WHAT'S HAPPENING AT FORSYTH?
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No matter where you start, student success is at the heart of what we do! As a diverse team, we grow and learn from each other, work hard, and push ourselves to evolve our curriculum and pedagogy. You might even see Penny, our resident therapy dog on Tuesdays!
SMALL, INTERESTING, HANDS-ON PROJECT-BASED COURSES
Instead of Regents, students present their projects (PBATs) and learning. Classes like Box Car Racing, Facing Ferguson, Financial Math, Logo Design, and Henrietta Lacks help students explore a variety of career-related skills, art, subject-area content, and all while having fun!
GUARANTEED PAID INTERNSHIPS, 1:1 COLLEGE & CAREER PLANNING
Our Learning to Work CAMBA partnership allows students to get individualized counseling to build the roadmap for after graduation. With over 40 internship and SYEP spots each year, students can earn money while attending classes and gain experience for their résumé! Forsyth graduates are ready for employment!
COMMUNITY BUILDING THROUGH FUN FRIDAYS, TRIPS, & CLUBS
We believe in building strong relationships to stay connected. We start most classes with Restorative Justice circles and carve out time for social emotional learning through a daily Advisory. Whether rock climbing, skating, or participating in student vs staff games, we like hanging out together!
Our day starts at 8:45am and ends at 3:10pm. Students get a 40-minute lunch break starting at 12pm, where they can get lunch from the cafeteria, bring food and participate in one of the many clubs, or go outside and enjoy the park! Be sure to get back by 12:40pm in time for 5th period, as those who don't will lose the privilege of dining out the rest of the month!
At Forsyth, we run on four 9-week cycles, with core courses lasting 75 minutes each. We award 4.5 credits each cycle, totaling 18 credits per school year. We also have a July summer institute, allowing students to earn an additional 2 credits. Students can graduate early and get ahead, or catch up on their credits if they are behind. Seniors enjoy prom, a special trip, and graduation in the Spring!
ART @ FORSTYH
'art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable'
-- Cesar A. Cruz
Our art teacher, Paula Walters-Parker and partnerships with The Level Up Project and Pratt Institute, help students uncover their artist selves. They create beautiful pieces through various methods and materials that adorn our walls, and end with a building-wide arts exhibition each year. Many go on to build portfolios to be used in applications to art schools or to start their own businesses.
Students can transfer throughout the year until we are at capacity. Fill out the form below to start the process!