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Information to help you get the most out of high school and plan for your future.

What can I do now to get the lifestyle I want in the future?

You want to achieve that future lifestyle you've been dreaming of! You can use the link below to get an overall view of what you can be doing each year while you are in high school to get you closer to that lifestyle. We want to help make sure you are not only on track to graduate but have some plan to guide you toward you a career that will lead to the lifestyle of your choice. On the checklist page, you will also find student-friendly grade level checklists that can be downloaded as a tool.

My ECAP, My Lifestyle

You want to achieve that lifestyle of your choice. ECAP is the way to get there.  In 2008, the Arizona State Board of Education voted into board rule the Education Career Action Plan (ECAP) for students in grades 9-12. Arizona educators believe that integrating the ECAP process into all facets of the school experience enables students to be  ready to enter a career that will lead to the lifestyle of their choice.

Information on Attending In-State Community Colleges & Universities:

MPS to ASU: Information to help you become a Sun Devil

MPS to GCU: Information to help you become an Antelope

MPS to Maricopa Community Colleges: Information to help you enroll into a Maricopa Community College

MPS to NAU: Information to help you become a Lumberjack

MPS to U of A: Information to help you become a Wildcat

Supports at School

Each of our high schools have School Counselors and Career Specialists who can help our students reach their academic and career goals. Services include the following:

• Facilitate students completion of an Educational and Career Action Plan (ECAP) prior to graduation
• Promote and recruit students for district-wide programs and opportunities
• Assist students in completing web-based scholarship and college applications
• Coordinate various college & career speakers and career-related field trips
• Provide information pertaining to and monitor the Career Exploration Program (CEP)
• Support with employment/career related programs

Two Years FREE at MCC

The Mesa College Promise is a commitment from the City of Mesa to its residents that all eligible graduating Mesa high school students can attend Mesa Community College for two years with Arizona resident tuition and fees fully funded. The Mesa College Promise provides financial support to students with demonstrated financial needs but who have not received enough Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) funds or other scholarships to completely cover the cost of college.

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