School begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 2:50 PM. Zero period begins at 7:00 AM.
FCS provides a progressive, research-supported education that reflects a biblical worldview. Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD), a research-based model, supports instruction across content areas that is rich in high-level vocabulary, promotes metacognition, encourages gradual release of responsibility, and embodies 21st-century learning. The GLAD model emphasizes solving one’s problems, respecting others, and making good choices. Metacognitive learners are able to think about their own learning: Does this make sense? How am I doing? What am I doing well? What can I do better?
FCS provides a support system for students to build relationships with each other and staff; together, we establish a community of compassion. Comprised of single-gender, mixed-grade levels, advisory groups range from 8-10 students in size and meet twice a week. Advisory focuses on relationship building, academic support, and creating an even richer learning environment.
The Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) is a computer adaptive assessment administered three times a year. MAP measures what students know and what they are ready to learn. FCS students at each grade level scored above the Norm Grade Level Mean RIT score in each subject. The Norm Grade Level Mean RIT is the average score for students in the same grade as that student, across the country, who took the MAP assessment for that content area.
FCS offers a specialized two-week January Term (J-Term), a session between the first and second semesters. This is a time for students to explore new classes beyond the typical college-prep curriculum. Potential J-Term opportunities may include psychology, programming, archaeology, script writing, photography, culinary arts, native planting, and/or internships. The term concludes with an all-high school retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
FCS competes in the Bay County’s League (BCL) in the Bay Area Conference (BAC) in the North Coast Section (NCS) of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). Our FCS Warriors and Lady Warriors hold 73 League Championships and eight Section Championships. More About High School Athletics.
The Fine Arts department produces award-winning choral, traditional band, jazz, and handbell ensembles. Music and drama students collaborate to bring professional-level Broadway musicals and classic plays to our stage. Choral and instrumental groups tour, perform, and compete at a variety of venues. Performing arts opportunites range from band, jazz ensembles, choir, and handbell ensembles. More About High School Arts.
Activities: Sadie Hawkins dance, intramural competitions, Spirit Week, homecoming dance, Worldwide Warrior Week, and Junior-Senior Prom. Club options include: Debate, Quizbowl, Robotics, Computer Science, California Scholarship Federation (CSF), Science Olympiad, Rotary Interact, United Student Body (USB) Student Council, Dance Club, American Cancer Society Club, Badminton Club, and more.
Big-School Opportunities in a Small-School Environment