Cultivating innovation, achievement and passion through a learner centered environment

           


MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL


Greetings Wildcat Community,

  

Despite this year of challenges, our vision of cultivating innovation, achievement and passion through a learner centered environment continues to serve as a guidepost for all actions and decisions at FMHS. Our vision describes our purpose and values. It is to provide inspiration for both students and faculty and is the focus of our strategic plans.  Our innovative course offerings are examples of our commitment to transforming education into a more student-centered experience that is cross-curricular, provides relevancy and is more individualized than a traditional model of sit and get. Our staff has done a great job of embedding these practices and we have multiple programs on campus that lend themselves to our vision (business, media production, agriculture, technology, robotics and engineering, family and consumer science, music, art, physical education, etc). We continue to provide our staff with professional development that equips them with the tools necessary to meet our vision in every classroom.  

Over the years, Fruita Monument has developed a culture of high expectations. As a result, test scores and graduation rates (90.8%) exceed the state (81.9%) and district (80.2%) rates. Our staff remain committed to assisting students in moving on to the next phase of their lives. Our goal is for every student to find their passion that leads them to a successful career pathway. The American Diploma Project research concludes that, “The needs of the workplace are increasingly indistinguishable from the knowledge and skills needed for college success.” So whether a student chooses to pursue a job in the workforce after high school graduation, or chooses to go on to higher education, it is critical that all our students develop the 21st Century knowledge and skills that will lead to success as adults. 

Registration for 2021-22 is just around the corner! Please guide your student to choose a rigorous schedule.  A rigorous course of study pays off! AP Credits Offer Multiple Benefits FMHS offers many courses geared toward preparing our students for college. Last year, more than 348 students enrolled in college level courses and programs such as Advanced Placement, Ascent, Early Scholars, High School Scholars, Technical Scholars, and College Developmental Courses. Through these programs, our students earned 1,614 college credit hours valued at $153,961.30 in college tuition. If you have questions about any of the programs mentioned please contact the counseling office at 254-6600.


Go Wildcats!

Todd McClaskey, Principal

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