Welcome to the Coolidge High School guidance department website! We are excited to work with you, the Coolidge High School student body, by providing a variety of resources to help you achieve academic success here at CHS. We take pride in collaboratively working with you and discussing your future education and career plans. Feel free to ask questions on how to improve your GPA, credits, scholarships, and work beyond high school. Let us know how we can help meet your goals!

Advanced Placement Courses (AP)
Students can be academically challenged by participating in Advanced Placement courses. Students have an opportunity to receive college credit by passing the AP Exam administered during the spring semester. Visit the CHS counseling department for more information regarding AP courses.

Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP)
The CHS counseling department will collaborate with students to start and update their ECAPs. Students will complete credit evaluations, career assessments, and include additional information in a portfolio to use in determining career and post-high school opportunities. The CHS counseling department plans to use the Arizona Career Information System (AzCIS) to help students meet this graduation requirement. Students will update ECAPs on an annual basis.

Career and Technical Education (CTE)
No longer home-ec and wood shop, academic proficiency is also an integral component of Career and Technical Education coursework. Students can acquire valuable skills in many exciting careers. Career and Technical Education provides opportunities for students in a broad array of career fields including agriculture education, business, construction, culinary arts, and early childhood education.

Students have opportunities to earn free dual enrollment credit for some of their CTE coursework through Central Arizona College.

Juniors and seniors can also attend CAVIT (Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology) as part of their comprehensive curriculum. CAVIT has a wide variety of additional career preparation courses including aesthetics, cosmetology, dental assisting, fire, law enforcement, massage therapy, medical assisting, and veterinary assisting. Visit the CAVIT website for additional information.

All CTE programs are also affiliated with a CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) such as FBLA, FCCLA, FFA, and SkillsUSA. Students develop leadership skills as they compete with other students in the state, and they can go on to compete on the national level.

For more information on our CTE programs, please call the CTE office at (520) 723-2324.

CUSD Non-Discrimination Policy
CUSD is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, language of origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status. Please direct all questions to Kami Manley, Title IX Compliance Officer.

Counseling Staff

Debby Leo, M.ED
7th-9th Grade

Heather Poland
10th-12th Grade

Diana Mattingly