Planning for a Successful High School Career

Take an active part in mapping out and carefully planning your high school courses for a successful high school career. High school planning helps students track and plan their high school courses so that it aligns with their academic and career goals through course offerings, planning guides, and graduation requirements.

Academic Support

Academic Intervention – Teachers provide remediation assistance during the first part of 5th lunch for freshman and 6th lunch for upperclassmen.

Math Tutor – Franklin has a math tutor located in the library.  Students can work with the tutor during their study hall time or during lunch.

Homework Hotline – (615) 298-6636. Available 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. Help is available from teachers in English, math, science, social studies, and more!

Credit Recovery

Credit recovery is available only in core subject area classes—English, math, science, social studies, Spanish I and II—as well as Lifetime Wellness and Psychology. If a student fails a course that is required for graduation, and that failing grade is between a 50 and a 69, the student will need to complete credit recovery.  Please follow these steps to complete the credit recovery process:

  • Download a copy of the Credit Recovery Contract and fill in the courses that need to be completed through credit recovery. Make certain both pages of the contract are reviewed and signed by both the student and the parent.
  • Take the contract to the appropriate counselor for his/her signature verifying the accuracy of the information on the contract.
  • The student takes the signed contract to the secretary in the School Counseling Office, along with the Credit Recovery Fee. The secretary will give the contract to the assistant principal who oversees the credit recovery program.
  • Once the assistant principal enters the students into the credit recovery computer system, he/she will communicate the login information to the student.
  • The student is welcome to begin working on the credit recovery lessons.
Grade Level Information

Important information by grade level on how to be successful in high school. Includes graduation requirements, testing, special programs, college information plus much more.

Did you miss your student’s grade level parent meeting or need to find information again? Check out the presentations from each meeting below.

Graduation Requirements

Watch the WCS High School Graduation Pathways video that explains the Tennessee “elective focus” graduation requirement and the options available  for meeting this pathway expectation.

College, Career and Technical Education Programs of Study explains the courses of study available within the 16 career cluster areas across all of Williamson County.

Read the Williamson County Schools Board Policies on Graduation Requirements.
Graduation Requirements (Board Policy 4.605)
Credit Requirements (Board Policy 4.6051)
FHS Letter Regarding Honors Recognition at Graduation
Graduation with Honors or Distinction (Board Policy 4.60511)

Registration

Registration is in the early spring. Counselors will visit with each grade level to explain the steps to register for classes for the next school year. Below are some forms and information that will aid with registering for classes.

Volunteer

Opportunities to Volunteer

  • The President’s Volunteer Service Award is an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service and is administered by Points of Light. Through a shared mission of inspiring more to answer the call to service, the President’s Volunteer Service Award celebrates the impact we can all make in bettering our communities and our world.
  • Through Volunteer Williamson County, United Way connects volunteers of all ages to opportunities with a purpose of improving lives in Williamson County.

Diploma with Volunteerism – Students who voluntarily complete at least 10 hours of community service in each semester the student is enrolled at a public high school will receive the commendation of Diploma with Volunteerism. Hours must be logged by students in the appropriate Volunteer Hours form below.

Students must be logged into their school google account before trying to open the forms.