Guidance

This site is designed to provide resources to help you plan for your high school years as well as you future beyond FCHS.  The area below will provide information for maximizing your time as a student at FCHS and for assisting in developing plans for after your graduation.  We hope that you find the information on these pages useful and encourage you to contact one of the counselors with any questions. 

 

Mrs. Anne Meinert                                                      Mr. John Young

Junior & Senior Counselor                                     Freshman & Sophomore Counselor

phone: 539-5533                                                         phone: 539-5533

email: meinerta@fchs77.org                                 email: young@fchs77.org

High School Planning


College Credit Options

Dual Credit Options

FCHS offers a variety of means for students to earn college credit for classes they take during high school.   These credits can be transferred to colleges and universities and used to meet various general education and concentration requirements.  The institution that will ultimately be awarding the college degree determines exactly how any credit is transferred into their school and whether or not a transfer course will meet any degree requirements.  Policies vary widely depending on the university and the degree field, so students are always encouraged to review transfer credit policies at universities they would like to attend.

Options available at FCHS

Total credit hours: 9 (could be 10 depending on the university)

* Many colleges award additional hours for calculus due to the additional coursework required in that course at the college level.

Additional information about the AP program can be found on The College Board website: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home

Spring: CHEM 1120 & 1125 - Introduction to Chemistry II Lecture & Lab, 4 credit hours

                            Spring: PHYS 1240 - Physics II, 4 credit hours

                            Spring: ENGL 1900 - Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric & Research, 3 credit hours

 Total credit hours: 29

Additional information about the 1818 program can be found on the SLU website: http://www.slu.edu/1818 

Total credit hours: 26

If a student were to take all of these courses, they could graduate from Freeburg High School with 59 hours of college credit. If we look at just the number of credits that could be transferred towards a four year degree, we currently offer 42 hours. The total cost for these 42 college credits would be $2170.

Options available on the SWIC campus

Post-Graduation Planning

We hope you find the following information useful as you think about your plans post-high school.  Remember that the guidance office has a wealth of information for you to access to assist you in planning your future.  Stop in to use the resources or to schedule a meeting with your counselor for further information.

College Visits

FCHS is happy to host a variety of college admission representatives throughout the school year.  Students are asked to register in advance to attend college visits by completing one of the forms found below.  Please open and complete the form for the school(s) in which you're interested in attending.  You will receive a pass in the morning to attend the event.  These events are a great opportunity to receive general information as well as to ask specific questions, please come prepared to engage with the representative.  Keep in mind that these admission representatives frequently play an important role in making admission decisions, assisting with housing and scholarship questions, and easing the transition to college; making a positive impression can be quite beneficial. Their role may be more important than ever this year when so many colleges have continued test optional policies and will be relying on other factors to make their admission and scholarship decisions. Check back frequently, because more visits are being scheduled each week.

Tuesday, February 7: Southeast Missouri State University

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxGQEpkFhqbNYZBYlmLwglG7E7rrie8V_YYfU0CNP2SNWYrw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Wednesday, February 22: Illinois Wesleyan

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXCVVUc2QLWg6kqBdKZiBY6EphgaSWvl0dSH9NHgQu3RRygA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Wednesday, March 1: Ranken Technical College

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScM7zjRBcP5CBY7nrwGSlBcN3DA28u3N2LOg_cURAFDmZuy4w/viewform?usp=sf_link

Monday, March 6: Saint Louis University

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdavEYCrPVq_YQng2N9YBsqfqUtrlrzmhufYqL4u_UPOcYnIA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Tuesday, March 7: Illinois College

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJdbJsot8hXe0privAGy6-FyUic3fr-U9sy8m6DB7O_BxFTQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Tuesday, March 21: University of Missouri - Kansas City

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3tLnOdDlr0o2GE-Jp0TXHkWc8kU7gKr4HpEjc03BfN3c4dg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Tuesday, March 21: McKendree University

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcXCkAjK9Gkd9nesPSt0yjXikKxp95FIYb-QfhPbSzXusNDw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Wednesday, March 22: University of Mississippi

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEZxeNapYGJ1wZFqSAgIROYnS1VViXbSRSTaLIlVSi37Ohng/viewform?usp=sf_link

Tuesday, March 28: Southwestern Illinois College

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHk1Bja_adp3KbTZ-6c1mOJT4igk8_ErEIxGW7LlKjCupAeA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thursday, March 30: Missouri State University

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf71WrS5JmFa3cPs-aJGmfZr23HDPhlQwxvQwXOXB15WatWyg/viewform?usp=sf_link

NCAA & NAIA Eligibility

NCAA Eligibility Center: NCAA Eligibility Center website

Student-Athletes who are interested in continuing to play and be eligible to receive athletic scholarships at the college level need to meet specific eligibility requirements outlined by either the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).  We have collected some helpful information to help families best prepare academically for this goal.


NAIA Eligibility Center: Play NAIA website

 Student-Athletes must meet two of the following three requirements to be eligible for the NAIA

1. Minimum high school GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

2. Meet the minimum ACT score of 18 composite or SAT score of 970 combined.

3. Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements:

English                                                      8 semesters           4 credits

Math*                                                        6 semesters           3 credits

*Must include Algebra and Geometry

Science                                                     4 semesters           2 credits

U.S. History                                            2 semesters           1 credit

U.S. Government                                1 semester             1/2 credit

Contemporary U.S. History          1 semester            1/2 credit

Consumer Education¹                      1 semester            1/2 credit

Senior Seminar                                     1 semester            1/2 credit

Physical Education²                           7 semesters          3 1/2 credits

Health                                                       1 semester             1/2 credit

Driver Education                                1/2 semester         0 credit

Electives                                                  16 semesters         8 credits

 ¹ Can be fulfilled by taking Economics, Agricultural Business & Management, Adult Living, or Business & Technology Concepts

² Marching Band also meets this requirement.  Juniors and seniors may obtain a waiver for this course in the guidance office if involved in varsity athletics or taking certain courses required for college.

 

 Typical Admission Requirements to IL Colleges and Universities:

4 years English

3 years social studies - emphasizing history and government

3 years mathematics - Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry

3 years science 

2 years foreign language, music, fine art, or selected vocational courses - requirements in this category vary widely by school and occasionally by major

Scholarship Opportunities

Sexual Education Curriculum

 9th Grade Health

 Senior Seminar


* Parents and guardians of enrolled students may view materials and have students opt out of topics they feel are not appropriate for their child.  Students will be given an alternative assignment for credit.


For inquiries about instruction and materials please contact:  Mrs. Jill Jung, Principal, jjung@fchs77.org

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