Details overview

Hours 7:50 AM - 3:05 AM
School leader Lynne Hice
District Florence City School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule Year-round
Extended / longer school day
Block scheduling
Part-time study

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Engineering
World languages
Mathematics
Music
Performing arts
Science
Service learning
Special Education
Visual arts
Career and Tech (vocational)
Writing
Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
Advanced placement (AP) courses
Classical
College preparatory
Core Knowledge
Continuation
Direct instruction
Gifted / High performing
Hybrid / Blended learning
Honors track
Independent study
Individually guided instruction
Internships
Project-based
Standards-based
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Virtual school

Classes

9
Visual Arts
including: Photography
9
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
4
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Chamber music
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Orchestra
Rock band
Theory
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Improv
Poetry
Career and Tech programs Agriculture
Business management
Computer programming
Construction / Building
Cosmetology
Culinary
Industrial / Graphic Design
IT support
Welding certification
Engineering
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Architecture
Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles
World languages taught French
German
Latin
Spanish
World languages taught (misc.) Greek

Support

14
Facilities
including: Cafeteria
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Gym
Industrial shop
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Performance stage
Science lab
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Remediation
Tutoring
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Developmental delay
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 61% 58%
Black 31% 34%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 50% 49%
N/A 50% 51%
Male 50% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 56%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

12
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
13
Boys Sports
including: Cross country
24
Clubs
including: Chess club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Equestrian
Golf
Power lifting / Weight lifting
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Equestrian
Football
Golf
Power lifting / Weight lifting
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Wrestling
Clubs Art club
Book / reading club
Chess club
Dance club
DECA
Drama club
Drill team
Drum line
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Flag girls
Foreign language and culture club
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Literary magazine
Marching band
Math club
National Honor Society (NHS)
SADD
Science club
Special Olympics
Student council / government
Technology club
Television / Radio News
Woodshop
Yearbook
Clubs (misc.) Rainbow Club
Clubs - language Spanish, French, Latin
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Florence Freshman Center

Awards

Academic award Niche Best Schools
Year received 2015
Academic award Newsweeks Best High School
Year received 2014
Academic award U.S. News and World Report Best High School
Year received 2014

Teachers

20
Staff
including: Security personnel
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
Cooking / nutrition teacher
Dance teacher
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff French
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Accessible via public transportation
Transportation provided for special education students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner University of North Alabama
Partner website Http://www.una.edu/
Partner North West Shoals Community College
Partner website Http://www.nwscc.edu/

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012