What's New at Foothills Academy

FA Scoop Newsletter- March 9, 2015

Welcome to the first edition of Foothills Academy’s new newsletter, The FA Scoop!  Each Newsletter will contain the latest announcements; it may contain brief articles from principals, PTO presidents, teachers, ...

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Foothills Academy Alumni Recognized for Their Success!

Congratulations to our Alumni for all of their success at Arizona State University. We have Alumni who have made the Dean's List and students who have graduated this last semester. ...

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Visit to Upon the Rock

Foothills Academy high school student council, literary magazine, and the dance team visited Upon the Rock, a retirement home located next to the school. The students performed, danced, and chatted ...

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The students did a spectacular job on their STEM projects this semester. Each grade had one week to work on their projects and then they presented them to the school. ...

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Spirit Week: Mrs. Cimo and her students on Dress like a Teacher Day!


Penny Cimo has been awarded the Xavier College Preparatory Golden Gator Award for Excellence in Teaching. Freshman were to nominate a teacher from their middle school who inspired and encouraged ...

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3/4 Grade Advanced Learning Project: Explorers

The 3/4 grade’s first Advanced Learning Project was a month long progression of researching world explorers. Students were able to choose an explorer such as Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, or ...

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Mr. Stewart's 7th grade technology class

Bev Bling: 7th Grade Entrepreneurs

Mr. Stewart’s 7th grade technology class is busy managing their new company, Bev Bling, from their entrepreneurial unit. The class was instructed to design a new product and develop ways ...

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Foothills Academy Students Share Their Artwork with the World!

Move Over Famous Artists! Foothills Academy College Preparatory artists are taking over the spotlight! Allison Echanove, the school's newArt Teacher at Foothills Academy, has teamed up with Artsonia, www.artsonia.com -- ...

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STEM Projects Spring 2014

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) projects were incredible this year. Everyone did such an amazing job. Here is a video recap of what all the students were able to ...

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Foothills Academy 2010 Alumni: Sustainability Studies Programs

Alumni Spotlight: Alexis Roeckner April 23, 2014 Alexis Roeckner, is a graduate of Foothills Academy located in Scottsdale, AZ. She graduated in 2010 and is now a student in the School of ...

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Foothills Academy College Prep

— When you're serious about the right school

Foothills Academy College Preparatory is recognized as one of the premier charter schools in Arizona. Serving grades K–12, Foothills Academy is celebrating its 20th year and has attained 9 years of above average and/or “Excelling” years of performance designation by the Arizona Department of Education's rating. As a charter school, Foothills Academy is TUITION FREE and over 95% of our graduates pursue college degrees.

Foothills Academy College Prep’s award-winning campus celebrates the desert environment in which we live through energy efficiency, xeriscaping, and architectural integration. One might say that going to school at Foothills Academy is going to school “in” a science experiment!

Whether you enjoy athletics, student leadership opportunities, or after school clubs and activities, we invite you to share in Foothills Academy’s Blackhawk pride!
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Foothills Academy Information
Foothills AcademyThe small campus affords Foothills students the opportunity to thrive academically while enjoying a safe learning environment that is second to none. The Arizona Department of Education has rated Foothills Academy with an A for the 2013-2014 school year.
Foothills Academy offers a wide range of programs for students of all ages, with varying interests. Whether you enjoy athletics, student council, or after school clubs, there's plenty of opportunity to get involved.
Foothills Academy Faculty
Foothills Academy College Prep faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of our students. Highly qualified (HQT) and eager to assist, our faculty works with and guides students, encouraging them to set goals and to reach their full potential. Our shared goal for every Foothills Academy graduate is to be admitted to the college or university of the student’s choice.