This summer, you can complete one or more classes and still have plenty of time for sun and fun! Foothill College offers you two summer sessions that run just six weeks.
Early Summer Session runs June 9–July 18
Summer Session runs June 30–Aug. 10
Each session features general education courses for transfer students, university students who are home for the summer and need to pick up a class, and recent high school graduates who want to get an early start. You can choose from a variety of on-campus and online source options.
Summer Session Registration Dates
Continuing students (you were enrolled in spring courses at Foothill) register May 12–June 9. Review your date to register, register for courses and pay fees by accessing your MyPortal.fhda.edu account.
Foothill’s summer class schedule is posted online. Access the schedule to select classes and get important registration instructions at www.foothill.edu.
You can audition to be the student speaker at the 54th Annual Foothill College Commencement Ceremony. The deadline to submit all audition materials is Friday, May 2, at 5 p.m. Auditions in front of a panel of judges areMonday, May 5, or Tuesday, May 6. The ceremony is Friday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m.
To be eligible to speak at commencement, you must be approved to graduate by completing the petition process with a Foothill College counselor. Your speech should be five minutes in length. You must submit a complete packet of audition materials by the deadline that must include:
Submit your complete packet of materials by e-mail or in person to Bill Frankeberger in the Student Affairs Office (Room 2002) by Friday, May 2, at 5 p.m. If selected to audition in front of a panel of judges, you will be notified of audition time and location. For more information, call (650) 949-7241 or e-mail FrankebergerBill@foothill.edu.
A bloodthirsty plant and the talented cast of the Foothill College production of Little Shop of Horrors, helped the Foothill Commission raise $16,500 at its winter musical fundraiser at the Foothill College Lohman Theatre in Los Altos Hills March 7. Proceeds will be used to benefit award-winning Foothill Music Theatre productions.
Foothill theatre arts instructors Milissa Carey and Tom Gough were thrilled with the sold-out performance as well as the commission’s continued support of the college’s programs. “The support of the commission through the years has been vital to the preservation of our theatre arts program,” said Carey, who directed Foothill’s Little Shop of Horrors. “We give them our gratitude for their commitment.”
Carla Stevenson and Steve Acers co-chaired the event, and commissioners personally invited guests to the one-night-only fundraiser. Sponsorship gifts from Diane Doolittle; Jan and Bob Fenwick; Gilbane Building Company; Mady and Mel Kahn; Maas Companies, Inc.; Penelope Midlock; Ann Rando; Barbara and Bruce Swenson; Foothill-De Anza Community College District (FHDA) Trustee Joan Barram; FHDA Chancellor Linda M. Thor, Ed.D.; and Foothill College President Judy C. Miner, Ed.D., added to the success of this fundraising effort. During intermission, guests sipped prosecco and sampled desserts from Schumann’s Four Seasons Caterers.
Throughout the year, Foothill brings exciting dramas and musicals to our community. Upcoming Foothill theatre productions include:
·The Assembly-Women, written by Aristophanes and directed by Foothill’s Tom Gough, plays May 23–June 8 in the Lohman Theatre.
·South Pacific, with music and lyrics by Rodgers and Hammerstein, and directed by Foothill’s Milissa Carey, plays July 24–Aug. 10 in the Smithwick Theatre.
· Learn more about upcoming theatre productions and purchase tickets at www.foothill.edu/theatre/season.php.
About the Foothill Commission
A group of more than 25 dedicated friends of Foothill College, the all-volunteer Foothill Commission promotes the college within the community and engages in projects, activities and fundraising that support educational excellence. Local community members are enthusiastically invited to join the Foothill Commission, which operates under the auspices of the Foothill-De Anza Foundation.
Foothill Commissioners include Steve Acers and Carla Stevenson, co-chairs; Gerri Acers; Kathy Adams; Elaine Andersen; Jean Gardner Ching; Diane Doolittle; Norma Egan; Virginia Farthing; Jan Fenwick; Janet Harding; Charlotte Horton; Mady Kahn; Ray Klinke; Judy Miner; Penelope Midlock; Barbara Mordo; Eliane Neukermans; Karen Purtich; Ann Rando; Barb Swenson; and Gisela Zebroski.
To learn more about the Foothill Commission and how you can support its mission, access foundation.fhda.edu/who, email Foothill-De Anza Foundation Associate Director Laura Woodworth at WoodworthLaura@fhda.edu or call (650) 949-6232.
Pictured with the bloodthirsty plant Audrey II (center) are Foothill Commissioners Steve Acers and Carla Stevenson. The Los Altos residents co-chaired the Foothill Commission’s wildly successful winter musical fundraiser, which featured a VIP performance of "Little Shop of Horrors" at the Foothill College Lohman Theatre March 7. Photo credit: David Allen
Final grades are submitted by faculty the week after final exams. Final grades are then available to view via your MyPortal.fhda.edu account, as well as posted to your transcript approximately three to four weeks after the last day of final examinations.
Be aware that several "roll up" steps must occur before final grades and calculation of GPAs are available for you to view via your MyPortal.fhda.edu account. Once the "roll up" process is complete, you may log in to MyPortal.fhda.edu to view grades.
STEPS TO VIEW FINAL GRADES: Final grades will begin being posted Monday, April 7, and are loaded every Monday morning. You should check your MyPortal.fhda.edu account Mondays, April 7, 14 and 21, to see if your grades have posted. All grades should be posted by April 28.
Log in to your MyPortal.fhda.edu account
Click on the Registration tab;
Click on the My Records section;
Click View My Grades and
Select the academic term and click Submit.
Transcripts: Find out how to order your official and unofficial transcripts.
Note: If you are taking a course that serves as a prerequisite for another course, you can register now for the next course level. If you did not pass the prerequisite course, you will be dropped once grades have been posted. If you did not pass the prerequisite course, once the grade is posted by your instructor, you will be sent an e-mail notification that you have been dropped from the next level course. You may then register to retake the class that you did not pass.
Students enrolled in the Foothill College Environmental Horticulture & Design Program created Beyond & Above, an award-winning garden design vignette that was showcased at the popular San Francisco Garden Show. Foothill's Beyond & Above educational entry captured the expo's People's Choice and Garden Creator awards. Designed, constructed and produced by Foothill students and faculty, Beyond & Above as named the top garden by a distinguished panel of award-winning green industry leaders.
Constructed of common materials and sustainably planted, the Foothill College Beyond & Above rooftop garden was designed with modular pieces that fit in even the smallest spaces. As practical as it is beautiful, it invites you to rediscover a forgotten asset of your home, a room above the hustle and bustle, beyond the ordinary—a space that is beyond and above.
The Foothill College Environmental Horticulture & Design Program offers a variety of hands-on courses that emphasize the integration of sustainable practices for every aspect of the green industry. Foothill students learn to combine principles of environmental design and construction, as well as maintenance practices for urban, rural and natural landscapes.
At Foothill, you can earn an associate degree or certificate of achievement in environmental horticulture and design with a variety of specializations. Day and evening classes are offered. Learn more at www.foothill.edu/bio/programs/hort or call (650) 949-7402.
STEM Summer Camp for current high school students returns to Foothill College. The camps focus on serving women and other underrepresented students, two demographic groups whose increased participation is essential to expanding the STEM workforce. All sessions meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each session spotlights different STEM concepts:
Cohort 1: 3-D printing, biotechnology, astronomy and amusement park physics. Meets June 30–July 3.
Cohort 2: robotics, water, nanotechnology and build your own radio. Meets July 7–10.
Cohort 3: biomedical engineering, forensic technology, anatomy and build an app. Meets July 14–17.
Cohort 4: energy and power, understanding your health, green chemistry and video game design. Meets July 21–24.
Space is limited. A $50 deposit is required and will be returned upon completion. Scholarships are available for students who demonstrate financial need. Submit the application and $50 deposit by June 2. Download the application at www.foothill.edu/sli/STEM_summer_camps.html.
Foothill College and De Anza College have implemented an emergency notification system (ENS) that rapidly sends voice, e-mail and text* messages to all faculty, staff and students. In the event of an emergency, including a power outage, campus closure or other urgent situation, Foothill-De Anza officials use the ENS service to provide emergency details and information on the appropriate response to all students and employees. The Foothill-De Anza ENS service will not be used for any purposes other than FHDA emergency communications and system testing.
Emergency messages will be sent via e-mail and to all phone numbers that you have signed up for the free ENS service, and can include your work, home, cell and text.
To add or update your contact information for the free ENS service, access your MyPortal.fhda.edu account and follow the instructions listed in the Set Up Emergency Notification section. The contact information used by the ENS service is drawn from the Foothill-De Anza employment database as well as data provided by students who have enrolled at Foothill-De Anza.
Be aware that mobile phone carriers require recipients of text messages to opt in to the Foothill-De Anza ENS service via their mobile phones. *Your mobile phone carrier may assess charges for receiving text messages, and you are responsible for paying them. Contact your carrier for more information.
You can earn a bachelor's degree in business psychology at Foothill College thanks to an innovative partnership with Palo Alto University (PAU), an accredited and non-profit institution [www.PaloAltoU.edu/bp]. The Business Psychology Program is a fast-track program with a high graduation rate, in which you can complete your bachelor’s degree in two years, after completing your general education classes. You're guaranteed:
Enrollment in all PAU business psychology courses to complete your bachelor's degree for graduation;
Classes that meet at the Foothill campus in Rooms 3202 and 3302;
A set class schedule that meets on the Foothill College campus Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.–2:45 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break; and
Fixed tuition for the entire two years of the completion program.
For more information, call or e-mail program director Britney Blair, Psy.D., CBSM; firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 465-1006; or visit Room 5017 (adjacent to Lot 5) Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.