• Greetings Senior class! 

     

    It is that time of the year for your senior 1 on 1 meeting. We meet with seniors every year to make sure we answer any questions they may have to prepare for life after high school.  We are using calendly to allow seniors to book an appointment with their counselor.  It is super easy.

     

    1. Click on your counselor’s name.
    2. It will take you to their calendar.
    3. Please choose a day that is NOT your face to face day.

     

    Ms. Cobb (A - Cl)

    Mrs. Thomas (Co - Ha)

    Mrs. Haigler (He-Me)

    Ms. Ponder (Mi - Se)

    Mrs. Lanier (Sh - Z)

     

    College Advising

    Also do not forget that you can get more in-depth information from our college advisor Ms. Lucy Prothero lucy.prothero@ucps.k12.nc.us .  You can book an appointment with her at https://calendly.com/fhhscollegeadvising.  If you have questions email your counselor.

     

     Ms. Prothero shares great information in her College 101 video!

Timeline
  • FAFSA/RDS

     

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an application that all seniors and their parents who want to apply for federally funded financial aid programs must complete to gain access to the funds (federal grants and loans). It is important to complete the FAFSA because the information allows each college to have a full picture of how students will be paying for college and if added help is needed.

    The website is www.fafsa.ed.gov.

    The FAFSA is available on October 1 of each year.

    Below is a step-by-step video that will help with the completion of the FAFSA:

    English Version

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8nfk5ApcQ4

    Spanish Version

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKrU-iKrqmU

    Residency Determination Service (RDS) confirms a student's residency status for admissions applications to multiple North Carolina public colleges.  Check out the 10 Things to Know Before Starting RDS for more information

    Complete RDS

    Scholarships

    If you have questions about a scholarship or the application process, please email Ms. Prothero or your School Counselor. You can also find most of the information on The Forest Hills High School College Advising website!  You can also access a scholarship search through UCPS College Readiness online.  

     

    View Scholarships

    Scholarships 101

    Any scholarships should be reported to Ms. Ponder.  Award money that is offered from a school the student is not planning to attend should still be reported.  These students can then be recognized at graduation for receiving scholarships!

     

    SCOIR

    Senior SCOIR activities  

    Scoir Senior Parent Webinar

    Using Common App with SCOIR

    How to request teacher recommendations

    College Visits

    For virtual college visits, check out YouVisit and Gear Up

    Ms. Prothero will be scheduling virtual visits with college reps throughout the year.  Check student email for more information from her! 

     

    Military Recruiters

    Air Force - Staff Sergeant Saul Garcia-Quinones:  980-250-0288

    Marine Corps - Sergeant Arion Jeffries:  704-913-0750

     

    Interested in employment after graduation?

    Deana Outen is the Career Development Coordinator and is excited to work with students who are considering going directly into the workforce after graduation.  She can assist students in creating a resume, internship opportunities, and interviewing tips.  She can be reached by email or phone (704-296-3025).  

     

    Helpful Links

    Senior FAQs

    Parents!  Use these directions to become a Canvas observer in your student's courses.  This is a great way to track your student's progress in their courses.  Observers are not able to submit work on behalf of the students they observe, but they can see student grades, assignments, and calendar events.

     

    Attendance Policy

    UCPS List of Critical Community Resources

    UCPS College Readiness Parent Series