Principal's Message

Dear Griffin Families,
 
I would like to welcome all of our new and returning students! I am looking forward
Principal Swilley
to another productive and successful school year. Due to the continued cases of Covid-19, this year will still require some safety precautions to be in place. However, we are glad to welcome our Griffins on campus and will continue to ensure that quality teaching and learning occur every day for every student. Our theme for the 2021-2022 school year will be: We Survived, Now Let’s Thrive. This theme encompasses the realization that we did the best we could given the circumstances, but now is the time to recover and flourish to our full potential. Despite all that is occurring, we believe that Fairfield Central High School is destined for amazing accomplishments and significant milestones this school year. The gifts and talents of our students, combined with the dedication and passion of our teachers, allow us to strive for excellence. Excellence is not the result of a good intention or clever slogan. It is not a value that is easily achieved. It comes from a strong desire to improve how we do things when we see something we can do better. At FCHS, we will maintain a VIBE (Values Inspired By Excellence) to continue to Soar to Greatness!

Fairfield Central High School is a new AVID site. We are excited about this new addition as AVID will assist us with the consistent implementation of best practices to support our Griffins on personal journeys to accomplishing their dreams while leaving high school college and career ready. We made great strides last year, and we have a lot to be proud of. A few of our highlights include 17 graduates of Midlands Technical College with Associate Degrees in Science and/or General Studies Certificates, State and National Accolades for our Griffin Beta Club to include another State President and #1 Show Choir in the Nation, increase in the number of students earning college credits, and our graduates took advantage of the Fairfield Promise Program affording them the opportunity to attend Midlands Technical College for free. I know by continually improving our school-community relations, more positive gains are inevitable. Find any successful school, and you will also find parents and community members that are involved and supportive of the school. Your support is integral to our success. This community recognizes the value of educational and extra-curricular activities; therefore, our school expects our students to excel both inside and outside of the classroom. I hope that you are proud of our students as they reflect these expectations through their character and commitment.
 
IT’S GREAT TO BE A GRIFFIN AT FCHS!
  
Dr. Tracie Swilley
Proud Principal