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 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.