We do more than just talk about being the best: FA is an Arizona Department of Education designated “Excelling” school eight years running, and has been a No. 10 rated Great School, a US News and World Report “Bronze Medal” Award winner, and an Arizona Republic Top 10 Valley Charter School.
Middle School Admissions
Why is Foothills Academy the right school for you?
WHY JOIN THE FA FAMILY
Here at Foothills Academy we take academic and career aspirations seriously. Our goal is to challenge our students to develop the ability to go forward on their own, while at the same time providing them with the support that will ensure their success along the way.
We invite you to join the Foothills Academy family. Simply download an Enrollment Packet, follow the submission directions, and get ready to learn substantially, think critically, listen attentively, communicate effectively, and have fun!
Current students are required to re-enroll each year, and while enrollment is open, we encourage all prospective and current students to apply as soon as possible.
Whether you enjoy athletics, student leadership opportunities, or after school clubs and activities, we invite you to share in Foothills Academy’s Blackhawk pride!
As a retired attorney currently working part-time as a substitute teacher in both elementary and secondary education, I have had ample opportunity to experience and participate in the public-school education process. In my opinion, one cannot do better than Foothills Academy: The dedicated faculty members are excellent, the classes intimate (small), the students motivated. Moreover, the standardized testing results are outstanding. My wife and I enrolled our own thirteen-year-old son in this fine didactic institution, despite the daily commute from Anthem. If you seek to prepare your child for the scholastic rigors of university and possibly post-graduate studies, consider Foothills Academy.
Sarah’s Mom & Dad
We still talk about the first time we stopped by Foothills Academy to determine if “this was the place we would send our daughter.” We were smug in our expectations as to what to expect, what did Foothills Academy have to offer our bright, resourceful, gifted daughter, could Foothills possibly match our expectations? Then we received a call from Ms. Crawford. She stated our daughter might have trouble academically. We were told there might be an adjustment period and to seriously consider whether we should send her there? We were suddenly made aware of what was to be expected of our daughter, and could she do it? The answer is yes, she did just fine thanks to all of you and her hard work. Your expectations for our daughter far exceeded our expectation of you, and we thank you from the bottom of our heart for all you have done.
Jim & Debbie
If you are looking for an alternative to public schools in our immediate area like we were, we think you will find Foothills Academy will more than fit your expectations. We were unhappy with overcrowded classrooms, curriculum not being met or exceeded, unacceptable behavioral problems not being dealt with, and inexperienced teachers who did not care about the advancement of their students. Since attending Foothills Academy we feel our child is growing into her potential and is exceeding well beyond where her last school even attempted to bring her. Her national testing scores have increased substantially. Most importantly our daughter stated, “I feel like I am now actually learning something.” We could not be happier with our daughter’s success at Foothills. The staff is very helpful and willing to work with students to meet and exceed their needs. We are confident that she will be well prepared for high school next year.
I want to commend the staff and faculty at Foothills Academy. My son has had a great experience, and is looking forward to starting a new school year next week! The small environment and personal attention suit him very well, and I couldn’t be happier. Great school all around!
My daughter has attended Foothills Academy College Prep since 6th grade. She has had nothing but positive experiences…educationally, socially and with extra curricular activities. She is continually challenged in the classroom. Beginning in with 6th grade Science where she was propelled to a new level of performance we had not seen previously in public school. She was instructed in English during her 7th and 8th grade years by one of the best teacher she has ever had. Last year, in 10th grade, her writing developed on a whole new level. As a result of the advanced math curriculum she experienced over the past 5 years, my daughter performed exceptionally on the 10th grade AIMS math assessment. The small classroom size and extraordinarily caring teachers and staff have been a real benefit to my daughter. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for an academically challenging curriculum in a small family-like environment.
I just wanted you to know, that I have never seen Lailie so excited about school! So far, the choice to move her to Foothills Academy has been a fantastic decision! She loves your classroom and your pigtails! Seeing her so energized by school is such a refreshing change from how she was with her previous school. She has never expressed interest in Student Council before, and for her to be so excited about it, well, again, it just makes me so happy! Regardless if she is chosen to represent her peers or not, it speaks miles that she completed the form and expressed her desire to be part of it! Thank you for providing the positive experience in the classroom! Keep up the great work!!!
We currently have four children attending Foothills and have been there for almost five years. My background is in private education and have found my children’s education to be equivalent to the private education that I received. We are grateful to be a part of Foothills and look forward to all four of our children graduating from there.
At a large high school you are just a number and not a name, this is not the case at Foothills Academy. Foothills Academy offers advanced learning programs in a small environment that helps students be the best they can be. Teachers not only know your name but they also take the time to learn your story and your interests. I attended Foothills for all four years of high school and loved every moment of it. Although the material is difficult, our teachers find a way to make the information more interesting and fun. Foothills Academy is a second home to me, where I made life-long friends not only with my peers but also with the amazing faculty. The learning environment and homey feel has prepared me for the challenges I will face in the future.