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2016 ACT Scores for Maricopa High School College-Bound Students

Yesterday the 2016 ACT scores for Maricopa High School were released. MHS students scored above the state average on all four ACT tests - English, math, reading and science. Students who are considering enrollment in higher education after high school take the ACT test as it is required by many colleges and universities as part of the admissions process. The ACT is designed to measure the skills needed for success in first year college courses.“We are very excited that MHS students outperformed Arizona students on all four tests,” stated MHS principal Renita Myers, “Our teachers do an excellent job of preparing students for college and career.”  

The staff at MHS works hard to help students plan for their future as part of the college and career preparatory focus of the school.  All ninth grade students take a “Freshman Seminar” class where they develop a four-year plan for high school and a post-high school plan. The name of this plan is the “Education Career Action Plan” (ECAP) and it is a requirement for graduation. MHS offers 11 Advanced Placement classes, and four Central Arizona College classes on the MHS campus during the day – English 101, English 102, Mathematics 121 and Mathematics 151. The MHS Class of 2016 received 259 scholarship offers totaling over $3.7 million (a new record) including: 73 to CAC, 29 to ASU, 19 to NAU, 12 to GCU, 20 to U of A, and four additional individual colleges and universities. Maricopa High School has had three National Merit Scholarship winners since 2012. Two years of free college tuition is available for qualified MHS graduates. The Central Arizona College Foundation sponsors the “Promise for the Future Scholarship” for graduates of Pinal County high schools that have signed and submitted a contract during their eighth grade year. Students must graduate from high school with at least a 2.75 GPA. Recipients receive four semesters of free tuition currently valued at $4,032. 

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