Important Testing Updates & Resources
Update: District ACT Testing for Class of 2021 (12th grade students) will be offered on student's enrolled home high school campus during the school day on October 20, 2020.ACT FALL 2020 Administration Details:
- Free of cost for GPS enrolled Seniors only
- Attendance for Seniors only at: CVHS, CVS, DRHS, GGA, GHS, HHS, MHS on October 20, 2020.
- GCA will have full attendance (7–12th graders) as well as testing for Seniors only on on October 20, 2020.
- Paper-Pencil in person testing
- GPS Global Academy Seniors will be assigned to their brick and mortar HOME high school
This October 20, 2020 ACT (No Writing) paper administration is meant to replace the missed spring 2020 opportunity for Cohort 2021. GPS will still administer ACT (No Writing) to Cohort 2022 in April 2021 (computer-based).
Scheduling Counseling Appointments
- Students should come to counseling to complete an appointment request form.
- Counseling will send for students on the day of the appointment.
- Students sign in and out in the counseling logbook to be excused from class.
- Counselors also handle crisis/urgent issues on a daily basis. No appointment is needed.
- For general questions, we also see walk-ins during the first 30 minutes of 4th lunch and the last 30 minutes of 5th lunch.
Desert Ridge High Counseling Office Directory
- Tracy Pagano
- Chris Wattawa
- Jamie Valocchi
- Leila Day
- Luke Longacre
- Sarah VanCleave
- Heather Jacobsen
- Wendi Howe