School Info

Committed to Academic Success

 Foothill is a school for all students who are down credits but want to do whatever is necessary to earn their high school diploma. Foothill is committed to give all students the necessary skills and academic background to be successful with their academic studies. These skills will give students the opportunity to gain employment or continue their education at the college level. Staff encourages and supports students in the classroom and also with CEOS (Credit Earning Opportunities) that the students are involved in. Parents are encouraged to support their students and help them accomplish their goal of graduating from Foothill High School.  

We offer most courses required for graduation and the support services necessary to prepare students to be productive and positive adults. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the class schedule, CEOs, and also request special projects to assist them in earning credits in specific courses.  

We offer several opportunities for students, parents, guardians and teachers to meet in order to check the student’s progress towards graduation. From Student Review Boards (meetings immediately after school with student) to our 5th Year Senior Meetings, the goal is for everyone to know what needs to be done so that the student reaches their goal of earning a diploma.  

We also know that there are times that learning can’t take place until the social/emotional load a student might be carrying becomes a bit less. We offer counseling services via San Jose State University social work interns that can meet with your student on a regular basis to help them work out personal problems that are keeping them from doing well in school. They become better decision makers in the process. We also can refer students to other types of counselors who can help them with the different issues.  

Foothill is dedicated to equity and success for all students and eagerly looks forward to providing the best learning opportunities possible. With your partnership, we will meet them where they are at today, give them what they need and hope to put them in a better learning experience, so that they have the future we all wish them to have as positive adults!

Foothill History

Foothill High School opened in 1965, moving to the current site in 1972. Unlike most continuation school sites in the state, Foothill’s campus was intended to be a small, flexible and supportive continuation site from the very beginning. It is an alternative setting for students experiencing difficulty in the traditional school.

Small class size of 20 students to each teacher and team teaching strategies, used regularly and  well, promote individualized attention. Student support includes a child development center that provides day care for any student enrolled in the Family Learning Center program.

Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.


Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.


Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử
(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.