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Franklin County High School

Due to our missed days and our make up days, the following adjustments have been made to the 3rd and 4th grading periods:
January 6 – March 21 (Midterm February 14)
March 31 – May 29 (Midterm April 30)

FCCSC’s Plan to Re-Claim Lost Instructional Time Due to Weather Related Closings. Please click here for details.

Welcome to Franklin County High School

We have been provided with the best facilities. Our staff is caring, dedicated and highly qualified. There is no substitute for high expectations and achievement. It is important that we set challenging goals and work to reach them. Building a strong foundation of skills in communication, reading, writing, thinking, physical fitness, technology, and the ability to work with a team are a critical part of student life at Franklin County High School.

What are the advantages of attending FCHS?

Let us share our thoughts:

  1. Academic Excellence – Excellence is our Expectation. Franklin County High School continually recognizes our students’ academic success: 80% of our students receive an Academic Honor Diploma Students or Indiana Core 40 Diploma Students
  2. First Class Technology – Freshmen and Sophomore students receive a Chromebook Laptop, and by 2014 ALL Franklin County High School Students will utilize a 1:1 computing device. Students also enjoy full wireless connection throughout the building. Additionally, every classroom at Franklin County High School is equipped with a “Pole vault” system which includes a document presenter, an LCD projector, interactive devices, and wireless connection used for assisting instruction.
  3. Commitment to Healthy and Safe Learning Environment – Franklin County High School offers fresh and healthy foods choices in our cafeteria, and is equipped with a secured entrance and state of the art camera system to assist in monitoring the campus and our students.
  4. Opportunities for College Credit – Through our academic connection with Ivy Tech, Franklin County High School students have access to a variety of post-secondary courses. As a result, ALL students can have a college transcript and many students graduate with approximately a year’s worth of college credit.
  5. ACT/SAT Preparation Courses – By investing in preparation courses for our students, we continue to see strong ACT/SAT results. In fact, our school’s 2013 ACT scores were above state average in ALL categories.
  6. Comprehensive Curriculum – Our diverse curriculum includes traditional courses as well as, Art and Music Courses, Foreign Language Courses, Family and Consumer Science courses, Business courses, Agriculture Courses, Engineering & Technical Education Classes, Project Lead the Way, Whitewater Technical Career Center, and MCATZ mentorship opportunities.
  7. Credit Recovery – C.A.R.E Alternative Program – From a student lacking in a few credits to students who may struggle with a full day of academic instruction, our state approved credit recovery and alternative program allows for a flexible, friendly, and individualized pathways for fulfilling the requirements of graduation.
  8. Successful Athletic Programs – State, Semi-state, Regional, Sectional, and EIAC conference champions, from football to basketball to baseball and track, there are numerous opportunities for our students to participate in both team and individual sports.
  9. Extra-curricular opportunities – From FFA to Book club to Environmental club and Key club, there are several opportunities for involvement in student life at Franklin County High School.
  10. Successful Graduates – Approximately 75% of Franklin County High School graduates pursue post-secondary education. In fact, over $500.000 in local and college scholarships is annually awarded to graduating seniors. Additionally, several of our students have furthered their education at schools such as:
    • Notre Dame
    • West Point Military Academy
    • Air Force Academy
    • Indiana University
    • Purdue University
    • Ohio State University
    • Miami of Ohio
    • University of Cincinnati
    • Numerous other public and private Universities

When you choose to enroll your child at Franklin County High School, you’ll be part of a school that is known for academic excellence and providing a wealth of opportunities for all children. We hope to have the opportunity to educate your child.

2013 NMS Finalist- Mitchell Edwards

Past Winners:

Year Student Status
2012 Erica Rasnick Commended
2010 Jonathan Soulsby Outstanding Participants
2009 Polly Fairfield Commended
2007 Mary Fairfield Finalist/Scholar
2000 Andrea Meyer Finalist
1995 Heidi Henson Finalist
1995 Alyson Lindsay Finalist/Scholar
1995 Sarah Peters Finalist
1994 Jill Ellis Finalist/Scholar
1991 Fred Bauer Finalist

Schedule a Tour

Want to visit Franklin County High School and see these and many other advantages yourself? Contact Principal Kent Grider by email ( or phone (765-647-4101).