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VHS Counseling Department Newsletter - April 2023

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

AP Exams will given as scheduled by the College Board on Monday, May 1st - Friday, May 5th and Monday, May 8th - Friday, May 12th.

Here's a link with some AP information for students.

If you have any questions about the exams you are scheduled to take, be sure to talk with your teacher, Mr. Lees, Mr. Pratt, or Ms. Booth.

Class of 2027 (Incoming Freshmen)

If you have an incoming freshman student for the 2023-24 school year and have not completed the enrollment process, please do so as soon as possible. The best opportunity for your student to get the courses they would like is to be registered now. Need help? Contact Ms. Reyes or Ms. Groves at 623-932-7400 x4027 or x4009.

Course History and Transcript Requests

Did you know that you can view the courses you have completed as well as grades and credit earned under Course History in Student/Parent Vue?

If you find yourself needing an unofficial copy of your transcript, you can create a free account on and download an unofficial copy of your transcript at no cost. You can also go to the main Counseling Center and request a copy of your unofficial transcript from Ms. Rodriguez, our Registrar.

If you need an official transcript, you can order one through for a fee or go to Ms. Rodriguez, Registrar, in the main Counseling Center.

You can reach out to Ms. Rodriguez at with any transcript questions.

Edgenuity Completion - Seniors

During testing on April 4, 5, and 6, Mr. Navarro will have the Reading Room available for seniors that want to come into the building to work on their Edgenuity courses. Whether at home or in the building, you will want to use these days to work on your Edgenuity courses.

The target completion date for any senior working on an online course via Edgenuity that is needed for graduation is April 28th. If you are concerned that you will not be done by then, please be sure you have talked with your counselor and have a plan. You can keep working on the class but anything completed after May 5th may not be graded out and posted on your transcript in time for graduation ceremonies.

Maricopa Community Colleges Scholarships

Are you planning to attend a Maricopa Community College next year? Check out their scholarship information at

Parent Contact Information

Parents - If you have moved or changed your phone number or email address, please be sure to update your contact information so you don't miss out on important information from the school. To update your contact information, you can reach out to Ms. Reyes,, or Ms. Groves,

Request to Change a Course Selection - 2023-24

This past Tuesday, March 28th, students were given access to view their 2023-24 Course Requests (in StudentVue, under Course Requests).

They were also give the link to request a change to their course selections (primary or alternate), if needed. That link is

Students have until 8:15 a.m. on Monday, April 3rd to complete the form to request a change. At that time, their primary and alternate course requests are set.

Please know that there are limited reasons a schedule can be changed at the start of the school year, so please be sure to take the time to look over your requests, now.

RMACAC Spring College Fair

Sunday, April 2nd, 12-2pm

400 East Apache Boulevard

Tempe, AZ

Senior Checkout - ECAP - Major Clarity

As part of the Senior Checkout process for the Class of 2023, we will be checking that seniors have completed the following activities in Major Clarity:

  • Personality Assessment
  • Resume

These activities were both presented in an Advisory lesson this year. Information is posted in the Class of 2023 Google Classroom.

Have a question or need help? Talk with your Advisory teacher and/or stop by the Counselor Cart this month (Mondays & Fridays during lunch in the cafeteria).

Senior Honors Award Ceremony 2023

On May 11th, we will honor the academic, athletic, community service and military accomplishments of the VHS Class of 2023 at our Verrado Senior Honors Award Ceremony 2023.

All students wanting to be recognized for their academic or athletic scholarship or military enlistment should fill out the Senior Honors Information Form to be honored.

Please email Mr. Lees, with questions.

Please note:

  • ONLY students who complete this form AND have reported a scholarship will receive an invitation to the event.
  • Students who do not complete the form by April 26, 2023 WILL NOT be included in the ceremony.

Seniors - Grades & Graduation

Seniors should be monitoring their grades and attendance as the end of the school year will be here before you know it. Don't be caught short of a graduation requirement because you didn't attend class, do the work, or any other reason. If you have a question about your grade, talk with your teacher.

Parents can also monitor their students' grades and attendance through ParentVue as well email your student's teacher with any questions about a grade.

Summer School 2023

Are you interested in taking an original credit course (a class you have not taken before) over summer? To start the registration process, please complete the information in the attached link by the end of April 2023: Again, this is for an original credit class only.

If you did not pass a course required to graduate and are not currently enrolled in the course in Edgenuity, you can register for our district's Credit Recovery Summer School. There is an in-person and online option. More information and registration is available at Please remember space is limited so register as soon as possible.

Students who are currently taking a credit recovery class(es) in Edgenuity, can continue working on the course(s) online over the summer. You would schedule to take the final with Mr. Marks within the first week of the 2023-24 school year.

Please contact the Non-Traditional Programs for further information about the summer programs at 623-932-7106 or

Test Anxiety

With state testing, AP testing, and finals approaching, here are some helpful documents previously provided by Touchstone Health Services regarding test anxiety.

Upcoming Events

April 1

Phoenix Zoo’s Virtual Teen Career Conference

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Register at

April 2

RMACAC Spring College Fair


12:00 – 2:00 PM

April 3

Deadline to submit Request to Change a 2023-24 Course Selection

8:15 AM

April 4, 5, 6

On-campus Edgenuity Lab (during testing)

VHS Reading Room


April 8

April 22

Discover NAU Days

April 25th

May 16th

College Depot's Enrollment & Financial Aid Lab

Register at

VHS Counseling Department

Instagram: vhscounseling

Google Classrooms (grade level specific):

  • Current 12th = Class of 2023
  • Current 11th = Class of 2024
  • Current 10th = Class of 2025
  • Current 9th = Class of 2026

Remind (text the grade level specific message listed below to 81010):

  • Current 12th = @Verrado23
  • Current 11th = @Verrado24
  • Current 10th = @Verrado25
  • Current 9th = @Verrado26
  • Incoming 9th = @Verrado27