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

Who is My Counselor?

Staff Assignment Phone Email
Brett Fedor A-D, Foreign Exchange 488-8109 bfedor@psdschools.org
Kristin Flanagan E-G, ELD 488-8106 kflan@psdschools.org
Alyssa Statz H-K, S 488-8141 astatz@psdschools.org
Anna Morris L-Q 488-8108 amorris@psdschools.org
Tanya Vigil R, T-Z, AVID 488-8103 tvigil@psdschools.org
Cindy Benger Gifted and Talented (GT) 488-8104 cbenger@psdschools.org
Lauren Harrington Counselor 488-8085 lharrington@psdschools.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. Lae can make appointments for you as well
  • We do not make appointments online during:
    • Add/drop
      • walk-ins only
      • sign-up sheets are on Mrs. Lae's desk
    • Registration (February/March)
      • sign-up sheets are next to the counselor's door
      • sign up for one time slot, during an off period

ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Planning)

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 draduating 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% remeciation rate)
      • More than one-third of high school students participate in career and technical education courses (38%)

What is a Degree Worth?

Below is a table showing the average yearly salary for people in Colorado based on the level of education they have achieved. The data was taken from the Current Population Survey, and reflects the 2014 year. Where are FCHS students attending college?

Education Level Salary
No High School Diploma $20,496
High School Diploma Only $34,736
Some College- less than 4 year degree $39,572
4 year College Degree+ $62,036