• Spring Dual Enrollment  and ECEP registration for Northeast Alabama Community College courses will be held on November 5th and November 7th beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the library.

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    December 1-Auburn, UAB-University of Alabama-Birmingham,  Samford, Huntingdon, Troy State, University of South Alabama-USA

    December 15-Alabama, UAH-University of Alabama-Huntsville, University of North Alabama-UNA

    January 25-Northeast Alabama Community College

    February 1-Jacksonville State University, Birmingham Southern

    March 1-AUM, Snead State Community College, Gadsden State  




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  • FAFSA appointments for seniors are available on Monday, November 5th from 1-3 for seniors and their parents to fill out their FAFSA for financial aid.  Sign up in the office.  You can also go to Northeast Alabama Community College on Wednesdays at 1:00 for help with your FAFSA.  See a counselor if you have any questions.

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  • College Application Week will be held in the Fort Payne High School Library  October 29-November 1. 

    Monday-Northeast Alabama Community College-9-11

                University of Alabama Huntsville-9

                Snead State Community College-8-10

                Jacksonville State University-1:30 

                Wallace State Community College-10

                FAFSA-all day

    Tuesday-Birmingham Southern-8-12

                 University of Alabama-10:00 

                 Northeast Alabama Community College-9-11

                 Auburn University Montgomery

                 FAFSA-all day

                 Samford University-10-11:15

                 Lincoln Technology-9:30 a.m.

    Wednesday-Huntingdon-9:00 a.m.

                      University of West Alabama-8:00-9:30

                      University of North Alabama-9-12

    Thursday-Auburn University-1

                   Athens State-1

                   University of Alabama Birmingham-11-12:30

                   Shorter University

                   New Beginnings Cosmetology-11:00 a.m.-12:30


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  • University of Mobile Preview Days will be held on:

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    Monday, October 8, 2018

    Friday, October 26, 2018

    Friday, November 16, 2018

    Friday, February 8, 2019

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    To register for your University of Mobile Preview Day, fill out the registration form at umobile.edu/preview

    Apply to the University of Mobile today at umobile.edu/apply

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Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Cindy Smith

Phone: 256-845-0535


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Cindy Smith

Mrs. Smith is a graduate of Jacksonville State University with degrees in the following areas:  Bachelor's Degree,Special Education (MR), Master's Degree, Special Education (LD), Master's Degree, School Counselor, Master's Degree, Educational Administrator, Sixth-year Program EdS Educational Administrator.  Mrs. Smith has been employed by the Fort Payne City Board of Education for a total of 24 years. She was a Special Education Classroom Teacher at Fort Payne Middle School for seven years and is currently employed for her seventeen year as a Guidance Counselor at Fort Payne High School.   

Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Tammy Newman

Phone: 256-845-0535


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Tammy Newman

Mrs. Newman graduated from Auburn University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.  She received her Master of Education degree in Marketing Education from Auburn University in 1990.  She taught Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Business Technology Applications for 13 years.  She was also the DECA sponsor and co-op teacher.  Mrs. Newman received her Master's add-on in School Counseling from the University of Alabama.  She has been a counselor for 14 years.  She has been employed at Fort Payne High School for 24 years.  Mrs. Newman has 27 years experience in education.   She enjoys reading, playing the piano, singing in the church choir and traveling.  She is a fan of Auburn basketball and football.

Secretary to the Guidance Office

Mrs. Deb Beasley

Phone: 256-845-0535


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Deb Beasley

Guidance Committee

  • Fort Payne High School

    Guidance Advisory Committee





    Tammy Newman, Counselor

    Cindy Smith, Counselor

    Patrick Barnes, Assistant Principal

    Susanna Orozco, Parent

    Sherri Fiquett, Parent

    Nakisha Wallace, Parent

    Ermelinda Aguirre, Parent

    Hannah Simpson, Student

    Angel Orozco, Student

    Jada Battles, Student

    Lori Bible, Teacher

    Shannon Pair, Teacher