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                       2019-2020 ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL PROFILE

RSVP by January 11th
NAU Educator of the Month. Recognize one of our great Arcadia High School teachers and you'll win too!! Dinner, court side SUNS tickets & more
Hoby is the Hugh O' Brien Youth Leadership Program. Sophomores from Arcadia High School are chosen to attend this summer program. Read more here.
2020 Midwestern University Health Careers Institute Juniors & Seniors Thursday, July 9th - Friday, July 17th
AHS Juniors from underrepresented student populations:
Saturday, January 11th 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM in AHS school cafeteria. Deadline to Enroll: 1/3/20

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The easiest way for a student to sign up for a college visit is to:

1. Sign into Naviance (Naviance link).
2. Enter Student ID# for E-Mail and enter Student Birthdate (MMDDYYYY) where it asks for Password.
3. Go to the "Colleges" tab.
4.  Go to the lower left side of page to "College Visits” and click on “See More”.
5. Click Sign Up for the college visit you wish to attend.
6. Click the "Register Now" button. 

Planning for College

While universities have financial aid deadlines posted, most strongly advise that you have your materials in two weeks prior in case there are any issues they need to review with you prior to the deadline. So plan on having your paperwork in sooner than the deadline!

FAFSA - Application for Federal Student Aid, Opens October 1, 2019 for 2019-2020 School Year. 
FAFSA Community Workshops 2019-20 - Need help completing your FAFSA? There are area workshops where a trained person will help you completing your FAFSA correctly. 
The FAF$A How-To Guide for High School Students (And the Adults Who Help Them) - Helpful for narrowing down colleges based on what you are looking for in a school as well as SAT registration and viewing scores
College Navigator - Information about specific colleges from the U.S. Department of Education
College Answer - Planning Guide from Sallie Mae
UNIGO.COM - College reviews written for students by students
UCAN - From the University and College Accountability Network

♦Information on applying to NAU, ASU, or UA Start Now, Arizona!

Admission Contacts for Arizona Universities:
ASU - Jennifer Pelton:
NAU - Abby Tudor:
UA - Ellen Cyrier:
ASU Barrett Honors College
UA Honors College - Alex Nunez: 
Grand Canyon University - Sahian Garcia Bayardo:

Information on apply to one of the Maricopa Community College
Applying to a Maricopa Community College Enrollment Steps Video
Maricopa Community College Enrollment Guide

Test Prep and College Prep Resources

There are different ways to prepare for college admissions, the SAT and/or the  ACT. Some students prefer going to a class, while others like working one-on-one with a tutor. Students who have busy schedules may find that online test prep is the best for them.
Arizona public universities – ASU, NAU, UofA - do not require you to submit the SAT or ACT for admission purposes. In some circumstances, they can help you gain admission if your GPA is not as strong.  However, you have to submit scores in order to be considered for merit scholarships.
We have some test prep books in the College and Career Center that you are welcome to borrow. I just ask that you return them as soon as you take your test as other students are waiting to use them. If you have any test prep books or study materials that you purchased and no longer need, we accept donations!
We cannot recommend one method or company to you – we can only provide you with options and information.

  • Khan Academy College Board  - The Khan Academy offers free interactive SAT prep via the College Board. It allows you to upload your PSAT results to create a personalized test prep.
  • ACT Academy - The ACT now offers a free online practice test and interactive test prep tools.
  • ACT Kaplan- Kaplan offers an online ACT test prep that includes live teacher led modules only available through the ACT website. It is offered for free if you qualify for an ACT fee waiver. There is  a charge for those who do not qualify for the waiver.  
  • Linda Edgar's Tutoring - Linda Edgar’s Tutoring Service offers PSAT, SAT and ACT Prep. She offers classes as well as private instruction.  602-795-6312
  • Vogel Prep - Vogel specializes in test prep. They offer private, semi-private and small group classes as well as boot camps. 480-990-7374
  • Princeton Review – They offer a variety of test prep for ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP, and SAT subject tests.  1-800-2REVIEW ext. 1080
  • Above Grade Level – In home tutoring for variety of subjects, study skills and ACT, PSAT, and SAT Prep. 480-773-7980
  • Kaplan Test Prep – Kaplan provides many test prep options including classes, self-paced study, and online options. 602-448-5078
  • Prep Factory  - Prep Factory is a free online SAT and ACT test prep. It has questions, games, practice tests, and strategy modules.
  • The Life Lab -  Erin Timmerman is a private college counselor who works one-on-one with students to identify the right colleges and universities for them. She manages the application process from start to finish. 310-402-4804
  • Modern States - Modern States is a non-profit organization that helps students earn low cost college credits by taking CLEP (College Level Examination Program) or AP tests. They have free onoline courses to help students prepare for the exams. Like the SAT and AP,  CLEP exams are product of the College Board, yet students are able to take them year round at various testing sites (Rio Salado College, ASU, PVCC).
  • College X-ing - College X-ing offers college admissions counseling and test preparation for the the PSAT, the SAT & the ACT. Call Trey Chappell at 480-225-2472.


Volunteer & Job Opportunities

We post job openings as a service to our students and the local community. Please contact the individual employers to make sure openings still exist.


Volunteer and Enrichment Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities

The vast majority of scholarship money comes from individual colleges and universities. A strong GPA and good standardized (ACT or SAT) test scores are the key to earning merit mid. Best of all, merit aid is usually renewable each year if you keep your grades up. Students can spend hours applying to individual scholarships with no guarantee of winning anything. While some Arcadia students do win small scholarships, the dollar amount offered to our students from colleges in Merit Aid is amazing.  Study hard, challenge yourself academically, get good grades, prepare for the SAT or ACT, become involved in your community - then if you have time to apply for scholarships, do it!   Community based scholarships sometimes come through the College and Career Center. They are mostly available in the spring and they are primarily for seniors. I have a Google Form (link below) that you can complete to help me identify scholarship candidates at Arcadia. 

AHS -  Scholarship form 19-20

Scholarships and Scholar Programs

Raise.Me is a way to earn micro-scholarships starting in the 9th grade! Participating colleges, including ASU,  UofA, and others from all over the country. Micro scholarships are awarded for grades, test scores, and activities. It's a good way for students to see how their hard work pays off. Below is the link.

Remember, applying for a scholarship takes effort!

Sallie Mae  







Mrs. Jacquelyn Stauff
College and Career Center 


Hours:  Mon-Fri 7:15 AM - 2:45 PM

Student self advocacy is encouraged. 

Student 1 on 1 meeting by appointment, students may email or stop in to request. Parents please reach out to me via email or telephone with any questions.

College admission representatives can now go to to schedule an appointment with our high school.





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Important Dates

  • Pre-Scheduled Campus Tour

  • Pre-Scheduled Campus Tour

  • ACT Practice Exam

  • Scottsdale Community College visit

  • Pre-Scheduled Campus Tour

  • ASU Obama Scholars Deadline

  • Scottsdale Community College visit

  • Pre-Scheduled Campus Tour

  • HOBY at ASU


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