Middle School Student Life

ATHLETICS

The purpose of Foothills Academy Middle School Athletics is to promote sportsmanship, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness while contributing to physical growth and development. The health and welfare of our student athletes is our primary concern. Efficient teamwork, good citizenship, and academic achievement are expectations of all our athletes.

In 6th, 7th and 8th grade, students have the opportunity to join boys, girls, and co-ed inter-scholastic sports teams, and compete against other schools for the first time. Our Middle School athletic program is a great coaching and teaching incubator for students who may want to continue their pursuit of athletics at the varsity level.

ATHLETICS IN ACTION
Our diverse sports schedule offers something for everyone. Foothills Academy Varsity Level Teams have earned recognition and respect throughout the Valley.

FOOTHILLS ACADEMY SPORTS TEAMS

Foothills Academy is a member of the Arizona Charter Athletic Association and the Independent Youth Athletic Association. Our teams compete against other charter schools throughout the Valley.

Girls Volleyball – IYAC

  • 2016 – Northeast Conference Champions
  • 2014 – Runner Up IYAC
  • 2014 – Spike It Gold Division Runner Up
  • 2013 – State Champions IYAC
  • 2013 – Spike It Bronze Division Champions
  • 2013 – Division 2 League Champions
  • 2011 – State Runner Up IYAC Division 2
  • 2010 – State Champions IYAC Division 2

GIRLS BASKETBALL – IYAC B

BOYS BASKETBALL – IYAC B

  • 2011 – State Champions IYAC Division 2

CO-ED SOCCER – IYAC

BOYS BASEBALL – CAA

  • 2012 – Central Conference Champions
  • 2011 – State Champions Division 2
  • 2011 – Central Conference Champions Division 2
  • 2010 – Eastern Conference Champions CAA

GIRLS SOFTBALL – CAA

FLAG FOOTBALL – IYAC

  • 2013 – League Champion Runner Up
  • 2013 – Division Champions IYAC
  • 2010 – B State Champions IYAC

PROGRAMS AND EXPERIENCES

Programs, organizations, and experiences may change subject to available faculty and interest.

FIELD EXPERIENCES

Field Experiences provide unique and valuable learning opportunities while building and strengthening bonds of friendship among the students and faculty.   Through activities involving leadership and cooperation we emerge with a true feeling of community. Many of our field experiences are both entertaining and educational.

Select Field Experiences.

  • Oregon-Shakespeare Festival
  • Washington, D.C./Philadelphia
  • AZ Renaissance Festival
  • ASU Solar Facility & Engineering Dept Tour
  • Annual Senior trip to ASU
  • World Book “Night” Event
  • Top Golf
  • Science on Wheels (on campus)
  • State Capitol
  • Spur Cross Hike and lunch
  • Desert Botanical Garden
  • Spark APP League- ASU Polytechnic Campus
  • Model UN Conference
  • Junior/Senior Europe Trip

SCIENCE FAIR

Foothills Academy recognizes the importance of science and technology as an integral part of K-12 education. We support these subjects with advanced educational materials including the state-of-the-art Science Lab and full range of science core and elective subjects at the College Prep campus, and an annual Science Fair involving both campuses.

Participation is mandatory for all Middle School students.  There are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for each middle school grade level.

Our School Science Fair is the first level of a multi-tiered competition leading to an international event, and is open to Foothills students from 5th grade through 12th. Judges are drawn from our own science faculty as well as outside sources.

STUDENT COUNCIL

The Student Council is comprised of representatives from each grade level. They act as a liaison between the administration and student body, seeking and providing input on all aspects of the schools operation and representing the specific concerns of each class. They are also responsible for the organization of special events such as fund-raisers, dances, holiday celebrations and pep rallies.

PEER JUDICIARY

Foothills Academy has established a Peer Judiciary Committee composed of peer-elected representatives from each class. The Committee’s mission is to rule on disputed infractions via interpretation of the Student/Parent Handbook. Rulings are subject to approval by the Director and Assistant Principal. They meet weekly for regular business and additionally, as required, for rulings. One of the PJC’s many noteworthy accomplishments was the drafting of a “Student Bill of Rights.” That was in 1997. The Bill stands to this day with no amendment.

NATIONAL JR. HONOR SOCIETY

The Foothills Academy chapter of National Jr. Honor Society prides itself in inducting students who meet the national characteristics of academics, character, leadership, and service. The students selected for the society focus on giving back to the school and local community while also excelling academically and demonstrating leadership which all reflects in their character.

LUNCH TIME

Students lunch in the courtyard at picnic tables and under the mesquite trees. Grades 7-12 have lunch together. Students bring their own lunches, and have the option of purchasing items from the Student Store (run by High School Student Council) or from our lunch delivery program. FA’s Parent-Teacher Organization has set up a hot lunches program with local restaurants. Click on the button at the right for more information.