CDO Graduation Requirements
Students must earn the total number of 22 credits with a 60% or better and pass the American Civics Test (taken during US History), take CPR (taught during senior year) and fulfill the ECAP (see below). Download the Amphi 4 Year Graduation Plan to figure out which classes you'd like to take during your 4 years at CDO: Amphi 4 Year Graduation Plan or CDO's 22 & You're Through.
Students are encouraged to take six classes each year to be best prepared for college and career options. Here's the breakdown of the required credits for graduation. A 60% or higher is passing. Each semester of a class = 0.5 credits.
- English | 4.0 Credits
- Math | 4.0 Credits | (Sequence begins with Algebra 1)
- Science | 3.0 Credits | (Sequence begins with Biology)
- Social Studies | 3.0 Credits | (World History, US/AZ History, Government/Economics)
- PE | 1.0 Credit*
- Career & Technical Education or Fine Art | 1.0 Credit | (Fine Art is required for most out-of-state university admissions)**
- Electives | 6.0 Credits | (two of the same Foreign Language electives are university admission requirements)
*Two (2) semesters of Marching Band or JROTC constitutes 0.5 credit physical education.
**To fulfill this requirement, 1.0 credit must be earned in either CTE or Fine Arts.
Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP)
What is an ECAP?
On February 25, 2008 the Arizona State Board of Education approved Education and Career Action Plans for all Arizona students grades 9-12. An ECAP (Education and Career Action Plan) reflects a student’s current plan of coursework, career aspirations, and extended learning opportunities in order to develop the student’s individual academic, career goals and postsecondary plans.
Why is an ECAP important?
We as educators believe we should integrate an Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP) process into all facets of the school experience. Students, who have opportunities to identify interests, skills, and strengths and then apply that knowledge to create their own ECAP, transition more seamlessly into postsecondary and work place requirements.
Posted from the Arizona Department of Education WebsiteECAP @ CDO
Amphitheater School District utilizes MajorClarity to assist students with developing their Education and Career Action Plan. Through a series of workshops during ADVISORY, students will learn about how their learning and personality styles match with different career choices. Students will explore various industries and careers through Major Clarity to discover their interests. Students login through platform.majorclarity.com with their Student Number @ student.amphi.com account.