their senior year in high school.

 "MONEY FOR COLLEGE" Event Calendar:


STATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS & APPLICATIONS: Applications for Need-based Aid, Legislative Scholarships, Career/Occupational and Unique Populations


 MARYLAND TUITION WAIVER FOR FOSTER CARE STUDENTS Eligible students under the age of 25 who have resided in an out-of-home placement in Maryland and who are attending a Maryland public institution can be exempt from paying tuition and mandatory fees at a public college in Maryland. The tuition waivers do not apply to room and board and other expenses incurred as part of the overall cost of attendance. Must complete and file the FAFSA by deaadline each year, then contact the financial aid office of the institution you will attend to have the waiver activated. A pamphlet with information about this is available in FHS Counseling. See your FHS Counselor.


 College Info/Open Houses: