FFA Students Represent Florence at the South Central Career Development Event (CDE)
Florence High School took two teams to the South Central District Career Development Event (CDE) Competition. One team was Food Science, which was made up of Jeffrey Rodgers, William Caldwell, Maria Palos, and Alexxis Stone. The second team was a Wildlife team which was made up of Hayden Kent, Carly DeVries, Michael Johnson, and Mia Rodriguez. Jeffrey Rodgers earned first place out of about 40 students in the Food Science Competition, and Hayden Kent wont third place out of about 30 students in the Wildlife Competition. The FHS wildlife team placed second in the FFA district (12 total schools).
For the Food Science competition students had to taste test, create a nutritional label with given products, create a food product and advertise it, identify scents, and know food handling procedures.
For the Wildlife competition students had to be able to identify skulls/pelts/ tracks of native wildlife, as well as correctly use a GPS. They also needed to know current federal and state laws on wildlife.
Florence High School Recognized as a 2013 NCEA Higher Performing School
Recognition as an NCEA Higher Performing School indicates a school’s deep commitment to raising student achievement and putting more students on the path to college and career readiness, regardless of socio-economic barriers or any other obstacles that might otherwise impede success. “These schools stand out as shining examples of what can be achieved when staff, students and parents work together toward a unified goal of better preparing students for life after high school,” states Susan Carlson, Executive Director of Arizona Business and Education Coalition (ABEC). “As Arizona continues implementation of the Common Core Standards, this hard work will pay off for students and families.”
NCEA identifies Higher Performing Schools based on one or both of two measures: 1) consistent improvement in student achievement from previous years (growth), and/or 2) an above-predicted percentage of continuously enrolled students scoring at the Exceeds level on Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS).NCEA's higher performing methodology includes controls for school and student demographics that allow for an apples-to-apples comparison of school achievement and demonstrate that, with the commitment of educators, all schools can have success no matter the ZIP Code.
Florence High School
November Students of the Month
Congratulations to the November FHS Students of the Month
Gillian Newman, Student of the Month
Ian Campos, Student of the Month
Gavin Wood, Rotarian of the Month
US News and World Report Selects FHS
as one of the top High Schools in the Country
Florence High School was recently honored by US News and World Report as one of the nation’s best high schools. The annual ranking was released in May. Florence High received a National rank of Bronze. US News and World Report compared multiple factors in making this determination including college readiness, math proficiency, reading proficiency, student teacher ratio, and standardized test scores. Florence High School has earned this award several times in the past decade. This recognition is a reflection of the quality of our students, faculty, staff, administration, our parents and families and our communities. The entire district can take great pride in the accomplishment of FHS being so honored.
International Baccalaureate Program
Did you know that Florence High School is the only school in Pinal County that offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) program?
The IB Diploma Programme offers a demanding two-year curriculum of pre-university studies that incorporates the best elements of schools from around the world. It is designed for highly-motivated high school students in their junior and senior years. The programme has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, giving IB diploma holders access to the world's leading universities. The International Baccalaureate (IB) is the parent organization for the Diploma Programme and a recognized leader in the field of international education, encouraging students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals, and engaged world citizens.
Please contact our IB Coordinator, Mrs. Val Coppell at 520-866-7028 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about our program or for how your student can register.
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Florence High School HS Anti-Bullying Program
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