Fountain Hills High School is unique in many ways, offering a myriad of academic and extra-curricular opportunities for our students. With a student population of approximately 700, we are the only four-year public high school of our size in the entire Phoenix metropolitan area. Being this size enables us to offer a personable and supportive school environment while providing outstanding opportunities for involvement, excellence, and success.
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Greetings Parents, Students, and Friends of FHHS:
Thank you all for a great start to the school year.
Over 400 of you used our online registration system this year! I know there were a number of "wrinkles" with the roll-out of this system, and I appreciate your patience and trust as we worked through the process. I am hoping those of you who used it found it easy and convenient and will spread the good word. I will work with our technology department and webmasters to iron out those wrinkles and make the process even better for next year.
What's new at FHHS this year?
Staff member changes
We have twelve staff members who are either new to FHHS or taking on new roles at FHHS. Please help me welcome them to FHHS and support them in their new assignments:
I am proud of our new staff members and will be working with them to help them be highly successful and effective as FHHS teachers.
Common Core State Standards Implementation, Year Three
Three years ago, FHUSD began the process of implementing the Common Core State Standards for Career and College Readiness, or Common Core, or CCS for short. This year staff members will be focusing on instructional strategies to support student engagement, close reading and annotation of text, and writing. Our math and science departments are involved in a partnership with Scottsdale Community College to strengthen our CCS implementation in math.
The Falcon Way, Year Two
We will continue our focus on the values of the Falcon Way, which were developed last year with input from staff members, students, and parents. Classroom posters and hallway banners will provide constant reminders to students and staff of the seven values from which we operate at FHHS: accountability, discipline, excellence, integrity, professionalism, respect, and responsibility.
Accreditation and School Improvement
FHHS is accredited by the North Central Commission and AdvancED. Our accreditation tells our stakeholders and our colleagues around the state and around the nation that FHHS has met and exceeded the quality standards established by AdvancED. Being accreditated acknowledges our excellence and our integrity. Our accreditation is due for renewal in the spring. Over the course of this year, we will be seeking input from all stakeholders as we conduct our self-evaluation for accreditation. I will seek parents, students, and community members to provide us with valuable feedback about our school. This feedback will be incorporated into our school improvement plan, which is an integral part of our accreditation. Please look for upcoming invitations, surveys, or meeting announcements as opportunities for you to let your voice be heard at FHHS.
Tom Brennan, Principal