Poudre School District

Educate Every Child, Every Day

Fort Collins High School

3400 Lambkin Way
80525 Fort Collins
United States
Principal: 
Mark Eversole
Grades: 
9 - 12
Colors: 
Purple & gold
Mascot: 
Lambkin
Phone: 
970-488-8021
Fax: 
970-488-8008
Teacher Education Level: 
68 of 97 teachers hold master's degrees or above
Average Teaching Experience: 
11

History
Fort Collins High School (FCHS) is 120 years proud. With over 30,000 graduates, FCHS benefits from strong community support and rich traditions.

Academic excellence has been the mainstay of our school’s identity and mission since its first years over a century ago on the second floor of the old Franklin Elementary School at the corner of West Mountain Avenue and Howes Street.

Since 1995, Fort Collins High School has been at its current site at Timberline and Horsetooth Roads. Expansive and attractive, this outstanding facility allows modern technology, flexible space, and natural lighting to meet the needs of today’s students, tomorrow’s leaders. We are proud to be the only Lambkins in the country!

Academic environment
FCHS is truly a comprehensive grade 9–12 school. Classes are offered to support students with special needs, including adaptive technologies, and students with special interests such as school-to-career opportunities. We also offer a wide and expanding variety of advanced level classes.

Each year many Fort Collins graduates enter the most prestigious universities and compete for national awards. Over $6 million in scholarships are offered to graduates each year. We recognize our responsibility to ensure all students are able to leave high school with skills that allow them to succeed in workplaces, community colleges, state universities, trade schools, and the military.

Honors and Advanced Placement
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are, for American colleges and universities, the most widely recognized high school programs of high achievement. Our AP program includes courses in nearly all subject areas and can lead to college credit. Besides being the backbone of our gifted education program, AP classes are excellent opportunities for any student who seeks the special rewards from a rigorous, specialized academic curriculum.

Opportunities for parents
PTO Forum, School Improvement Team, Parent Athletic Club, District Advisory Board, Lambkin Gridiron Boosters, volunteers, and After Prom Committee are some of the opportunities in which parents can be involved.

Extracurricular activities
For 8 of the 10 years the award has been given out, FCHS has received the prestigious Wells Fargo Cup given to the Colorado school with the most outstanding activities program. In addition to a full Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) slate of sports for boys and girls, FCHS has a variety of clubs and activities that include:

  • Amnesty International
  • Art Service Group
  • Asian Culture Club
  • Black Student Alliance
  • Boosters
  • Cheerleaders
  • Chemistry Olympiad
  • Climbing Club
  • CSU Math Field Day
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Distributive Education Clubs of America
  • Diversity Club
  • Eco People
  • EPYCS- El Pomar
  • Family Career and Community Leaders of America
  • Fishing Club
  • French Club
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • Hispanic Senate
  • History Club
  • International Students
  • Junior Class/Prom
  • KLYD TV
  • Knowledge Bowl
  • Latino American Student Alliance
  • LINK Crew (sophomore orientation)
  • Math Olympiad
  • Mock Trial Team
  • Model U.N.
  • National Honor Society
  • National Ocean Sciences Bowl
  • Peer Counselors
  • Pep Band
  • Physics Bowl
  • Remington Street Review
  • Science Bowl
  • Science Olympiad
  • Senior Class/Graduation
  • Spilled Ink (student newspaper)
  • Student Response Team
  • Students Against Drunk Drivers
  • Swing Club
  • Tower Dancers
  • Tower Troupers
  • Yearbook