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FRANKLIN. Class of 2016. FHS Counseling Staff. Mrs. Cathleen Ingram A- Couz Mr. Brian McCalister Cova -Harz Mr. Chris Ferrell Hasa - Mats Mrs. Jillian Hall Matt - Nafz Mrs. Lori George Naga - Sikz Mrs. Tracey Williams Sila -Z Mrs. Dara Cordes Guidance Secretary.

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Class of 2016


FHS Counseling Staff

Mrs. Cathleen Ingram A-Couz

Mr. Brian McCalisterCova-Harz

Mr. Chris Ferrell Hasa - Mats

Mrs. Jillian Hall Matt - Nafz

Mrs. Lori George Naga - Sikz

Mrs. Tracey Williams Sila-Z

Mrs. DaraCordes Guidance Secretary


Role of the HS Counselor

The counselor is the one person who sees the entire picture of a student’s 4-year high school career and who can bring all that information together.

  • Address social / emotional needs
  • Assist with college & post-high school planning
  • Assist students in planning appropriate course schedules and determine how to best achieve educational goals

Earning Credits

  • One school year = 2 semesters
  • Each semester students take 6 classes
  • Each class = 0.5 credit
  • 6 classes x 0.5 credit = 3.0 credits per semester
  • 6.0 credits Freshman Year
  • 6.0 credits Sophomore Year
  • 6.0 credits Junior Year
  • 6.0 credits Senior Year

24.0 credits possible


Graduation Requirements

4.0 credits English Language Arts

4.0 credits Mathematics

3.0 credits History / Social Sciences

3.0 credits Science

0.5 credit Personal Fitness

0.5 credit Health

2.0 credits World Language (2 years same language)

1.0 credit Visual, Performing & Applied Arts (VPAA)

6.0 credits Additional Elective Classes

24.0 credits


Grade Level Promotion

To be considered for grade level promotion, students must meet certain minimum credit requirements:

5.0 credits Sophomore Status

11.0 credits Junior Status

17.0 credits Senior Status

franklin high school program of study

Franklin High SchoolProgram of Study

Describes all courses offered

Lists all prerequisites

graduation requirements

Educational Development plan

Example Course Request

schedule changes

Schedule Changes

1. Conflicts (two classes which meet the same hour)

2. Incomplete schedules (schedules with less than 6 hours of study)

3. Failure of a class

4. Changes due to summer school work

5. Placement as a volunteer in community service program

6. The level of the course is inappropriate.

7. Individual circumstances supported by student/parent rationale, or

the recommendation of an IEP or EPT.


Course Selection Timeline

February 8th Emerson Visit & Presentation

February 9th Incoming Parent Night

March Schedule with Emerson Counselors

April 2nd Deadline to turn in course sheets

April 16th Begin to register new students


Other Important Events

February 15thLCTC Open House

7:00 p.m. Livonia Career Tech Center


March 26thMiddle School College Night

4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Schoolcraft College

VisTaTech Center


April 18thCareer Fair

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Schoolcraft College

VisTaTech Center


Standardized Testing

9th GradeEXPLORE, Social Studies MEAP

10th GradePLAN, AP Exams (optional)

11th GradePractice ACT, MME (includes ACT), PSAT (optional), SAT (optional),

AP Exams (optional)

12th Grade Retake ACT (optional), SAT (optional), AP Exams (optional)


Success in High School

  • Maintain open communication with teachers
  • Be here every day
  • Organization
  • Utilize ParentConnection & StudentConnection
  • Reference FHS website frequently


Success in High School

  • Sign up for E-News
  • Access additional opportunities for help
  • Make good choices!
    • Choose friends wisely
    • Know your kids’ friends
    • Social networking

Clubs / Activities

Chess Club Culinary Club Marching Band

DECA Electronics Club Orchestra

GSA Junior State of America Jazz Band

Manga Navy JROTC Drill Team Choir

Science Club Navy JROTC Rifle Team LIFT

Writing Club ELVs Kite and Key Store

Interact Club National Art Honor Society Impressions

National Honor Society Patriots Relate

Franklin Players Student Congress/Council Robotics Club

Livonia Duelist Association



Baseball PomPon

Basketball Soccer

Cheerleading Softball

Cross Country Swimming & Diving

Football Tennis

Golf Track & Field

Gymnastics Volleyball

Hockey Wrestling



  • Notify your counselor if you intend to play a sport in college
  • Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at: