Outstanding campus. Our soon loves it there and loves the sports program, the teachers, the staff. It's a welcoming environment and he says he's never been to a better school. Homework is a bit excessive with Study Island assignments that are tedious and the Thursday tests are stressful, but he's getting the hang of it and never wants to leave. Glad we found it.
Absolutely. The teachers are outstandingly compassionate and empathetic. Administration is there to listen and respond. Very few discipline problems here as opposed to the larger high schools. Open door policy is real and effective.
Our family has two children who have attended Foothills for 4 years. We have experienced four instances of seriously questionable behavior on the part of teaching staff. In three out of four the administration was passive and frankly lacking in direction on how to handle the staff. I would go as far to say that the principle is in fear of her own staff. The director hides from any type of conflict entirely and avoids parent complaints. We have witnessed levels of passive aggressive behavior towards students and parents by the teaching staff . We have witnessed teaching staff having conversations with students that are far beyond the scope of their job requirements. We have also experienced a very interesting academic structure. Our family has grown concerned that the lesson plans are not challenging. We have experienced a lot of movies being played in class instead of teaching being done. The administration ridicules this website and claims it has no merit. I am speaking from our experience and urge others to do the same. We have elected to take our children out of this environment.
My daughter is into art and the new art teacher is fantastic! She has learned a lot in her class and they have done incredible art projects. My daughter struggles with math, but they have all this extra help like the after school math help that is available every day after school. It seems that this has helped her out.