College Profile

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School Vision Statement 

  • Build one community committed to lifelong learning for all.

School Mission Statement 

  • Fairfax High School’s mission is to engage a community of creative, diverse learners through high expectations in academically challenging and socially responsible programs, in a safe and secure environment, while providing support for each learner in preparing for a productive future.

School and Community Profile

  • FHS has a rich history and tradition that dates back to 1935. The current high school was built in 1972 and renovated in 2007. While it is operated by Fairfax County Public Schools, it is owned by and located in the City of Fairfax. The student population comprises approximately sixty-five percent county residents and thirty-five percent city residents. The high school enjoys the positive benefits of a special relationship with the city school government and the county school government.

  • FHS has approximately 2280 students in Grades 9 through 12 with approximately 550 seniors. We are a majority minority school with students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • Approximately, 263 students, or 10 percent of all students, are projected to receive services for English learners (EL). Nearly 263 students, or 11.5 percent, are projected to receive special education services.

  • More than 570 FCPS students, or 25 percent of all students, are eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced-Price Meals Program (FRM). The school met all state and federal requirements for the 2017- 2018 school year.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • FCPS has additional requirements for the standard diploma beyond those of the Virginia Board of Education. Students must earn three credits in science in three different lab areas and four credits in social studies for an FCPS standard diploma.  More information about graduation requirements and course planning.

FEATURES

  • FHS offers 29 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, Honors (HN) programs in English, history, science and math, seven world languages, internship opportunities, on-site vocational training, and a full range of fine and performing arts. Students with learning disabilities and students whose primary language is not English are served by specially adapted instructional programs. Additionally, athletics, performing arts, and a wide range of clubs and activities are available to students.
  • Six high school academies offer technical and specialized courses not found at all high schools. Career and Technical Education (CTE), fine arts, and world languages courses are accessed by students from all high schools. CTE courses offer numerous credentialing opportunities for students who pass industry certification exams.
  • FHS houses the Fairfax Academy which offers career- oriented, advanced, and specialized courses in the fields of arts and communication.

 

GRADING SCALE & GPA

  • Grade point average (GPA) is calculated on the basis of all high school courses for which credit has been earned, attempted, and previously awarded. High school courses taken in middle school may be expunged from the high school transcript. The parent must submit a request within nine weeks of his and/or her child entering an FCPS high school.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools does not rank students.

A (93-100) 4 C (73-76) 2
A - (90-92) 3.7 C- (70-72) 1.7
B+ (87-89) 3.3 D+ (67-69) 1.3
B (83-86) 3 D (64-66) 1
B- (80-82) 2.7 F (below 64) 0
C+ (77-79) 2.3    

P: Pass                                  

WP: Withdrawal Pass

WF: Withdrawal Fail

NM: No Mark (No Credit)

T: Audit (No Credit)

ADDITIONAL WEIGHTING

  • Students who take a year-long high school honors course in English, mathematics, science, or social studies or who take a level 4 or level 5 world language course are granted 0.5 added to their GPA calculation for each course taken.

AP & Dual-Enrolled Courses

Art 2D Latin Lang
Art 3D Multivar. Calculus
Art Drawing Matrix Algebra
Biology Micro/Mac Econ
Calculus AB Music Theory
Calculus BC Physics 1 & 2
Chemistry Physics C
Computer Sci A Physics C E&M
English Lang Psychology
English Lit Spanish Lang
French Lang Statistics
Environmental Science US Comp Govt
German Lang US Govt/Pol
Geospatial Analysis US History
Human Geography World History

Honors and Advanced Courses

Algebra 2 HN Geosystems HN
Biology HN Latin 4 & 5
Chemistry HN Physics HN
English 9 HN Pre-Calculus HN
English 10 HN Spanish 4 & 5
English 11 HN STEM & Adv STEM
English 12 HN US/VA History HN
French 4 & 5 US Gov HN
German 4 World History/Geog 1 HN
Geometry HN World History/Geog 2 HN

TESTING INFORMATION

  • The scores below represent the national and state averages for public school students in the class of 2017. The FCPS score averages are reflective of an additional analysis that is inclusive of those students in the class of 2017 who were enrolled in June of 2017.

SAT Score Comparisons

  Reading Reading Math Math Writing Writing
  15-16 16-17 15-16 16-17 15-16 16-17
FHS 535 535 550 548 518 517
State 520 514 517 511 498 491
National 494 493 508 505 482 480

ACT Score Comparisons

 

 

  English English Math Math Reading Reading Science Science Composite Composite
  15-16 16-17 15-16 16-17 15-16 16-17 15-16 16-17 15-16 16-17
FHS 23.5 25.1 23.9 25.5 24.2 25.6 23.6 24.5 23.9 25.3
State 22.9 23.5 22.9 23.3 24.0 24.6 23.1 23.5 23.3 23.8
Nat’l 20.1 20.3 20.6 20.7 21.3 21.4 20.8 21.0 20.8 21.0

 

STATISTICS ON THE CLASS OF 2018

Through an annual survey of all seniors, the class of 2018 reported the following postsecondary plan intentions:

  • 92% of FHS students from the Class of 2018 are pursuing higher education:
  • 60% attend four-year colleges 32% attend two-year colleges

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