Falcon Extravaganza — Be Our Guest Thursday, May 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Falcon Pride Takes Wing: Be Our Guest Thursday, May 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.

“I love the private school feeling of our high school,” said Frazier Mountain High School Senior Anna Hart in a recent interview, “there are many great things about a small school that you don’t get in a larger school.”

The public is invited to come see for yourselves at a special "Falcon Extravaganza" next week on Thursday, May 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Frazier Mountain High School (FMHS).

A festival of facts will be showcased about the many offerings at FMHS. “We will have performances by Drama, Cheer, Drumline, Baton, and more, between 6:00-6:30,” said principal Anthony Saba. “There will be booths for every sport, subject and activity,” he promises.

“I encourage everyone in the community to come to see for themselves what our high school has to offer. Home school families are especially invited, to share their ideas in a no-pressure visit and to learn about upgrades to our FMHS offerings.” Refreshments will be served.

Did You Know?

The top 9 (GPA) FMHS seniors next year will automatically be accepted into a UC campus. Larger schools do not receive this advantage. Over 80 percent of the 2012 graduating seniors will be attending post secondary education (college).

While 50 percent of the sophomores who enter the FMHS ComTec Academy are at risk of not graduating, 97 percent of Academy students graduate from high school well qualified for college.

A grant has funded an FMHS college advisor three days a week who helps students apply for college and for financial aid. They also confirm that graduation requirements are being met. FMHS will have three AP (Advanced Placement) courses next year, including English, U.S. History and Psychology. Students obtain college credit while in high school. FMHS will offer a night Geology class next year (funded through California State University, Bakersfield). Students will earn both high school and college credit.

FMHS offers Intervention and Academic Accountability classes, geared toward students who are struggling academically, so they get their homework done with the assistance of a credentialed teacher. This year, FMHS reached unprecedented overall success in its athletic programs. Please come learn more on Thursday, May 31.

Take Peace Valley Road (turn right at Flying J onto the frontage road between Lebec and Gorman), then turn onto Falcon Way, which leads to the high school.

This is part of the May 25, 2012 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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