The district has eight elementary buildings which
house students in grades K-5 in varying enrollment bands (K-2, 3-5, K-3, 4-5, and K-5). This configuration has allowed
the staff to focus on a narrower developmental range.
The structure, as well as the forward thinking of
staff, has also led to multi-age classrooms and looping
opportunities in some buildings. Students who require
gifted education services can participate in a pull-out
All elementary students are served by special teachers
in art, music and physical education as well as a
Pre-school classes are housed in the Washington Administration building.
The district's two middle schools adhere to a true
middle school concept. Teachers include interdisciplinary
units throughout the year. Students requiring gifted
education services participate together in a language
arts block designed to meet their needs, as well as
having access to accelerated math classes.
All middle schools provide an active extracurricular
program which includes both clubs and athletics.
Students at Findlay High School may choose from over 200
different course offerings. Among those courses are
fifteen advanced placement classes and ten honors-level
courses. As a comprehensive high school, FHS features
an extensive vocational program through Millstream
Career Center. Students from thirteen area schools
also take advantage of these opportunities which prepare
students for employment in this area and throughout
the country. A Freshman Mentorship Program helps 9th graders make a smooth transition into Findlay High School.
Although an exhaustive listing of course offerings
is available in "The FHS Course Selection Guide," it
is helpful to know that there are a number of classes
which are not offered in other area schools. Among
those may be four years of Spanish, French and Latin; extensive science
opportunities which include Integrated
Science, Biology I Honors, Biology I, Principles of Technology, Global
Science, Chemistry I Honors, Chemistry I,
Physics, Anatomy and Environmental Science.
Mathematics offerings run the gamut from Practical Algebra
through Honors and AP Calculus. New Tech Prep programs allow
students to explore their interest in Business Technologies,
Health Technologies and Engineering.
FHS is also extremely proud of its extensive arts
program. The school's orchestra is well known throughout Ohio. The vocal program features Freshman, Concert
and Symphonic Choirs, as well as special performing
groups, including show choirs called The Findlay First
Edition and Voices in Perfection. The band program
is diverse and active. In addition to marching band,
two concert bands, a jazz band, a winter drum line
and a steel drum band give students the opportunity
to feature their special talents. The visual arts
are well represented in the curriculum with offerings
ranging from Art Appreciation to Painting, Jewelry,
Ceramics, and Drawing. Students with interests in
the performing arts can also showcase their talents
in an annual musical and numerous school plays.
There is no shortage of extracurricular opportunities
at FHS. The school offers 22 varsity sports including
swimming, hockey, soccer, and tennis. In addition
there are numerous clubs and other co-curricular activities,
a dance team, national-award winning newspaper, Quiz Bowl, and a state champion "We
the People" team.