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Profile of a Graduate

At Fauquier County Public Schools, we are dedicated to partnering with our students, families, faculty, staff, and community to cultivate the potential of each learner. Our goal is to develop creative, confident, knowledgeable, and globally competitive graduates who are prepared for success in the rapidly changing world and economy.

To achieve this, we are committed to evolving instructional practices and providing innovative schedules, programs, and opportunities that meet the needs of all learners. We recognize that there are multiple pathways to success, and we are here to support our students as they navigate their journey towards graduation and beyond.

Together, as one team, we will ensure that our graduates are equipped with the skills and mindset they need to thrive in an ever-changing world. Join us as we empower our students to reach their full potential and become the leaders of tomorrow!

Preparing our Graduates


Write, speak, explain, and advocate in a variety of methods and media to construct positions that persuade and inform.

Critical Thinking

Analyze, interpret, and question to strengthen the depth of understanding through authentic experiences.


Are inventive and curious individuals who use inquiry to investigate multiple solutions.


Work both independently and with others as problem solvers who use empathy in order to understand and value diverse perspectives.


Contribute to their community within leadership roles and engage in issues both locally and globally.

Students & Families

Virginia’s Profile of a Graduate is the result of a conversation between students, families, educators and community partners, that graduation requirements should be more than passing scores on tests. At Fauquier County Public Schools, we want graduates who equally possess content knowledge and workplace skills and believe students should be exposed to more hands-on and interdisciplinary experiences, project-based learning and community engagement.

Sample Schedule for Fall Term: Math, Social Science, Health & PE, Elective and Spring Term: Science, English, CTE/Fine Arts, Elective

Link to Profile of a Graduate - graduation/profile-grad/

Faculty & Staff

The Five C's

21st Century Skills:Communication, Citizenship,Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Collaboration

FCPS educators have been doing a great job of following educational standards to prepare our students. But just like the world is always changing, our methods of preparing students need to evolve, too. It’s time to embrace a new initiative and steer our focus toward practices and opportunities that create well-rounded, life-ready graduates.


Profile of a VA Graduate: Content Knowledge, Career Exploration, Community Engagement & Civic Responsibility, and Workplace Skills

Community & Partners

You may have heard it takes a village to raise a child, and we believe we need to include our entire community to properly prepare our graduates for a modern world outside of the classroom. We want to involve Fauquier County businesses, organizations, and officials. Our community partnerships are essential for creating authentic learning experiences for our students.

Goals, Experience, interest, skills, values, education = career