Welcome to the Forest Grove Community School
The Forest Grove Community School is a free public charter school that engages students in scholarship, stewardship and citizenship with the goal of educating for sustainability. We provide a caring, smaller school environment that challenges students to reach their highest potential through learning rooted in the local community. FGCS currently enrolls students in 1st through 8th grades. We operate under a charter contract with the Forest Grove School District and are governed by an independent board of directors. We are an Oregon non-profit corporation and a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. We serve students and families in and around Forest Grove, Oregon. We are located at 1914 Pacific Ave. in downtown Forest Grove, Oregon. You may contact us at 503-359-4600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016-17 Family & Student Handbook Now Available
Click here to download a copy of the 2016-17 Family-Student Handbook (or request a hard copy in the school office). The handbook contains important information about our school operations, policies and practices. We encourage all parents to read the handbook carefully, discuss relevant portions with their students and contact us with any questions.
Capstone Video: Who is FGCS?
We are honored to share this video by Waylon Jackson, an FGCS student who recently graduated from 8th grade. He explains the film, which he completed for his Capstone Project: "After attending the Forest Grove Community School for 8 years, I wanted to give back to the staff who have been such a positive influence in my life since the 1st grade. My 8th Grade Capstone Project presented a great way to honor and give back to the staff at FGCS, and it gave me a chance to learn to use the Adobe Premiere Pro video editing software. I hope you enjoy my film!"
Earthquakes: How Can You Prepare?
When to Keep Your Child Home from School
If your child isn't feeling well, it can be hard to know whether to send them to school or keep them home. While we want kids to be in school as much as possible, it's important for them to stay home when they are ill - for their own sake as well as to avoid infecting others. Click here to read guidelines for when to keep your child at home because of illness.
Learn more about FGCS
Learn more about our school in this short video made for FGCS by students at Pacific University, one of our community partners. To schedule a school tour, call Vickie Jares at 503-359-4600.
Non-Discrimination Policy: No student or applicant for enrollment as a student at Forest Grove Community School shall be discriminated against in any educational program or activity on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, disability, income level, proficiency in the English language or athletic ability. Enrollment of any student receiving special education services pursuant to an Individual Education Plan must be approved by the student's IEP team. No employee or applicant for employment shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.