Parents & Families

Research shows that student achievement improves when communication between parents and families and the school increases. An Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP) allows parents and families to engage with students and their educators to create a plan tailored to individual skills, interests, and goals. When parents and families are actively involved in conversations about career and college planning, students have higher aspirations for their future and are more likely to have long term success.

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Watch this satirical video to see why college and career planning for your child should matter to you:

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Contact Information

James Buchanan, Ed.D.
Deputy Associate Superintendent
ECAP and Leadership Development
(602) 542-5510
[email protected]
Kay Schreiber
College and Career Ready Coordinator
State Contact, School Counselors
(602) 542-5353
[email protected]
Address: Arizona Department of Education, 1535 W. Jefferson St. Bin #24, Phoenix, AZ 85007