Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School is a community that focuses on teaching students to use their minds well and preparing them to live productive, socially useful, and personally satisfying lives. We serve students in grades 9 through 12 to develop and pursue their interests with well-developed literacy, quantitative and critical thinking, as well as problem-solving skills.
FLHFHS's academic program stresses intellectual development and political and social involvement in our society. At FLHFHS we believe that students learn best by investigating authentic issues in ways that require collaboration, personal responsibility, care for others, and a tolerance for uncertainty. These crucial habits of mind and work are nurtured in classrooms where students are engaged in a curriculum centered on projects they design and carry out themselves and by work that students undertake outside of traditional classrooms through internship learning.
Classrooms are organized so that teachers and students establish personal learning objectives for each student and technology is used to maximize individuation, independence, and depth of learning through feedback and access to academic resources. Our teachers and students know each other well through this collaborative work and through an advisory system that supports personal connections.