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There are four Master's Degree Level, Licensed, School Counselors at Franklin High School. The counseling program at FHS focuses on the academic, social/emotional and career development of all students. We provide these services through Universal Instruction, Small Groups and Individual Student and Family Meetings. 

Counseling Universal Instruction for All Students

        A sampling of some of our annual activities....
  • Freshman Preview  Evening presentation about what to expect at FHS for incoming 9th grade students. 
  • Freshman Classroom Lessons on High School 101, Transcript Reviews, WisCareers/Career Locker Career Exploration, and Habits of Success.
  • Sophomore Parent Night Each year in January, FHS Counselors present valuable information about preparing for the second half of high school and beyond. 
  • Sophomore Classroom Lessons on WisCareers/Career Locker, PSAT/ACT prep, Attending Education Fairs
  • Junior Parent Night November brings Junior Parent Night, also known as Opportunities After High School Night, showcasing the UW System Colleges and Universities, Wisconsin's Private Colleges, Wisconsin Technical Colleges, as well as military and apprenticeship opportunities.  Be sure to sign up for your Junior Conference at this event!
  • Junior Conferences 11th grade students and parents meet with their Counselors to review progress, and discuss individual plans for the future. This is a very important step for all families.
  • Senior Financial Aid Night Parents and students receive timely advice from a college financial aid professional as they navigate the FAFSA and scholarship applications.
  • Senior Seminars offered in October. Topics include College Applications, Scholarship Search, Resume Writing, Letters of Recommendation, Finding a Good Fit College and Alternatives to 4 Year Colleges. 
  • Universal Instruction for all students on our Safe School Initiative on Bullying Prevention

Getting Ready for College
The University of Wisconsin System has 13 four-year and 13 two-year campuses with a wide array of degree programs to help you reach your goals.  It's a good place to start exploring options.  Check out UW Help to view important information.

Considering private college?  Be sure to check out our Wisconsin's Private Colleges to discover options and learn about degrees offered.

Technical Colleges offer one and two-year programs that get you into the workforce in demanding, high skilled occupations.  In addition, many students choose to begin their studies here and transfer to a four year program.  Wisconsin Technical Colleges are an affordable option and offer unique programs.

Financial Aid
It's never too early to begin planning how you will pay for your higher education!  The official federal government site for applying for aid is www.fafsa.ed.gov.  This site has a estimator and information about types of aid available, and here is a very friendly graphic to help you understand the process.

Looking for information about scholarships?  FHS publishes a list of some of the local, regional and national scholarships available.    Go to our Scholarship Hotsheet for an archive of these postings, the most recent of which are available in our office and also in your senior English class!