Enrolling at Futurus High School
Futurus High School is an alternative learning setting in Centralia School District directed under Washington State Alternative Learning Experience rules and laws governed by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. We are a school that caters to juniors, seniors, and 5th year seniors within the district, as well as its surrounding districts, where success in student achievement is guided by a caring and understanding staff, student ownership in learning, and through varied instructional approaches. The mission of our school is that all students will achieve graduation, career and employment readiness, while maintaining the rigor and relevance associated with state and federal learning requirements and standards.
Futurus High School is a learning environment that provides quality instruction through guided individual curriculum, blended, and direct approaches. While area high schools might seek placement for students presenting significant behavioral challenges, this is not the purpose of FHS. Futurus serves students who will benefit through alternative educational approaches by demonstrating a commitment in doing so.
Because an ALE program cannot claim students who are not making adequate progress on their Washington Student Learning Plan, students failing to make adequate progress must be released to their sending school or need to find enrollment elsewhere; online, homeschool, Gravity program, etc. It is important that students (and parents/guardians) understand this rule and this is made clear during the sending school counseling process, and again during FHS orientation; where they can ask questions for clarification. Adequate progress will be determined at the end of the six-week period. Orientations for new students will also take place on a six-week cycle according to the scheduled dates listed below.
FHS 2018-19 Orientation Dates;
August 31st, September 7th, September 17th, October 29th, December 10th, January 25th, April 8th, May 20th
Will submit a completed FHS enrollment form to the FHS office prior to orientation days (listed above). This orientation must be attended by parent/guardian and student with no exceptions.
Students will submit an Inter-district Transfer Form signed by both district superintendents, submit a completed Futurus High School application to the FHS office, and attend an orientation. This orientation must be attended by parent/guardian and student with no exceptions.
Students at Futurus can be self-directed in their learning using the online APEX learning system, as well as a blended instructional model, and/or direct instructional model for high school credit. Each student will complete a minimum of 1.5 high school credits, every 9 weeks, in subject matter based upon their graduation needs.
Student Schedule Options:
Futurus ALE All Day – APEX Learning System/Blended Classroom Model/Direct Instruction
1.5 credits every 9 weeks; six credits per year;
New Market Skills Center/Futurus ALE
(0.6 FTE @ NMSC) + (1.0 FTE @ Futurus) = 1.6 FTE combined per Skill Center Rules
1.5 credits per semester at NMSC/1.5 credits every semester at Futurus;
Centralia High School/Futurus ALE
(0.2 - 0.4 FTE @ CHS) + (0.6 – 0.8 FTE – at FHS) = split not to exceed 1.0 FTE
Schedule dependent upon courses being taken at CHS
0.5 – 1.0 credits per semester/1.5 credits every 9 weeks at Futurus
(0.2 - 1.0 FTE @ CC) + (0.8 - 0.2 FTE @ FHS) - Scheduled through Centralia College and FHS. Contracted day for RS FHS student to meet with advisor at FHS.
Sports and Clubs
Students at FHS have the same access to sports and clubs at Centralia High School, including Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO’s).
We would like to remind you that magic words such as hello, please, you’re welcome, I’m sorry, and thank you, all begin to be learned at home.
Home is also where they learn to be organized, to take good care of their belongings, and that it’s not ok to touch others.
Here at school, on the other hand, we teach language, math, history, geography, physics, sciences, and physical education.
We only reinforce the education that children receive at home from their parents.
We are a school of choice that caters to students in grades 11-12+ within the district, as well as its surrounding districts.
The mission is to provide students with options toward graduation and earning their high school diploma.
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