About The School  

Mission Statement

"The mission of C. F. Vigor High School

is to utilize effective instructional strategies,

in a setting that is conducive to learning,

in order to produce literate, ethical,

and responsible citizens

who will meet the challenges of the future."

 


School Profile Sheet

ACCREDITATION

The Alabama State Department of Education and the Southern Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges accredit Vigor High School.

LOCATION

Vigor High School is an inner-city public school located in Prichard, AL.   Vigor was established in 1944. Vigor became a high school in 1951 with its first graduating class in 1952. 

SCHOOL DATA

Vigor is a public school with approximately 850 students in grades nine through twelve. There are 60 full time faculty members. In 1984 Vigor received the Presidential Model School Award. In 1987, Vigor was one of fifty Outstanding Alabama. In 2008 and 2009 Vigor was named one of America’s Best High Schools by USA News and World Report Magazine.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Diploma

Reg.

Adv.

Academic

Adv.

Honors

English

4

4

4**

Social Studies

4

4

4**

Mathematics

4

4*

4**

Science

4

4

4**

Health

.5

.5

.5

Physical Ed.

1

1

1

Fine Art

.5

.5

.5

Computers

.5

.5

.5

World Lang.

0

2

2

Electives

9.5

7.5

7.5

Total Units

28

28

30

*Advanced Diploma with Academic Endorsement: Mathematics requirements include algebra 1, geometry and algebra II/trig.

**Advanced Diploma with Honors: English, social studies, mathematics and science must be HR/AP/Dual and GPA must 3.5 or higher

Note: Students must pass all required sections of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam

and complete required credits to qualify for a diploma.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

Vigor High School offers Advanced Placement classes to juniors and seniors. Pre-AP classes are offered for freshmen and sophomores.

DUAL ENROLLMENT

Vigor High School has a dual enrollment agreement with Bishop State Community College.   Students with a final grade of “B” or higher in the dual enrollment class receive college credit.

GRADING SCALE/CLASS RANK

Scale

Regular

Honors

AP/Dual

90-100/A

4 points

5 points

5.5 points

80-89/B

3 points

4 points

4.5 points

70-79/C

2 points

3 points

3.5 points

60-69/D

1 point

2 points

2.5 points

0-59/E

0 points

0 points

0 points

COLLEGE ATTENDANCE

An average of 21% of Vigor’s seniors attends four year colleges. Approximately 37% attend two year colleges.

TIME FRAME

The school day consists of five blocks each semester. Four blocks are 84 minutes long and the fifth block is 45 minutes long. All classes meet five days per week. A student may earn 4.5 Carnegie units each semester for a total of nine per year. Students participating in credit recovery or summer school may earn more than nine credits per year. College Entrance Examination Board Code for ACT/SAT is 012-235

GUIDANCE

Lauretta Washam, 9th/10th counselor

Cheryl Robinson-Sutton, 11th/12th counselor

Phone   251-221-3045, ext. 75005 and 75006

Fax   251-221-3378

lwasham@mcpss.com, csutton@mcpss.com

Website: http://vigor.mcs.schoolinsites.com/

Registrar: Linda Ryals, lhryals@mcpss.com

Principal: Kenneth Edwards, keedwards@mcpss.com

Assistant Principals: Mrs. Carl, Mr. July, Dr. Wilson


Link to Mobile County Public School's web site.

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