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Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District


Foothill College Now!


New Academic Opportunity for Self-Motivated Learners: College Now!

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 does it work?

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 years at Foothill to help them complete the high school graduation requirements and reach their personal, college and career goals. Students earn their diploma from their home high school and can still participate in their high school graduations 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 transferable units to transfer to a 4-year college or university as a junior. Depending on the college and the major, students may have to complete more than 90 units to transfer.


High School Info Sessions & Open House

The College Now! Advisor will be hosting online info sessions over the new few weeks.  Come join us to learn more about the program.
PAUSD - AM meeting     Feb 10th     11:05 - 11:40 am
PAUSD - PM meeting     Feb 10th     3:15 - 3:45 pm
MVLA - AM meeting     Feb 24th     11:05 - 11:40 am
MLVA - PM meeting     Feb 24th     3:15 - 3:45 pm
Open House for Parents & Students
Wednesday, March 10th at 6 pm
Want to learn more about this new opportunity? Talk to your high school counselor or contact the College Now! Advisor, Gary McHenry (

How to Apply

For eligibility requirements and instructions on how to apply, visit the Foothill College Now website:
College Now! | 12345 El Monte Road | Los Altos Hills, California 94022 | phone 650.949.7168 | fax 650.917.8665 |