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

April 13, 2015 @ 12:38 pm

Protecting the School Aid Fund

April 13, 2015

Dear Forest Hills Families,

This letter is the second of three letters to Forest Hills families regarding the important issue of funding for Michigan’s schools.  Thank you for your response to my first letter regarding School Aid Fund dollars being used to cover items that previously were supported by the state’s general purpose fund known as the General Fund.  Unfortunately, state leaders did indeed enact a mid-year budgetary change that will result in the School Aid Fund having $250 million less in it at the end of the fiscal year than if they had left the money alone.  Many people expressed the common concern that this money was being used for things other than support of Michigan’s public schools.  The purpose of this letter is to explain how the upcoming May 5, 2015, ballot proposal known as “Proposal 1” would address the issue of allowable uses of School Aid Fund dollars.

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April 17, 2015 @ 1:37 pm

Students May Now Register for Summer Academy Classes

Middle and high school students can now register for Summer Academy classes.  There are several options for face-to-face, traditional classroom learning environments, and online classes for credit advancement and credit recovery.  Click here for additional information.

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April 13, 2015 @ 3:39 pm


Please join the Forest Hills Central Percussion Ensemble for this year Evening of Percussion featuring quest artist Gwendolyn Dease. Read more

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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.
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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.​


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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.

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