WHEREAS: The Falls Church High School (FCHS) families, teachers and neighbors have a proud tradition of community support; and
WHEREAS: the FCHS community hasreviewed the application for the Fairfax Leadership Academy's (FLA)Charter School and believes that it does not increase community services for at-risk students beyond what is already being provided at FCHS; and
WHEREAS: FCHS currently serves at-risk students with a model Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program and dual enrollment with Northern Virginia Community College- both of whichare part of the proposed Charter School's plan to improve performance for at-risk students; and
WHEREAS: the FCHS community believes that opening the FLA under its current plan will have negative impacts on FCHS that have not been considered;
THEREFORE, we the undersigned ask that the Fairfax County School Board:
Reject the proposal from the Fairfax Leadership Academy to open a charter high school at the Graham Road site, should that proposal pass the State Education Board.