Education & Career Action Plan (ECAP)


ECAP workshops focus on grade-specific topics. They take place weekly during Tuesday advisory in the Whole School Meeting space.

The Arizona Department of Education requires all high school students to develop an “education and career action plan” that helps them connect their high school experience to their future college and career goals. The state’s ECAP requirement aligns well with City High School’s mission and goals to engage each student in a rigorous and relevant educational experience and with our school’s emphasis on college and career readiness.

Starting in 2013-2014, students in grades 9-11 participate in monthly ECAP workshops on post-secondary planning presented by Director of College Access, Eve Rifkin. The grade-specific workshops are designed to be both informative and motivating and are focused on topics of interest and relevance to that particular grade, including:

  • GPA and how it is calculated
  • the college application process and timeline
  • how to find an internship or volunteer opportunity
  • information about the PSAT, SAT, and ACT
  • financial aid and scholarships

The ECAP workshops take place on Tuesday mornings during the advisory period (9:00-9:25 a.m.) and are open to parents interested in attending. Contact Eve Rifkin for more details regarding weekly topics and grade level meeting dates – or consult the City High calendar.

At City High School, building students’ awareness and preparedness for college and career are integrated throughout all grades and aspects of the academic program, from career shadow days in 9th grade to the college tour in 11th grade to the senior internship experience in 12th grade. To get a sense of the many activities students are engaged in, review the other pages of the College Prep section of the website and the ‘at a glance’ ECAP annual calendar submitted to the Arizona Department of Education.