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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.
- 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.
- 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|
WP: Withdrawal Pass
WF: Withdrawal Fail
NM: No Mark (No Credit)
T: Audit (No Credit)
- 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|
|Calculus AB||Music Theory|
|Calculus BC||Physics 1 & 2|
|Computer Sci A||Physics C E&M|
|English Lit||Spanish Lang|
|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|
- 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
ACT Score Comparisons
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