Falcon News

The McDowell Mountain Falcons are always up to something. Visit this page often to see what's happening. You'll find upcoming events as well as the latest news about some of the great things going on at our school.

Updates to Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

AVID is a college and career preparation program that provides students support in high school to prepare for education and life. A team of staff completed a thorough review of the AVID program at FHHS in the 2020–2021 school year. Additionally, Laura Herron, who has a tremendous amount of experience as an AVID Coordinator, will be leading this program. Her abundance of knowledge about the AVID program will allow us to provide even more to our students through this offering. Laura is also one of our math teachers at FHMS.

New Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programming

We are instituting three new programs at the high school: Culinary Arts, Business Management, and Sports Medicine. New clubs and opportunities for career development through these CTE programs are taking place for our students for the 2021–2022 school year. We've been fortunate to hire excellent teachers to lead these three programs. The teachers that will be leading this department have a wealth of experience in these disciplines to instruct and share with our students. All three programs have already achieved full enrollment for the fall. In addition to these on-site CTE offerings, our students will continue to have the opportunity to participate in CTE programming at the EVIT campus in Mesa.