Academics

Fonda-Fultonville CSD serves the educational needs of about 1,425 students from Pre-K to grade 12. The district has three schools operating within one building complex on one campus:

  • Elementary School is Pre-K to Grade 4
  • Middle School is Grades 5-8
  • High School is Grades 9-12

Elementary School: Grades K-4

Where Character & Kids Count

Literacy is our main focus at the elementary school. Our K-3 reading program is grounded in scientifically-based research and our goal is to have all students reading at grade level by the end of third grade. Reading is also a priority in the fourth grade. There is an emphasis placed on critical thinking, thought-provoking writing and detail-focused work in all core subject areas.

We also offer a strong math and science program as well as several special area programs such as art, music, and physical education.

At FFCSD, the Six Pillars of Character—Respect, Caring, Fairness, Trustworthiness, Responsibility and Citizenship are important and emphasized throughout the elementary school day. Together with our strong academic programs, the pillars help to ensure that all students succeed and are well prepared for future challenges.


Middle School: Grades 5-8

On their way to physical, emotional, and intellectual maturity

Students in grades 5-8 are in a time of transition. They are growing physically, emotionally and intellectually. Teachers, working with a variety of support personal, offer a bridge between home and school providing the means to ensure academic achievement.

Teachers work together as a team to provide integrated lessons that span all subject areas. Classes are grouped heterogeneously and special needs students are included in the team teaching.

In addition to state-mandated courses, we offer accelerated classes in several subjects for grade 8 students.


High School: Grades 9-12

Hitting their stride in the quest for college and career readiness

Guidance counselors help high school students plan an individualized course of study from among the required classes and the wide variety of electives we offer, including our Career Preparation course.

Through our Ventures in Entrepreneurship sequence, students learn how to operate a small business. The New Visions Health Careers program offers student a chance to explore career options in the healthcare industry. Our College in the High School program gives students the opportunity to earn college credit. We also offer Advanced Placement and distance learning classes, as well as an Alternative Education program.

Our athletics and music programs are among the best in the area. Our band and chorus students are routinely recognized for their outstanding performances and our sports teams are known for excelling on and off the field. Many of our athletes are recognized as Scholar Athletes by the state for their success.


Integration of Technology

Technology shapes all corners of American life, from our health to our entertainment. It has also become a powerful tool for education. In Fonda-Fultonville, educators are using technology to teach in new and different ways. By doing this, students are not only more engaged in the classroom, but they are mastering a variety of skills that are essential for both colleges and careers.

FFCSD places an emphasis on integrating technology and computers into day-to-day learning at all grade levels. We have computers in every classroom, two computer labs, a business lab outfitted with computers and fully automated libraries. An on-staff network manager maintains all computer systems. We have a distance learning program that allows our students to use technology to tap into programs offered at other school districts. Ultimately, instructional technology has become a strategic tool as the district works to meet state expectations for student achievement and teacher and principal effectiveness.