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Education & Career Action Plan (ECAP)

12TH GRADE  ECAP TIMELINE

August               *Apply online or mail applications to colleges; check with colleges

                             for specific deadlines.

                            *Review transcript and complete a graduation credit check to 

                              make sure you are on track to graduate.

                             *Register and prepare to take or retake the ACT/SAT.

                             *Discuss your post-secondary school costs with your parents.

                             *Complete the college application checklist.

September        *Participate in classroom guidance which focuses on academic, 

                             personal and career/college readiness. 

                           *Visit colleges of interest.  Attend college fairs.

                             *Listen to information regarding ACT & SAT, and the importance of

                               these tests.

                             *Visit Career Center often; be aware of college visits and scholarship

                               opportunities.

                             *Sign up for the ASVAB, for more information on your career interests.                                           

October               *Begin assembling documents for financial aid applications.  Go 

                                to  www.fafsa.ed.gov to get a pin number that will serve as your

                                electronic signature on FAFSA.   Use FAFSA forecaster to estimate your

                                potential financial aid/grants.                        

                              *Talk to your parents about your classes and your future.  Monitor your

                                grades through Jupiter

                              *Sign up to participate in the Fall Tour of Colleges.

                              *Continue to seek tutoring, as needed, from your teachers and after

                                school.

 

                                *Attend the College & Career Days on campus to get valuable information on

                                 post high school plans and help applying for college.

 

 

November           *Using AZCIS, explore career information and continue the ECAP post-

                                high school plan.

                               *Use Career Center and CHS guidance newsletter for information on

                                scholarships. 

                              

December            *Wrap up the first semester by turning in any missing work.

                               *Prepare for 1st semester finals.

January                 *File FAFSA with the help of your parents/guardians.

                               *Attend Financial night at CHS if you need help completing this.

                               * Apply to colleges you are interested in if you have not done so already.

                               *Continue talking to your parents about post high school budget.

                               *Send your mid-year transcript to the colleges you have applied to.

February               *Receive credit check and confirm graduation plan.                                

                                *Continue looking for sources of financial aid and scholarships.

March                    *Continue to stay organized and maintain your goal cumulative GPA.

                                *Take Asset placement test if you are planning to attend community

                                  college.

                                *Respond to colleges if you are offered admission.

                                * Participate in Senior Transition Guidance provided in your classroom.

April                        *Attend a job fair, if you are going directly into the work place.

                                 *Bring in the notification of any award offered to you to the

                                   counselors so that you  may be recognized at the Senior Awards

                                   Program.

May                         *Take Advanced Placement exams.

                                  *Participate in awards night, and other graduation related

                                    activities.                               

11TH GRADE ECAP TIMELINE

August               *Continue using planner for organizing assignments, projects and tests.

                             *Maintain balance between academics and extra-curricular activities.

                            *Review transcript and complete a graduation credit check to make sure you are

                              on track to graduate.

                             *Be proactive and seek tutoring or assistance from teachers.

                             *Look for volunteer opportunities in areas that interest you.

September        *Participate in classroom guidance which focuses on the world of work,

                              including completing a job application and the interview process.

                             *Be aware of announcements for the ASVAB and PSAT assessments.   

                             *Listen to information regarding ACT & SAT, and the importance of these tests.

                             *Visit Career Center often; be aware of college visits and scholarship

                               opportunities.

                             *Sign up for the ASVAB, for more information on your career interests.                                           

October               *Top 10% of junior class will have the opportunity to take the PSAT for National

                                Merit Scholarship consideration.

                              *Talk to your parents about your classes and your future.  Monitor your grades

                                through Jupiter.

                              *Sign up to participate in the Fall Tour of Colleges.

                              *Continue to seek tutoring, as needed, from your teachers and after school

 

                                *Attend the College & Career Days on campus to get valuable information on

                                 post high school plans and help applying for college.

 

November           *Using AZCIS, explore career information and complete the ECAP post-high

                                school plan.

                               *Begin searching for scholarships; use Career Center and CHS guidance

                                 newsletter for information on scholarships. 

                               *Attend the Arizona Campaign for College Application on campus to get

                                 valuable information on post high school plans and help applying for college.

December            *Wrap up the first semester by turning in any missing work.

                               *Prepare for 1st semester finals.

January                 * Begin to think about colleges you are interested in if you have not done so

                                  already.

                               *Start talking to your parents about post high school budget.  Attend Financial Aid night.

                               *Participate in program planning; review the course catalog with your parents

                                 and decide on the classes you would like to pursue in 12th grade.

                              

 

February               *Receive credit check and comprehend significance.

                                *Make arrangements to take the SAT and/or ACT the spring or summer of

                                  your junior year.  Information is available in the Career Center or from your

                                  counselor.  There is also information available on the CHS website under

                                  guidance news.  You can also go to www.collegeboard.org for more information.

                                *Make an appointment with your counselor if you have any registration

                                  questions.

                                 *Complete your course registration and turn it in with parent/guardian

                                   signature.

                                *Continue to seek tutoring or assistance from your teachers.

March                    *Work with counselors on course request entry.  Make sure the pre-requisites

                                  have been met.

                                *Continue to stay organized and maintain your goal cumulative GPA.                                

April                        *Participate in transition guidance activities provided by the counselors.                                

May                         *Take Advanced Placement exams.

                                  *Access summer school information for credit retrieval, if needed.                                 

10TH GRADE ECAP TIMELINE

August               * Continue using your planner for recording your assignments, projects and

                               tests.

                            *Establish a schedule which demonstrates a balance between academics and

                              extra-curricular activities.

                            *Be proactive and seek tutoring or assistance from teachers.

                            *Review transcript and complete a graduation credit check to make sure you are

                              on track to graduate.

                             *Look for volunteer opportunities in areas that interest you.

September        *Participate in classroom guidance which focuses your personal strengths and being

                              aware of personal growth areas.                           

                             *Participation in and understanding of the benefits of extra-curricular activities and

                               community service.

                             *Introduction to Career Center, AZCIS discussion for post secondary career search.

                             *Introduction to the post-secondary vocabulary and requirements

                              (ACT,SAT,ASVAB,etc.)

                              *Go over the PSAT practice book, review and take practice test.

October               *Take PSAT (do your best)

                              *Monitor your grades

                              *Talk to your parents about your classes and your future.  Monitor your grades

                                through Jupiter.

                              *Continue to seek tutoring, as needed, from your teachers and after school.

November           *Using AZCIS, explore career information and complete your ECAP post-high school

                                plan.

                               *Continue to monitor your homework, test scores, and grades through Jupiter.

December            *Wrap up the first semester by turning in any missing work.

                               *Prepare for 1st semester finals.

January                 *Clean out folders and notebooks from 1st semester, get organized.

                               *Participate in program planning; review the course catalog with your parents and

                                 decide on the classes you would like to pursue in 11th grade.

February               *Receive credit check and comprehend the significance.

                                *Make an appointment with your counselor on any registration questions.

                                *Complete your course registration and turn it in with parent/guardian signature.

                                *Continue to seek tutoring or assistance from your teachers.

March                    *Work with counselors on course request entry.  Make sure the pre-requisites have

                                  been met.

                                *Continue to stay organized and maintain your goal cumulative GPA.

April                      

                                *Continue to seek tutoring, as needed. 

                                 *Participate in transition guidance activities provided by the counselors.

                              * Student athletes interested in playing Division I or II college sports should register

                                   with the NCAA Eligibility Center.  Notify your counselor of registration.  (The Eligibility

                                      center prefers a transcript uploaded at the end of 6 semesters and then one at the

                                   completion of high school.)

 

 

 

 

May                         *Access summer school information for credit retrieval, if needed.

                                  *If you know you need to make up credit or wish to accelerate credits, make an

                                    appointment with your counselor for discussion of options.

 

 

9TH GRADE ECAP TIMELINE

August              * Start using school planner for organization skills

                           *Establish a schedule which demonstrates a balance between academics and

                             extra-curricular activities.

                            *Be proactive and seek tutoring or assistance from teachers.

                          

September        *Participate in classroom guidance which includes 4 year plan –academic requirements

                               for graduation, what G.P.A. is and how it can impact them. 

                             *Complete a career Interest survey in class, discussion regarding personal strengths,

                              and growth areas.

                             *Participation in and understanding of the benefits of extra-curricular activities and

                               community service.

                             *Introduction to Career Center, AZCIS discussion for post-secondary career search.

                             *Introduction to the post-secondary vocabulary and requirements

                              (ACT,SAT,ASVAB,etc.)                                 

October               *Monitor your grades

                              *Talk to your parents about your classes and your future.  Monitor your grades

                                through Jupiter.

                              *Continue to seek tutoring, as needed, from your teachers and after school.

November           *Using AZCIS, explore career information and continue your ECAP post-high school

                                plan.

                               *Continue to monitor your homework, test scores, and grades through Jupiter.

December            *Wrap up the first semester by turning in any missing work.

                               *Prepare for 1st semester finals.

January                 *Clean out folders and notebooks from 1st semester, get organized.

                               *Participate in program planning; review the course catalog with your parents and

                                 decide on the classes you would like to pursue in 10th grade.

February               *Receive first credit check and comprehend the significance.

                                *Make an appointment with your counselor on any registration questions.

                                *Complete your course registration and turn it in with parent signature.

                                *Work with counselors on course request entry.  Make sure the pre-requisites have

                                  been met.

                                *Continue to seek tutoring or assistance from your teachers.

March                     *Continue to stay organized and maintain your goal cumulative GPA.

April                        *Continue to seek tutoring, as needed. 

                                 *Participate in transition guidance activities provided by the counselors.

May                         *Access summer school information for credit retrieval, if needed.

                                  *If you know you need to make up credit or wish to accelerate credits, make an

                                    appointment with your counselor for discussion of options.