World:Fairview/Fairview Educational Center/Fairview High School
Founded in the 1930s as William Bateman High School, it was the third High School to serve Fairview, although the original High School had long since closed its doors. The original building is a three storey brick built neoclassical structure topped by a domed rotunda, which still stands as the school’s main building. In the post-war years, a declining population and falling standards led to the closure of the town’s other High School, and William Bateman was renamed, becoming Fairview’s only surviving High School.
Over the following decades, the town’s population recovered and began to grow again, taking the school with it. A second building was added in the late 1960s to house the improved Science classrooms and their attached labs, followed by a purpose built Gym the following decade. By the dawn of the 1990s Fairview High was no longer the City’s only High School, although it maintained a high reputation and a prestigious position within the community. Plans for the Educational Center were first presented in 1991, and were finally implemented with the opening of Thomas Jefferson Middle School next door in September 1993, bringing a new era for the School.
The school day runs from 7:30-15:00, with students gathering in their Home Room until 8:00. After that, each class period starts at five minutes past the hour, and ends 55 minutes later. Each subject is assigned a letter on a student's timetable with four of the five available slots being assigned to that class in a week. The only exception to this model is in the third period on a Friday, when the whole school gathers in the auditorium for an Assembly. Lunch is during the Fourth Period (11th and 12th Grade) and Fifth Period (9th and 10th Grade). School policy is also that no student will have a free lesson in the first period, hence there are only 4 slots available for Subject A, and slot B1 will always be assigned as a class.
Tenth Grade Timetabling
Subjects are assigned thus: A: Algebra; B: World History; C: Elective; D: Chemistry; F: World Literature; G: Modern Language
Additionally, Students in the Tenth Grade have 2 Gym Classes per week: in slots D3 and F5.