First Quarter

Senior Credit Check-In

  • Senior Year is Here: Are you on track to graduate?

    You will be meeting with your counselor soon to review your credit check/transcript.  If you took any summer courses or retook classes to improve a grade, make sure that they are posted and your transcript is accurate. If you are applying to a university, you should have advanced math in your schedule and by the end of your senior year, have completed at least two credits of the same world language. If you are not on track for graduation, make an appointment to meet with your counselor ASAP to discuss changing your schedule and/or adding an online course through Global Academy.  

Access to Your Student Accounts

  • Here are some helpful links and information about the accounts that you will be expected to know and use regularly as a student:  

    1. 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. 
    2. Infinite Campus - Infinite Campus is where you can check your grades, see assignment calendars and check your credit progress. 
    3. Google ClassroomGoogle 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.

     

Your College Search: Begin with Your Major/Career in Mind

  • 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

     

    College Confidential – School Search 

Take or Retake the ACT/SAT

  • We recommended that you take either the ACT or SAT to give yourself a chance to improve your scores this fall.  If this is the first time you will be taking them, don't worry, set some time aside to study and prepare before test day.

    Register for the ACT Register for the SAT 

    Please Note - Your high school will not send your ACT/SAT scores for you.  You must login to your account and send your scores directly to each institution that you are applying. 

College Fair or Tours

  • Tri-University Events

    Tri-University Events Information 

    Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona are coming together to ensure you and your family are well informed about the opportunities and resources available to you, hosting joint virtual information sessions for prospective students and families to discuss the following:

    • How to navigate the college admission process.
    • Scholarships and financial aid.
    • Information about each university.
    • The honors experience at each university.

    View resources and programming to assist in your college search process.

     


     

    Arizona College Consortium Virtual Conference and College Fair

    Arizona College Consortium (AZ-CC) is a membership of over 30 post-secondary institutions.  The organization’s mission is to provide quality education pathways to meet the needs of future scholars. This college fair will allow students and families to:

    • Uncover new college options through a robust search tool
    • Experience virtual campus tours 
    • Watch videos and download materials helpful for in decision process
    • Schedule meetings and interviews with admissions representatives

     

    View Upcoming Fair Dates 

     


    NACAC Virtual College Fairs - Sign up now and start exploring!

    NACAC Virtual College Fairs

     

    College Fair Tips – Use these tips from NACAC to make the most out of the experience. 

    Why should I pre-register? Provide your information one time through a simple, online registration page instead of dozens of times on prospect cards at each college table.

Ready for a Challenge?

  • If you're already involved in clubs or activities, consider taking on a leadership role this year!


FAFSA Questions? Text for Answers

  • Ask Benji - Digital FAFSA Assistant Text 602-786-8171


Free/Reduced Lunch Application – for More than Just School Lunches!

  • Did you know that if you qualify for assistance through the National School Lunch Program (NLSP), you may be eligible to receive fee waivers for the SAT/ACT exams, some College Applications and fee reductions for AP Exams?

    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.  

    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. 

    Accepting Your Fee Waiver Benefits


Last Modified on April 9, 2024