There are many, many reasons why parents choose to send their children to Friendship Capitol High.
We decided we wouldn’t keep these reasons all to ourselves. We decided we’d share them with you!
This is where peers become family
Each member of the Friendship Capitol High School community is regarded as family: students, parents, teachers, board members and in-school leaders. Each of these groups work as a unit for the best interest of the ones poised to lead the future–the students.
FCHS sees and celebrates success
Last year, FCHS has grown in both student size and school score, turning a corner for faculty, staff and students. Jumping 42 points from 2015 to 2016, the school celebrated its success with a pep rally, a joyous time for the Friendship family.
We leave an indelible mark on the student’s life, past and present
Alumni celebrates with the students of today by sending their kids to FCHS, donating money and time and giving back to the community in general.
FCHS is dedicated to student success from start to finish and even beyond to college
FCHS says that “The path to college starts here” and the school’s new measures to ensure scholar development back it up. New sports teams and a grant from the prestigious Leading Educators organization will set students on the path to success to ensure greater outcomes.
We work with those who care
Leading Educators granted FCHS’s ninth and tenth grade students with with take home laptops to extend the impact of achievement from school into the home as well. Also partnering with Delgado Community College, students have the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, propelling them to academic success before they even cross the graduation stage.
FCHS is Baton Rouge-backed
Capitol High proudly partners with community organizations to put the community into the school successfully and vice versa.
This is the place where leaders are made
Many of Capitol City’s officials and leaders are products of Friendship Capitol High School, such as retired educator Marianne Tansil, State Rep. Barbara Carpenter, Pastor Raymond Jetson, etc. They have all walked FCHS halls as both illustrious students and alumni on their respective paths to success.
FCHS holds itself to state and national standards to be the best for its students
Even with partnerships and FCHS’ rise in school score, there is still work to be done. Executive Director Brian Beck and co. are dedicated to continuing to meet and surpass the standard for Baton Rouge’s schools
Everyone has a common goal.
As Friendship’s website says, the school and its family share common values of integrity, persistence, patience, caring, confidence and more. When there is a common goal for all to achieve, success is much more possible.
Students believe in the school and when that happens, they believe in themselves.
Since its first year of operation, more than 90 percent of FCHS students graduated on time. With recent measures to improve student outcomes, they are becoming more optimistic and prepared to be one of the first in their families to graduate.
Why would you choose Capitol High? We’d love to hear from you. Leave your comments on Facebook or in the comment section below!
Once you join the Pride, there’s no turning back. And we’re fortunate that all of our cubs-turned-lions wouldn’t have it any other way!
February is all about spreading the love, and we’re excited to share with you our top five reasons why we love Friendship Capitol High School.
We have the best alumni.
Once a lion, always a lion.
Our alumni are active and engaged. Our alumni are constantly finding new and exciting ways to support our school. From donating their money and time to advising us on how to make new friends within the community to coming back to teach our scholars in the classroom to choosing to send their own children here, our alumni are the best in the world.
If you walk on to our campus at any time during the day, you’re likely to bump into a proud Capitol-bred Lion. Our alumni support us. Being a lion is just that serious.
Our history is deep.
Capitol High School has the one of the highest profiles among high schools in Baton Rouge.
Our rich history and tradition of excellence has no doubt contributed to our prominence in the city. We take pride in that history and we use that sense of tradition to instill great values and leadership skills into our scholars sitting in the classroom today.
In addition to our large and active alumni network, many of the Capitol City’s leaders graduated from our school in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Civic and community leaders such as State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle, State Rep. Barbara Carpenter, Bishop Raymond Johnson, and Pastor Raymond Jetson are counted among our illustrious alumni. Each of these leaders, and several others, embody what we teach our scholars to embrace each and every day. We mold our scholars to become servant leaders who take pride in volunteering their time to improve the community they love.
We keep it in the community.
We are truly a neighborhood school. Not only do most of our students originate from north Baton Rouge neighborhoods, many of our community partners do, too. Our partners include larger organizations such as Communities In Schools and the Mayor’s Office down to smaller organizations such as the iG.L.A.M Academy and the Baton Rouge Bulldogs youth football team who use our facilities to host practices and study halls. These are just some of the many ways we work to bring the community to our school while also extending our school to the community.
We change lives.
We keep saying this because it is totally true: The Path to College Starts Here. Many of our scholars enter our classes without much hope of graduating on time, let alone attending college. When students enter our doors – no matter where they’ve been before or what issues they’ve had in the past – they’re being prepped for success beyond high school. All of our graduating seniors are accepted into a two-year or four-year college. From intimidated freshmen to future college graduates, that’s most certainly life changing.
Our scholars are excelling.
Friendship Capitol High School is poised to become one of the best in the city and the great state of Louisiana. Our school recently earned the distinction of showing most academic growth of any school in the entire state of Louisiana.
We absolutely love our parents.
And guess what?
They love us, too!
We thought we’d spread a little of that love around and bring it to you.
That’s why we recently rounded up the mothers of Class of 2016 alumni Te’ar Brown and Hiejaleeka Williams who both have siblings enrolled at Capitol, Kendra Brown (Te’ar’s sister) and Lee’Ontay Robertson (Hiejaleeka’sbrother) along with the mother of Jaylin Washington to hear what they had to say about our Pride. We specifically asked them the question: why’d you choose Capitol?
Their answers are just what we suspected – amazing.
Take a look at what they had to say:
Ayana Brown, mother of current scholar Kendra Brown and alum Te’ar Brown
I am a proud alumna of Capitol High School. It’s in my blood. I chose to send my children here specifically because this is MY school, and I am excited about seeing it be restored back to greatness.
Shawonda Jackson, mother of Jaylin Washington
It was an easy choice for me. I chose Capitol because I believe in the vision of Friendship and their leadership. Plus, I am an alumna; I wanted my child to have a wonderful experience just as I did.
Le’Swanke Robertson, mother of current scholar Lee’Ontay Robertson and alum Hiejaleeka Williams
I believe the administration and the teachers at Capitol want the best for our children. I believe they want them to be successful. When it came time to enroll my children in high school, I wanted them to be in a place where they could thrive. Capitol High School is that place.