• 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:  Stay up-to-date on important information for the 2019-2020 School Year: 
     
     
     
    Counseling Announcements for March/April 2020

    CTE Applications for 2020-2021 were due in February.  Class of 2021 and 2022 students interested in participating in CTE next year who did NOT return their purple forms to Mrs. Rohdy before March 13, should contact Mrs. Rohdy at arohdy@farwellschools.net.  Students with completed forms will receive priority scheduling for the 2020-2021 school year.  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.

    FAFSA and TIP: FAFSA for the 2020-2021 academic year opened on October 1, 2019 and closes on June 30, 2020. 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 March 25, 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 79.2%.  The average for Clare County schools is 59.1% and the average for the Clare-Gladwin RESD is 58.06%.  For our Eastern Central Michigan Region, Farwell Area High School is currently ranked fourth overall!  As of March 25, all class of 2020 seniors in the State of Michigan submitted a total of 52,351 FAFSA applications at a rate of 46.4%.  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:  Updated March/April Scholarships

    Available Scholarships (Details are located in the PDF link above):

    • Mid Michigan College Institutional Scholarships - Submit by 3/31/2020
    • Clara Rebekah Lodge #167 Scholarship - postmark by 4/1/2020
    • Clare County Democratic Party College Scholarship ($1000) - Postmark or electronically submit by 4/1/2020
    • Michigan Retailers Association Scholarship ($1000-$1500) - Submit by 4/1/2020
    • Class of 1979 Scholarship ($150) - Email to Mrs. Rohdy by 4/7/2020
    • Lake Rod & Gun Club Scholarship ($500) - Email to Mrs. Rohdy by 4/7/2020
    • Clare County Kiwanis Scholar-Athlete Award (one male/one female) - Email completed PDF to Mrs. Rohdy by 4/7/2020
    • Clare County Kiwanis Technical Scholarship - Email completed PDF to Mrs. Rohdy by 4/7/2020
    • Farwell Area Scholarship Association Scholarship - Email to Mrs. Rohdy by 4/7/2020
    • Members First Credit Union Scholarship (4 @ $2500 each) - Apply online by 4/10/2020
    • Home Builders Assoc. of Saginaw Building Trades Scholarship - Email to Home Builders by 4/10/2020
    • Clare County Republicans Scholarship - Mail or email application to the CC Rep. Party by 4/17/2020
    • The Difference Scholarship in honor of Jill Albaugh ($500) - Email to Mrs. Rohdy by 4/20/2020
    • Al Patterson Golf Scholarship (1 boy/1 girl @ $500) - Email to Mrs. Rohdy by 4/10/2020
    • Tony's Muzik Scholarship in honor of Al Patterson ($100) - Email to Mrs. Rohdy by 4/30/2020
    • Abbott & Fenner Scholarship ($1000) - Submit by 6/12/2020
    • Big Sun Scholarship ($500) - Submit by 6/19/2020
    • 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
     


     Class of 2019 and Class of 2020 Are Top in the County for FAFSA and TIP Applications

    According to MI Student Aid Data as of July 1, 2019:

    • 65.5% of FHS seniors filed the 2019-20 FAFSA
      Only 50.5% of Clare County seniors filed the 2019-20 FAFSA
    • 93.6% of FHS TIP eligible seniors completed their required TIP application
      Only 78.4% of Clare County TIP eligible seniors completed the required TIP application

    According to Michigan FAFSA Tracker Data as of March 25, 2020:

    • 79.2% of FHS seniors have filed the 2020-2021 FAFSAOnly 59.1% of Clare County seniors have filed the 2020-2021 FAFSAOnly 58.06% of Clare-Gladwin RESD seniors have filed the 2020-2021 FAFSAOnly 46.4% of the State of Michigan seniors have filed the 2020-2021 FAFSA
    • 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)