As parents, we all want what is best for our children, especially when it comes to schools and education. When we moved back to the Tri-State area 3 years ago, the first thing we did was made a list of all the school districts that we wanted to consider for our children’s education. The most important factors for us were the learning environment (ratios, extra curriculars), track record of success, and sense of community and a culture that nurtured our children’s creativity and development. Thankfully, our family found some of the best schools in the Tri-State area that we were able to choose from. If you live in Kentucky or are planning to move to that area, here are 5 reasons why you should check out The Fort Thomas Independent School District
Top 5 Reasons to check out Fort Thomas Independent Schools:
1. The Learning Environment is top notch. The district enforces a low student to teacher ratio (24:1) which enable students to not only benefit from important individual attention but also create a well rounded learning environment in the classroom. The schools also offer additional enrichment (an option to take and additional course on top of the minimum of 6) which allow students to flourish at their pace. 95% of the 60 full time teachers hold Master’s Degrees of higher and they have 4 full-time school counselors.
2. Proven track record of success
: Fort Thomas Independent School District
has exceptional credentialing. It was just named the #1 Public High School
by US News & World Report, #1 Best School District
, 4 Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, “District of Distinction”
three times in a row, as well as achieving the honor of being the top-ranked district in Kentucky
as assessed by the state government. The districts results are a true attestment of the students excellence in education. The graduating class of 2018 alone had: 81.3% of students who will attend a 4-year institution, 8.1% a 2 year, 1.7 the military, .4% starting apprenticeship programs and 8.5% joined the workforce or a gap year. They also had 1 National Merit Finalist and 4 National Merit Commended Students. Yes, please! The numbers speak for themselves.
3. They are a Public School in a Private School setting. Talk about getting a bang for your buck in terms of education! One of the biggest setbacks for parents who want to give their kids top notch education is paying for private schooling or finding a district that has all the bells and whistles of a private school but under a public school cost. This district has it all.
4. The Fort Thomas Independent School District Mission and Tradition set the bar high. Focused on the future, they provide an engaging and challenging learning experience to foster creativity, curiosity, and innovation, while inspiring all students to pursue lifelong learning and become productive members of the global community.
5. They have state of the art facilities. There are 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school. All buildings have been rebuilt within the last 15 years and Johnson Elementary School will be rebuilt, with a ground breaking starting this Spring. The district is usually tight on space to accommodate a low student to teacher ratio, but with more space in the buildings, there is an opportunity for placing additional students in one of the best districts in the Tri-State! Get your registration in before space fills up!
Online Registration Now Open + Open House
The Online Registration link
for Fort Thomas Schools has just opened for the 2019-2020 school year. If you would like to see these award winning, exceptional schools in person, you can visit their Open House this Sunday, February 24, from 2 – 4PM! All schools will be open. You can tour the facilities and see for yourself what makes their district the best in the state. All prospective tuition students in grades K-12 are invited. Parents of incoming kindergarten students are encouraged to visit the site prior to their Kindergarten Registration day on Thursday, February 21.
Application or Questions
There is an application process that students must fill out. It is largely merit-based, but it’s space-driven as well to maintain the teacher to student ratio. If you have any questions please call Jamee Flaherty at 859-815-2011 or email at email@example.com.
This post is sponsored, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.