The foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains
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CFSD Counselor

Easing Test Anxiety

As we approach the end of the school year, students are preparing for standardized testing. Sometimes test anxiety can kick in for students. In a recent Raising the Bar segment, 13News’ Valerie Cavazos spoke with Britney Griffith, a school counselor in the Catalina Foothills School District, about how parents can help their kids lower their stress levels.
"Just really keep it positive, keep it light," says Ms. Griffith. "Keep your expectations of, ‘I love you no matter how you do on this test." See more of Ms. Griffith's helpful tips here.


School Registration id open. Residents & Admitted Open Enrollment Families, Register for the 2024-2025 school year at

CFSD Registration Is Open

It's time for residents and accepted open enrollment families to complete online registration for the 2024-2025 school year.  We encourage those who have yet to register to click here. Our planning depends on you. Thank you!



Foothills Grad Swings for the Fences

Kirtana Bhat

Here's a Foothills Grad who knows the meaning of teamwork! Kirtana Bhat '15 is the Corporate Partnerships Activation Manager for the Detroit Tigers. "My second Tigers Opening Day is in the books and I know this feeling will never get old!" she says. "I feel so lucky to be a part of this team, work under the best leadership in the league, and work with so many amazing partners. I’m grateful for everything I’ve been able to experience through this opportunity and for the people who have helped me along the way!" Kirtana earned her Master's in Sports Law & Business from Arizona State University. At Foothills, Kirtana made her mark by winning four straight individual state titles in tennis.

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  • Both CFHS Seniors Seth Rojas and Ruby Wray are 2024 Flinn Scholars.

  • Multiple students from several CFSD schools placed well in the Arizona Regional Science & Engineering Fair (SARSEF).

  • Twenty-four CFHS students were selected for the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA) Regional Honor Choir.

  • CFHS seniors Anissa Madrid, Seth Rojas and Ilana Valenzuela were chosen for the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards.

  • Congratulations to CFHS Seniors Ethan Blakely, Matalyn Hall, and Luke Sadalla who were named 2024 National Merit Scholarship Finalists.

  • CFHS art student Gwendolyn Alviar was chosen as one of five winners of the Outstanding Emerging High School Artist Award.

  • Pioneer Robotics won the MOTIVATE Award at state competition on February 17.

  • Orange Grove Middle School student Catherin "CoCo" Wang won 1st place in the Aline Goodman Young Artist Award competition at the Tucson Festival of Books Art Contest this year.

  • In year-one of our Early Childhood Education program, senior Alyssa Siwik received the Gold Medal award in her interview competition at this year's state Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competition.

    View more outstanding achievements here


Open enrollment is a state law that allows students to attend schools outside of their resident school if the receiving school has the capacity to accept them. CFSD residents who wish to attend a school other than their home area school must apply under the open enrollment program as well as non-resident families.

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2023-2024 Open House/Tour Schedule

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Special Distinctions

CFSD Award Badges  - Best Music Education,  Niche 2023, Best Elementary and Middle Schools US News and World Report, Niche 2023, A+ School Arizona Education Foundation