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					Direction for Life
Road Map                               Glendale Union at a Glance
                                       GUHSD: Driving Your Future
1    Glendale Union at a Glance        Ranked among the top 100 high schools in America by U.S. News & World Report,
                                       GUHSD is known as a leader in educational excellence. All nine traditional schools
                                       are comprehensive high schools accredited by the Arizona Department of Education
2    Message from the Superintendent   and AdvancEd. Our highly qualified faculty members offer students a spectrum
                                       of unique educational opportunities allowing for accelerated learning to prepare
                                       students for higher education. Built on a philosophy of high expectations and
3    What is Career Development?       continuous improvement, GUHSD maintains a reputation of excellence for:

                                       • Most high schools ranked excelling in one district
4    Benefits                          • Student test scores that consistently meet or exceed state & national averages
                                       • Graduation rates that exceed state norms
                                       • Large array of Advanced Placement courses & accelerated learning opportunities
5    Delivery System                   • College credit through dual enrollment opportunities
                                       • Visual, Performing & Fine Arts programs
                                       • Career & Technical Education courses
7    Career Development Pathways       • Championship athletic programs
                                       • Extracurricular activities & organizations
                                       • Low drop-out rate
9    Guidance Services
                                       For more information, contact our district office:
                                       7650 N. 43rd Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301
10   GUHSD Guidance Team               623-435-6000

                                       Or visit our website:
11   Bridges                 

                                                                                            This booklet was funded by grant
13   Graduation Requirements                                                                dollars provided by West-MEC, a
                                                                                            joint technical district partnering with
                                                                                            West Valley school districts to provide
14   ECAP                                                                                   excellence in career education.
     Education and Career
     Action Plan                                                                            GUHSD does not discriminate on the
                                                                                            basis of race, color, national origin,
                                       PARTNERING FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION               gender, age or disability.
                                                        Message from the Superintendent
                                                        Dear Parents and Students,
                                                        High school is an exciting time for you in many ways. You will begin to think about
                                                        possible careers and the training that is needed after high school. Our students
                                                        will prepare themselves for college or other post-secondary education by taking
                                                        the classes they need not just to graduate, but to move forward into satisfying,
                                                        successful jobs.

                                                        The Glendale Union High School District provides many resources for you to use in the
                                                        process of planning your future. The guidance counselors will assist you in planning
                                                        your high school education plan. They are committed to meeting with you at least
                                                        annually to build and update your education plan. The Bridges software program will
                                                Ed.D.   provide the tools for career exploration and course planning. In the career center on
                              Jennifer Johnson,         campus you will find information about college admissions, scholarships and financial
                                                        aid, military options, careers, and technical training opportunities for a wide variety
                                                        of jobs. Annually, our schools host community college and university representatives,
                                                        financial aid nights, and other special events to help you in your search for information
                                                        about career pathways.

                                                        We look forward to working with you to have the best high school experience possible.
                                                        Our graduates go on to achieve great success in life, and we are committed to doing
                                                        everything we can to help you accomplish your career goals.
                                                        It is our intent to help all students identify their strengths
                                                        and areas of interest, learn to set goals, and plan and
                                                        prepare for a positive, productive adult life.
GUHSD Governing Board Members                           Our core values guide us on a daily basis in working with parents and students. Thank
                                                        you for being involved with your school and for taking the time to read through this
                                                        booklet. Please let us know how we can best assist you.
   Vicki Johnson, President
   Donna Stout, Clerk                                   Sincerely,
   Kevin Clayborn, Member                               Jennifer Johnson, Ed.D.
   Ian Hugh, Member
   Pam Reicks, Member
               What is Career Development?
         A research-based planning process that provides students the
         opportunity to assess their interests and skills, identify and explore            Why do students need it?
         careers, and develop a plan of action for a successful future.

                               Roadblocks                                                        Expressway

    Lack of focus and direction:                                                  Career Development:
    • Boredom is the #1 cause of student dropouts. - Civic Enterprise             • Dramatically reduces boredom because students see the
    • Average high school graduate takes 10 years to settle on a career.            connection between what they are learning & what they plan to
     - Dr. Joanna Kister                                                            do in the future
    • 80% of college-bound students have yet to choose a major.                   • Provides direction, relevance & purpose for education
      - Dr. Fritz Grupe, founder of                                  • Increases student performance
    • 40% of students who start a four-year degree still have not earned          • Decreases drop-out rates at high school & post-secondary levels
      a degree after year six. - College Board                                    • Increases numbers of students completing programs of study
    • 26 is the average age of a community college student.
      - Maricopa Community College

    Lack of satisfaction:                                                         Career Development:
    • 50% of Americans are dissatisfied with their jobs. - Gallup                 • Improves satisfaction with life
    • 66% of adults polled said that “if they could do it all over again, they    • Provides options
      would try to get more information about career options.” - Gallup

    Post-secondary lack of direction & high expense:                              Career Development can save:
    • 50% of students who declare a major will change that major at               • Time
      least once. - Dr. Fritz Grupe, founder of                      • Money
    • The yearly cost of tuition at a public university in the United States
      averages $13,833. - Dr. Fritz Grupe, founder of                By allowing students to explore careers while in high school rather
    • College graduates earn $1,000,000 more over a lifetime compared to          than during post-secondary education.
      those with only a high school diploma.
     - Census Bureau & U.S. Dept. of Labor

Students Gain                                                  Business & Industry
• An easier transition into high school                        Partners Gain
• Greater focus & direction                                    • Opportunity to become involved
  (during and after high school)                                 in education
• Relevant & meaningful classes                                • More qualified & motivated workforce
• Increased self-confidence                                    • Quality resource for internships &
• More satisfaction with school                                  job shadowing
• Business & industry experience through
  job shadowing & internships
• Opportunity to earn college credit for some
  high school classes (dual enrollment)
• A smoother transition into college, work, and life

Parents Gain                                                   Educators Gain
• Direct involvement in their children’s education             • Real world relevance for content areas
• Increased student success - every parent’s                   • Greater opportunity to know students’
  wish for a child                                               strengths & interests
• Greater satisfaction with education received                 • Connections with local business & industry
• Increased student focus & direction in                       • Increased parent involvement
  high school & college                                        • Increased career focus by students
• More informed decision making about                          • Improved classroom learning climate
  programs of study, colleges, & funding                       • A higher graduation rate

            Students are too young to         Research shows that students who have a career
            decide on a career path.          path in mind perform higher on assessments,
                                              are more focused and satisfied with school, and
                                              complete post-secondary education.
    Delivery System

                 Preparing for
                 School, Work, Life
                 District Mission:
                 To empower all students for the choices and
                 challenges of the twenty-first century

                                                               Extended Learning Activities

                                                                   Electronic Portfolio
                Exploration                                                 Preparation                                          Management
                    9th Grade                                                 10-12th Grade                                       Post-secondary/Life

Students identify their skills, interests, and strengths   Students continue to assess and prepare for their        Upon completion of high school, students will
and explore Bridges* Choices Planner for:                  identified Pathways through coursework and               continue to:
• 6 district career clusters                               post-secondary planning using Bridges* Choices           • Attend/enroll in advanced education and
• 16 national career clusters & pathway information        Planner for:                                               training at universities, community colleges,
• Job market information                                   • 6 district career clusters                               technical schools, and apprenticeship programs
• Post-secondary education/training information            • 16 national career clusters & pathway information      • Access Bridges* Career Information System for:
• Financial Aid information & presentations to parents     • Job market information                                      - Cluster/Pathway/job title information
• Development of skills in one or more career              • Post-secondary education/training information               - Job market information
  clusters/pathways                                        • Financial Aid information & presentations to parents        - Post-secondary education/training
• Classroom and laboratory instruction                     • Development of skills in one or more career                 - Financial aid resources
                                                             clusters/pathways                                           - Job search
                                                           • Classroom and laboratory instruction

• Guest speakers                                           • Field Trips/Facility Tours                             • Student/Professional organizations
• Student organizations                                    • Guest speakers                                         • Service learning projects
• Service learning projects                                • Student organizations                                  • College fairs
• College fairs                                            • Service learning projects                              • Career fairs
• Career fairs                                             • College fairs                                          • Work-based learning
                                                           • Work-based learning                                      (job shadowing & internships)
                                                             (job shadowing & internships)

• Identify, evaluate & define skills and strengths         • Meet with counselor & parents to analyze, evaluate     • Continue to update & revise
• Meet with counselor and parents to establish an            & update Education & Career Action Plan (ECAP)
  Education & Career Action Plan (ECAP)                    • Select and register for course work that aligns with
• Select and register for course work that aligns            career interests & post-secondary plans
  with career interests                                    • Access services provided by Career
• Access services provided by Career Center                  Center Specialists
  Specialists                                              • Choose Career Cluster that matches interests
• Choose Career Cluster that matches interests               & strengths
  & strengths                                              • Review Pathway & post-secondary requirements           *GUHSD has partnered with Bridges, an online
• Select Pathway(s)                                                                                                  education and career information delivery system
• Identify post-secondary goals and determine                                                                        that provides students the opportunity to explore
  possible programs of study                                                                                         a vast network of work and education options
                                                                                                                     through the Choices Planner program.
            Career Pathways A roadmap to your future

       Field                     Field                                           Cluster                          Pathway
                                 The career fields were created to organize      Each cluster represents a        Students choose a pathway that
       Cluster                   the school curriculum and communicate           group of related industries      will prepare them for employment
       • Pathway                 the broad categories of occupations             and occupations in the           in the cluster that best fits their
                                 within the career cluster system.               Arizona economy.                 interests and abilities.

    Arts and Communication                                 Social and
                                                           Human Services                                      Engineering and
    Visual Arts                                                                                                Industrial Systems
    • Photography                                          Education and Training
    • Art                                                  • Education Professions                             Architecture and Construction
    • 3-D Design                                           • Early Childhood Education                         • Drafting and Design Technology
                                                                                                               • Cabinetmaking
    Performance Art                                        Human Services                                      • Welding Technology
    • Dance                                                • Cosmetology
    • Theater
                                                                                                               Science, Technology, Engineering
    • Instrumental Music                                   Law, Public Safety and Security                     and Mathematics
    • Vocal Music                                          • Careers in Law Enforcement                        • Engineering Sciences
                                                           • Fire Science
    A/V Technology and Communication
                                                                                                               Transportation, Distribution
    • Graphic Communications                               Government and Public                               and Logistics
    • Publications                                         Administration                                      • Automotive Technologies
    • Journalism                                           • AFROTC
    • Photo Imaging                                        • NJROTC
    • Interactive Digital Media
    • Media Productions
Not all classes or programs are offered at each high school campus.

                                                                                        Hospitality and Restaurant
                                                        Health Services                 Hospitality and Tourism
     Business Systems                                                                   • Culinary Arts
                                                        Health Services                 • Hospitality

     Marketing, Sales and                               • Certified Nursing Assistant
     Entrepreneurship                                   • Health Careers Education
     • Marketing                                        • Emergency Medical
     Business Management and                            • Laboratory Assistant
     Administration                                     • Medical Imaging
     • Accounting

     Information Technology
     • Network Technology
     • Software Development
                         Counseling and Guidance Services
                         GUHSD guidance counselors are committed to broadening perspective and affecting positive change for
                         all students by working in the following three domains established by the American School Counselors
                         Association National Model:

                  Academic                                                   Career                                             Personal/Social

    Counselors work with each student to develop          Counselors work with students through personal            Counselors work with students on personal
    an individualized Education & Career Action           advisement & the Bridges software to:                     and social issues that include:
    Plan (ECAP). The ECAP will be updated
    regularly and include:                                • Identify personal strengths & career interests          • Extracurricular activities such as student
                                                                                                                      organizations & volunteer opportunities
    • Academic advisement                                 • Identify post-secondary options related to
                                                            personal strengths & career interests                   • Citizenship
    • Post-secondary planning for college & special
      programs                                            • Explore & identify career Pathways                      • Self-knowledge & understanding

    • Work-based learning & certification                 • Provide job shadowing opportunities &                   • Personal goal setting (long & short-term)
      opportunities                                         career-related presentations
                                                                                                                    Counselors provide individual guidance on:
    • Scholarship & financial aid information             Counselors review the following skills as                 • Problem-solving & decision-making
      & resources                                         needed with students:
                                                                                                                    • Consequences of decisions/choices
                                                          • Researching websites & other resources for
    Counselors review the following skills as               career & post-secondary planning                        • Effective communication skills
    needed with students:
                                                          • Identifying career goals
    • Time Management
    • Organization
    • Using Bridges Choices Planner software
                               The GUHSD Guidance Team Guiding Personal Success
High School Counselors provide:                       Social Workers provide:
• One-on-one academic, career, personal, and          • Communication between home, school,
  social advisement                                     and community for students at risk
• Education & Career Action Plans
  (ECAP: 4-6 year plans)
                                                      • Assistance to families, students and
                                                        school staff with resolving attendance,
• Post-secondary planning
• Eighth to ninth grade and twelfth to
                                                        behavioral/academic problems
                                                      • Assistance with accessing available
  post-secondary transition plans                       resources
• Counseling for special education and                • Information and facilitation of referral                    To guide and empower all students
  504 students                                          services                                                    with the academic, career planning,
• Parent/student/teacher conferencing                 • Drop-out prevention                                          and personal/social skills needed
• Advisement for the student-athlete                  • Home visits                                                  to become productive community
• Senior Handbook and/or Guidance Booklet for         • Interventions                                                 members prepared to meet the
  every student                                       • Accurate documentation and data                                   challenges of their world
• Help with registration for internet courses, dual   • Instruction and training as needed
  enrollment, and community service opportunities
• Letters of recommendation for college entrance
  and scholarships

Career Center Specialists provide:
• Career and college information
• Scholarship & financial aid information
• Scheduling of visits by college and
  military representatives
• Lessons and advisement regarding use of Bridges
  Planner and electronic portfolio
• Testing information & workshops
• Career testing & post-secondary placement               Career Development will           Career Development is flexible & offers
• Employment information                                  lock a student into one           students many opportunities to research and
• Help with resumé building & employment                  career path.                      experience different career areas and change
  applications                                                                              their career goals.
• Summer enrichment & volunteer opportunities
• College and career events
• Career fairs
     What is Bridges?                                                         Choices Planner Program
     Bridges is an online education and career information delivery           GUHSD students will use the Choices Planner program
     system that has been serving educators, students and                     that will help them build their futures as they compare,
     professionals with college and career planning products and              connect, and choose from a vast network of work and
     services for 25 years. These products are used by over 14,000            education options. Each student will receive an electronic
     schools, universities, and agencies nationwide to help individuals       portfolio that can be accessed from any computer with an
     achieve academic and career success.                                     internet connection.

           Each grade level of the Guideways features different steps students need to take
           to better prepare for school, work and life.
                  Graduation Requirements

     The Glendale Union High School District diploma is designed to satisfy graduation
     requirements established by our governing school board and the State Board of Education.
     A student may pursue one of the three diplomas offered:

     Standard Diploma                                Advanced Diploma                                          Honors Diploma
     • 4 English                                     • 4 English                                               • 4 English
     • 4 Math                                        • 4 Math                                                  • 4 Math
     • 3 Science                                     • 3 Science                                               • 3 Science
     • 3 Social Studies                              • 3 Social Studies                                        • 3 Social Studies
     • 1 Fine Arts/CTE                               • 1 Fine Arts                                             • 1 Fine Arts
     • 1 Physical Education                          • 2 Foreign Language                                      • 2 Foreign Language
     • 6 Electives                                   • 1 Physical Education                                    • 1 Physical Education
                                                     • 5 Electives                                             • 6 Electives

     22 credits                                      23 credits                                                24 credits

     • Check college or university                   • 2.75 GPA or top 25% of class                            • 3.0 GPA or top 25% of class
       admission requirements                        • Meets prerequisites for ASU, NAU, U of A                • 6 honor/AP Credits
                                                                                                               • 2 Exceeds on AIMS
                                                                                                               • Meets prerequisites for ASU, NAU, U of A

     State Assessments:
     All students are required by the state of                Assessments will            Bridges is a nationally-renowned research-based program that
     Arizona to take and pass the state assessment            pigeonhole students.        provides students with many assessments that reveal information
     tests in math, reading and writing in order                                          about their interests, skills and values. Students continue developing
     to graduate.                                                                         personal plans throughout high school and can repeat assessments.
    ECAP: Education & Career Action Plan

    The Glendale Union High School District provides each student the opportunity to develop an
    Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP). This ECAP document spans grades 9-12 and includes a
    record of all academic coursework, post-secondary plans, career goals and extra-curricular activities.

                                                       EDUCATION AND CAREER ACTION PLAN

                      Doe, Jane                                                                                         Engineering
             Student Name (Last, First & MI)                         Student Signature / Date                             Career

                      123456789                                                                               Engineering & Industrial Systems
                      Student ID #                                    Parent Signature / Date                        Career Pathway

                        Jones                                                                                     Arizona State University
                       Counselor                                    Counselor Signature / Date                     Post-Secondary Goal

                                                         HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION/CAREER PLAN
          FRESHMAN YEAR                           SOPHOMORE YEAR                                JUNIOR YEAR                     SENIOR YEAR
Honors English 1-2                        Honors English 3-4                        Honors English 5-6                 AP: English 7-8
PE 1-2                                    World History 1-2                         US /AZ History                     US/AZ Gov/FE
Algebra 1                                 Geometry                                  Algebra 2                          College Algebra
Honors Thinking Science 1-2               Honors Biology 1-2                        Honors Chemistry 1-2               Honors Physics

Electives:                                Electives:                                Electives:                         Electives:
Art 1-2                                   Drafting & Design Technology              3D Design 1-2                      3D Design 3-4
Spanish 1-2                               Spanish 3-4                               Engineering Sciences               Advanced Engineering Sciences

           POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION/CAREER PLAN                                        EXTRA-CURRICULAR                  COMMUNITY SERVICE
University                                     Arizona State University             Skills USA                   Habitat for Humanity
Community College                                                                   Art Club                     Key Club
Training/Apprenticeship                                                             Girls Soccer
Workforce                                                                           Job Shadowing

ECAP is based on              Standard Diploma          X    Advanced Diploma             Honors Diploma

                                                                                                                                Form 220 (revised 5/6/2009)
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        7650 N. 43rd Avenue
        Glendale - 85301                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Peoria Ave.

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        623-435-6000 |                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         10600 North

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    2   APOLLO HIGH SCHOOL     3     GLENDALE HIGH SCHOOL                                          4          INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL                                                                             5    SUNNYSLOPE HIGH SCHOOL                                               6    WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
        8045 N. 47th Ave.            6216 W. Glendale Ave.                                                    6602 N. 75th Ave.                                                                                         35 W. Dunlap                                                              2217 W. Glendale Ave.
        Glendale - 85302             Glendale - 85301                                                         Glendale - 85303                                                                                          Phoenix - 85021                                                           Phoenix - 85021
        623-435-6300                 623-435-6200                                                             623-435-6100                                                                                              623-915-8760                                                              623-915-8400                                                                                                                                                              

    7   CORTEZ HIGH SCHOOL     8     GREENWAY HIGH SCHOOL                                         9           MOON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL                                                                              10   THUNDERBIRD HIGH SCHOOL
        8828 N. 31st Ave.            3930 W. Greenway                                                         3625 W. Cactus                                                                                            1750 W. Thunderbird
        Phoenix - 85051              Phoenix - 85053                                                          Phoenix - 85029                                                                                           Phoenix - 85023
        623-915-8200                 623-915-8500                                                             623-915-8000                                                                                              623-915-8900                                                                                                                      

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