• Counseling Center
    Amy Rohdy
  • Mrs. Rohdy
    Phone: (989) 588.9913 ext. 4111
     

    The counseling department assists students in four areas of guidance:

    • Guidance Curriculum - Present structured experiences through individual, group, and classroom activities.
    • Individual Planning - Assist students in the planning, monitoring, and management of their own learning as well as personal and career development.
    • Responsive Services - Provide support and activities to meet the immediate needs and concerns of students.
    • Systems Support- Manage activities that establish, maintain, and enhance the total guidance and counseling program. 

     
    ATTENTION STUDENTS:  Click the links below for the March/April and May/June issues of The Talon.  These issues celebrate our Class of 2020 Valedictorian, Salutatorian, High Honors/Honors Graduates, JPC All Academic Team, DAR, 8th Jr. Honors, and Individual Scholarship Winners, and celebrates the accomplishments of our students and school.  Read about the latest school information, important dates/deadlines, and find resources you need in regard to current classes, next year scheduling, scholarships and financial aid, and mental health.
     
     
     
     
     
    A Message to the Class of 2020 from Mrs. Rohdy
    "Congratulations to the Farwell High School Class of 2020.  I am so proud of each and every one of you.  While these unprecedented circumstances took away your opportunity to experience some traditionally cherished moments in the spring of your senior year, you faced the situation with grace and perseverance.  Those are qualities that will serve you well throughout your lifetime.  Despite the challenges and disappointments, you endured.  It is that strength that shines a bright light on your class and motivates all of us to demonstrate resilience, empathy, adaptability, and positivity in the face of adversity.  Now is your time to step forward and forge your own path.  May the legacy you define make a positive impact on our school, our community, our nation, and the world.  I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.  Farwell High School will forever be your home. If you ever need anything, don't hesitate to reach out.  Soar high, Eagles!  The sky is the limit!"
     
    Below is the Farwell High School Class of 2020 Highlights (Parts 1-3).  It features the Farwell High School Class of 2020, listing their future plans, collegiate scholarships/awards (known at the time of publication), favorite Eagle memory, four-year participation, and "Where I'll Be in 10 Years."
     
     
     
     Counseling Information

    Dual Enrollment for Fall 2020 is being processed through June.  If you will be a first time dual student at Mid Michigan College, please apply to the college as a dual enrolled/concurrent student.  The directions are in your Skyward Account and email as well as posted in the March/April issue of The Talon.  Dual enrolled CTE students (Welding, AIME, Health Occ 2, and Criminal Justice 2) must also apply to MID as dual enrolled students in order to formally register.

    CTE Applications for 2020-2021 are being processed through June.   See your Skyward Account for more program details or go to www.cteitsworking.com.  CTE Programs include:  Advanced Manufacturing, Agricultural Science, Automotive Technology, Construction Trades, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Digital Media, Education Occupations, Health Occupations, and Welding.

    Scheduling for 2020-2021 School Year:  The process for 2020-2021 scheduling is nearing completion.  It takes approximately 30-40 minutes per student to complete the process.  Dual enrolled students and CTE students were the first students evaluated and scheduled.  Please email Mrs. Rohdy once you have completed your dual enrollment/CTE paperwork with a direct phone number where you can be reached as well as days/times that work for you.  Email her at arohdy@farwellschools.net.  She will be in contact as soon as she can.  Each and every student will be given the detailed care needed to build a future schedule that meets specific needs and individual Educational Development Plans.  For 8th graders and freshmen: schedules will include core course subjects and an elective rotation.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation.  

    Drop and Add Form for 2020-2021 School Year:  For students wishing to adjust their class schedules, please fill out a drop and add form.  Recognize that required courses take priority over elective courses and if sections are full, requests may not be possible.  Please submit this form to the counseling office for processing.  2020-2021 Drop and Add Form

    FAFSA and TIP: FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year opened on October 1, 2019 and closes on June 30, 2021. March 1, 2020 was the State of Michigan priority deadline.   To learn more, go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.    TIP eligible students need to create an account and complete the application process before the deadline. For more information, please look at the following TIP fact sheet.  The link to MiSSG for Tip is https://missg.guarantorsolutions.com/StudentPortal.  

    Farwell Area Schools is proud to announce that we EXCEEDED Governor Whitmer's FAFSA Challenge Goal of 75% completion!  As of June 11, 2020, Farwell Area High School led all schools in Clare County and in the Clare-Gladwin RESD with FAFSA Completion Rates.  Farwell's completion rate is currently at 81.6%.  The average for Clare County schools is 64.6% and the average for the Clare-Gladwin RESD is 63.94%.  For our Eastern Central Michigan Region, Farwell Area High School is currently ranked third overall!  For the entire State of Michigan, Farwell Area High School is ranked 57th.  As of June 11, all class of 2020 seniors in the State of Michigan submitted a total of 56,148 FAFSA applications at a rate of 51.4%.  For seniors that have completed the FAFSA, please double check with your collegiate institution to see if any additional materials and/or verifications are needed.  If your financial circumstances have changed since filing your original application, please contact the financial aid office of the institution you will be attending to discuss adjustments.  As far as completing Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) applications, the Farwell Class of 2020 is at 100%. Please remember if you are TIP eligible, you must also complete the FAFSA.  

     

     Scholarship/Recognition Opportunities:  

    Available Scholarships:

    • AES Engineers Scholarship ($500) - Submit by 10/5/2020

    General Scholarship Searches:

    www.studentscholarships.org

    www.fastweb.com

    www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid

     

    Parchment Account Set-Up for Class of 2020: All seniors will need to set up a Parchment account this fall. Farwell High School has partnered with Parchment to order transcripts and other credentials securely. Transcripts for college applications, employment, and scholarships will be requested through your Parchment account. Go to https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/13975/account  to create your account today.

     Drop and Add Form
     


    Farwell Class of 2020 Are Top in the County & CGRESD for FAFSA and TIP Applications

    According to Michigan FAFSA Tracker Data as of June 11, 2020:

    • 81.6% of FHS seniors filed the 2020-2021 FAFSA.  64.6% of Clare County seniors filed the 2020-2021 FAFSA.  63.94% of Clare-Gladwin RESD seniors filed the 2020-2021 FAFSA.  51.4% of the State of Michigan seniors filed the 2020-2021 FAFSA.  Farwell High School was 3rd overall in completion rates for the Eastern Central Michigan Region and placed 57th overall in the State of Michigan.
    • 100% of FHS TIP eligible seniors have completed their required TIP application


  • Transitional Living Program
    Have you -

    • Become homeless because you've been left behind?
    • Ran away from abuse at home? Eviction notice?
    • Aged out of foster care or court ordered placement?

    The Transitional Living Program (TLP) helps older, homeless youth between 16-21 years old in the Isabella/Clare County areas who are unable to return to their homes (including pregnant and parenting teens) with guidance, help finding housing and a range of services for up to 18 months to succeed on their own.

    24-Hour Crisis Line:
    Isabella Co. (989) 772-2918
    Clare Co. (989) 386-2774


    MMCC Dual Enrollment Page

    MMCC Educational Talent Search Page

    Herff Jones Yearbook Order Center Link
    (If prompted for an order number, use: 40657)