About Falcon High School
Falcon High School, in the 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. The current enrollment includes more than 1,150 students.
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. Faculty members are committed to their response-to-intervention process. To that end, afterschool 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 two career academies: the Academy of Health Sciences and the Academy of Biotechnology. In addition, the FHS offers a strong Space Force JROTC program (One of only ten Space Force JROTC programs in the Nation!) for those possibly considering a military career.
Falcon High School offers a full range of boys' and girls' athletics, band (including marching band), choir opportunities, musicals and plays, SFJROTC drill team and color guard. It also sponsors a variety of extracurricular programs such as: Link Crew, Student Council, Knowledge Bowl, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Student 2 Student, Art Club, Chess Club, National Honor Society, Honeybees, Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA), Cyber Security, and Math Club.
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.