Welcome to Forest Hills Central!

Forest Hills Central High School has long been rated as a top performer in the areas of academic excellence, fine arts, and athletics. This is due to the exceptional accomplishments of our students, staff, and parents. Our reputation for academic excellence continues to thrive and lead Kent County and all of West Michigan. Our 1357 students in grades nine through twelve are taught by proven instructors, 80% of whom hold at least a master’s degree. For the second year in a row, based on multiple criteria, Grand Rapids Magazine ranked the Forest Hills Schools as the number one district in Kent County.

Why has our school been so successful? The answer lies in the spirit of cooperation and the partnerships formed between our school, the community, and the parents and students of Forest Hills Central High School. Please contact us if you have specific questions or comments and we will be happy to assist you.


Latest Central High News

Posted in: News
March 27, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

Service Dog at CHS

Attention to the families of students at Forest Hills Central High School:

This is a notice that one of our students who has physical disabilities will be bringing a service dog to school.  This service dog is fully trained to provide assistance to the student with mobility, stability while walking, picking objects up, etc.  The dog wears a vest that identifies him as a working service dog.  While walking in the hallways, the dog is on a leash, and responds to voice commands from the student only.
Federal law, the Americans with Disability Act, guarantees that all people with disabilities have the legal right to use an assistance animal in areas open to the general public, including public schools.
This notice is a courtesy notice to all families and students.  The professional trainer who has trained the dog for service work will be coming to the school along with the student to ensure that the dog is ready for service.  The students have all been notified by having the student and the school social worker, Mr. Matt Langlois, announce this news on the morning news program FX on Friday morning, March 27.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Principal Steve Passinault or Social Worker Matt Langlois.
Posted in: News
March 26, 2015 @ 1:06 pm

Additional eAchieve info. and upcoming meetings

Beginning in the fall of 2015, high school students will be encouraged to bring their own electronic device to school to be used for educational purposes.  Click here for upcoming meeting dates about eAchieve and for more information.​


Posted in: News
March 18, 2015 @ 2:37 pm


In an effort to continue to improve our communication, Central High School is initiating a new program that will replace our current Listserv email service with something new and exciting. Beginning on Monday, March 23, our webpage (http://www.fhps.net/centralhs/) will now be the primary source for information and important news.

Please note that as of Friday, March 20 CHS will be discontinuing the use of the Listserv system as your main source of news and information.  You do not need to unsubscribe from CHS Listserv. 

TO SUBSCRIBE:  Fill out the ‘Subscribe to Central High News’ located on the right hand side of the Central High School homepage (located beneath the CHS Calendar) and click ‘Sign Up’.

Click here to read more detail about the change

Thank you for helping us improve our communication process.

Posted in: News
March 18, 2015 @ 1:04 pm

FHC Theatre Presents...

(based on the story of the Princess & the Pea)

Thursday & Friday, 3/19 & 3/20 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, 3/21 @ 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Tickets on sale at the door!

Click here to view the full sized video

Posted in: News
March 16, 2015 @ 2:05 pm

e Achieve Initiative

Please click the link below to learn more about the 2015-2016 eAchieve Initiative.

eAchieve Family Letter