Frank McCourt High School

DANIELLE SALZBERG, PRINCIPAL
Total students: 414

Opened in 2010, Frank McCourt High School (FMHS) offers a rigorous college preparatory program that engages students in group problemsolving. Our 9th and 10th graders take a two-year sequence of core courses that prepares them for a variety of electives as 11th and 12th graders.

2 cool things about FMHS

  • We teach integrated courses. ISM is a combination of math and science, is co-taught by two teachers and teaches students the relationships between math and science. Humanities is a combination of English and social studies and, likewise, teaches students the relationships between the two.
  • Our 11th and 12th graders take classes together. All English, social studies, math and science courses are elective, so students choose the topics that interest them.

2 things you should know about coming here

  • You will be working on a team from the moment you arrive. You will learn strategies for working with peers, but you must be willing to communicate, negotiate and compromise.All students are expected to take a core curriculum in 9th and 10th grade, so they may have a fully elective program as 11th and 12th graders.
  • Our report cards look different; we grade with “outcomes.” You will need to get used to feedback about the skills you are demonstrating and will have to practice reading rubrics and using them to improve your learning.

How to get in

FMHS is a screened program. Students must visit our website to complete an online essay. Based on your essay submission, you will be invited in to interview with us. You will need to be ready to collaborate with a team of strangers and be observed by current students and staff. You will not be ranked by us if you do not complete an interview.