Fairview High School Academic Information
Fairview High School strives to provide meaningful challenges that push students to maximize their abilities to propel them to their next steps in life. FvHS offers a wide range of high quality programs to help students maximize their abilities, including Advanced Placement, College, Career and Technical Education (CTE), ACT Prep, Academic Intervention, and Freshman Academy.
Explore the tabs below for more detailed information on Advanced Placement (AP) and JROTC.
Why Advanced Placement?
FvHS offers over 20 AP courses – from AP Calculus to Macroeconomics to AP Art Studio 2D – for students who are motivated and have shown academic promise to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.
AP Can Help Students:
- Stand out in college admissions—taking AP is a sign students are ready for college
- Earn college credits—colleges nationwide offer credit, advanced placement or both for qualifying exam scores, which can save time and money
- Skip introductory classes—students can move directly to upper-level and major-specific courses
- Build college skills and confidence—from problem solving to time management and more
- Pursue interests—students can dig deeper into subjects they want to learn about
For further information, please contact Assistant Principal Chris Butler.
AP Capstone™ is a diploma program from the College Board. It’s based on two yearlong AP courses: AP Seminar and AP Research.
Fairview High was the first in Williamson County to offer the prestigious AP Capstone program to students. The program began at Fairview in the 2017 – 2018 school year.
Rather than teaching subject-specific content, these courses develop students’ skills in research, analysis, evidence-based arguments, collaboration, writing, and presenting. Students who complete the two-year program can earn one of two different AP Capstone awards, which are valued by colleges across the United States and around the world.
Students can earn the AP Capstone Diploma™ or the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™.
Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing receive the AP Capstone Diploma™.
Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research but not on four additional AP Exams receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™.
Participating in AP Capstone can help students:
· Stand out to colleges in the application process.
· Develop key academic skills they’ll use in college and beyond.
· Become self-confident, independent thinkers and problem solvers.
· Earn college credit: Many colleges offer credit for qualifying scores.
More information can be found at https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-capstone
For further information, please contact Stephanie McGaha.
JROTC is a program provided jointly by Williamson County Schools and the United States Department of Defense. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation.
How Does JROTC Prepare Students?
Students completing courses in the the JROTC program will be prepared for responsible leadership roles while becoming aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens.
Fairview High students observe, question, explain and interpret everyday. We guide students to be active learners who reflect on their growth as they analyze the world.
Upon graduation from Fairview High School, students will have completed:
- English Language Arts – 4 credits
- Mathematics – 4 credits
- Science – 3 credits
- Social Studies – 3 credits
- Wellness – 1 credit
- Physical Education – 0.5 credit
- Personal Finance – 0.5 credit
- World Language – 2 credits
- Fine Arts – 1 credit
- Elective Focus – 3 credits
For further information, please contact First Sergeant Turk.