Clarence Fulton Secondary School is located in Vernon, British Columbia and serves grades 8 through 12. The school is nestled along Vernon Creek and is surrounded by Grahame Park which provides baseball diamonds, soccer, rugby and football fields, sand volleyball courts and outdoor basketball courts for use by our students and families.
Clarence Fulton Secondary School was first
known as Vernon High School and was located at the north end of Polson
Park beginning in 1937. The name was changed to Clarence Fulton High
School in 1964 to honour long-time teacher, Clarence Fulton. In 1967,
the school housed grades 8 – 10 and was then known as Clarence Fulton
Junior Secondary. In 1984, the school was reorganized into a full
secondary school with students from grades 8 – 12 and another name
change ensued. The newly-organized school was known as Clarence Fulton
Secondary School. In 1993, the students and teachers moved into the
newly-constructed school. The former site in Polson Park is now the
North Okanagan Science Centre and a skateboard park. Clarence Fulton
Secondary School is now aesthetically nestled in 30 acres of parkland
bordered by Vernon Creek to the north and Okanagan Avenue to the south.
The school staff serves the needs of students in Grades 8 – 12.
Our regular school programs are enhanced by several
successful programs including Forest Management and a full-service
caferteria program. Our Wetlands Centre for
Excellence trains student guides who lead elementary school students on
pond study tours. Two special education programs, the Resource Room, a
special education program for mentally-challenged students, and
Bridges/Vocational Training, a basic education program, are a part of
the school. Further, a great deal of extra assistance is provided to
students through Learning Assistance teachers, counsellors, a behavior
teacher, a North Okanagan Youth and Family Support Services worker and
an RCMP liaison officer.
Our school’s Semester timetable encourages success that is mirrored in an excellent attendance
rate matched by nearly the same percentage rate for the successful
completion of courses. Courses are structured in 4 Terms / 2 Semester's. As a result of
this timetable structure and the commitment of staff, students and
parents, the success rate is extremely high, a fact of which we are very
The school is especially proud of the continued
achievements of our students academically as well is in athletics, fine
arts, and technology education. Our students continue to shine locally,
provincially and nationally in all of these areas. We pride ourselves on
having strengths in all areas ensuring that students may develop
themselves as well-rounded citizens before leaving our school.
We continue to promote individual achievement that allows
each student to pursue their passion with the support of a positive