About Foothills

What is Foothills?

The Foothills Education Charter High School is North-Middle Georgia's answer to the dropout problem.  We offer a unique opportunity to any student who wishes to earn an accredited Georgia High School Diploma.

We have 7 locations across the North-Middle Georgia region, offering a full range of high school courses in a convenient, flexible, self-paced format.  All Classes are held in the evening so you can work during the day and attend school at night.  Tuition is 100% FREE for students who enroll at Foothills full time.

All courses are mastery-based, which means you cannot fail a course.  There are no deadlines, so you can take as much or as little time as you need to successfully complete your coursework. To better meet the different learning styles of students, Foothills offers a variety of course formats including textbook and web-based instruction. All methods provide self-paced, individualized mastery learning. 
Approved by the Georgia Department of Education October 2014
Approved by the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia September 2014

Our Vision

Foothills Education Charter High School strives to be an accessible high quality high school option that is flexible and responsive to the needs of the People of Georgia and its communities.

Our Mission Statement

Foothills Education Charter High School is a community and state resource for students who want to earn a high school diploma in order to be successful in post-secondary and career options.

Our Guiding Principles

  1. Students learn in different ways and at different rates, Foothills will accommodate these differences when possible.
  2. Students learn more when they are responsible for their learning and behavior.
  3. Students are most successful when provided a safe and secure environment in which to learn and excel.
  4. Students are most successful when teachers and staff have high expectations and are highly qualified and coexist in a collegial environment.
  5. Foothills Education Charter High School will be more successful with ongoing communication and outreach to partner school districts, the Department of Corrections, and other community partners.
  6. Foothills Education Charter High School will be most effective with consistent review of policies and procedures in order to ensure the highest-quality work possible.

Click here for a copy of Our Charter