Counseling & Academics
- Counseling Team
- Academic Boosters
- Advanced Placement (AP)
- College Applications
- College Credit Plus (CCP)
- College Planning
- College Visits
- Grading & GPA
- Graduation Req. / Honors Diploma
- Job Opportunities
- Millstream Career Center
- NCAA Eligibility & Val/Sal Information
- Course Catalog
Counselor: Grade 9
Grades 10-12 (P-Z)
Grades 10-12 (A-Go)
Whole Child Counselor
ACT: ACT Website
- All US Colleges Accept
- Tests: Reading, English, Math, Science
- Time: 2 hr 55 min + (optional) 40 min Essay
- Composite Scores (no writing): 1- 36
- All Sections Multiple Choice
- No Penalty for Guessing
- Only Correct Answers Scored
- Approx. Cost without Writing: $50.50
SAT: SAT Website
- All US Colleges Accept
- Tests: Reading, Writing, Language, Math
- Time: 3 hr + (optional) 50 min Essay
- Composite Scores (no writing): 400-1600
- Most Sections Multiple Choice
- No Penalty for Guessing
- Only Correct Answers Scored
- Approx. Cost without Writing: $47.5
1. Sign in to your free College Board account.
Your parent or counselor can’t register for you.
2. Provide your full, legal name and other identifying information.
Make sure it’s the exact same name and information shown on your photo ID.
3. Decide if you want to answer other questions about yourself.
This takes time, but it’s worth it if you want colleges and scholarship organizations to find you.
4. Decide whether to sign up for the SAT with Essay.
5. Upload a photo that meets very specific photo requirements.
6. Check out.
7. Print your Admission Ticket.
Have your previous scores handy as it has your ACT ID at the top. You will need this to create your account.
You can send your scores to four schools of your choice for free as you register. Otherwise, you may need to pay a fee at a later date as more colleges won't accept your scores directly from the HS transcript.
If you do not have your score report, contact: ACT.
Apply to college for the first time or transfer to complete your degree. Navigate your entire college application journey with Common App.
We typically recommend to get your college application in by Thanksgiving. Some deadlines are EARLIER, check with your college!
Know the colleges application process (Common App, Send Edu, on-line, paper-pencil).
Once you decide on a college, let the other schools you applied to know you will not be attending with them.
Early Decision – you are legally bound to attend the college; they could charge you tuition if you do not attend
Early Action – you receive an early response to your application but you are not bound/committed to attend
- If you need a letter of recommendation for a college or an employer, ask a teacher/counselor/coach that knows you well.
- Be courteous: give two weeks minimum notice.
- Provide a resume of your accomplishments and activities completed.
- For counselors we have a SENIOR BRAG SHEET available in the counseling office that we require to complete letters.
As required by the College Credit Plus program, schools are required to provide an annual Information Session. In lieu of an in person CCP Information Session, FHS will provide all materials virtually. ALL of the below materials should be reviewed. If you can not review the below materials, schedule an appointment with your school counselor.
Please review all material below. If you have any questions, or would like to review the material with your counselor, please set up an appointment with your School Counselor.
If you are interested in participating in CCP for the 2023-2024 school year, please make sure to complete the CCP Intent Form prior to *April 1, 2023!
Slides and helpful tools from surrounding college partners.
College Partners and Millstream
The following checklists are meant for your own reference as you begin the College Credit Plus process. The above forms are meant to serve as a guiding tool to assist you in navigating the application process. We will not be collecting these checklists; they are for your own reference.
The following documents are tools to assist you in your CCP application process. Each college/university has their own steps and procedures for application as a CCP student. Each college/university also has their own deadline for steps to be completed. Please review the application steps for each college/university that you intend to apply to as a CCP student.
For further instruction regarding College Credit Plus, contact your School Counselor.
Students are allowed a total of four (4) days for college visitation taken only during junior and/or senior years.
- Make an appointment with the college admissions office.
- Obtain college visit card from FHS attendance by presenting note from parent/guardian with date of visit and name of college/university.
- Show the college visit card to attendance aide and teachers prior to absence.
- At your college visit the card must be signed by college admission counselor and parent/guardian. This ensures an excused absence.
- After visit return signed card to attendance.
Colleges/Universities often visit our campus to meet with interested students.
- Likely to be only virtual
- Please monitor email announcements for college visits
College Fair is virtual, registration is now open!
|Grade||College Prep||Honors||Advanced Placement|
|1/2 Credit (semester)|
|A = 2 Points|
|B = 1.5 Points|
|C = 1 Point|
|D = 0.5 Point|
|F = 0 Points|
Figure the GPA on a 4-Point Scale and all credits earned.
*Credits are granted at semester
*Adjust above points for .25 credit courses
*Divide total points earned by total credits attempted to determine student’s GPA
The cumulative GPA will be updated two times each school year – at the end of the first semester and at the end of the second semester.
|Quarter 1||Quarter 2||Exam||Final Grade|
|37.5%||37.5%||25%||Must Pass 2 of 3|
Distinguished: 3.75 and above with no grade below a C. No WD/F or Incomplete Grades
Merit: 3.25 – 3.74 with no grades below a C, no WD/F or Incomplete Grades
A/B: Any combination of all A’s or B’s. No WD/F or Incomplete Grades
Graduation requirements are established by the State of Ohio and the Findlay City School District Board of Education and are subject to change by action of either the Board of Education or the State Department of Education. Essentially it is the student’s responsibility to be sure graduation requirements are met. The high school will make every effort to be keep up-to-date records so students can gauge their progress towards completion of the requirements.
|Math||4||Must include Algebra II or equivalent|
|Science||3||1 Physical, 1 Life, 1 Advanced|
|Social Studies||3||Must include: World History, Am. History, Gov., Econ.|
|Physical Education||1/2||2 Classes or 2 waivers; waiver form must be submitted|
Additional Requirements (Class of 2023 & Beyond)
Competencies (i.e. Testing Requirements)
Part 2: Competency – End-of-Course Exams or Other Competencies
|End of Course Exams
(Min. 684 score
retake at least once)
|Two Career-Focused Activities||Enlist in Military||Complete College Courses (CCP)|
|√ Algebra I||√ Proficient scores on WebXams||√ Show evidence you have signed a contract to enter a branch of the US armed services upon graduation||√ Math|
|√ ELA 2||√ 12 Point Industry Credential||√ ELA|
Additional Requirements – Juniors, Sophs, Freshmen (Class of 2023 & Beyond)
Readiness (i.e. Diploma Seals)
Part 3: Readiness – Earn two diploma seals (at least one must be Ohio-designed)
|√ OhioMeansJobs Readiness||√ Military Enlistment||√ Honors Diploma||√ Community Service|
|√ Industry-Recognized Credential||√ Citizenship||√ Biliteracy||√ Fine & Performing Arts|
|√ College-Ready||√ Science||√ Technology||√ Student Engagement|
College Minimum Core
- CP level courses or higher in core classes
- 2 or more credits of foreign language (same language)
Recognition for Going Above & Beyond Minimum Expectations
High school students can gain state recognition for exceeding Ohio’s graduation requirements through an honors diploma. Students challenge themselves by taking and succeeding at high-level coursework and in real world experiences.
Ohio offers several Honors Diploma Options: Academic, Career Tech, STEM, Arts, Civic Engagement
For more information, visit: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-s-Graduation-Requirements/Honors-Diplomas
Academic Honors Diploma
Need all but one:
- 4 credits of English
- 4 credits of Math
- 4 credits of Science including 2 units of advanced science
- 4 credits of Social Studies
- Foreign Language: 3 credits of one language OR 2 units of two different languages
- 1 credit of Fine Arts
- GPA: 3.5 on 4.0 scales
- ACT: 27+ or SAT: 1280+
For More Information
Visit Your Counselor!
- Single period classes for 9th -12th grade (schedule through school counselor and can be found in the course selection guide)
- Sophomores- Class presentations in November and tour building in December
- Applications due typically in mid-January
- Junior/Senior programs can be found at www.millstreamcc.org
- Many of the classes include college credit plus and industry credentials used towards graduation
Keep grades up
Maintain good attendance
Every college offers merit-based scholarships (academic record, athletic, etc.). Pay attention to deadlines!
If you know where you’re going, look at their website for specific scholarships that may become available through your major or college.
Check our website and check it often! New scholarships added as they become available.
Community Foundation Scholarships online application typically opens early December. More information to follow as it becomes available.
Findlay High School uses Parchment to process all student transcripts.
- Go to the Parchment website
- Select “New Learner” if you have never ordered through Parchment or “Existing Learner” if you have already have an account.
- Proceed through all necessary steps. Tips: you will typically want to waive rights — last year attended will be the year you will graduate high school — use an email account you will have access to after graduation.
- You will be emailed a confirmation code. Enter the confirmation code.
- Order transcripts!