Student Academic Supports

  • As Ready Now Yuma raises the academic bar for our students, YUHSD is committed to ensuring every student is supported. We want excelling students to continue to be challenged, and we want struggling students to get the academic support they need to succeed. Below are some of the student academic supports in place – or soon to be available – on our six high school campuses.

    Arizona’s Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP)

    Upon entering 9th grade, every YUHSD student should have an Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP) in place. If you are new to Arizona or don’t have a plan, reach out to your counselor to get one started. The plan reflects the student’s current coursework, career aspirations, and extended learning opportunities in order to develop the student’s individual academic and career goals. Learn More»

    Future-Oriented Counseling

    YUHSD counselors and faculty are dedicated to helping students achieve their short- and long-term goals by taking a future-oriented approach.  Counselors help students identify what they enjoy doing and learning and then explore possible careers that align with their interests. Students can then design their high school academic experience with their career goals in mind.

    After-School Tutoring

    Students may need support as they begin to challenge themselves in tougher and tougher classes. We offer after-school tutoring at all of our campuses on a multitude of academic subjects ranging from freshman level Cambridge English classes to senior level economics AP courses.

    Extended Learning Programs

    Students learn at different paces, and some students require extra support and opportunities to master academic content. YUHSD’s Extended Learning Program (ELP) allows students to master academic content on a timeline which extends beyond the regular teaching period. Students in the program don’t “repeat” or “re-take” a course but instead have additional opportunities to master critical skills and competencies as well as address any course credit deficiencies.

    Summer Bridge Programs

    YUHSD’s Summer Bridge Program enables students to enjoy their summer while supporting their successful transition between junior high and high school. Students in Summer Bridge typically attend courses in the morning at their high school campus. In addition, they receive their netbooks early, meet with their counselor, explore postsecondary pathways, and learn important skills such as: goal setting, time management, effective note-taking, inquiry skills, collaboration skills, authentic literacy, study skills, and organizational skills.


    AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college readiness program which helps students develop organizational and study skills, critical thinking, goal-setting strategies, and more. Students get academic help from peers and college tutors and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college seem attainable. Learn More»

    Note: Visit your high school website, or talk to your counselor about which are supports at your school. Still unsure? Contact Us with questions.