In 1999 Preston School district had a vision of a true alternative high school that taught on a different schedule, focusing on one subject, small class size, housed in an off campus setting for students who were at risk of failure in a traditional setting. Franklin County High School, located in Preston, Idaho, sought accreditation for the first time in 2008 and is currently an accredited institution with NWAC (Northwest Accreditation Commission) an accreditation division of AdvancEd.
We believe this school is a safe place with high standards where students, staff, parents, and our community members are welcomed and are partners in education. We serve at-risk high school students in grades nine through twelve referred from Preston and surrounding school districts. We meet state requirements for credits and graduation. Our school has approximately 48-50 students. To date, we have graduated 486 students in our 16 years of operation. We teach responsibility through efforts to improve attendance, demonstrate success by earning credits, and promote accountability for behavior. We have a working relationship with Preston High School who provides counseling services, Larsen-Sant Public Library, Franklin County Soil & Conservation and the Pocatello Detention Center.
We are implementing our second year of our after-school program funded by Idaho's 21st Century Grant. The students throughout the school year. The program is offered for 3 hours each day after school. The after-school program, Franklin County High School's C.A.S.T. Program, will focus on careers, academics, social & technical skills.
Mission & Beliefs
The faculty of Franklin County High School affirms the following belief statements about student learning and learning opportunities:
We believe Franklin County High School provides a safe learning environment that creates opportunities for academic success.
We believe in maintaining classrooms based on positive behavior intervention services that foster learning.
We believe in providing a structured educational environment that promotes self-worth, accountability, educational success, and productive members of society.
We believe there must be informative communication and respect between faculty, parents, students, and community partnerships.
We believe our base curriculum should be aligned with state standards.
We believe in maintaining a licensed, competent staff that displays professional behavior to facilitate student success.
We believe in incorporating the use of current technology in our curriculum, maintaining equipment, and obtaining up-to-date technological equipment.
We believe in developing student understanding and acceptance of the principles and values necessary to become a productive member of society.
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