• Class of 2023

  • 12th Grade ECAP Goals

    • Plan for post-secondary education/career goals 
    • If applicable, students will complete a list of "Colleges I'm Applying To" in Naviance
    • A "Senior Survey" will be completed by all seniors in Naviance prior to graduation; this helps provide data for our future Firebirds!

    Counselors met with all 12th graders on August 16th, 2022 during their English class. We also held a Coffee with the Counselors presentation for parents on August 19th, 2022. If you weren't able to make it, please check out our PowerPoint. The presentation includes information about the college application process, transcripts, financial aid, letters of recommendation, etc.

    Need a letter of recommendation? You will need to complete a College Admissions Portfolio (CAP):

    • Instructions - step-by-step guide on what needs to be completed
    • Cover Page - ensure Naviance matches up with your cover page; if applying through Common App, your Naviance account must be matched with your Common App account. Click Here for a video with instructions. Your FERPA waiver must also be completed through Common App. 
    • Counselor Interview Questionnaire - your answers to these questions are extremely helpful to your counselor when writing your letter. Please answer all questions thoroughly, providing specific examples and support as to why you answered the question the way you did. The more personal, the better!
    • Resume - see College & Career website for samples

    The CAP is incomplete without all documents (cover page, counselor interview, questionnaire, and resume) and will be returned to the student. Once complete, please schedule a meeting with your counselor. This process should be completed AT LEAST 3 weeks prior to your first application deadline. 

    In-state University Representatives for CHS:

    Arizona State University - Olivia Dineen ASUoliviadineen@asu.edu

    The University of Arizona - Erica Artiaga eartiaga@arizona.edu

    Northern Arizona University - Jacob Rardin Jacob.Rardin@nau.edu

    College Testing

    Consider signing up to take an additional ACT or SAT test in early fall. A higher score on an additional test may allow you to be eligible for a higher scholarship award or help you gain admission to a more selective college. 

    Check on the ACT and SAT websites to make sure you have sent your test scores to all the colleges where you are applying, if applicable. You will send scores through these websites. This step is sometimes key for scholarship consideration. Please talk to your counselor if you are not sure if you should send a score or not. We can help!

    For College Planning tips, please Click Here.   

    Caps & Gowns: 

    It is time! Order your Cap and Gown from Jostens! Caps and gowns will be delivered to Chaparral in May, shortly before graduation.

    Jostens offers several different packages that include a cap and gown, and some are very expensive. Students won’t need anything other than the item called a “cap and gown unit,” which costs approximately $50, including service fees and delivery.

    In honor of Chaparral High School’s 50th Anniversary, the graduation committee has voted for the student robes to be in one of Chaparral's original colors, RED this year, instead of black. Faculty and staff will continue to wear black. (Please note: if the image shown was black when you ordered your gown, do not worry - the correct color will be delivered in May.)  

    There are also a few other special touches to this year’s graduation ceremony. We are looking forward to celebrating the class of 2023 in a unique way.

    Please contact Mrs. Amy Hardy if you have any questions.


    Save the Date - April 29th, 2023

    Project Grad:

    Project Grad is Chaparral's late-night party for graduating seniors. It will be held on May 24, 2023. 

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