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First Quarter

Class of 2019

Check Your Schedule

This may seem like it should go without saying, but review your class schedule.  Make sure that you don't have double periods (two 3rd hours), that you know where the rooms are and that most importantly you are in the correct classes based on your academic abilities.  Your schedule should be based on your 4-year plan.

To check your schedule, login to your MyMPS Account. Click here to view the different graduation requirements

Meet Your Counselor

Your  Counselor can help you with much more than just schedule changes.  Make an appointment to introduce yourself and discuss any questions you may have.

MPS Student Advisement Departments:

Dobson | Mesa | Mountain View | Red Mountain | Skyline | Westwood

Familiarize Yourself with Academic Resources

In case you haven't been using the internet or your phone for more than social media and games, there are tons of great free resources that can help you in any of your classes.  Check out these websites!

Khan Academy - Youtube videos covering almost every core subject step-by-step.

Quizlet - Digital note cards and games created by students and teachers from around the world.  Quiz yourself at any time on your phone with the app. Studying is now easier than ever before.  

AP Resources Taking an Advanced Placement class this year? Be sure to check out all of the CollegeBoard resources to help you do well on the curriculum and end of the year AP exam.

Get Organized

Create a planner or calendar to keep track of your assignments and important dates.  Find a system that works for you.

Check out the MyHomework App.

Register for the PSAT - This time counts!

Be listening to announcements at your school for directions on how to sign up.  

The PSAT is a test that will help you and your teachers figure out what you need to work on most so that you’re ready for college when you graduate from high school. This exam helps you to prepare to do well on the actual SAT that you will take at the end of Junior year and the 11th grade PSAT exam is the qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships.

Stay Involved

There are clubs for everyone ranging from creative and social interest clubs, to technical and academic clubs, and everything in between. Need ideas? Check out your school's club webpage and plan to attend the Fall club fair. Every CTE program has a student group as well as all of the performing/visual arts and sports teams. Getting involved in school creates lasting memories and builds friendships.

Already involved?  Consider taking on a leadership position. 

Update Your Resume

It is a good idea to get in the habit of updating your resume every Spring throughout your high school years.This ensures that your resume will have the most current information as you enter summer. You never know when you are going to need a resume to apply for that perfect summer internship, volunteer opportunity, or summer program.  Not to mention, you may even be looking for paid employment.  A resume helps you to stand out from the others.  

Make a Resume Handout* | Resume Guidelines* | Resume Help 
*resources from AZCIS

Visit Your Career Center

Have you been to your school’s career center yet?If not, you are missing out on important resources and information.  The career center is a place where you can get current information on college programs, meet college representatives, get information on careers, attend guest speaker presentations, get information on resumes, personal statements, scholarships, military information and much more.Visit the career center today and see what your school has to offer.


What is this?It is an aptitude test that allows you to see your strengths for possible career choices.  ASVAB stands for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery and is the official assessment test required for placement in the military, but it is not just for those joining the military.  Anyone can sign up for the ASVAB and use the results to help you select a career.Ask your student advisor or career center specialist about signing up.


MPS College Fair 2019

October 21, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
Westwood High School

11th Grade ECAP Checklist

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

Free and reduced price meals are available to families who qualify.   If your family chooses to apply, please fill out a Meal Application.

If you qualify for assistance throught 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 Academic Advisor.