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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.

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Career Pathways

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)
  • Humanities
  • Entrepreneurship

(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.


Discover Career Pathways in our Course Catalog » PDF Document


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.

Community Support

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.

Academics

 

  • 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 


 

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 

Scholarships

 

  • 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.

 

Recognitions

 

  • North Central Accreditation 2013-2018
  • 2012 Michigan Reward School
  • Official Michigan Emerald School-Michigan Green Schools 

FHS News

Principal's Corner: Radhika Issac

 

Radhika Issac
Principal
Ferndale High School

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October 22, 2020
Curriculum Quarterly - October 2020
Literacy and Our Students

The latest FPS Curriculum Quarterly is now available. Our Curriculum & Instruction Department will be releasing a new issue 4 times a year that will briefly highlight areas of teaching and learning in Ferndale Public Schools. We look forward to sharing our programming overviews with you.  If you have questions, please contact Johanna Mracna at johanna.mracna@ferndaleschools.org.

This issue focuses on our literacy learning goals and methods, presented by grade ranges. Please take a look, and stay tuned for future issues introducing our other pillars of education.

Read the Curriculum Quarterly for October 2020 - Literacy and Our Students »

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10/28/2020
Upcoming Ferndale Family University: Health & Safety

Join us in learning from an Oakland County School Nurse, FPS parent Kelly Berryman, about health and safety for families during this time.

Wednesday, October 28th
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zoom Virtual Meeting

Meeting information will be sent out via Remind to all school families before the event.

From our nurse: "A student’s health is directly related to his her ability to learn. Children right now are struggling with stress of the pandemic, and I as school nurse am here to help support the student and school during this time. I will go over an ounce of prevention and why face masks and hand washing can help.”

October 14, 2020
Welcome Our New Theatre Director

Ferndale High School and the Ferndale Musical Boosters are proud to announce the new Theatre Director, Kelly Komlen. Please click the Read More link to read Kelly's letter to the community. As Kelly will tell you in her letter, she has 20 years of professional stage experience and 10 years of instructional practice. Kelly is planning a Fall production, and details will be coming soon! 

October 12, 2020
Choir Pop-Up Makes Beautiful Music, Together

Thirteen students attended our first FHS Choir Pop-Up Event on October 5th. "It was wonderful to be able to get together to sing & reunite!" said Choir Director Kimberly Schroeder. Students also received a care package with a friendly note which read, "Take note: we think you are awesome! We are so happy to have you in the choir program."

 

FHS Events

Upcoming event dates and times can be found on our Returning to Learning Building Info page.