• Senior Year Success Guide THRIVE Gilbert Public Schools

Fourth Quarter

  • Study for your finals! Your finals can be as much as 20% of your final grade, so study and take them seriously.

    See if your school has special study sessions to work with your peers and tutors.  

    AZCIS Reality Check

    It is never too early to start thinking about life after high school and the costs associated with it. Take this quick reality check to put things in perspective. Then thank your parents/guardians for everything they do to support you. 

    Logging into AZCIS is easy - Login to Rapid Identity and click on the AZCIS icon > Assessments > Reality Check

Complete your ECAP

  • Your ECAP is part of your graduation requirements.  Login to AZCIS, review your Senior Checklist and your My ECAP report to make sure it is up-to-date and complete.  You do not have to have your entire life figured out; rather, you should have a documented plan or direction for your next steps after high school.  The Maricopa Community Colleges may also request your ECAP to better help advise you.  If you need help finishing your ECAP, speak with your Career Center staff or Counselors.  

Check your college portals

  • If you are planning to attend a college in the fall, you need to review your next steps which are often found in the college portal ex. MyASU, UA Future

    Things to look for:

    Accepting your financial aid package

    Enrollment Deposits (may be deferred to be paid with financial money)

    FAFSA verification

    Housing Applications

    Placement Testing

    Immunization Verification

Finish the Semester Strong & Study for Your Finals

  • Keep up your good study habits! If you are struggling at any time: 1st-Consult your teacher, 2nd-Seek tutoring assistance, and 3rd-Consult your Counselor.

    Take advantage of any teacher or school-wide study sessions. Do not wait till the very last week to get help in a subject you may be struggling with. If you feel like a class is particularly easy for you, help out a friend and be a tutor. Teaching peers can only help solidify learning the material for you, too.

  • Don't forget to send your final transcripts after graduation.  

  • Congratulations, you did it! Prepare for graduation and thrive!

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Last Modified on November 25, 2019