Welcome to the Fountain Hills High School Counseling Department page. We strive to implement the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) national model. We focus on three domains: academic, career, and social/emotional development.
If you need any information, please feel free to contact our counseling staff below.
Counseling Department Information
- The counseling office is located in B 116
- Office hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Non-students MUST check in at the front desk of the administration building to sign in and get a guest pass
- Appointments are recommended
- The counseling office fax number is (480) 664-5597
- The FHHS school code is 030124
- 2020–2021 Course Guide
- Transcript Parchment Link
- Counseling Newsletter
FHHS Counseling Department Vision and Mission
- Fountain Hills High School students graduate college and career ready, with rigorous curricula preparing them to contribute to a dynamic and global society beyond high school. With the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program, all students engage in appropriate and relevant academic rigor, college and career planning, and have access to social/emotional support. Through a comprehensive school counseling program that partners with key stakeholder, including school staff, parents and families, and community members, all students achieve maximum potential and make positive impacts as global citizens.
- The mission of the Fountain Hills Counseling Department is to actively engage all students in the learning process, challenge all students to reach maximum potential and ability beyond high school, and support all students through a comprehensive school counseling program. This program focuses on the areas of academic, career, and social/emotional development through both direct and indirect student services.
- School counselors, student advocates, empower change to occur across both individuals and systems by collaborating with parents, students, teachers, administrators, and community members. All students deserve equity in education, and FHHS counselors support that all students have access to a high quality, rigorous education. This success allows all FHHS students contribute to an expanding global society.
Role of a School Counselor
School counselors are certified/licensed educators with a minimum of a master’s degree in school counseling, making them uniquely qualified to address all students’ academic, career, and social/emotional developmental needs by designing, implementing, evaluating, and enhancing a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances student success. School counselors are employed in elementary, middle/junior high, and high schools; in district supervisory positions; and counselor education positions.
- 4-Year Plan for Honors
- 4-Year Plans for Highest Distinction
- Mesa Distance Learning
- Post-Secondary Planner
- Study Skills
- Homework Hub
- Homework Hub is a place where students can receive free tutoring from National Honors Society Tutors. It is open Wednesdays at lunch and Thursdays after school in the B building
- Power Hour
- Power Hour is a time where students can attend Homework Hub, work with teachers for individual help in all subject areas, and receive tutoring. It is every day after school from 2:20 - 3:20 p.m.
College & Career
Letters of Recommendation
Please complete a student brag sheet. Parents can complete the parent brag sheet, too. Schedule an interview with your counselor, 30-45 minutes, and allow 2 weeks for your counselor to write your letter of recommendation. Plan ahead as to the date that you need your counselor letter of recommendation.
College Application Link
Grade Level - College Planning Checklists
Paying for College
- The FAFSA is a free application for Federal Student Aid that all seniors should fill out in order to understand the type of governmental and institutional financial aid they might receive to go to college. For more information about the FAFSA, please go to the Federal Student Aid website. When you are ready to fill out the application, go to the FAFSA website.
Looking for scholarship information or that perfect career? Check out some of these helpful pages:
The FHHS school code is 030124.
Juniors should take the SAT and/or ACT during the second semester of their junior year, January or after, to endure that they have had the appropriate English and math content necessary to be successful. Registration materials are available in the guidance and counseling department, or registration is available online below:
18-19 Senior FAFSA/Scholarship Night
- The FHHS counseling department has begun using a new technology platform for the 2016-2017 school year called Naviance. Naviance is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life.
- The FHHS counseling department uses Naviance to conduct core counseling curriculum lessons with all students.
- Naviance College and Career Readiness Activities by Grade Level
- Family Connection - Parents and students learn more about Naviance and Family Connection by visiting the Naviance website.
- Personal Family Connection Account Log in
Mental Health Awareness
Drug/Alcohol and Social Media Awareness
Student Support Groups
- Study Skills
- Grief Group
Role of Intervention Counselor
- Help guide your child when he/she has personal problems that interfere with school success
- Helping to understand his/her learning style and how to plan ways of improving grades
- Provide short term therapy that assists students in overcoming emotional and behavioral concerns.