Forest Hills School District operates six elementary schools that serve students in pre-kindergarten through grade six. The instruction emphasizes personalized learning that empowers students to grow academically, socially and emotionally. Students engage in learning experiences focused on English language arts, mathematics, health and wellness, social studies, visual and performing arts, science and technology.
Early Learning Programs
FHSD uses an online lottery system for acceptance into the Preschool programs at Sherwood Elementary and Summit Elementary. The lottery will be open for the 2020-21 school year from February 1st through February 22nd, 2021. The lottery drawing will occur on February 26th, 2021. All families will be notified of the lottery results by email. Once accepted, parents can begin registration procedures. Parents of students who are drawn in the lottery will have one week to complete registration and pay a tuition deposit of $100. Students who are not drawn in the lottery will be placed on a waitlist. Contact Patty Dold, administrative assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-3600 with questions.
The Forest Hills School District kindergarten program is shaped by the belief that all children are capable, engaged learners who thrive in a child-centered, safe environment. Students develop a curiosity and excitement for learning in a setting that promotes positive academic, social and emotional development. Forest Hills’ innovative program is designed to promote discovery and choice, as well as develop the strengths and address the needs of each child, to help students build a strong foundation for future success. The kindergarten classroom celebrates diversity and individual student contributions. Through collaboration, interaction and learning through play (purposeful play that supports learning goals), the whole child is developed.
Forest Hills School District offers full-day and half-day kindergarten. To read more, click here.
Assessments are a very important aspect of learning as they assist in progress monitoring, evaluation of instruction, and engaging students in their own academic and personal learning. Essentially, assessments enhance student, parent and teacher understanding of student learning; show evidence of progress; identify students who may need additional enrichment or intervention supports; and guide instruction toward course material mastery and personal growth.
Forest Hills believes in a balanced assessment approach that blends assessments from local, state and national perspectives and:
begins with establishing clear goals and monitoring progress toward those goals along the way
guides student learning and maximizes achievement for all students
provides data with the intent of improving, measuring, and maximizing student growth
identifies what students already know and what they need to learn