Counseling Center Direct Phone Number: (203) 255-7216
Emily Gonzalez ([email protected])
School Social Workers:
Deb Deren ([email protected])
Carrie Holskin ([email protected])
Sarah Huleatt ([email protected])
Anna Martin ([email protected])
Student Assistant Counselor:
Tim Morris ([email protected])
- Grade 9
- Grade 10
- Grade 11
- Grade 12
- Grade 8/New Students
- Counseling Center Resources
- Regional Programs
- AP Information
- Course Selection
- AP Information
- Post-Secondary Planning
- 529 College Savings Plans
- ACT Test Questions
- College Board
- Common Application
- CSS Profile
- Fair Test
- List of Colleges Attended by FLHS Students
- Redesigned PSAT Practice Test
- Using Your PSAT/NMSQT Scores to Increase College Readiness
- AP Information
Throughout the fall, representatives from almost 200 colleges/universities, technical/trade schools, gap year programs and the military services will come to FLHS and tell students about their programs. The school counseling staff encourages juniors and seniors to attend these information sessions and learn about some of the opportunities that await them.
For seniors, these sessions provide an opportunity to make a positive impression on the representatives who often review and recommend students for admission. And for juniors who are just beginning the process, these visits are a wonderful way to start exploring their options.
The College Visit Schedule is posted on Naviance (click here for instructions). Please check the schedule for schools, times and visit locations regularly as it is updated frequently in the fall. The schools are listed in chronological order; to see them alphabetically, click the blue “College” heading at the top of the list.
- College Application Process
- Community College Information: CC Application
- CT State University Fact Sheet 2017-2018
- List of Colleges Attended by FLHS Students
- Financial Aid
- College Goal Sunday 2019
- Financial Aid Night Flier 2019
- Financial Aid Handouts 2019
- Financial Aid Resources
- College Planning Calculator
- CT Dept of Higher Ed
- CT Dept of Higher Ed – Paying for College
- CT Dollars & Sense
- FAFSA Guide: How to Apply for Federal Student Aid
- Find Scholarships for College
- Grants for College
- Guide to State & Federal College Aid Programs
Scholarship Information – Each year a number of scholarships are made available to students. In an effort to help you take full advantage of these scholarships, we have put together a list. Scholarships are advertised on Naviance complete with links and downloadable applications when available. The Naviance link is located to the right. These notices will give students some basic information concerning scholarships offered annually. Students are advised to check Naviance on a weekly basis. It is very important that this list not be the only guide used to investigate scholarships.
For further information:
- Contact the financial aid officers at colleges. Many times there are university scholarships available.
- Use the resources of the College and Career Center including our own media center, to research possible scholarship opportunities.
- Ask at your place of employment, church, or civic group about any scholarship opportunities.
- GHS Scholarship Opportunities Site
- Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Scholarships
- Opportunities: Preparing for College Guide and Workbook 2019
- Student Scholarships.org
- U.S. Department of Education
- Imagine America Foundation
- Senior Internship
- 8th Grade Open House Night Documents
- 12 Tips to Reduce Your Child's Anxiety
- American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
- Anxiety & Depression Association of America
- National Institute of Mental Health
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Jimmy Fallon: Watch Jimmy practice mindfulness here.
Inner Health Studio: free relaxation scripts to work on coping skills related to stress management, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, pain relief, and insomnia. The website also has relaxing imagery available for download.
Kelty Mental Health Resource Center: offers free mindfulness audio resources covering nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress, and ways of healthy living. Doctors from BC Children’s Hospital offer their expertise and have recorded many of their own meditations.
Mindful Teachers: mindful activities and teaching resources
Mindfulness Resources (Continued)
Mindfulness For Teens: designed specifically for teens to learn more about mindfulness. It features diverse youth voices, useful guided meditations, and even a blog that highlights different ways teens are engaging in mindfulness.
Relaxation Script For Teens: Click here.
UCLA Health Website: free guided meditations that offer mindfulness meditation to both English and Spanish speakers. Examples include loving kindness meditations, body scans, and Spanish meditations for eating with more mindfulness.
Mindfulness Daily is a free mobile app that allows the user to create a mindfulness practice that only takes a few minutes every day. A few minutes in the morning, a short pause during the day, and a reflection in the evening can really help its users turn inward and pay more attention to what gives them pause.
Simply Yoga is a free mobile app that offers personal training for fast yoga workouts, poses, and exercises that can be done at home.
|Student Status||Question & Answer|
I am a FLHS graduate and need to get a copy of my transcript, what do I do?
Is there a fee for transcripts?
What is the process to transfer to FLHS?
If my child was to transfer, what’s the timeline to do so?
If my child was to transfer, will his/her GPA carry over?
Can I make teacher changes?
Can I take extra classes in stead of a lunch period?
How much time can I expect to complete work outside of class for certain courses?
Where can I find each course syllabus?
Where can I find scholarship information?
How do I get my Naviance username and password?
What do I do if my family is moving?
How does my child sign up for the SAT or ACT?
Who do I call to report my child’s absence?
You need to contact the house office secretaries
What is the status regarding attendance requirements?
How do I get in touch with my child’s teachers?
What are the FLHS graduation requirements?
Are students allowed to graduate early?
The Aquaculture Center is a specialized education program which focuses on science & technology related to the marine environment. Students who participate in this program apply and are chosen based on their interest in, and aptitude for, science and technology. We are a very competitive program and focus on cultivating critical thinking and problem solving skills throughout all of our course offerings. Students are provided opportunities in both science & technology education which are unprecedented in comprehensive high school programs.
Click here to apply.
Students have two program options for their course of studies at the Aquaculture School:
- The Exploratory Program = Grades 9-12
- Bridgeport Aquaculture College Alliance (BACA) Program = For 12th grade students who have expressed a desire for a concentrated, interdisciplinary approach to science & aquaculture education.
To learn more about this Regional Program, refer to page 65 in the Program of Studies.
Please speak with your school counselor if interested in attending Aqua. You are encouraged to work closely with your school counselor to ensure you fulfill all graduation requirements.
Students who enroll in this course will work independently to obtain their PE and Health credit.
Regional Center for the Arts is a performing arts magnet high school program serving students in Grades 9-12. RCA's student body serves students in the greater Bridgeport region and reflects the racial, ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of students in that area. Students attend their local public high schools in the morning and attend RCA Monday through Thursday from 2:00 to 5:00. Elective high school credits, which may be applied toward graduation requirements at the discretion of the sending school district, are earned at the school through the study of dance, theater, musical theater, film/video production, and creative script writing. Through these departments, the courses provide a broad understanding of the history and criticism of the arts through interdisciplinary study. RCA's performing arts training program is designed to prepare students to pursue professional careers and post-secondary studies. The curriculum is professionally oriented, highly structured and academically rigorous. Commitment to serious study is expected of all students. Course credit will be given in accordance with the policy of the local high school.
- Who May Participate:
Placements for the Regional Center for the Arts are open to interested high school students from the school districts involved in the Center. Students must possess a strong desire to learn and must demonstrate above average skill and potential in the arts.
Click here to to apply.