Check Your Schedule
Check that you don't have double periods (two 3rd hours), that you know where your classes are located, and that most importantly you are in the correct classes based on your academic abilities.
Remember to check your schedule through your Infinite Campus Student Account.
Why Your Junior Year is Important to Colleges
You are about to begin your most important year of high school. Your Junior year transcript is what gets sent to colleges/scholarship organizations at the beginning of your senior year. Put your best foot forward by showing progress and growth in your academic performance!
Check Your Credits
Are you on track with your credits?
If you are taking six courses plus a lunch, at the end of your first semester you should have three credits. At the end of the school year you should have six credits, and so on.
To stay on track for graduation without the need of summer school or online classes, you should be completing three credits a semester and six credits a year. How did you do?
Access to Your Student Accounts
There are several accounts that you will need to have access to and will be expected to be using on a regular basis.
Here are some helpful links and information about logins:
Student Google Account (via Rapid Identity Login)
You will use a Google/Rapid Identity account to login to any computer you use in high school.
Infinite Campus is where you can check your grades, see assignment calendars and check your credit progress.
Google Classroom is the online tool used by Gilbert Public Schools to simplify teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers use in one easy place. Most of your classes will have a Google Classroom for assignments and activities. Teachers will provide you with a code to sign up for their class at the beginning of the year. Tip: Find all your Google Classrooms at https://www.classroom.google.com.
AZCIS – Arizona Career Information System (ECAP)
Arizona Career Information System is the tool we use to build your Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP), assess your interests and skills, and much more. The goals of ECAPs are to guide students and parents through successful high school and post-secondary transitions, increase retention and graduation rates, provide career planning, guidance, and development resources.
Logging into AZCIS is easy - Login to Rapid Identity and click on the AZCIS icon.
Junior Year PSAT Important Information
Important: Register for the PSAT – Remember, this year is the year that counts for the National Merit Scholarship qualification.
Register, Prepare & Take the PSAT/NMSQT® Test
Listen to the announcements at your school for sign-up instructions to register, prepare, and take the PSAT/NMSQT® test.
Be Prepared – Free PSAT questions and test practice to help you prepare yourself for test day.
After you take the PSAT/NMSQT, you can get a free, tailored practice program for the SAT—based on your personal test results—through Khan Academy®.
You also get free access to the Roadmap to Careers online tool from Roadtrip Nation to explore majors and careers that reflect your interests.
Important: Make sure to get plenty of sleep the night before, eat breakfast, and dress in layers so you can be comfortable if the testing room is hot or cold.
Your College Search: Begin with Your Major/Career in Mind
Hopefully, you have had a chance to hear from at least a few college/career representatives either through sitting in on formal presentations or visiting a table display during lunch. When trying to figure out where your studies will take you after high school, start with your end goal in mind. College is not the end goal, it is a path to a career. There are a number of college search engines you can use to help you decipher the best course of study to get you to the career you desire.
College Board – Big Future Search
Ready for a Challenge?
If you're already involved in clubs or activities, consider taking on a leadership role this year!
Get & Stay Involved!
Want to find ways to get involved? Keep a lookout for your school’s club fair!
It is always a good time to get involved on your high school campus. There are clubs for everyone ranging from coloring clubs, K-pop, volunteer/service, mentoring, equality and many more. Also, every CTE program has a student organization as do all of the performing/visual arts and sports teams.
GPS High School Clubs & Activities
Campo Verde | Desert Ridge | GCA | Gilbert |
Highland | Mesquite
Local Community Programs, Service & Volunteering Opportunities
Meet With Your Counselor
Make an appointment to introduce yourself and discuss any questions you may have with your counselor today!
Your Counselor can help you with much more than just schedule changes!
GPS Counseling Departments
Campo Verde | Canyon Valley| Desert Ridge | GCA | Gilbert | Highland | Mesquite
Upcoming Scholarships & Deadlines
Free/Reduced Lunch Application – for More than Just School Lunches!
Free and reduced-price meals are available to families who qualify. If your family chooses to apply, please fill out a Free & Reduced Meal Application.
Did you know that if you qualify for assistance through the National School Lunch Program (NLSP), you may eligible to receive fee waivers for the SAT/ACT exams, some College Applications and fee reductions for AP Exams?
From the College Board:
"The College Board fee-waiver service assists qualified, economically disadvantaged students who plan to take the: SAT/SAT Subject Tests/PSAT/NMSQT/AP Exams. A student must be either enrolled in or eligible to participate in, the National School Lunch Program (NLSP) in order to receive a fee waiver. Schools participating in new federal programs such as Community Eligibility may not be able to use the NLSP criterion to identify and verify individual student fee-waiver eligibility. However, several other criteria or indicators can still be used to confirm eligibility for fee-waiver benefits."
For more information, please speak with your Counselor.