The founders of the Charter High School in Foster City, California, share a common belief that a high school with a strong emphasis on mathematics and science, with a high academic standard predicated on the University of California entrance requirements as a minimum graduation requirement, and with a cohesive work relationship with the business community will meet an important community need. This school-business relationship would be achieved through internships in real life work environments that foster growth and understanding between student and business.
The founders represent diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds and careers, but all share the belief that we need a higher standard to meet the business needs in the Bay Area and in the global marketplace.
With high expectations of a challenging curriculum, research-based methodology, and strong learning programs, the Founders of the Foster City Charter High School aim to provide the opportunity for all students to attain a high level of academic and personal achievement while learning responsibility, resourcefulness, and respect for self and others.
We intend to involve student, parent, and teacher in every student's learning plan so the student will benefit from the experience and collaborative input of his/her personal team. We want our students to be accountable for their education (no social promotions), and will measure student performance with standards-based assessments and higher.
The founders intend to hire an administration with proven expertise in school management, curriculum, and finance, and aim to maximize student learning.
FCHS is committed to lifelong learning as a community value, every one is a learner, and the school facility is central to the life and learning of the community, accessible not only during traditional school hours but at night and on weekends too. FCHS will encourage and support community shared-use, school-to-school partnerships, and collaboration with higher education and links with businesses.
Foster City is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.