The Mountain View Los Altos High School District, Palo Alto Unified School District and Foothill College have collaborated on a new program - College Now! - so that qualifying juniors and seniors can start college early and graduate from high school with a year or more of transferable college credit.
College Now! is ideal for students who are highly self-motivated, mature, independent, responsible and hardworking. These students may have 'outgrown' high school and are seeking a stimulating educational environment that is different from their home high school.
College Now! participants can experience education in a challenging and inspiring environment that engages students in college-level work while technically still in high school. They can save thousands of dollars in tuition and fees by earning college credits at the same time they are finishing their high school graduation requirements.
How it works.
Students take the majority of their classes at Foothill College. Their college classes count toward meeting high school graduation requirements and can be transferred to UCs or CSUs. The CollegeNow! Advisor guides students throughout their two years at Foothill to help reach their personal, college and career goals. Plus students can still participate in their high school graduation ceremonies!
After College Now!, students can apply to a four-year college or university as an incoming freshman with enough college credit to achieve advanced standing. They can also remain at Foothill and continue working toward an AA/AS degree, a technical certificate, or earn 90 transferrable units to transfer to a 4-year college or university as a junior.
Here are some useful FAQs that explain the program in further detail.
To learn more.
The College Now! Advisor will be visiting schools over the next few weeks. Come join us to learn more about the program.
High School Visits
Mountain View High School - 2/12/19 at 10:50am in the College & Career Center
Palo Alto High School - 2/12/19 during lunch in room 404
Gunn High School - 2/20/19 at 10:05am in the College & Career Center
Los Altos High School - 2/26/19 at 10:55am in the Cafeteria
Open House at Foothill College
Tues., 3/12/19 at 6:30pm at Foothill College in Hearthside Lounge (rm 2313)
Please bring $3 for parking.
For additional information, please contact the College Now! Advisor, Gary McHenry at firstname.lastname@example.org.