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4300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson Arizona 85718
Phone number: 520-209-8300 | Fax: 520-209-8520
Attendance Line: 520-209-8318
School Hours: 8:35am-3:25pm
Counseling Office 520-209-8305
Health Office: 520-209-8304
Athletics Office: 520-209-8412
Registrar: 520-209-8385
School Code: 030476

Ms. Jody Brase

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Counseling Department

College & Career Planning

Click here for the 2019-20 CFHS School Profile

ECAP – Education and Career Action Plan

ECAP Classroom Curriculum

Counselors present bi-annual ECAP (Education and Career Action Plan) lessons to students through their English classes.   ECAP has four components:  

  • Academic:  Planning to meet high school graduation requirements, plan coursework to explore interests and prepare for post-secondary education goals
  • Careers:   Exploring careers through personal surveys of interests, values, and skills; and researching career opportunities (tasks, skills and knowledge, expected wages, preparation requirements, etc.) through Naviance database.
  • Post-secondary Planning:  Exploring options for college (including universities, community college, technical training programs), understanding admissions requirements (including SAT/ACT testing) and financial aid, reviewing the application process. Extracurricular:  Encouraging involvement in clubs, sports, fine arts, and civic activities and keeping an activities record.

The annual schedule of ECAP sessions is as follows:

  • Freshman Fall ~ ECAP overview, MaiaLearning introduction, Activity Log, academic and career exploration through Work Values and Learning Styles surveys.   
  • Freshman Spring ~ Academic planning, four-year plan, intro college exploration
  • Sophomore Fall ~ Activity Log update, career exploration through Personality and Intelligences surveys.   
  • Sophomore Spring ~ Academic planning, college exploration
  • Junior Fall ~ Activity resume’ update, career exploration, testing. 
  • Junior Spring ~ Academic planning/credit check, college exploration, testing.
  • Senior Fall ~ College application overview including recommendations, college visits, financial aid, etc.   
  • Senior Spring (senior meetings) ~ college admissions next steps, final transcripts, etc.


CFHS uses a web-based tool called MaiaLearning (aka “Maia”) to support ECAP goals and implementation.  Maia has several information tabs and each student has their own account.   Maia is an amazing tool and students are encouraged to review ECAP lessons with their parents.   The primary applications of Maia include:

  • Student Profile ~ Student GPA and PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP test scores are loaded into Maia for student reference.   Interested students can also use Maia Portfolio or Notes functions.   Survey results (career, activity log, and other) can be accessed from the Career Plan and Academic Plan tabs.
  • Careers ~ Through Maia, students may explore careers either through entering a particular job title, a general occupational field, or completing a personal survey of likes/dislikes/skills/etc.   Each career area provides an overview of the identified profession and related occupations, the related colleges majors and the colleges that offer those majors, descriptors of the knowledge and skills required and the tasks and activities for that job, as well as a state-by-state average wage chart. 
  • Colleges ~ Maia maintains a current database of American and international universities.   Students may research colleges based on major, geographic region, size, and many other factors.   Information includes admissions criteria (including average GPA and test scores), cost, size, campus demographics, etc. and links to college websites.  As juniors and seniors, students will enter “Colleges Considering” and, ultimately, “Colleges 
  • Applying” in their Maia account.   Seniors will request transcripts and school reports be sent to their colleges of choice through Maia.

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Falcon Connections Days

CFHS hosts a Falcon Connection Day each semester during an extended Advisory period.  College, career, and military representatives are invited to present information regarding their school or job to a group of interested students.  Students grades 9-12 are able to sign up for their first, second, and third choice presentation choices and then are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Fall 2019 semester Falcon Connections Day will be held on Monday, October 21. Parents or alumni who are interested in sharing their career path with interested students on a Falcon Connections Day are invited to contact CFHS counselor Robin Larson at

CTE/JTED Career Pathways

Pima JTED LogoThe Pima JTED Career and Technical Education District offers premier, tuition-free CTE programs to sophomores, juniors and seniors from public, private, and charter schools as well as home-schooled students, and students who have not earned a diploma or GED who are under the age of 22. 

Classes are held at a central JTED campus or through a satellite location at a designated public high school. Program areas include Business, Arts & Design (Accounting, Management/Operations, Fashion Design, etc.); Industrial Technologies (Automotive, Aviation, and Construction Technologies; Carpentry, HVAC, Drafting, Welding, etc.); Computers & Media (Animation, Computer Maintenance, etc.); Hospitality, Education & Human Services (Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, etc.); and Health Science (Dental Assisting, EMT, Licensed Nursing Assistant - LNA, Medical Records Technology, etc.) 

Pima JTED Website

CFHS (on campus) Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways and certification programs:

  • Technical Theatre
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Photography
  • Film & TV
  • Business Management
  • Bioscience
  • Sports Medicine
  • Software Programming & App Design
  • Engineering

Learn more about each program here.

GPA Calculators

To access the cumulative GPA calculator (to calculate overall weighted or unweighted GPA): log in to MaiaLearning. Click on "MaiaDrive" on the left toolbar. The GPA calculator can be found under "Shared with Counselor."

To access the core GPA worksheet (mostly used to determine scholarship and in-state admission eligibility): log in to MaiaLearning. Click on "Resources" on the left toolbar. The core GPA calculator can be found on the School Resources page.

College Visits

Click here for a calendar of upcoming college rep visits.


Career Exploration

Military Opportunities


Air Force

Website: Air Force Website

Recruiter: Anthony Sackreiter (520-631-5353)

Campus Visits: Last Tuesday of each month

What to Know: The United States Air Force is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the five branches of the United States Armed Forces, and one of the seven American uniformed services.



Website: Army Website

Recruiter: Staff Sergeant Trujillo  (520-326-6957 office, 520-869-8232 cell)

Campus Visits: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month, during 1st and 2nd lunch.

What to Know: The United States Army is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States, and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution.



Website: Marines Website

Recruiter: Andrew Dekruiff (520-886-2946 office, 928-607-7792 cell)

Campus Visits: 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, during 1st & 2nd lunch. (Occasional Friday if a Thursday is missed) 

What to Know: The United States Marine Corps, also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations with the United States Navy as well as the Army and Air Force.


National Guard

Website: National Guard Website

What to Know: The United States National Guard, also commonly referred to as the National Guard, is part of the reserve components of the United States Armed Forces.

Recruiter: SSG Anthony Stewart (520-750-5863 office, 520-236-6171 cell) 

Campus Visits:  2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month during lunch




Website: Navy Website

Recruiter: Anthony Kolm (520-795-9967 office, 480-393-6509 cell)

Campus Visits: 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, during 1st and 2nd lunch.

What to Know: The United States Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.


Coast Guard

Website: US Coast Guard Website

Academy Admission Partner: Lynette Dominguez (520-406-6077)

Campus Visits: Will be posted on the Counseling Board in House 1.

What to Know: The United States Coast Guard is the coastal defense and maritime law enforcement branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the country's seven uniformed services.


The United States service academies, also known as the United States military academies, are federal academies for the undergraduate education and training of commissioned officers for the United States Armed Forces.  There are five U.S. service academies. See your School Counselor for guidance, questions, and more information.   


US Military Academy

Website: US Military Academy: West Point Website

Location: West Point, New York

What to Know: The U.S. Military Academy at West Point's mission is "to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army


US Naval Academy

Website: US Naval Academy Website

Location: Annapolis, Maryland

What to Know: As the undergraduate college of our country’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy & Marine Corps.  Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They attend the academy for four years, graduating with bachelor of science degrees and commissions as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps.  Naval Academy graduates serve at least five years in the Navy or Marine Corps. 

US Air Force Academy

Website: US Air Force Academy Website

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

What to Know: The role of the USAFA is to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become officers of character motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation.


US Coast Guard Academy

Website: US Coast Guard Academy Website

Location: New London, Connecticut

What to Know: The United States Coast Guard Academy is the service academy of the United States Coast Guard, founded in 1876 and located in New London, Connecticut. It is the second smallest of the five federal service academies and provides education to future Coast Guard officers in one of nine major fields of study.

US Merchant Marine Academy

Website: US Merchant Marine Academy

Location: Kings Point, NY

What to Know: The US Merchant Marine Academy is charged with training officers for the United States Merchant Marine, branches of the military, and the transportation industry. Midshipmen (as students at the academy are called) are trained in marine engineering, navigation, ship's administration, maritime law, personnel management, international law, customs, and many other subjects important to the task of running a large ship.

ROTC Programs

The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a college program offered at more than 1,700 colleges and universities across the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military.

ROTC branches: Army, Navy & Air Force

Click here to learn more about ROTC options.


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