Tuition Free

Fountain Hills Charter School

Welcome To

Fountain Hills Charter

It is our mission to enable students to develop strategies for the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and values needed to participate meaningfully in our pluralistic society.

  • To provide an educational environment that stimulates and nurtures each child’s growth.
  • To provide classroom environments based on the child’s needs for freedom, within limits, in carefully prepared environment.
  • To guarantee exposure to materials and experiences through which the student develops intelligence as well as physical and psychological abilities.
  • To provide curriculum designed to take full advantage of the self-motivation and unique ability of each child to develop his or her own capabilities.
  • To achieve exceptional merit in an environment where children develop the resources and responsibility within themselves that are needed to lead productive and purposeful lives.
  • To provide our small rural community a choice in the public education.

The Mission Statement represents the philosophy of the school.  It was developed to illustrate a shared vision and is meant to give unity to all those involved in the school.  It will be used to guide the growth and fulfillment of policies and programs.

In accordance with A.R.S. paragraph 38-431.02, the Fountain Hills Charter School Board meeting notices will be posted in the glass case outside the El Pueblo Campus located at 16811 E El Pueblo Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 and on our school website at HERE.

Support FHCS

AZ Tax Credit Donation

Did you know that you, your friends, your relatives (anyone who lives in Arizona) can make a donation to the FHCS and get that money back when you pay your taxes?

Boxtops for Education

Are you collecting boxtops to send in with your child? Each boxtop coupon that you turn in can be redeemed for 10 cents. That adds up for our school. Send them in today.

Sustaining Fund

You can contribute directly to our sustaining fund and you can decide where the money goes. We have our sustaining fund broken up in to the following categories:

Our Classroom

Exceptional Student Services


Physical Education

Virus Response Plan

Distance Learning Plan

On Site Support

In Person Instruction Benchmarks

Face Mask Policy

Recording Attendance

Mitigation Plan

On Site Support and In Person Instruction

Dear F.H.C.S. Parents,

Now that the county health benchmarks have been met, we would like to welcome back students to campus for full time in-person learning starting Monday, September 14th. Students do have the option to continue with distance learning. 

Please respond to the email whether your child will return on Monday, September 14th for in-person learning or if they will continue with distance learning.

For the safety of students and staff, health protocols, such as wearing masks, social distancing, hand washing and room cleaning will remain in place.


Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures

Students are to be dropped off and picked up alongside the campus on El Pueblo Blvd.  Drivers MUST remain in their cars alongside the campus for drop-off and pick-up. In the morning, pull alongside the curb to the furthest spot to unload students and pull forward as space becomes available.  Please make sure that your child exits on the passenger’s side of the car and has his/her belongings in-hand and ready to exit the car. In the afternoon, pull alongside the curb to the furthest spot and pull forward as space becomes available.  We will load students in the first cars and get the line moving as quickly as possible.  Grades K-2 will enter the campus through their outer classroom door.  Grades 3-8 will enter the campus through the outer gym door.  Students’ temperatures will be taken as they arrive to class.


School Hours

School hours are from 8:20 a.m. until 3:10 p.m. each day.  Please have your child at school no later than 8:20 a.m. each day.  Children should not arrive earlier than 8:10 a.m. or remain on campus later than 3:10 p.m. Supervision is not provided for students who arrive earlier than 8:10 a.m. or remain later than 3:10 p.m. 


Students should bring the following items:

School laptop and power cord
Filled water bottle
Lunch & snack
Clean face mask
Bottle of hand sanitizer for their desk


Symptoms of COVID-19

Parents are expected to assess their child’s health before they arrive to school, including temperature and other COVID-19 symptoms.   Keep your child home if they exhibit any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell.


Thank you and have a great weekend!


Rebecca Craig

 Fountain Hills Charter School


Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2021 $36,523
Average salary of all teachers employed in prior year 2020 $34,807
Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year 2020 $1,716
Percentage Increase 4.9%