Ferndale High School Counseling

Counseling Staff


Danielle Callaway
Counselor & College Adviser

Melissa Blessing-Nelson
Counselor & College Adviser

Shannon Heron 
Counseling Secretary


Social Media

Instagram @FHSCollegesuccess

Schedule a Meeting

If you need to see  your counselor, sign-up here:

Counseling Center Sign In



Xello: Creating Successful Futures

Tutoring Resource List

We've put together a list of resources for academic support including some online resources and some in person or 1:1 tutoring services to look into.  

2021-2022 Tutoring Resource List

Advanced Placement Testing

For more information about the AP testing and programs, please see College Board  

GPA Calculator

gpacalculator.net External Link


To view our counselor scholarship document:

FHS Scholarship Document

2021 Local Scholarships Application

College/Career Search

College Application Information

Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) External Link

The class of 2021 can start filling out financial aid on October 1st at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.  There are certain state aid deadlines of March 1st, but the sooner you complete your FAFSA, the better.  See your counselor if you have questions about this. 

Michigan Student Aid External Link

Scholarship Search Tools

Honor Community Health offers in-house mental health services for our students. Constance Gwynn can be reached at constance.gwynn@ferndaleschools.org or 248-586-8600 EXT 2645. Talk to your counselor for referral information.
External LinkHonor Community Health

Tasha Hanson of Ferndale Youth Assistance can help students and families.  Please contact your counselor for a referral for students 16 and under only.
External LinkFerndale Youth Assistance

External LinkFHS Community Counseling Resource Referrals


Students in grades 9-11 will begin scheduling on 2/22/2021 and their Google Form must be submitted by 3/5/2021. 

Current 8th graders should have their materials and their schedules are due by 3/19.  They will submit a Google Form for the class of 2025. 

8th Grade Scheduling Information

8th Grade Scheduling Video

Current 9th, 10th, and 11th Graders:  Scheduling Video

For all students:

2021-2022 Scheduling Presentation

2021-2022 Course Selection Guide

Elective Course List

Scheduling Sheets:





Students currently in grades 9-11 can apply for CASA now at https://www.casa-online.org/casa-application/.

Students currently in grades 10-11 can apply now to OSTC at https://www.ostconline.com/

Space is limited in CASA and OSTC so apply today!  

Current 10th graders can apply for our early college programs here:

ACE:  https://www.oakland.k12.mi.us/students/accelerated-college-experience-ace  Deadline 4/16/21

OTEC:  https://www.ostconline.com/early-college  (must apply to OSTC for this program first, then OTEC) 


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To view our counseling updates:

2020-2021 Counseling Center Updates