Opened in 2004, Foresthill High School is a WASC accredited 9-12 grade high school offering all the necessary A-G requirements for both University of California and California State University entrance requirements. It also has a large selection of AP classes, online learning programs, Academic Enrichment classes at Sierra College and an ROP Auto Shop class complete with two car lifts. The school may be in the forest but it is big on technology. Every student gets their own Chromebook that is their's as long as they are registered students. They even get to bring them home. There is also a Computer lab with 36 high end multimedia PC's running the complete Adobe Master CC Collection Suite and used for photo/video editing, CNC 3-D printing and Carving design/programing and Robotics. The school has a 300Gb fiber optic internet connection and offers student BYOD accessibilty along with their school assigne Chromebook.
Sports are very popular at the school and are also the town's entertainment with Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Golf, Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country, and Track. With under 250 students, there is no anonymity at Foresthill High, so no one falls between the proverbial cracks and the school has the highest graduation rate in the Placer Union High School, school district.
Foresthill High School sits on the site of a former timber mill. The 110-acres of the site, now owned by the Placer Union High School District, encompasses 50-acres of forested, undeveloped land currently utilized for environmental science (Wildlife, Fisheries and Forestry) studies with students and includes a vegetable garden. Twenty of the 110 acres is jointly owned by the local K-8 district for the development of a future elementary school.
"Our vision is to be a place that students, parents, and the community are proud of and excited about. We want to meet the needs of every student, one student at a time. We will do so by providing a comprehensive program that rivals any in the region, including an academic program that ensures career and college ready students; consistently high-achieving and varied athletic programs; distinctive performing arts opportunities; and access to diverse curriculum through the use of technology and distance learning."
Foresthill High School seniors who presented scholarship applications to Lions Club