Ferndale High School
The Ferndale secondary schools campus offers the small community feel and personalized attention for which Ferndale Schools is famous. Students have access to integrated STEM electives and our top-ranked IMPI Robotics team. We offer over 20 AP courses, award-winning music, drama and art classes, and more opportunities for enrichment at the Center for the Advanced Studies and the Arts (CASA). Students enjoy 17 FREE varsity sports! And now, through our Early College programs, students can graduate high school with a FREE associate’s degree.
Our curricular pathways empower students to self-direct their learning by making course choices to fit their areas of interest and career goals. Each pathway is designed around a broad area of focus:
- Performing and Visual Arts
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
(Pathways have been designed based on student survey data over the past decade regarding students’ interests and career aspirations.)
Electives are designed to support career-readiness and teach specific skills needed. Juniors and Seniors benefit from individualized offerings like internships, virtual mentors or online classes.
Students are asked to select a pathway by the end of their freshman year, but anyone can change pathways as interests change.The pathways are designed to make sure that students are getting their required credits for graduation no matter which pathway they choose. They appeal to many different types of students, and we have created new classes specifically for these pathways that strengthen their relationship to the themes.
In addition to the pathways, Ferndale High School has entered into new relationships and strengthened existing relationships with outside organizations that provide area high school students with non-traditional courses of study, including the Oakland Technical Campus and Oakland Community College, expanding our facilities and teaching resources for every student.
National Merit Semi-Finalist
Student accepted to Johns Hopkins University
Student accepted to MIT
IMPI Robotics Team Ranked in the Top 20 in the world
Six DECA State Finalists, two DECA National Finalists
38 Students Named to National Honor Society
FHS Writers Sweep Marygrove University Writing Awards
Athletics Social Media
Arts & Humanities
Marching Band Finished in 1st place at MCBA Finals
FHS Student Selected for Oakland University Honors Band
11 FHS Students selected for Oakland University Honors Orchestra
FHS students earned more than $100,000 in scholarships from Michigan Thespian Festival
Student scored perfect 100 at state level solo festival qualifying for Michigan youth arts festival
Every choir, band and orchestra received straight 1s at district festival
3 Ferndale High School students have been invited to perform in the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Orchestra
- Over $2,000,000 in scholarships were awarded to the class of 2014.
- Over $100,000 in scholarships were earned by FHS students from the Michigan Thespian Festival.
- Over $48,278 came from our local clubs, organizations and generous community and school benefactors.
- North Central Accreditation 2013-2018
- 2012 Michigan Reward School
- Official Michigan Emerald School-Michigan Green Schools
Principal's Corner: Radhika Issac
Ferndale High School
COVID-19 Vaccines are now available to ALL MICHIGAN RESIDENTS AGES 16 AND UP. The resources below will allow you to register conveniently, or visit FerndaleSchools.org/District/Health/Vaccine for our vaccination page.
Rite Aid also offers Free COVID-19 testing for Ages 4+
County Vaccine Distribution
Learn more about the COVID Vaccine from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
The Ferndale Equity Development Team will hold a quarterly community meeting on
Wednesday, April 14th
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
If you are interested in joining, please email Robyn Camblin for Zoom information Robyn.Camblin@ferndaleschools.org.
Chartwells is excited to announce a new program: the monthly nutritional enrichment calendar. The calender is a PDF with clickable links available at FerndaleSchools.org/return/meals/#enrichment. Every day features two links:
- Elementary student activity in green
- Secondary student activity in orange
These activities are a part of the after school meals program. QR codes with these same links are being placed in the actual meal bags for parents and students to easily access daily enrichment activities. Click the link or the image to view or download the calendar.
Congratulations to the FHS Varsity Boys Basketball Team. The Eagles were crowned the regional champs and made it to the final four in the state, after a hard fought victory over Crosswell-Lexington! Unfortunately the Eagles dropped a heartbreaker to Catholic Central-Grand Rapids in the Final Four. What a season! Thank you to Coach Juan Rickman and all of our student athletes for an amazing run!
Upcoming event dates and times can be found on our Returning to Learning Building Info page.