About Falcon High School
Falcon High School, in Falcon Zone, was founded in 1900 and is the oldest high school in District 49. During the 2007 school year, students and staff moved into a new, eco-friendly, technologically enhanced building at 10255 Lambert Road in Peyton. It's complete with Smart board technology and wireless internet access. The current enrollment includes more than 1,200 students. Facilities are in high demand for rental by the community.
Falcon High School is dedicated to the professional learning community model for high achievement for all students. It offers 20 advanced placement and CU Succeed classes to challenge students; the newest course is AP computer science. Faculty members are committed to their response-to-intervention process. To that end, after-school tutoring is available as well as co-teaching in math, social studies, science and English. The special education and resource programs are inclusive by nature, while mild to severe needs programs are center-based.
The school hosts five career academies: The Academy of Finance, the Academy of Information Technology, Academy of Health Sciences, Academy of Arts and Academy of Biotechnology. Faculty are proud of their developing ACE program, which includes an internship in a school based print shop. In addition, the school offers a strong Air Force JROTC program for those possibly considering a military career.
The school offers a full range of boys and girls athletics, band and choir opportunities, including marching band, musicals and plays, drill team and color guard. It also sponsors a variety of extracurricular programs such as: Link Crew, student council, Knowledge Bowl, Kitty Hawk Air Society, Mock Trial, Rocket Club, Distributive Education Clubs of America, FBLA, S2S, Art Open Studio, Ski/Snowboard Club, Java Club, Chess Club, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, GSA, Cyber Security, Videogame Club, REACH, Peer Mediation, Tech Theater Club, Role Playing Club, Math Club and Health Occupations Students of America-Future Health Professionals.
Falcon High School is a member of the CSML League North, Class 4A. It competes in cross country, golf, soccer, basketball, bowling, swimming, wrestling, track, baseball, women's softball, volleyball, cheer, and track. Football competes 4A in the I-25 Conference.
Falcon Zone Overview
Falcon Zone has a strong tradition that dates back to 1900. That tradition carries on today with six highly successful schools. Falcon Zone offers the following programs: Academy of Health Sciences, Academy of Finance, Academy of Information and Technology, Air Force JROTC, FBLA, Distributive Education Clubs of America, Link Crew, National Honor Society, Student-to-Student program and many others. The zone offers more than 20 advanced placement and CU Succeed classes. Its schools have performed well on CMAS and SAT.
While the Falcon Zone greatly honors tradition, we also embrace that our learners today deserve a different learning experience from yesteryear—one that will prepare them to be successful in our ever-changing world.
Through Empower Falcon Zone (EmpowerFZ), we aim to empower our learners by offering three main things:
- Engaging Environments
- Enhanced Opportunities
- Elevated Instruction
We want our students to have more voice and choice in their education. We desire to cater more to their interests and needs, while at the same time providing them with unique, challenging, expanded and blended learning opportunities.
Our logo is that of a simple propeller which captures students’ passions. We see students as pilots and when they graduate into the community, they will be fully prepared to pilot their lives toward new horizons and with a passion to make a positive difference in the world.
We began our first cohort of EmpowerFZ teachers in 2018. We are excited to be on this innovative journey with our students!
Portfolio of Schools
District 49 will create a robust portfolio of distinct and exceptional schools. It’s not enough just to have a bunch of different kinds of schools; the district needs to have high quality, exceptional schools. District 49 strives to offer wonderful schools in all of its zones, schools that are different from each other and superior to the options students might have in neighboring districts and communities.District 49’s board-approved strategic plan provides unified vision, goals and strategies to prepare students to achieve like never before. Its strategic plan is organized around a a big rocks metaphor. If the district identifies and focuses on what's most important – its big rocks of trust, community, best district, portfolio of schools and every student – and then adds other things around them, the medium-sized rocks, and finally works in the pebbles, everything better fits together. District 49 has applied this metaphor in its strategic plan, which identifies the district's Big Rocks. These strategic initiatives will be emphasized over the upcoming years, representing the district’s commitment to its community. These five rocks are its foundation for building an excellent future with its staff, students and greater community.