Forsyth County Schools is home to 5 outstanding traditional high schools, featuring grades nine through twelve. The district also provides the Academies of Creative Education (A.C.E.), which features a 6-12 school, iAchieve Virtual Academy, and two programs, Forsyth Academy and Gateway Academy (6-12 alternative program).
All buildings are new or recently renovated, and include a cafeteria, media center, performing arts center, two gymnasiums, weight rooms, and athletic fields/facilities. School designs vary across the county, and include one or two-story buildings.
High schools begin at 8:25 am and students depart at 3:40 pm (12:55 pm for scheduled early release days). Based on primary residency, school attendance lines determine the high school children attend. Out-of-district requests are available for students based on academic program needs.
High school students are evaluated using a report card with numeric averages from 0 - 100. Students must meet diploma requirements in three areas:
Multiple schools offer career academies for students, and workforce development (career/technology) programs are provided for engineering, energy and natural resources; business and communications systems; consumer services; and arts and humanities. Work-based learning and youth apprenticeship experience is also an option for FCS high school students.
All high school classrooms feature a built-in projector and interactive whiteboard. Computers are available to students in the classroom and media center, and also with portable computer stations. All schools have full-time nurses on staff, as well as counselors and Instructional Technology Specialists (ITS). Each school has numerous volunteer opportunities for parents, including PTA/Os, boosters, Local School Councils (LSC), mentoring and classroom volunteers. Transportation is provided for all students, and breakfast and lunch are served daily.
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