February 1-5 National School Counseling Week

Posted by Community Reltions at 2/11/2016

February 1-5 was National School Counseling Week, focusing attention on the contribution of school counselors and highlighting the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. With that in mind, here is a brief recap of the Arizona College Application Campaign (AzCAC) that was conducted at our schools by our counselors in November through the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education. 

Of the 5,539 seniors reported from 14 PUHSD schools, 10,017 applications were submitted before and during the campaign. 

1,776 students started and submitted an application for the first time during AzCAC.

4,822 applications were submitted during AzCAC.

62% of students applied to in-state community colleges, 24% to in-state public universities.

According to a survey of challenges keeping students from applying:

29% said “I can’t afford to go.”

18% said “I don’t think I can get in.”

With the goal of 100%, Central High had 489 seniors, or 95% of its senior who have applied.  Bioscience also had 95%; North had 93% Maryvale had 90%.  Six schools had 80% or more seniors apply.

Maryvale and Trevor Browne had the highest percentage of seniors apply for the first time during the event, at 49% and 48% respectively.

North had the most applications both before and during the event for a total of 1,345. Central had 1, 219 and Trevor Browne, 1,131.