FALA achieves gold medal and top ten status in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 U.S. News best high schools rankings
Habits of Heart and Mind
The FALA Habits of Heart and Mind are five values, or ways of being, that guide students throughout their time at FALA and beyond. In the classroom, during performances, by doing service, during personal interactions, or through creative projects, students at FALA embrace and embody these Habits and faculty and staff at FALA use these habits to guide their educational decisions and practices.
Common Good: Building a functional community by evaluating the impact of individual actions on the rest of the group and making decisions accordingly.
Connection and Collaboration: Working with diverse concepts, techniques, objects and people to further meaningful intellectual and artistic understandings.
Investment: Demonstrating a commitment to education and learning by taking responsibility for personal success and making significant contributions to FALA.
Creativity: Pushing the boundaries of accepted understandings and ideas by making innovative interpretations, connections, creations, and productions.
Critical Inquiry: Seeking out, analyzing, and synthesizing different perspectives and allowing these perspectives to change individual understandings, thought processes, and actions.