12th Grade Advisory Resource Page

NOTE: ECAP activities/goals are indicated in green.

August 26, 2011

Fall sports assembly

September 9, 2011

  1. Show the PowerPoint explaining the purpose of Advisory period
  2. Kicking off the senior advisory curriculum, the focus today is on personal finance.
  3. As a class, go over and complete the "Spending and Credit" packet questions. Have students read and then answer the questions in the packet. Discuss with the students as a class.
  4. Play "Financial Football" to review personal finance concepts/vocabulary by going to the website below and following the prompts to play "financial football." You can ask for student input as you project the game on your screen. If you have a computer, but not a projector, you can read the plays as you click on/choose the game directions/plays.

September 23, 2011

1. The requirements for participation in the Proposition 301 Pay for Performance include an AIMS Math pretest and post-test.
•CDO is required to have a site-based assessment in one of the AIMS testing areas
•CDO has chosen math because it is the area in need of most improvement
•The goal is to show improvement between September and April

Information for the Prop 301 pretest:
● you should have copies of the tests saved in a secure location
● you will need to get scantrons from you department chair
● details are available in the email you received from Charlene Stone
● 20 minutes should be enough for this pretest


October 7, 2011

The goal for today's advisory with seniors is promoting college/higher education planning.

NOTE: There have been problems with the youtube videos playing in some classrooms. We are planning to have dvds available later in the semester with all videos on them. If the following videos do not work on your computer, another option is to visit various university websites (see below) and share enrollment and admissions information with the students.

ECAP focus: College planning
NOTE: Although ECAP is not a graduation requirement for the class of 2012, it is still a good guide to planning for post-high school life.

1. Show this video created by the U of A to get seniors thinking about college life. Even if they are not planning to attend U of A, it might get them excited about college life.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeQOk1Gftak&feature=related NOTE: THE U of A video is 17 minutes, the NAU and ASU videos are much shorter!! Not because of any bias!!
2. NAU video:
3. ASU short promotional video:

4. Below are some links to various colleges and universities and a link to the "common application." Please talk with your seniors about universities they want to learn more about... or technical, culinary and fine arts schools and then guide them through internet searches to find information about those institutions.

U of A: http://www.arizona.edu/future-students
ASU: http://www.asu.edu/prospective/
NAU: http://nau.edu/
University of Colorado: http://www.colorado.edu/prospective/
Boston University: http://www.bu.edu/admissions/
Culinary Institute of America: http://www.ciachef.edu/admissions/
Julliard: http://www.juilliard.edu/apply/index.php
University of California San Diego: http://www.ucsd.edu/prospective-students/
San Diego State University: http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/prospectivestudents/index.html
University of Miami: http://www.miami.edu/index.php/admission/
University of Texas, Austin: http://www.utexas.edu/student/admissions/
Fashion Institutute of Design and Merchandising:

5. Read the following information about the Common Application with your students:

The Common Application is a not-for-profit membership organization that, since its founding over 35 years ago, has been committed to providing reliable services that promote equity, access, and integrity in the college application process. We serve students, member institutions, and secondary schools by providing applications - online and in print - that students and school officials may submit to any of our more than 450 members. Membership is open to colleges and universities that promote access by evaluating students using a holistic selection process.

Access the "common app" information at this website and review with your students:


6. Review the ECAP time line for seniors:

7. Applying for scholarships is an important part of senior year for many students.

  • Have students copy down the web address and any other information they may need.

October 28, 2011

  • Only give the accountability sheet to your students who have been attending advisory and completing the activities.
  • Remind students to ask their teachers if they will accept the signed sheet as a homework forgiveness (or other as noted on the sheet).
  • All social studies teachers have agreed to accept the signed pink forms.

Senior Class Stadium Picture

December 9, 2011

Overcoming adversity is something that 12th graders will have to consider as they enter adulthood. Many students have already had to manage difficult life events.

1. Show this inspirational video and discuss it with your students:
  • Discuss with the class the 3 A's of Awesome: Attitude, Awareness, Authentic
2. Personal Finance: Show the video: "Buyer Beware" from Stossel in the Classroom by going to this website:

3. Consumer Smarts: Scams and Schemes
  • Hand out the "Scams and Schemes" packet. Students read, complete the matching exercise and the "name that scam" activity.
    • This may be a good opportunity to discuss personal experiences with the class relating to scams you have heard about/experienced.
4. If time is left over, final exams may be another topic for discussion.

January 20, 2012

1. Seniors will be getting ready for transition to college this semester. In order to get them thinking about life after high school, have them complete the following activity: Divide the class into groups of 3, each person in the group will read a different article about college life. (Articles will be available for students, but click on the college info document to see them on your computer or to print additional copies).
The 3 articles are:
  • "College Survival Tips"
  • "Packing for College/The First Year College Experience"
  • "All About Computers for College"

3. The students should discuss each article in their groups, noting information they learned or found important.
4. Turn it into a whole-class discussion about planning for life after high school.

February 3, 2012

SRO presentation in the auditorium. Take attendance and escort students to the auditorium.

February 17, 2012

1. Civic Responsibility: Show "How to Become an Informed Voter" from Stossel in the Classroom

The presidential primary will be held on February 28th, 2012. In Arizona it is called a presidential preference election and voters must be registered with a party and vote in that party's primary.

2012 primary election calendar: http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-republican-primary-schedule/

2. Inform students on how primary elections work in Arizona and around the country. Even though students cover primary elections in government class, it's important to go over it again as they become eligible to vote.

3. Show the 2008 (sorry, no 2012 version yet!) Presidential Primaries PowerPoint presentation and walk through the primary election process for presidential selection with the students:

4. Lead a discussion on Civic Responsibilities. Show this PowerPoint on Voter Registration:

5. Inform students about jury duty: Jury Duty a.k.a. "Why me?" Jury Duty FAQ's

March 2, 2012

Project Graduation Presentation - Fine Arts Auditorium. All seniors must attend.

March 16, 2012

Spring Sports Assembly

April 6, 2012

Prop 301 site-based assessment post-test

Reminders for teachers:
● you should have copies of the tests saved in a secure location
● you will need to get scantrons from you department chair
● find a way to motivate students and get them to take it seriously
● score tests and enter scores in your spreadsheet

April 20, 2012 This is the final Advisory Period

Senior meeting to discuss graduation. All seniors will report to their advisory teacher FIRST and will then be escorted to the Gym for a brief presentation from administration/project grad.