Congratulations Brookville Elementary & Laurel School!
These schools showed overall improvement in English/Language Arts and Mathematics on the Spring 2014 ISTEP!
An Open Letter from Dr. Debbie Howell, FCCSC Superintendent
Welcome back to school. The older I get, the faster the summer seems to fly by. This summer has definitely been a whirlwind spent hiring 25 new teachers, gearing up for the new Indiana Academic Standards, and completing several facility improvement projects. Before we begin the 2014-15, I would like to reflect on some of our recent successes.
During the 2013-14 school year:
• The Franklin County Community School Corporation improved two letter grades as determined by the Indiana Department of Education; moving from a “D” school corporation to a “B”. In addition all schools either increased their letter grade or remained the same.
• Brookville Elementary School earned an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education for the fourth consecutive year.
• Graduation rate increased from 83.1% to 91.5%, exceeding both the state average and the state goal.
• The number of students receiving dual credits exceeded the state goal.
• 420 credits were recovered by Franklin County students. 22 FCHS students are now back on track to graduate with their original cohort and 11 members of the class of 2014 graduated on time due to the credits they recovered.
• Received a School Safety Grant allowing the school corporation to obtain a school resource officer.
• Three (3) Brookville Elementary Students received a perfect score on the ISTEP.
• Mt. Carmel 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math students placed 2nd nationally out of 1200 schools in the SumDog mathematics competition.
• Franklin County High School was home to a National Merit Scholarship Finalist, as well as the winner of the “2014 Passing of the Torch Award” presented by Governor, Mike Pence.
• All school improvement goals, as well as the corporation improvement goal, were met.
As we look toward the 2014-15 school year additional opportunities for success have been added:
• Dual credit opportunities at Franklin County High School have doubled from 18 to 32.
• Inaugural year of the Wildcat Prep Academy with 29 7th graders accepting the invitation to participate.
• One-to-one technology will be in the hands of ALL FCHS students.
• Received second year funding for the School Safety Grant allowing the school corporation to continue the school resource officer program.
• With the encouragement and hard work of our music department the number of students enrolled in the high school band has grown from 26 in 2003 to 105!
Again, I want to welcome you to the 2014-15 school year. The faculty and staff are looking forward to the opportunities and challenges the new school year brings.
Yours in Education,
Dr. Debbie Howell, Superintendent
Welcome Mr. Keith Isaacs, Principal FCHS
Mr. Isaacs has 26 years of experience in education. He began teaching at Centerville Senior High School in 1989 where he taught Technology and Engineering Education. In 1998, he began teaching Technology and Engineering Education in the South Henry School Corporation. From 2007-08, he served as the assistant principal at Tri Jr/Sr. High School and has served as the principal the last 6 years.
Mr. Isaacs graduated from Tri Jr/Sr. High School where he participated in band, wrestling, football, track, and baseball. He graduated in 1989 from Ball State University with a B.S. in Technology Education. He received his M.A. degree in Educational Leadership in 2006.
Mr. Isaacs brings experience to his new position and will continue with the Early College High School initiative and the implementation of Chromebooks for every student. Mr. Isaacs is a past recipient of the Department of Air Force Outstanding Technology Teacher Award, the I-STAR award, and the Lilly Endowment “Teacher Creativity Grant.”
He is a member of the Indiana Association of School Principals and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Keith is married to April Isaacs and they have a daughter Courtney and a son Travis.
Student Registration Begins Soon!
A reminder that student registration for the 2014-2015 school year begins the week of July 28. To save time, please consider bringing completed registration forms with you to the school.
If you have a student who will be attending the High School, it is HIGHLY recommended that you view the Chromebook Policy prior to attending registration. At the end of the policy there are two pages that require BOTH student and parent signatures. A Chromebook will not be issued without all required signatures.
Click the links below to download the needed forms. Thank you!
- All K-12 Students: Student Demographics/Registration
- Free & Reduced Meal Application FAQ and Directions
- 2014-2015 Free/Reduced Meal Application
- Chromebook Policy – Required for ALL High School students.
Non Resident Transfer Students
Franklin County Community Schools are now accepting applications for non-resident transfer students. If you live outside of the district, but would like to attend a Franklin County School, click the image to the left and learn how.
It’s not too late to register your child for Kindergarten. Children who will be 5 years old by August 1, 2014 are eligible to attend Kindergarten in the 2014-2015 school year. To learn more, click on the image to the left.
Join us as we celebrate the many accomplishments of Franklin Community School Corporation’s students and teachers. Each month we will spotlight a new accomplishment in this space. To view past celebrations, click here.
We believe it is the function of the Franklin County Community School Corporation to educate our students for a life that will be satisfying and meaningful to them as persons and will contribute to the improvement of their community, state, and nation. The educational system shall be student-centered, addressing their needs and potential so they may be more adequately prepared vocationally, socially, intellectually, and morally.
Recognizing the diversity of pupil needs and interests, the curriculum and activity programs shall be varied to meet individual desires so that student may acquire the skills necessary to make a living, find satisfactory leisure time activities, develop self-esteem, gain the respect of others, and develop the desire to contribute to our representative society. The programs shall be revised, as necessary, to assist the students to adjust to life in an ever-changing world, teaching them how to think and act in real-life situations, encouraging them to develop worthwhile attitudes and ideals, and allowing them to appreciate the acquisition of useful knowledge, habits, and skills.