Guidance Dept. & Forms

Counselor Word ArtUPCOMING EVENTS

2019 - 2020

Fri. Nov. 15 - Laurel Oaks sophomore presentations in Mrs. Wilt's Eng. 10 classes

Dec. 9 - 13 Fall EOY re-testing

Thurs. Dec. 30 - Laurel Oaks open house 5 - 7 pm

Mon. Feb. 10 - Laurel Oaks application deadline

Thurs. Feb. 20 - P/T conferences 3 - 7

Thurs. Feb. 27 - P/T conferences 3 - 7

Tues. March 10 - ACT at FHS all juniors - 7:30 am

Thurs. April 2 - P/T conferences 3 - 9

Mon. May 11 - Laurel Oaks' Senior Ceremony 6:30 pm

Thurs. May 21 - Last day for students - one hour early release

Fri., May 22 - Graduation 6:00 pm

 

                IMPORTANT 2020 GRADUATION INFO.
Graduation requirements change with the class of 2020. More Information here.

Class of 2021 and 2022 Graduation Requirements

Class of 2023 and Beyond Graduation Requirements

 

Industry-Recognized Credentials and WorkKeys information for graduation.

College & Career Readiness Testing information for graduation.

2019-2020 Course Catalog

 


COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Soles for Students - This is a LOCAL charity designed to enable
students from our school to receive vouchers from area shoe stores.
Please click on the link for the form, complete, and return to Mrs.
Mangus. Applications are also available in the guidance office.

Stephen Barcus Memorial Shoe Scholarship  - Need help paying
for specialty shoes for sports? Click on the link to complete an
application for a $100 voucher to purchase shoes for sports.
Return completed application to Mrs. Mootz. Applications are also
available outside Mr. Teeter's office.


Check this area often for updated scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships opportunities can be found at student employers, parent
and grandparent employers, clubs or organizations parents and
grandparents belong to, banks, credit unions, church, even at doctor
offices you frequent.  

SCHOLARSHIP LISTS AND OPPORTUNITIES PREVIOUSLY EMAILED

Eastern Kentucky University - All Ohio Seniors will receive $8,000 off the annual out-of-state tuition cost. Students with a 2.5 or higher will receive a reduced tuition rate of $10,300 per year.

Miami University's Bridges Program - This was detailed in an earlier email. The deadline of September 27 is approaching.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for students who have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2018 and complete an application and submit it by November 5. 2019. This is an award,  and a scholarships for the top nominees in the state and U.S. Deadline is November 5, 2019. For more details and to apply, go to www.spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit 

Elks Scholarships   These scholarships are open to any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen. The Elks National Foundations awards 500 scholarships. The amounts range from $4,000 to $50,000. The application is online at www.enf.elks.org/mvs. Application deadline is November 5, 2019

Reminder to male students: You must register with the selective service when you turn 18. If you are taking a CCP course here or at SSCC or Chatfield, you must register within 30 days of your 18th birthday or you will have to pay for the course and books. Yikes! It is an online registration process - very easy - go to https://www.sss.gov/Registration/Register-Now/Registration-Form Make a note of your number in case you need it later.

Miami University Bridges Program This is an overnight experience for high-achieving HS seniors from historically underrepresented population or who are committed to promoting a deeper understanding of and appreciation for diversity. Participants will be immersed in campus life. Students who complete the Bridges Program and enroll on the Oxford campus for Fall 2020 will be eligible to receive the Bridges Program scholarship. This is a renewable scholarship and is stackable with other scholarship for which a student may be eligible. If you are interested, please go to MiamiOH.edu/Bridges and complete an application.The application deadline is September 27th.

National co-op Scholarship Program sponsored by WACE. In order to receive this scholarship, you must attend one of the following schools and plan to participate in a co-op: University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, Wentworth Institute of Technology, State University of NY Oswego, Rochester Institute of Technology, Merrimack College, Johnson & Wales University, Drexel University, or Clarkson University. Each of these schools are giving out 15 - 30 $6,000 scholarships. In order to apply, students must have a minimum 3.5 gpa and have applied to one of the participating schools. For complete instructions and to apply, please visit WACEINC.org  Early applications are highly encouraged. Deadline: February 15, 2020

Charles L Warren Memorial Scholarship - Students must attend an Ohio college and have a minimum 3.00 GPA. Learn more and apply at https://form.jotform.com/91816494621159 The deadline to apply is January 20, 2020

Soybean Growers Scholarship - https://soygrowers.com/about/awards/soy-scholarship/  

Wendy's Heisman High School Award and/or Scholarship - Anyone may nominate a student athlete for this award. Go to https://heismanscholarship.com/materials-for-schools/?utm_source=Past%20Reviewers%20Email%201&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=2019_Past_Reviewer&utm_source=2019+Past+Reviewers&utm_campaign=a14847d2df-2019_REVIEWER_AUTOMATION__1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_26fce7bd1c-a14847d2df-252447901 to learn more and to refer a student.

Imagine America Foundation Scholarships - Applications close December 31, 2019 Go to https://www.imagine-america.org/applyforscholarships/  to learn more and apply.

Hagan Scholarship Foundation - Nationwide need-based merit scholarship. Eligibility requirements - minimum 3.75 GPA, 24 or higher on the ACT, must attend 4 year college in the fall following graduation, must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of each academic year of college, must complete the FAFSA and have an EFC of less than $6,500, must apply for eligible Federal and State grants. For more information and to access the Hagan Scholarship Application please visit their website at www.hsfmo.org Deadline is 5:00 PM CST, November 15, 2019. If you meet the qualifications, see Mrs. Mangus for a brochure.

University of Dayton School of Engineering is hosting two engineering visits. Women and Minority Engineering program is an overnight program Nov. 1 - 2. Explore Engineering is Nov. 2. Learn more and RSVP at go.udayton.edu/exploreengineering 

General Electric Credit Union's 23rd Annual Robert A. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship - To be considered for the scholarship, each applicant must: Be a college-bound graduating HS senior, be a PRIMARY member of GECU, Have participated in activities demonstrating the spirit of volunteerism, have a strong academic record with at least a "B" average. Completed applications must be postmarked or received by 5pm on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Applications are available at gecreditunion.org/promotions 

National co-op Scholarship Program sponsored by WACE. In order to receive this scholarship, you must attend one of the following schools and plan to participate in a co-op:  University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, Wentworth Institute of Technology, State University of NY Oswego, Rochester Institute of Technology, Merrimack College, Johnson & Wales University, Drexel University, or Clarkson University. Each of these schools are giving out 15 - 30 $6,000 scholarships. In order to apply, students must have a minimum 3.5 gpa and have applied to one of the participating schools. For complete instructions and to apply, please visit WACEINC.org  Early applications are highly encouraged. Deadline: February 15, 2020.

National Wheat Foundation Jerry Minore Scholarship - For students pursuing careers in the agricultural field. For more information and to apply to go https://wheatfoundation.org/education-and-scholarships/

Driver Education Initiative Scholarship - Six, $500 scholarships. This is an essay contest. For more information and to apply to go https://www.dmvedu.org/scholarship/ Deadline is November 30, 2019.

Wright State fee waiver code is available to students applying in November. Students can use the code APPLYNOW2019 to waive the application fee until December 1! This can be used by anyone.

Homeland Credit Union scholarship. Applicants must be a member of the credit union or a dependent of a member and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Complete application can be found online at www.homelandcu.com under community involvement. Applications are due by January 31, 2020.

FFA Scholarships. A FHS student has won one of these scholarships each of the last three years. Please apply if you are a Fairfield FFA member. You will need your FFA Membership ID# to apply. You can only get the ID# from Mr. Foster. Deadline to apply is February 6.

https://auth.ffa.org/STS/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2FSTS%2Fissue%2Fwsfed%3Fwa%3Dwsignin1.0%26wtrealm%3Dhttps%253a%252f%252fffa.applyists.net%252fffasso%26wctx%3Drm%253d0%2526id%253d%2526ru%253d%25252fAIMSSO%25252fSSOSignIn%25252f662%26wct%3D2019-11-25T15%253a34%253a38Z  

Highland Co. Farm Bureau Scholarship  Highland County Farm Bureau has funds available to provide at least one (1) $1,000 scholarship and at least (1) one $500.00 scholarship to 2020 Highland County graduating seniors who will be entering a two or four year college or technical school and majoring in agriculture.  Parents (or applicant) must be a member of Highland County Farm Bureau.   Additional details can be found within the text of the application.  

 

 

 

FAIRFIELD LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Lynnette Kiesling Memorial Scholarship
David A. Watts Scholarship
Fairfield Community Scholarship

The Cassner Scholarship is one of the largest local scholarships
available to our students. It is a renewable $3,500 scholarship.
 


FAFSA

https://fafsa.ed.gov
For help completing the FAFSA,  Visit FAFSA Help OH


Ohio Means Jobs is a one stop website for scholarship search, college search, job search, free ACT prep, free PSAT prep, free SAT prep and many industry credential assessment practice tests at:  https://jobseeker.k-12.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/seeker.aspx


FEE WAIVERS

Mrs. Mangus has fee waivers for ACT, NAIA, NCAA, and college application fees.
Students who receive free or reduced lunches are eligible for the waivers. If there are extenuating circumstances and paying fees is a hardship, students may be eligible.  See Mrs. Mangus for details.

Test Date
Regular Deadline
September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019
October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019
December 14, 2019 November 8, 2019
February 8, 2020 January 10, 2020
MARCH 10, 2020 STATE DATE FOR ALL JUNIORS
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020
  
Register for the ACT at www.actstudent.org   Fairfield’s school code is 362915.
 
 
ACT PREP
Free online test prep at Khan Academy
Free practices tests on Ohio Means Jobs 
Free test prep and  practices tests sponsored by the U.S. Army. March 2 Success is free and has 7 timed ACT tests. Anyone may enroll by clicking on the registration button. Students will need to answer a few questions to complete the registration. Registration is valid for 45 days and can be extended. March2Success
 

Add'l Info


Mrs. Mangus
Guidance Counselor
deborah.mangus@fairfieldlocal.org 

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2018-19 Student Handbook
Credit Flexibility
Community Service Documentation Form

Transcript Request Form


 

INTENT FORM Deadline has passed for 2019-2020

SSCC CCP APPLICATION

LINK TO CHATFIELD COLLEGE ONLINE CCP APPLICATION
CCP - Southern State Community College
CCP - Pathways - Chatfield College
CCP - University of Toledo 


COLLEGE VISITS
Students may miss up to four days of school during their high school career
for college visits. These days are excused if the following procedure is met.
1. Bring a note from home to Mrs. Jones stating the date of the visit.
 
2. Ask the college representative for confirmation of attendance.
3. Upon returning to school the confirmation must be given to Mrs. Jones
for the visit to be an excused absence.
 


COLLEGE SEARCH
Ohio Public University Search - Information of each of Ohio's 14 Public Universities.
Ohio Private College Search - Information on Ohio's 51 Private Colleges. 
Ohio 2 year college search -Information on Ohio's 23 two-year colleges.
Ohio Public 4 and 2 year Interactive College Map

 


STUDENT ATHLETES

 NCAA - To be eligible to participate in NCAA athletics at a Division I or II college, students must pass a required amount NCAA certified classes and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.30 and register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
Learn more at 
 http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/CBSA17.pdf
Register on the NCAA Eligibility Center during the junior year of high school at ncaa eligibility Center at https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/

List of courses the NCAA has certified are listed in the table below.
Student athletes with a disability may not have to take all these and should see Mrs. Mangus if interested in NCAA DI/DII.

CP ENGLISH I CP ENGLISH II CP ENGLISH III CP ENGLISH IV
CP ALG I CP GEOMETRY CP ALG II PRECALCULUS
CALCULUS CP PHYS SCI CP BIOLOGY ENVIRO SCI
CHEMISTRY ZOOLOGY ANATOMY PHYSICS
MARINE BIO WORLD ST AM STUDIES PSYCHOLOGY
WRLD GEOGRAPHY SPANISH I SPANISH II SPANISH III
SPANISH IV

EUROPEAN HISTORY

   

   NAIA - In order to participate in college sports at an NAIA
school student athletes must meet two of three criteria:

1. Minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA
2. Rank in the top 50% of graduating class
3. Earn a composite score of 18 or higher on the ACT
Register at http://www.playnaia.com/psaRegister.php
Read more about NAIA college athletics at http://www.playnaia.org/d/NAIA_GuidefortheCollegeBoundStudent.pdf