The San Marcos Unified School District is an innovative and collaborative community providing an unparalleled educational experience. Through an engaging and supportive environment, all our students are challenged, inspired, and poised to excel.

Welcome to Foothills High School
Independent Study
Foothills High School provides an alternative educational learning environment which offers individualized education plans for students whose needs may best be met outside of the regular classroom setting.  Independent study is an alternative to classroom instruction and consistent with SMUSD course of study.  It is not alternative curriculum.

FHS is an open entry/exit program and participation is a voluntary choice made by the parent or caregiver.  Students receive high school credit for all coursework completed and can graduate as soon as they have completed the Board approved requirements.  With this in mind, acceleration of the academic program is a possibility.  


For the start of the 20-21 school year, FHS will be virtual.  Your student will have a weekly appointment with their Independent Study teacher, and courses will be on Edgenuity, our online program.  

For current students:
Please fill out the forms on the link on the  left hand side of this page and email to the address listed.  If you have access to Adobe Reader the forms will be fillable on your screen.  If you do not, please print the forms, fill out manually, and scan to the email.

You will only need to fill out forms on Pages: 2,3,4,5,7, and 8.
Page 9 is for Parents/Caregivers and students that are living with another family.
Please also send in TWO forms of residency, noted on Page 5. 

You will be contacted by our Registrar for an enrollment appointment after receving this information.  If you are unable to fill these forms out and send electronically, you can come to Foothills 
Wedesday 8/5 - Friday 8/7 between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

All students will  be provided a new chromebook so that you have a computer that has been updated for the current school year.  Please bring in the current Chromebook you are using and you can pick up the updated computer on:
Wednesday 8/5 - Friday 8/7 between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

If you have questions on our Independent Study program,
please contact Cyndi Etnyre at 760-290-2535, or cyndi.etnyre@smusd.org.



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Student Hours:

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Enrollment Forms

English Enrollment Packet 2020-2021.pdf

Spanish Enrollment Packet 2020-2021.pdf

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 Safe School Plan 2019-2020
Principal's Safety Assurance Statement 

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