CHOICE Electives Program
In 2008-09, Foothills School piloted the CHOICE Electives Program, which offers students in grades 1-8 a chance to explore their passions and interests early and enables the school to provide an enriched curriculum. This unique learning opportunity has become one of the school's highly distinguishing programs. By engaging students to choose activities that excite, motivate and challenge them, the CHOICE program demonstrates the school's commitment to lifelong learning for our students.
Students select from a series of elective classes offered by community businesses and organizations who partner with Foothills. There are four CHOICE sessions per year, held on Fridays in six-week blocks. CHOICE sessions offer opportunities in the following areas: Art, Music/Performance, Health & Wellness, Science & Technology, and English & Literature.
CHOICE classes are divided into 2 groups: Lower School (1st – 4th Grade) and Upper School (5th – 8th Grade). This gives each student the opportunity to study different areas in which they are interested and also allows students to collaborate across grade levels.
CHOICE Providers in 2011-12 include:
- Zoo Boise
- B.U.G.S. (Boise Urban Garden School)
- Gem State Gymnastics
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival
- Boise Rock School
- Boise State Physics Department
- Urban Ascent
- Boise State Kinesiology Department
- Boise Art Glass
- Bogus Basin
- Extreme Chess
- Sage Yoga
- Bronco Elite
- Noh Sheep Co.
- The Front Climbing Gym
- Warm Springs Golf Course
- Idaho Ice World
- Boise Water Sports Scuba Diving
- Camp Invention
- Balance Dance Company
- Boise State University English Department