Detention hours may have been assigned to students by school staff for various infractions of school policies.  Hours may also be auto-assigned to students based on attendance issues (such as: 30 minutes detention per tardy, 1 hour detention per class missed, or 4 hours detention for missing multiple classes, leaving early without permission, or arriving to school significantly late).  Please note that hours accumulate from year to year, so, hours may have rolled over from the previous school year(s) as well.  

How many detention hours do I have?

●      Log in to your student Aeries account

o   Select “guidance”

o   Select “demerits” - the number listed in demerits is the number of detention hours owed.  For example: “3.5” would mean 3 ½ hours of detention owed.


How do I clear my detention hours?

●      After School Detention

o   Tues/Thurs 2:30-3:00pm or 3:30-4:00pm

o   Room #121 (credit 2 hours detention per 1/2 hour served) 


●      Before School Detention

o   Wednesday Late Start days 8:00-8:30am or 8:40-9:10am

o   Library (credit 2 hours detention per 1/2 hour served)


●      Campus Beautification

o   Mon/Fri at 11:50am or Wed at 12:15pm

o   Meet a campus supervisor at the podium near the front office (credit 1 hour)


●      Saturday School

o   See your counselor if you qualify for Saturday School Credit Recovery.


●      Online

o   Visit the following for more info:

o   Online courses range in credit from 1-15 hours


●      Other ways? 

o   Or “pick your own time” and serve hours in the office.  This requires prior approval from the discipline office, see Mrs. Deehan for more information.

o   Volunteering in the community!  This requires prior approval from the discipline office, see Mrs. Deehan for more information.


Notes:  Students must show ID to enter detention and sign in on the sheet • On time, no exceptions • Students must be engaged in academic work while using the laptops • No cell phones, no earphones, no hoods • No talking, no sleeping, no exceptions • Students are subject to removal from any detention session for any disruptive or non-compliant behavior • Students will not earn partial hours for needing to be removed early or leaving early. 

Want to clear 15 detention hours?

Phoenix House of Orange County will be on campus at Foothill High School facilitating Student Based Interventions (SBI) before and during zero period once a week on Wednesdays starting on 2/9/22. This is a 5-week program and students must attend ALL sessions to earn the 15 hours. During SBI, students work in groups of 5-10 to develop a positive, healthy, and successful lifestyle. Topics will include risk-taking, stress, support system, peer pressure, media influence and more. The program will begin on 2/9/22 and end on 3/9/22 and each session is 30-45 minutes. Students should sign up as soon as possible as space is limited and participation will be on a first come first serve basis. Please see Ms. Cena in the counseling office to register or if you have any questions.