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2021-2022

Foothill High School

19251 Dodge Avenue Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone: 714-730-7464  ‚óŹ  FAX: 714-573-9376

CEEB/ACT Code: 053234

Website: tustin.k12.ca.us/Foothill

Located in the heart of Orange County, Foothill High School opened in 1963 and is one of three comprehensive high schools in the Tustin Unified School District. Foothill is accredited through Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) through 2025 and was named a California Gold Ribbon School in 2015.

Foothill proudly educates a diverse ethnic and socioeconomic community of over 2,400 students in grades 9-12. FHS provides a challenging curriculum offering close and personal involvement between teachers, students and parents.  Courses are offered to develop academic abilities, artistic talents, and athletic skills.

 

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ADMINISTRATION

PRINCIPAL

Michelle England

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Brett D’Errico, Ed.D.

Kristin Hartloff, Ed.D.

CK Green, Ed.D.

COUNSELING STAFF

Counselors

Jeffery Bonds

Diane Diaz

Johnathan Emaguna

Cassie Vargas

Julie McGinis

College and Career Center

Hannah Huynh

Data Technician

Catherine Haidar

SCHEDULING

 FHS operates on a six-period day.  Semester classes are 18 weeks long and yearlong classes are 36 weeks.

Students are limited to six classes per semester with the exception of those in Instrumental music, Athletics, Yearbook, Associated Student Body, AVID, IB, and CTE Programs.

Students in these programs may add an additional class.

ENROLLMENT

· 2355 students in grades 9 to 12

· 580 seniors, 584 juniors, 608         sophomores, 583 freshmen

DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

  • African-American:         0.75%
  • Asian-American:             7.73%
  • Hispanic or Latino:      42.38%
  • White (non-Hispanic): 41.13%

25.6% are on the Federal lunch program.

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

FHS has developed a partnership with Irvine Valley College.  Students have the option to augment their course loads with transferable college courses. Under an agreement with IVC, students can complete Dance 77,  Business Management 1, Entrepreneurship 200, 211 and 212, and American Sign Language 21 on the FHS campus while earning both high school and college credit.

RANKING

 

In accordance with Tustin Unified School Board policies, Foothill High School does not rank students.

Foothill will provide percentile range rankings when requested by universities and scholarship organizations.

 

Fall 2020 GRADING

Foothill High School utilizes a weighted four-point system to calculate students’ grade point averages.

Grade Scale:  4.0 = A+/A/A-      3.0 = B+/B/B-      2.0 = C+/C/C-      1.0 = D+/D/D-

Advanced Placement/Honors courses are weighted

Grade Scale:  5.0 = A+/A/A-      4.0 = B+/B/B-      3.0 = C+/C/C-      1.0 = D+/D/D-

Students with international records will receive a “P” Pass or “F” Fail grade on their Foothill High School transcript

*2020-2021 GRADING

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tustin Unified School District adopted a Credit/Incomplete Grading Policy for the 2020-21 school year.

A “CR” for Credit indicates that the student fulfilled course requirements satisfactorily.

An “I” for incomplete indicates the student was not able to complete the course. Incompletes will be made up during the 2021-22 school year, to earn either Credit or a letter grade.

 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT DATA

GRADUATION DATA

57% of our graduates chose to attend a 4-year university, while 37% elected to attend community college or technical schools.

SAT 2018-2019

Reading/Writing         576

Math                                578

Total                               1154  

                                                     

    

ACT 2018-2019

English                                   25.5

Math                                       24.8

Reading                                 25.8

Science                                  24.2

Composite                            25.1

NATIONAL MERIT

Class of 2021

Scholars                               11

Semi-Finalists                      0

Commended                       11

Hispanic Recognition       16

 

PARENT EDUCATION LEVEL

College Grad                          34.0%

Grad School/Post Grad       26.0%

Some College                         16.0%

High School Graduate         12.0%

Not High School Grad           8.0%

Decline to State                      4.0%

SEAL OF BILITERACY

144 students at Foothill demonstrate proficiency in English and in one or more languages, preparing them to become global citizens in a multicultural and multilingual world.

HONORS AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES

Although grades and teacher recommendation are used for primary placement, students have the option to request enrollment in Honors or AP courses.

 

 ADVANCED PLACEMENT STATISTICS 2020-2021

              Total # Students                 698

              Total # Tests                       1,178

              % Passed 3,4,5                    64

              # Subjects Tested              18

 

 Advanced Placement Classes (18)

               English Literature                 Calculus BC

               English Language                 Statistics

               French Language                 Comp Sci Principles

               Spanish Language                Environmental Science

               Microeconomics                    Biology

               Psychology                             Chemistry

               U.S. Government & Politics  

               U.S. History                               Physics 1

               European History                    Physics 2

               Calculus AB                   

 

                                               Honors Classes (11)

               English 1, 2                            Algebra 2/Trig; Algebra 1

               Chemistry; Biology             Geometry

               Spanish 4;                              Pre-Calculus

               Latin 4                                    World History

EXTRACURRICULARS

Foothill Knights are encouraged to participate in a variety of programs to help strengthen their development of becoming a well-rounded individual.

ACADEMICS

TUSD High School Course Catalog

 ATHLETICS

FHS offers a comprehensive sports program with 23 sports offered as well as Cheer and Dance teams.

FHS Athletics Webpage

 ACTIVITIES

FHS ASB Webpage

FHS Clubs

 CTE/ARTS

Computer Science – Culinary Arts – Engineering – Film and Television – Manufacturing – Robotics – Visual Imagery – Choir – Visual Arts-Drama

FHS CTE Webpage

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

IB Program

The FHS International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Program aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people through rigorous and engaging coursework that is globally recognized as the preeminent pre-collegiate program of study.   Currently, over 340 Foothill students across grades 9-12 take pre-IB and IB courses, with 92% of FHS IB students earning the IB Diploma and over 50% of FHS IB graduates from the class of 2020 gaining admittance to either UCLA or UC Berkeley.

AVID

AVID, a structured and rigorous college preparatory program for self-motivated, potential college-bound students serves over 280 Foothill students across grades 9-12. Nationally, AVID students complete four-year college entrance requirements at a rate that is at least two times the national rate, and three out of four AVID graduates who apply to four-year colleges and universities are accepted. Of the 60 Foothill AVID graduates from the class of 2020, 59 matriculated into college.

CTE PATHWAYS

Career Technical Education pathways are electives where students progress in a technical skill earning a cord at graduation for pathway completion. CTE pathways include engineering, manufacturing, computer science, visual imagery (photography),  culinary arts, and film and television.