LearnBoost welcomes Estrella Foothills High School
Estrella Foothills High School opened its doors in September 2001 to a freshmen class of 110. The first class of graduating seniors was approximately 160 students that received their diplomas in May 2005. The school currently has approximately 1,050 students enrolled.
Estrella Foothills offers a wide range of academic classes (offered in block scheduling), including many honors and AP courses, as well as many diverse electives, including culinary arts, band, drama, choir, business technology, industrial technology, forensic science, dance, newspaper and yearbook (in a class named publications), digital photography, multiple levels of creative writing, and the visual arts.
Estrella Foothills also offers several extracurricular activities such as El Lobo, its culinary arts club, National Honor Society, Drama Club and Thespians, Art Club, Music Club, Dance Club, FBLA, FCA, Science, The Order of The Wolf, and the Literary club. Estrella Foothills opened its performing arts center in August 2008 and has already hosted several student performances. EFHS sponsored its first musical in the spring of 2009. The theatre program has distinguished itself with multiple state level award-winning performances.
Estrella Foothills encourages students to be well-rounded and volunteer in community and charitable events. Among these, the Drama Club sponsors 2 Blood Drives through United Blood Services each year as well as collects pop-tops for Ronald McDonald House Charities. The EFHS Music Club sponsors 2 additional blood drives (Winter and Summer) in conjunction with the Drama Club (also through United Blood Services) for a school-wide total of 4 blood drives a year. The yearbook and newspaper sponsors a food drive every October to go to local food banks in the Phoenix metro area. The newspaper also sponsors a 'Penny War' to raise funds for needy families during the holiday season as well as a school food drive in the fall. The student council groups and other organizations also support various charity events.
In sports, they compete in the AIA 3A West division. The Wolves have distinguished themselves in their 7 years having varsity programs, having sent all of their teams to state play-offs at some point. The first state championships came in track and field. The school has also celebrated state championships by their spiritline, girls' soccer, girls' track and boys' basketball teams.