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Welcome to Fossil Charter School

As required by law, we are posting our state report cards online for parents to be able to see how their school is doing.  You can access Fossil Charter School's State Report Card here.  You can access Fossil School District's State Report Card here.

As you may all know, Fossil Charter School is transitioning to the new Common Core State Standards.  We have put together a list of websites which may help you to make sense of the changes that are coming and how they affect your students and their school experiences.  You can access those tools here.

There have been some changes made to spring sports schedules, they are posted under Knights' Athletics tab on the left.

 

The community of Fossil and Fossil Charter School are nestled in
a quiet valley of north central Oregon. Approximately 100 miles from any urban areas (The Dalles is about 90 miles, Bend about 110 miles), Fossil has approximately 470 residents, while the school district has a total of about 85 pupils, kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Fossil Elementary School currently has about 40 students K-8, and Wheeler High School has 30 students. With a teaching staff of 9 and a support staff of 7, the Fossil schools offer a variety of programs. Academic programs at the high school include advanced courses in mathematics, social sciences and science, as well as courses in second language, fine arts and applied arts. We also have a computer technology program as well as a distance learning program where students can avail themselves of other advanced courses.

At our elementary school the class sizes are very small; they are all combination or blended classes (currently  Kindergarten, blended 1-2, blended 3-4 and blended 5-6 and blended 7-8)  and average nine students per teacher. We have a full computer lab, as well as computers on-line in all classrooms.  In addition, we are currently in process of aligning curriculum K-12 to the new Common Core State Standards and changing the paradigm of teaching.

At both of our schools, we offer a full slate of extra-curricular activities and sports, including football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, cross country, tennis and track. Wheeler High participates in the 1-A Big Sky League under a cooperative sports agreement with Condon High School. The Fossil community is a small, friendly place to live and go to school. It has several churches and a variety of activities for residents, both old and young, in which to participate.

The community is especially noted for its open fossil beds located behind the high school football field, and our easy access to the internationally famous John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Address:
Fossil Charter School
P.O. Box 206
404 Main Street

 

Fossil, Oregon 97830

 
Phone Numbers:
District Office
High School
Elementary School
Fax
(541) 763-4384
(541) 763-4146
(541) 763-4155
(541) 763-4010

 

 

 

Current Information links:

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Non-profit Foundation

Oregon Statewide Teacher Application (PDF file)

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Math

Why the Common Core?

Fossil School District E-Mail Login Page

History.com

Oregon State Library Information System

Math.com

Typing Games (Improve Your Speed!)

NCESD

Oregon Department of Education

Oregon School Activities Association

Google Scholar (Great research tool)

Destiny Quest

Fossil Odysseyware Site