Our mission at Fern Creek High School is to ensure readiness for college, career, and citizenship. Since 1923, our school has set high expectations for all partners in the educational process (students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and the community) to help our students achieve their dreams. Fern Creek is a Model Professional Learning Community school, which believes each classroom and program should be tailored for each student to reach their full intellectual capacity and be prepared for postsecondary success. Come join us and see why we say, “The Creek Is Rising!”
- Academics include Advanced Placement (AP) courses and four career academies: Communications, Electronic and Print Media, Visual and Performing Arts, and Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC)
- Students are required to choose a career pathway and take a minimum of three courses along that path. The completion of three courses makes a student Career Preparatory. A fourth class delineates a student as a Pathway Completer
- Fern Creek’s Ivy Plus Academy is designed to connect high-achieving students with the nation’s top colleges. The program’s goal is to provide these students with the information, guidance, mentoring, and means to gain acceptance to these elite institutions
Career Academies and Pathways
Communications: The Communications Program provides students with a core of four specialized, intensive, sequential courses in digital media, business, and/or technology to prepare them for college and related careers.
Computer Science and Robotics Engineering: Our collaboration with University of Louisville’s (UofL’s) Speed School pairs Fern Creek High School students with university mentors to foster our students’ knowledge and interest in Computer Science. Additional partnerships with postsecondary institutions provide students the options for dual credit in computer science. The Robotics Engineering strand will host our newly created Project Lead The Way (PLTW) robotics courses, which will integrate computer programming and robotics engineering. In this strand, students will learn about the scientific and engineering principles behind robotic technology, focusing on design and operation of robotics system and system maintenance.
Electronic and Print Media: This program is part of the pathway that provides skills training and experiential learning opportunities for students in preparation for careers in graphic design, journalism, and film and video production.
Visual and Performing Arts: The Visual Art Magnet Program provides a rigorous, specialized visual art curriculum incorporating drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, printmaking, and computer-aided design. Performing Arts students hone their skills in the studio and on the stage.
Marine Corps JROTC: Focusing on citizenship, character, and leadership, JROTC Programs are partially sponsored by the military services. Emphasis is on community service through partnerships with communities and educational institutions.