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All Foshay students are involved in an academy experience all four years of high school. Read descriptions below and check out more detailed descriptions attached.

9th Grade House

This is our newest academy at Foshay (2006-07 school year), and it was started to meet the particular needs of our newest high school students.  Through our WASC Self Study, it was determined that our 9th grade students needed some special guidance in order to start their high school career with the skills they need to be successful.  We found that most students who did poorly in the 9th grade continued to have low grades throughout high school.  A design team was formed to develop the curriculum for a new 9th grade advisory class, currently entitled Teen Living.   The goal of this class is to provide personal and academic support.  The team also plans activities throughout the year to build that community spirit that will support the students all through high school. Click here to go to the 9th Grade House page.


Academy of Finance
Started in 1995-96, this is our oldest academy.  Students learn to apply 22nd century technology to the business world.  They learn Powerpoint, Excel, advanced Word and how to build your own website.  Many students participated in paid internships between their junior and senior year.  The skills learned will allow students get entry-level positions and help earn money while going to college.  Students can get involved with decision-making through the Academy of Finance Student Board.


Technology Academy
This academy started in 1996-97.  Students can expect to leave Foshay with a solid understanding of today's most exciting technologies.  They will learn how computers work, digital imaging software, desktop publishing, video editing, multimedia & web authoring tools, computer programming, graphic design, photojournalism, system administration and 2-D/3-D animation.  Students will have the opportunity to get paid internships while off-track.


Health Careers Academy
This academy started in 1997-98.  Students learn about a variety of careers in the health field, including working in social services, veterinary medecine and working with people to maintain good mental and physical health.  Students will learn CPR, medical terminology and other skills to help them get a job or go to college.  Students interested in health, biology or helping people select the Health Careers Academy.

Additional Information:

USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative

Select students apply to participate in this academically rigorous, college-preparatory program offered through a partnership with the University of Southern California.  Students apply for the high school component at the end of their 8th grade year.  Students take morning classes at USC, attend mandatory Saturday school and participate in mandatory intersession programs throughout high school.  Parents are required to attend Parent Classes on Saturdays throughout their child's high school career as well.  Students in the USC NAI program are also in a Foshay career academy.