First Flight High School
|First Flight High School|
|100 Veterans Drive
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 27948
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Dare County Schools|
|Asst. Principal||Dennis Reaser|
|Color(s)||Blue and White|
The program of studies at First Flight High School offers approximately 170 courses within nine disciplines. Students may enroll in average and honors levels in most of the core subjects. The school changed in 2007-2008 to a hybrid schedule. In a hybrid schedule, students can take three yearlong classes and four semester block classes with the potential to earn seven credits annually.
Highlights and achievements
- The school was included in the top 1100 schools in the nation as published by Newsweek Magazine.
- The school has the best graduation rate in North Carolina or schools of similar student populations in 2010 (95.9%).
- The school's newspaper Nighthawk News won the 2008 Crown Award, the highest honor given by the National Scholastic Press Association, at its 2007 fall national convention.
- The school is in its third year of an educational partnership with a school in Wuxi, China, which is partially sponsored by the Center for International Understanding of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The partner schools participate in student exchanges as well as educational and cultural sharing each year.
- FFHS Principal Arty Tillett was selected 2008 North Carolina MetLife Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Administrators.
- FFHS has won the Wachovia Cup award for the Northeastern Coastal Athletic Conference for the sixth consecutive year.
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