Furman High School is Madera Unified's
Independent Study Program
Duane E Furman High School (FHS) was founded in 1987 as an independent study high school to provide an alternative school for students in Madera. Students at Furman can continue their education while working to develop the skills, habits and attitudes that will allow them to be successful in pursuing their life goals.
At Furman the teacher and student meet in person at designated appointment times. The teacher gives the student books and materials with instructions and assigns the student 20 or more hours of school work each week. The work is to be completed by the student before the next appointment. At that time the completed work is evaluated and graded by the teacher.