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FHS Student Handbook

Falmouth Learning Outcomes

  • Clear and effective communicators: Understand the attributes and techniques that positively impact constructing and conveying meaning for a variety of purposes and through a variety of modes. 
  • Self-directed and lifelong learners: Understand the importance of embracing and nurturing a growth mindset. 
  • Creative and practical problem solvers: Are skilled at selecting and applying a process of problem-solving to deepen understanding and determine whether redefining the goal is a better way of addressing a problem situation and continuing to consider other alternative solutions until one resonates as the best one. 
  • Responsible and involved citizens: Understand the interdependence within and across systems and brings to each situation the appropriate actions. 
  • Integrative and informed thinkers: Are skilled at using complex reasoning processes to make meaning. 

Falmouth's Beliefs and Practices

  • Student learning and growth is our common goal.
  • Students learn best when they are engaged.
  • Students learn in a variety of ways and at different rates.
  • Students need practice and feedback before being expected to demonstrate learning.
  • Students need to develop habits of work.
  • Professionals use evidence from student work, behavior, and feedback to inform decisions.

Equal Educational Opportunities

The Falmouth School Department is committed to providing equal educational opportunities as required by federal and state laws for all students, regardless of race, color, sex, or national origin. Students or families/caregivers should direct any questions or concerns to the building principal.

Frequently Used Contacts

FHS Main Office: 207-781-7429
FHS School Nurse: 207-781-1321
FHS Student Services: 207-781-7429 x5687
Transportation: 207-321-0030
Athletics: athletics.falmouthschools.org 

Calendars & Schedules

2022-23 Falmouth Schools District Calendar - Year At A Glance
2022-23 School & District Monthly Events Calendar 
FHS 2022-23 Bell Schedule

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Student Behavior Expectations

Ethical and responsible behavior is an essential part of the educational mission of the Falmouth Schools. To that end, this system-wide Code of Conduct has been developed with input from school staff, students, family/caregivers, and community members. The Code defines our collective expectations for students, staff, family/caregivers, and community members' behavior and provides the framework for a safe, orderly, and respectful learning environment.
 
Standards for Ethical and Responsible Behavior
The Code of Conduct is intended to support and encourage all school  community members to meet the following community wide standards for ethical and responsible behavior:

Respect  -  Honesty  -  Compassion  -  Fairness  -  Responsibility  -  Courage

Disciplinary Procedures

Student Drug, Alcohol, & Tobacco Use Policy

Activities, Clubs, & Athletics

Student Life

Student Services

Graduation Requirements

All students must complete the following to graduate:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the content-area graduation standards of the Maine Learning Results.
  • Complete 30 hours of Community Service, with at least 20 hours completed by the end of the junior year. Students who transfer to Falmouth High School are required to complete 7.5 hours for each year of attendance at FHS.  Please Note: Due to COVID and moving to remote learning Spring 2020, the class of 2023 community service requirements were reduced by 7.5 hours, therefore this class has a 22.5 hour obligation.
  • Complete the Senior Discovery program requirements and submit an application to a post-secondary educational institution, training program, military or other life experience.

It is the responsibility of each student to make certain that all requirements for graduation are met. School counselors and the administrative staff will make every effort to ensure that students are scheduled properly, but each student must be responsible for progress toward his/her diploma.

To earn a diploma from FHS, students must earn 20 total credits and must include the following:

  •  4 English credits
  •  3 Mathematics credits
  •  3 Science credits
  •  3 Social studies credits (U.S. History is a requirement)
  •  1 Fine Art credit
  •  .5 Health credit
  •  1 Physical Education credit

Multiple Pathways Towards Graduation

Falmouth High School offers multiple learning options that allow students to demonstrate proficiency on expected learning standards and satisfy graduation requirements. A Multiple Pathway will be approved by the school unit in an individual student plan.

Learning options may include:

  • Dual enrollment or early college courses
  • Career and technical education
  • Accredited online learning programs
  • Alternative or at risk programming
  • Apprenticeships, internships, field work or exchange experiences