HSE| High School Counselor Resources

FCC Resources for High School Counselors

Because the high school must approve a high school enrichment student’s request to enroll in college classes, we encourage high school students to work with their high school counselors for help understanding the high school enrichment application process and helping them learn how to submit the necessary paperwork for enrollment for themselves.

High school counselors can often be the first and best resource to students for planning and resource referral.

Fresno City College offers access to High School Enrichment college counselors who can answer questions you or your students may have as well as provide basic academic counseling and support services for students. FCC HSE counselors can be reached via email through the FCC High School Enrichment email address hse.enroll@fresnocitycollege.edu or by phone during business hours at 559-442-8252.

High school enrichment students must complete and submit their own high school enrichment packet, but they often need assistance choosing the most appropriate classes to complete while in high school. High school counselors are often the first stop when students have questions about which classes they can or should take. The Office of Early College - High School Enrichment has put together some resources to help guide this conversation, and counselors and staff are available in the HSE office to answer any questions that might arise.

Under Frequently Asked Questions, the High School Enrichment website offers a section on choosing classes which provides guidance for high school students and the adults assisting them.

Resources to help guide students:

  • Ram Pathways - you can show students potential pathways at FCC which can help them explore areas they may want to major/work in after high school.
  • Majors (degrees and certificates) - if students plan to attend FCC after high school or want to try to complete a degree or certificate while in high school, these sheets can guide them. With HSE enrollment alone a student would likely not be able to complete an entire degree. They should consult with the HSE counselor for guidance on choosing major classes without completing a degree if they plan to apply as a freshman to a four-year university since some majors require completing entire course sequences. 
  • General Education - (associates without transfer GE; CSU GE; UC-CSU GE) - if students begin taking HSE classes their freshman year of high school they could potentially complete lower division GE by the time they graduate high school and earn a college certificate for this completion. We encourage students to work with the HSE counselor to carefully plan the courses to take if this is a goal. 
    • Associates without transfer GE - This GE pattern should be used only if a student knows they do not want to apply to a four-year university, but want to complete an associates degree with a California Community College after high school.
    • CSU GE - This GE pattern should be used if a student knows their goal after high school is to attend a California State University (whether as a freshman or a transfer student). Students should use the most recent catalog pattern or the one for their catalog year, but this link can be used as a starting guide. Please have your students consult with an HSE counselor for further guidance on the most appropriate catalog to use when completing GE requirements.
    • IGETC-CSU GE - This GE pattern should be used if a student knows their goal after high school is to attend a University of California school (whether as a freshman or a transfer student). Students should use the most recent catalog pattern or the one for their catalog year, but this link can be used as a starting guide. This GE pattern is also most appropriate if the student knows they want to get a degree but do not know if they want want to attend a CCC, CSU, or UC in the future since it keeps all of the options open to the student. Please have your students consult with an HSE counselor for further guidance on the most appropriate catalog to use when completing GE requirements. 

 

If a student is uncertain about their future college major or even college system they wish to attend, the IGETC-CSU GE pattern is often the safest option for completing GE requirements while in high school.

The Fresno City College is committed to create an accessible, inclusive campus environment using holistic, comprehensive, and strategic services to empower students with disabilities and provide them access to pursue their academic, personal, and vocational goals.

If a high school counselor knows a student applying to participate in high school enrichment has an IEP or 504, he/she can inform the student that there are differences in receiving support in high school versus college. The high school counselor can refer the student to the DSPS Transition to College webpage for more information about how to receive accommodations while in the high school enrichment program.

Answers to frequently asked questions, including differences between high school and college for students with disabilities, are available at DSPS Transition to College with discussion of the following topics:

  • applicable laws
  • required documentation
  • self-advocacy
  • parental role
  • instruction
  • grades and tests
  • study responsibilities

A high school IEP or 504 plan alone does not determine eligibility to receive academic accommodations in community college courses. To become eligible for academic accommodations in a college course, Dual Enrollment students must follow these steps:

  1. Self-identify as a student with a disability
  2. Apply to the college DSPS program through the AIM Student Portal
  3. Upload a copy of the most recent IEP/ Psychological or 504 plan (including diagnosis)
  4. Request accommodations through Accommodations and Services
  5. Meet with a DSPS counselor to develop an Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP)
  6. Email a Faculty Notification Letter (FNL) of agreed upon accommodations to their college course instructor(s) though their AIM Student Portal

Please contact DSPS for any questions or support with the DSPS application at 559-442-8237.

The best way to access SCCCD email, Self-Service, and Canvas (the college’s Learning Management System) is to follow the instructions found on the Technology Help webpage to log into MyPortal from the Fresno City College main website. The Technology Help webpage also lists several help desk numbers for additional support. Instructors can get 24/7 assistance by calling 559-499-6072, for employee/faculty password reset call 559-443-8670, or for Canvas and Self-Service access contact the district office at 559-244-4357.

Students accessing MyPortal for the first time will use these instructions for logging on:


Username: Students can log in using their seven-digit ID number for the username. The password will be the same one the students use for email, Canvas, Self-Service, and Wi-Fi.

Initial Password: First name initial (upper case) + last name initial (lowercase) + date of birth (mmddyy). Example: Juan Soto born on July 9th of 1998 password=Js070988

Students should be encouraged to enroll in the Canvas “course” through Virtual Hub for Students to gain access to many resources, including tips for how to use Canvas, and access to many student resources available to High School Enrichment students such as the Career and Employment Center and Net-Tutor.

 

If students are having trouble accessing their accounts, refer them to the HSE webpage or the Student Handbook on the HSE webpage for guidance on how to get Tech Support help.