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Education Career Action Plan (ECAP)

It’s critical for high schoolers to begin planning their post-secondary career pathway sooner rather than later. Eastmark students receive the tools to begin making the important decisions that will help them succeed in school and achieve their after-high-school goals.

What is ECAP?

ECAP (Education and Career Action Plan) reflects a student’s current plan of coursework, career aspirations, and extended learning opportunities in order to develop the student’s individual academic and career goals. The goal of an ECAP is to guide students through an exploration and planning process to ensure a seamless transition from high school graduation to their chosen post-secondary pathway. The ECAP allows families to engage with students regarding their individual skills, interests, and goals. 

Most Successful When Families Work Together

During the school year, counselors and teachers help every student to explore interests, careers, colleges, scholarships, and more. However, an ECAP is not complete without participation from the family. Parents and students must work together at home and talk about their strengths and talents, their future aspirations, and what type of postsecondary pathway interests them—whether that is career, technical school, two-year college, four-year university, apprenticeship, military or volunteer service, or something else entirely.

ECAP Strategic Plan

The QCUSD Strategic Plan, Strategy I, states that all students will have a personal action plan. ECAP benefits students through personalized planning, which helps them reach their academic and career goals. Students learn how to set and achieve goals by developing and updating a personalized post-secondary plan in grades six  through 12, which positively impacts student achievement. The ECAP helps students understand how education is relevant to achieving their career goals and creates a vision for their future.

Each grade level has several different activities and surveys, both online and using paper and pencil. Students complete online activities through the AZCIS (Arizona Career Information System) website. Student have their own personal login information, which parents and students can access from home. Below are the roadmaps for every grade level:

9th Grade

  • Introduce AzCIS Registration
  • Introduce AzCIS Checklist
  • Career Cluster Inventory
  • Reality Check
  • Document Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Record Post-High-School Goals
  • Complete a 4-Year Plan
  • 1-on-1 Visit with a Counselor

10th Grade

  • Introduce AzCIS
  • Complete Interest Profiler
  • Document Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Update and Record Post-High-School Goals
  • Review and Update a 4-Year Plan
  • 1-on-1 Visit with a Counselor

11th Grade

  • Introduce AzCIS
  • Complete Financial Plan
  • Resume Builder
  • Post-Secondary Goals
  • Career Action Plan
  • Review and Update a 4-Year Plan
  • 1-on-1 Visit with a Counselor

12th Grade

  • Introduce AzCIS
  • Complete 4-Year Plan
  • Complete Skills Assessment Worksheet
  • Complete Financial Plan
  • Review and Update a 4-Year Plan
  • 1-on-1 Visit with a Counselor

If you have any questions about your child’s education and career action plan, please contact our Counseling department.