Visiting & Tours
OPEN HOUSE & SPOTLIGHT NIGHTS
Meet teachers, take a Tour
From 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Please RSVP 303-231-9801 x253
- No School the Week of November 23 - 27th
- Break Camp November 23, 24 & 25
- Friday, December 4th 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
- Cost: $20
- Download the Flyer for more info
- Register by Tuesday, December 1st. Download and print the registration form.
- WHEN: Saturday, December 5th 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
- WHERE: Golden Visitors Center parking lot located at 1010 Washington Ave.
- WEAR: FHM Fox Gear and warm clothing!
- RSVP HERE
- Please support the FHM middle school! Come complete your holiday shopping with Tilvee beauty products, winter gear knitted and crocheted by FHM students, and more! All proceeds support middle school classroom trips, with a trip to Washington DC later this spring
- Wednesday, December 2nd, 2-4 pm
- Thursday, December 3rd from 3-5 pm
- Tilvee - 600 Corporate Circle #A.
- Timbuk Toys November 27 - December 3rd
- Colorado Gives Day December 8th
- Grocery Card Order Form
- Office Depot Give Back to Schools Campaign
Science & Engineering Fair
- Please call the Attendance Line at 303-231-9801 ext 300 for all absences, late arrivals or early pick ups.
We are a Jeffco Charter Public School Serving Children in Preschool through 8th Grade
The FHM Vision: We seek to transform our community by developing students who pursue their full potential, understand their global responsibilities, and respect others, self, and the environment.
Individualized InstructionOur students reflect the rich diversity of our world and come with various ability levels. Progression through the curriculum is based on demonstrated mastery rather than grade level. Accordingly, this allows children to move forward in their studies in relation to their ability. Those who are struggling with a skill, get the extra support required. This individualized approach provides optimum opportunity for growth and success.
Engaging CurriculumOur rich curriculum includes zoology, botany, earth science, geography, history, literature, mathematics, music, art, physical education, world languages and cultures, and the life skills of organization, planning, and prioritization. This coupled with lively instruction and targeted lessons supports students in making connections in life. Our goal is to have students interact with the lesson in a way that encourages ever-deepening levels of understanding.
Strong CommunityWe are proud of our highly qualified educators whose dedication inspire and support each child in reaching his or her greatest potential. Involved parents advance the value of education through volunteering time and effort while strengthening the connection between home and school. Our students are happy, excited, inspired and deeply involved in learning.
Quick Links for Parents
Financial TransparencyFree Horizon Montessori partners with Jeffco Public Schools to comply with all laws pertaining to Colorado public school financial transparency. For more information, please visit the Finance and Budget page of the Jeffco Public Schools website. Please click on the name of the file you would like to view: FHM's Budget or prior year Audit.
All Jeffco schools use Jeffco Connect for entering and storing information formerly provided on the Student Information and Emergency Card. If you have a Jeffco Parent Portal account, please access Jeffco Connect using that same user name and password so that you can update information for all of your children. If your child has ever attended a Jeffco Public School, Jeffco preschool, or been assessed or received services through Child Find but you do NOT have a Parent Portal account, please access Jeffco Connect through the email invitation sent to your email address. If you have never had a child in a Jeffco Public School, Jeffco preschool, or received assessments or services through Child Find, please click here to create your parent account and complete the information for your students during the annual registration process. Jeffco Connect is the new online payment system for Jeffco Schools.
Online Student Information & Emergency Cards
We utilize Jeffco Connect for sending school newsletters, weekly updates, emergency closure and other important information. School Messenger uses email addresses and phone numbers provided to us during registration. To update information, please contact the front office. Please note that the phone system only calls numbers with a (303) or (720) prefix.
Student Attendance & Pre-Arranged AbsencesAttendance Line: 303.231.9801 x300
Pre-Arranged Absence Form
Consistent attendance is vital for every student's success. With this in mind, we ask families to schedule vacations during times when school is not in session. Colorado passed a policy clarifying attendance rules for public schools that went into effect during the 2009-10 school year. Refer to the current FHM Student and Parent Handbook for additional information regarding attendance. Please note that the Pre-Arranged Absence Form should be submitted to the front office at least three (3) days but no more than one month prior to the planned absence. Because approval or denail is based on student academic standing and attendance record at the time of the planned absence, forms will be processed on the third day before the planned absence.
Community Support Network
When Free Horizon Montessori was established in 2002, the founders also created a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation named the Free Horizon Montessori Foundation. The purpose of the foundation was to serve as the fundraising arm of the school and provide an independent bank account from which the school could draw upon to support itself. In 2006, the Foundation Board reorganized and renamed itself the Community Support Network (or CSN). The CSN’s name is derived from its commitment to support the Free Horizon Montessori community both financially and in spirit. Its focus is to build community, organize volunteer opportunities, fundraise, support our families and staff, and enhance the educational programming at our school. We strive to support Individualized Education, Engaging Curriculum, and Strong Community for our school and our children.