Jim Fitch

Contact Information: jfitch@bedford.k12.va.us or FMS office 434-525-6630

Before School Help:
Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:15 until HomeBase. (Additional times before or after school by request.)


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What is Pre-AP Geometry ?

This is an enriched and accelerated course intended to prepare students for Advanced Placement (AP) classes in the future. At JFHS, there are "basic" Geometry classes and Pre-AP Geometry classes. The Pre-AP class deepens the rigor, flows at a quicker pace, and adds advanced trigonometry during the 4th quarter. The FMS Pre-AP class is offered to our most advanced/capable/motivated students, and it covers the same material and at the same pace as the Pre-AP classes at JFHS. It is not a "light" version of the high school offering. A solid foundation in Algebra 1 skills is a vital necessity. By the way, an A in this class is worth 4.5 points on a 4.0 scale (a B is worth 3.5, and so on) toward your high school grade point average.

Meet Your Teacher . . .

This is my 7th year with Bedford County Public Schools, and my 6th at Forest Middle School. I’ve earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, a Master’s Degree in Management from Regent University, and a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Liberty University. I spent a 21-year career in the US Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel and instructor pilot, and had the opportunity to serve, fly, and teach in the F-15 Eagle fighter jet plus the T-37 and T-6A trainer aircraft. I have had the opportunity to live in Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, Germany, Florida, New Mexico, Virginia, Okinawa Japan, Mississippi, and Georgia. Additionally, I served as a pilot for clients of NetJets, Inc., on Cessna Citation V private business jets.

My goal is to make this the most enjoyable, rewarding, and valuable math class you will ever take. You will grow in your ability and confidence as you learn how to analyze, think critically, and solve all sorts of challenges. You will become very well prepared for your future math and science classes at JFHS.


Today is your day.

You’re off to Great Places!

You’re off and away!


You’ll be on your way up!

You’ll be seeing great sights!

You’ll join the high fliers

who soar to high heights.”


      -- Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Let’s have a great year together!


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