Fort Collins Lambkins

Where Excellence is Expected

Student Services

The mission of the Fort Collins High School Student Services Department is to provide students with a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes academic, career and personal/social development. Counselors partner with students, parents, faculty and community members to empower every student in reaching their full potential as life long learners.

Motto: To Advocate For Every Lambkin, Every Day

Virtual Student Services & Resources

Who is My Counselor?

Staff Assignment Phone Email
Brett Fedor A-D, Foreign Exchange 488-8109 bfedor@psdschools.org
Kristin Flanagan E-G,O, ELD 488-8106 kflan@psdschools.org
Lauren Harrington H-K, S 488-8104 lharrington@psdschools.org
Anna Morris L-N P-Q 488-8108 amorris@psdschools.org
Tanya Vigil R, T-Z, AVID 488-8103 tvigil@psdschools.org
Beth Shefcyk Gifted and Talented (GT) 488-8141 bshefcyk@psdschools.org
Bethany Condon Counselor 488-8085 bethanyc@psdschools.org
Kassy McDermott Social Worker 488-8049 kmcdermott@psdschools.org

Support

Role Phone Email
Julie Stajduhar Secretary 488-8100 jstajduh@psdschools.org
Eileen Hostetter Career Center 488-8111 ehostett@psdschools.org
Laura Weaver Registrar 488-8107 lweaver@psdchools.org

How do I make an appointment to see my counselor?

  • Email your counselor with a couple of date and time options
    • Make sure this is during an off period 
    • If you do not have an off period try to schedule your appointment before or after school
      • or make arrangements with your counselor
  • Once your counselor confirms your appointment:
    • input the date and time in your phone with a reminder so that you do not miss your appointment
    • or put the date and time date in your planner
  • Mrs. Stajduhar can make appointments for you as well
  • We do not make appointments online during:
    • Add/drop
      • walk-ins only
      • sign-up sheets are in Counseling
    • Registration (February/March)
      • sign-up sheets are next to the counselor's door
      • sign up for one time slot, during an off period
Colorado Career Cluster Model
FCHS Career Cluster Model
  • ICAP is a multi-year process that intentionally guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic and postsecondary opportunities.  With the support of adults, students develop the awareness, knowledge, attitudes and skills to create their own meaningful and powerful pathways to be career and college ready.
  • ICAP Facts:
    • Few jobs will require only a high school education.
    • Colorado ranks 48th in jobs for high school graduates or dropouts.
    • Many jobs will require additional training beyond high school.
      • Colorado ranks third in the proportion of 202 jobs that will require a bachelor's degree.
    • Between 2010 and 2020, new Colorado jobs requiring postsecondary education and training will grow by 716,000, compared to 268,000 new jobs for high school graduates who have no additional training.
      • This means that jobs requiring additional training beyond high school are growing three times as fast as jobs requiring only a high school diploma.
    • In 2020, 74 percent of all jobs in Colorado - 3 million jobs - will require education beyond high school.
      • 26 percent will require a high school diploma or less
      • 32 percent will require some college, an associate's degree or certificate
      • 29 percent will require a bachelor's degree
      • 12 percent will require a master's degree or higher
    • 35 states require some form of individualized learning plan or ICAP
      • 96% of Colorado districts have begun in implement ICAP
      • 40 % of Colorado districts and schools indicate they have a meaningful student ICAP
      • 7% of Colorado districts and schools say that ICAP is fully embedded in their curricula
    • Colorado by the Numbers
      • Three quarters of high school students graduate
        • 76.9% graduation rate
      • More than one-third of high school students take an Advanced Placement exam
        • 36.1 percent earned a score of 3 or higher (on a 1-to-5 scale)
      • More than half of high school graduates enroll in college (55.2%)
      • More than 10,664 students drop out of high school (2.5%)
      • 1 in 5 Colorado eleventh-graders and graduating seniors participate in dual enrollment, taking college courses in high school (22%)
      • More than one-third of high school students participate in career and technical education courses (38%)
      • NEW! 85 percent of students enrolled in dual enrollment classes enroll in college
      • More than one-third of high school graduates need remedial classes in college (37% remediation rate)
      • More than one-third of high school students participate in career and technical education courses (38%)

What is a College Degree Worth?

Social Security Administration research shows that median lifetime earnings for those with some type of potsecondary credential can be more than $1 million higher than those of a high school graduate. Colorado has a long history of tracking the wage outcomes for individual credential programs. Find details here:   https://highered.colorado.gov/Data/Workforce/ROIfiles/DHE_Median_Wage_Outcomes_2019_7_26_19_FINAL.pdf