The Fallbrook Union High School District is composed of three high schools: Fallbrook High School (FHS), Ivy (continuation) High School and Oasis (Independent Study) High School. Ivy High School originally opened on Ivy Street in downtown Fallbrook in 1971. In 1978, Ivy High School moved to its current location next door to Fallbrook High School with just a few classrooms. Students can matriculate to Ivy directly from these two high schools. Students who are new to our attendance areas and were previously enrolled in another continuation high school may also enroll directly at Ivy High School.
The Ivy High School staff is comprised of six full time certificated teachers, one 3/5 teacher, one certificated counselor (shared with Oasis High School), two classified staff, and one certificated administrator assigned to the Ivy High School campus. The Fallbrook Union High School District continues to pursue its priority of hiring highly qualified teachers as positions become available.
We offer students several ways to earn more than the expected 25 credits per trimester. In addition, we offer students access to courses, especially electives not offered during the regular school day via Apex Learning’s online programs. We have an effective special education program that supports our students, which includes one part-time teacher shared with Fallbrook High School. Ivy High School enrolls about 10 special education students each year.
Ivy High School staff is proud of the exceptional academic and social success our graduates have experienced. Teachers, parents, and students have a focused vision of academic and social success for all students. Ivy High prides itself on success in the areas of school climate, an organic garden with community partnership, and a library, and students supports provided through partnerships with “Boys to Men” and Women Wonder Writers.
We take pride in knowing that all Ivy students know their “A, B, C’s” – Attendance, Behavior, and Credits – and the importance of those three elements. We provide bi-monthly college and career Advisory sessions, as well as the annual college and career fair held at Ivy High each February.
Ivy High School offers students access to a diverse curriculum which includes core subjects like English, Algebra, Geometry, Science, History, Government, Economics, Health, and Art; electives such as Psychology, Agriculture (Gardening), on-site Physical Education; Career-Technical Education (CTE) with the Advanced Photography class; Learning Strategies courses for resource students; plus, opportunities for remedial make-up and/or Distance Learning with the Apex Learning online computer-assisted learning program. Ivy students are encouraged to enroll concurrently in community college courses offered on the Fallbrook High School campus to provide an additional route for earning credits and to expose them to college level materials and culture. The Ivy counselor helps students select community college courses that students will experience success in, and often helps them enroll in a College Success Skills elective class.
Teachers use flexible methods of delivery and evaluation and employ various instructional strategies that enhance the curriculum. These include: direct teaching, small-group instruction, cooperative learning, computer-assisted learning, SDAIE methods (like realia, active participation, video and audio clips, etc.), online educational programs (Apex), collaboration between teachers, individualized instruction, student research, student portfolios, and projects. Additionally, teachers use a variety of student centered technologies to engage students in meaningful, critical thinking activities. Methods of evaluation of student work include: pre and post assessments, student self-assessment, student participation, online assessments, individual and group projects, student portfolios, student presentations, observations, daily assignments, and standards-based assessments. Many students find they can be successful due to the personal interest, individualized support, and help received from the staff.