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Foothills Academy College Preparatory 5

Posted April 21, 2016
- a parent
Our first experience was with Dr. Jane White at the K-6 campus. Dr. White exudes tremendous calm confidence, positivity and patience and we were quickly won over by her steady demeanor and grace. We could immediately tell that these attributes had a similar effect on her co-workers and students. We spent the next hour or so touring the campus and learning more about the educational philosophies behind their programs. During this process, we also had the privilege of meeting more of the staff as well as parents of other students. Given that we have one child attending one campus (K-6) and one attending the other (7-12), we were able to see the similarities and differences between both. I can tell you that the foundation of solid morals, values and curriculum clearly exist in both campuses. But each is tweaked to make the experience most optimal for the age groups in question. Without doubt, this was the right choice for us. And as parents, I can tell you we were thrilled with the warm reception we received from the school leadership, the educational staff and the other parents. We are proud to be part of this community and proud to have our kids able to attend such a wonderful institution. If you are looking for an incredible educational experience for your child, look no further than Foothills Academy. We couldn’t be happier with our decision. If you are looking for a school that has a strong academic focus or even if your child or children are going through difficult times at their current school, you should consider Foothills Academy. Thank you Foothills Academy leadership, teachers, students…and the students’ parents! And very special thanks to Dr. White. You are a true leader!

Foothills Academy College Preparatory 5

Posted December 17, 2015
- a parent
We’ve had our kids in the Foothills Academy schools - both FAEP and FACP – for a few years, and can’t say enough good things about them. The administration is responsive, and the teachers are experienced and caring. Because the class sizes are small, the faculty can help students in weaker subjects, while allowing them to advance beyond their grade level in subjects where they excel. Highly recommend these schools.


Foothills Academy College Preparatory 5

Posted November 23, 2015
- a student
The student=teacher=parent communication is exceptional. The staff is kind and helpful. Overall, a much better alternative and education than public. My son has ADHD but no "504" plan. Foothills teachers work with him to help him really learn, grow his academic confidence and skills, and overall to enjoy school. That takes a highly skilled teaching staff to work with high maintenance student. We are truly grateful for Foothills.

Foothills Academy College Preparatory
Grateful to: School leader

Posted November 20, 2015
- a parent
Got an immediate call back and a meeting the same day.They really are pro-active with a great "feel" to the campus and front office. My child is thriving there.

Foothills Academy College Preparatory 5

Posted November 20, 2015
- a parent
Very happy with staff and administration. At our old school we would wait days to get a phone call back or a meeting. Teachers and principal at Foothills Academy are very responsive and caring. So happy we found a school that puts students and parents first.


Foothills Academy College Preparatory 4

Posted November 12, 2015
- a parent
Class size is small. Kids know each other and everyone. It's like a small community.

Foothills Academy College Preparatory 5

Posted August 24, 2015
- a parent
Our family has been a part of Foothills for 6 years and we have four children that are enrolled there. I have seen tremendous growth in my children. The small class size and school size has made an impact on who my children are becoming. My teens are turning out to be motivated and responsible young adults. They are surrounded by teachers and students that have the same goals for success. Foothills offers online courses, AP courses, dual enrollment through Grand Canyon University, STEM, SAGE and extensive class options. We are grateful to be a part of Foothills and look forward to a bright future for our children.

Foothills Academy College Preparatory 5

Posted August 10, 2015
- a parent
I sent my son to this school in 2012 after having a bad experience at Cactus Shadows Highschool. The academics here are EXCELLENT. My son has learned so much and is always coming home every day telling me all the things he learned. At first he really struggled with the academics and it was challenging for him but the after school help here is so great that he started getting help from his teachers and he has really improved! The homework load is a bit excessive but they really are preparing you for college. Although they do not offer AP courses, their classes are AP level anyway. As for the students here, there are far fewer than a public school and there's almost no bullying here. The teachers/staff are very friendly and really make you feel welcome on your first day. If you are looking for a school with great academics that will prepare your kid for college then this is the school for you!


Foothills Academy College Preparatory
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted June 07, 2015
- a parent
Veteran teaching staff. One inexperienced teacher had some difficulty at first, but soon was on track with our daughter's needs. Very responsive group.

Foothills Academy College Preparatory
Amount of homework: Don't know

Posted June 07, 2015
- a parent
Lots of testing and Study Island has been a chore for our kids, but it pays off in improved math skills and accelerated reading skills.

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Foothills Academy College Preparatory
7191 East Ashler Hills Drive, Scottsdale, AZ  85266
Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 139 reviews. (480) 488-5583
Last modified Foothills Academy College Preparatory is a Charter school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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