• Sophomore Year Success Guide THRIVE Gilbert Public Schools

Second Quarter

  • Keep Your Grades Up

    Aim for a 3.0 GPA or better.  

    Update Your High School Course Planner

    Build and update a four-year college and career readiness plan to achieve your high school goals.

    You can create plans based on careers you'd like to try, graduation requirements, and more. This is a living, changing document so don't get caught up feeling locked into your first draft. Your advisor will work with you to make plans for the education or training you need for your career choice. 

    Login to Infinite Campus > Academic Planner

Register, Prepare & Take the PSAT/NMSQT® Test

Explore Career & Technical Programs

  • Explore Career & Technical Education (CTE) Pathways

    Did you know that Gilbert Public Schools supports a diverse selection of CTE programs at all of our high schools? Through enrollment in CTE classes, you can explore a number of areas of occupational interests and pursue a career focus in depth while completing your high school diploma. Many of the CTE programs and classes are aligned with similar courses at local community colleges and are available for credit at both the high school and a community college simultaneously. 

    CTE programs are unique among high school course offerings as they provide:

    • Hands-on learning in laboratory-based experiential instruction
    • Work-based learning, relating the technical instruction and practice to what happens in the real world of work
    • Personal leadership development opportunities
    • Reinforcement of academic skills related to the technical area of study through real-life applications

    Learn more about what CTE classes are offered at your school!

    Do your plans involve attending EVIT?

    If you are considering applying to East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) for your Junior Year, you will need to submit an application along with your transcript, attendance, and discipline records. 

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.

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.

Continue Your Career Research & Exploring Post-Grad Options

  • Did you know that each high school has a Career Center Coordinator and/or College and Career Liaison that can help you think about options for life after high school?

    They are great people to know and can get you better connected to opportunities like field trips, guest speakers, job shadows, college visits, etc. Take some time and go introduce yourself.

    Meet Your High School Career Center Coordinator and/or College and Career Liaisons 

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Last Modified on April 9, 2024