Starting with orientation before the school year even begins, freshdragons get to know each other, upper grade mentors and the Foothill campus...they continue with support and connection during the 4-days-per-week advisory period mid-day before lunch with opportunities to connect, get help, work on projects and assignments, and continue the fun that started Day 1. They build relationships and learn skills that last throughout their time on the Foothill campus and beyond!
Providing support opportunities to 100% of Foothill students throughout the year, FIRE ( Foothill Intervention, Reinforcement and Enrichment ) is a 30-minute, mid-day advisory period scheduled weekly Tuesday through Friday. All grade 9 students are enrolled and attendance is required. Grade 10, 11, or 12 students may "opt in" at any time. Parents may request that their grade 10, 11 or 12 student be assigned a FIRE class to support educational goals. FIRE is advisory time; no grade is assigned.
FIRE provides a structured environment in which new Foothill students connect with teachers, experienced student "mentors" AKA FIRE Crew and each other; learn about Foothill's programs, procedures and traditions; and receive academic and social support as they transition into the rigorous academic environment at Foothill Technology High School. During the FIRE period, students from all grades are invited to meet with teachers, use the labs, complete make up work or work on group projects, or spend time connecting with others.
The advisory period is embedded in our schedule during a 30-minute time slot immediately preceding lunch (11:55-12:25). Students enrolled in FIRE have a traditional 30-minute lunch following dismissal from the advisory period. Students not enrolled in FIRE have an extended lunch period, allowing students with off-campus privileges to safely leave and return to campus. The split lunch schedule relieves crowding in the cafeteria and in on-campus dining areas. (link to FIRE Blog 2022-23)
To Enroll Grades 10, 11 or 12:
Mr. Steve Boyd, Counselor
Ms. Jane Napora, Counselor
Ms. Juana Vega, Counselor