High School Guidance Office

The Tecumseh High School Counselors serve many roles as we seek to meet the needs of our students, and helping them to learn, do, and be their best every day. See below also for more information from the American School Counselor Association about the role of the school counselor.

Whether you need assistance with choosing your high school classes; making sure you are on track for graduation; planning for college, military, or career; or if you just need to talk - reach out to your counselor. We are here to help.


announcements and upcoming events

Career Interest Survey
Students, which career fields interest you most? Please take our 60-second survey. Your answers will help determine guest speakers and assist in planning for job shadowing and career exploration opportunities. Thank you!


Testing Out of Courses
Tecumseh High School students are provided the opportunity to test out of some courses. However, there are certain criteria that must be met:
  • Students cannot attempt to test out of a class they have taken and failed.
  • They can only test out of one course at a time.
  • Students are responsible for reaching out to teachers for review information. Teachers will not provide study guides, but may share a book or other materials students may use.
  • Students who wish to test out of a full-year course (ex. World History) must take and pass the 1st semester exam, then they will be permitted to take the 2nd semester exam.
  • Students must earn a 78.5% on the exam to pass the class.
If the student passes, the course will appear on their transcript as tested out (ex. World History - Test Out). The student will earn an 'S.' If the student does not pass, nothing goes on the transcript.

The fall window to apply for testing out of a class has now closed. The next test out window will be the week of May 20, 2019.

Students should contact Mrs. Followell in the Guidance Office with questions.


LISD TECH Center Applications
Applications for the LISD TECH Center will be accepted through January 18. Click here to access the online registration form. Stop by the counseling office with any questions. Learn more about available programs at www.lisdtechcenter.com.


Ohio Technical College Campus Visit Dates

Students interested in careers in automotive mechanical and collision repair, classic car restoration, welding, racing, diesel and other related fields are invited to visit OTC on the dates below. Learn more at ohiotech.edu.

  • January 11
  • March 15
  • April 27
  • May 17
  • June 14
  • July 19
  • August 23
  • September 13
  • October 19
  • November 15


FAFSA Workshops
The final FAFSA workshop hosted by the University of Toledo will be held from 3 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Students should call 419-530-8700 to schedule an appointment.

Workshops are held in Rocket Hall, Room 1200 on the University of Toledo campus. Students should bring their parents and their 2017 federal income tax forms.


2018-19 Tecumseh Kiwanis Senior of the Month
Each month, Tecumseh Kiwanis will recognize two high school seniors for Outstanding Commitment to Our Community. Applications may be submitted to the main office at THS, or to P.O. Box 351, Tecumseh, MI 49286. Seniors need only apply once unless they wish to update with additional information. Download the 2018-19 application.

College Planning 101 Workshops
Workshops are offered throughout the year at various locations around the state. Each workshop is designed to help families (grades 9-12) understand and successfully manage college planning. For a complete list of dates and locations please visit the MI College Access Portal page of the Guidance Office webpage.

Google Drives for Students
The THS Guidance Office has created Google Drives for each grade level. Students should check in often for information, news, announcements, and reminders. Join our Google Classroom at: classroom.google.com

On the home page, click Add/Join Class, then enter the code listed below and click join.
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Deborah Followell

Deborah Followell

Counselor, Grades 9 and 10
  • EDP / Career Cruising
  • NCAA planning
  • Testing: PSAT 9, PSAT 10, PSAT, NMSQT, M-Step, WorkKeys
  • Testing out of courses
  • Academic counseling
  • Career planning
  • College applications
  • FAFSA assistance
  • IEP / 504
  • Military enlistment support
  • Parchment transcript requests
  • Personal counseling
  • Scheduling

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Shelly Bruner

Shelly Bruner

Counselor, Grades 11 and 12
  • 100 Business Buy-In
  • AP testing coordinator
  • College and career planning
  • Foreign Exchange Program
  • Senior Parent Connections
  • Academic counseling
  • FAFSA assistance
  • IEP / 504
  • Military enlistment support
  • Parchment transcript requests
  • Personal counseling
  • Scheduling

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Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer Morgan

Counselor, Tecumseh Virtual Academy, Seat Time Waiver, Tecumseh Branch Middle College
  • Credit forward / credit recovery
  • Dual enrollment
  • Middle College Branch
  • Seat Time Waiver (STW)
  • Suicide prevention
  • Tecumseh Virtual Academy
  • Trauma Informed Trainer
  • Academic counseling
  • Career planning
  • College applications
  • FAFSA assistance
  • IEP / 504
  • Military enlistment support
  • Parchment transcript requests
  • Personal counseling
  • Scheduling

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