I will admit that the first few months that our son attended Foothills, he was not that happy. He was upset about leaving his old school and friends. However, the community at the school was so positive that he grew to love it within months. He appreciates the welcoming community but I would say what he loves the most is the ability to feel successful. This is in academics and socially. He enjoys the hands-on learning and also knowing when assessments will come so he can work with his teachers to be set up for success. I know he also likes the use of assistive technology and technology in general.