A Message from Florence
High School Principal Lynne Hice
I am honored and privileged to be part the Florence High School
Team. Our team is composed of dedicated individuals committed to
providing students with excellent academic and social learning
experiences. Florence High School is ranked as one of America’s Best
High Schools as reported Niche’s Best High School report for 2016.
Florence High School has also been named as a Banner School by the
Council of Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS) for the second time.
This year our 12 for Life Program is being recognized by CLAS for
its innovation and service to students. This serves as a testament
to the hard-work of our staff, faculty, and most importantly, our
FHS is committed to providing students with rigorous and relevant
curriculum. We provide the most extensive curriculum of any high
school, public or private, in Northwest Alabama with more than 272
course offerings. Students may choose from among 20 Advanced
Placement (AP) courses and nine Honors courses in the areas of
science, mathematics, English, foreign languages and social studies.
Students may also choose from among 65 Career/Technical Education
courses in 20 different fields of study. In addition to
opportunities to earn college credit by successful completion of AP
courses and AP examinations on campus, students may also gain
college credit via dual enrollment at the University of North
Alabama and Northwest-Shoals Community College, as well as through
selected on-line courses.
FHS is committed to providing our students with the latest in
technological advances as part of the school’s one-to-one technology
initiative and through participation in the Florence Virtual High
School. Students use this technology in class and at home to access
digital textbooks, correspond with teachers, submit assignment, and
to preserve a record of student work in digital portfolios. Learning
time is no longer confined to the traditional school day. Students
have the opportunity to extend learning 24/7, anyplace, anytime by
participating in virtual courses taught by our teachers. These
important initiatives allow FHS students to extend the classroom
beyond the walls of the school. With the use of technology and
participation in virtual classes, our students are engaged in
instruction relevant for today’s world.
FHS is also committed to the pursuit of excellence in areas which
support students’ personal interests. Whether it is participation in
The Florence Academy of Fine Arts, which includes orchestra, show
choir, drama, theatre, dance, band, chorus, studio art, creative
writing or clubs, community services opportunities, athletics,
engaging in leadership or producing Florence Falcon TV; there is an
opportunity for our students to connect with their passion and
We invite you to join us on our journey to become #1 in Alabama and
among the top in the nation!
Be sure to join us on Twitter at @fhsfalcons1
Florence High School