Harold Ferguson High School
|Harold Ferguson High School|
|Type||alternative high school|
|School district||Thompson R2-J School District|
|Website||Harold Ferguson High School|
Ferguson High School was originally known as the Washington Alternative High School from 1972 to 1981. In 1982, FHS was moved to its second location at 804 East Eisenhower; it was there until January 2009 when it was moved into its current location at 1101 Hilltop Drive (formally Immanuel Lutheran Church and School). This makes FHS one of the oldest alternative, at-risk programs in the state of Colorado. It normally serves 120 - 140 students.
Mr. Ferguson, originally the Principal of Loveland High School, realized that there was a need for students to have an alternative choice to the regular setting. In particular, he was concerned about students who were having trouble at home, with the law, or who perhaps just needed a smaller school environment to achieve their goals.
Over 1,200 students have earned their high school diplomas from FHS. FHS has graduates who are CNAs, teachers, mechanics, musicians, electricians, managers, and active members of the US military. In addition, FHS has earned a $250,000 scholarship trust from the McKee Foundation, and many of the FHS graduates are positive members of the Loveland community, and the world at large.
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