• Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP)

  • Planning a Four-Year Program

    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 and career goals. A student’s plan helps to personalize education and enables the student to maximize the opportunities available upon high school graduation. The ECAP will incorporate the traditional four-year high school plan and all counseling departments will initiate the ECAP process for incoming freshmen students. Students currently enrolled will continue to work with their counselor to update and track the progress of the Four-Year Plan.

    Who is involved in the ECAP process?

    Students, parents, and school personnel (i.e. counselors, teachers, administration, or career center staff) can work together to help guide the student in his/her choices for career and educational experiences. When students, parents and the school staff plan together, each student receives support to meet his/her Education and Career Action Planning (ECAP) goals.

    Where can students login to begin or finish their ECAP?

    Major Clarity is our ECAP portal platform.  Students login with their SUSD Google Apps credentials.  Students are allowed to invite parents to see their accounts. Each year 6-12th grade, students will have assigned tasks to complete to prepare them for graduation and post-secondary planning.  In middle school, students will use Major Clarity lessons in their career exploration courses.  In high school, students will use Major Clarity in their Career and Technical Education courses.  Visit our CTE page for more details as is linked on the College and Career Readiness Homepage.

    Arizona Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP – State Board Rule # R7-2-302.05)

    An Arizona Education and Career Action Plan shall, at a minimum, allow students to enter, track and update the following



    • Plan coursework
    • Meet high school requirements and plan for postsecondary requirements
    • Document postsecondary education goals
    • Review academic progress to include needed interventions or advisements
    • Record academic achievement or awards


    • Identify postsecondary career plans, options, interests, or skills
    • Explore career opportunities
    • Explore needed educational requirements to meet the career option


    • Explore admissions requirements
    • Complete necessary applications
    • Create a financial assistance plan


    Documentation for participation in:

    • Clubs or organizations
    • Athletics
    • Recreational activities
    • Fine Arts opportunities
    • Community service or volunteer activities
    • Work experiences, internships, job shadow, etc.
    • Leadership opportunities