Franklin High School Counseling Department

The Franklin High School Counseling Department is dedicated to assisting all students in reaching their full potential. School counselors address the diverse needs of all students by helping them to acquire competencies in college and career readiness, knowledge of self and others, and social and emotional development. They provide guidance with academic achievement such as high school course selection, time management skills, and graduation requirements. Counselors assist students in developing realistic educational and career plans based on a clear understanding of themselves, their needs, interests, skills, and the realities and possibilities of the worlds of education and the workplace.

Franklin High counselors seated in the counseling center.
Through the Counseling Center, students can draw on various resources, including frequent visits by college representatives, a library of college guides, scholarship information, financial aid, and standardized testing. Programs sponsored by the Counseling Center include Williamson County College Fair, Financial Aid Night, FHS College Night, and New Student Orientation.

Where do I find it?

College Career Planning

  • Athletes—information for students who want to play sports at the collegiate level.
  • College Apps—list of websites to help in planning and applying for colleges.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships—inform counselors of scholarship offers, links to financial aid websites, scholarship lists, and sites that match students to scholarships and grants.
  • Tennessee Resources—Tennessee colleges and universities, scholarships, and transfer pathways.
  • Transcripts/Diplomas—forms to obtain transcripts or duplicate diplomas.

Course Offerings

  • Comprehensive list of courses offered by department.
  • Organization of the school year and a typical school day.
  • Different levels of courses offered at FHS.
  • Graduation requirements/credits and a list of elective focus areas.

High School Planning

  • Academic Support—academic intervention, math tutor, and homework hotline.
  • Credit Recovery—description of credit recovery and subject areas, link to credit recovery contract.
  • Grade Level Information—information to insure all students will be successful while in high school.
  • Graduation Requirements—different pathways to graduation, various types of diplomas and College, Career and Technical Education cluster areas.
  • Registration—information on registering for courses for the next school year.
  • Volunteer—volunteer opportunities, the commendation of Diploma with Volunteerism, and forms to log hours.

Mission and Vision

Mission Statement: To create a nurturing environment where students are respectful of themselves and others, take responsibility for their actions, and give their best effort to achieve success.

Vision Statement: To promote the social and emotional well-being of students while encouraging academic success.

Events & Testing

Credit Recovery
Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM in Room 148. For detailed information go to the Credit Recovery tab on the High School Planning page.

WCS Assessment/Testing Calendar
Please download the WCS Assessment Calendar to view dates for all WCS testing for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a draft and is subject to change.

Spring Senior Activity Day
The Spring Senior Activity Day will take place on March 31, 2020.  All seniors must fill out the Senior Activity Form by March 20, 2020. Students must be logged into their myplace account to open the form. Choices include job shadowing, community service, college visit, or credit recovery.

Final Exams
Senior exams are scheduled Thursday, May 14 through Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Freshman, sophomores, and juniors will take exams Monday, May 18 through Thursday, May 21, 2020, which is a half day. Please see the Spring Exam Schedule for complete details.