Advisory & Road Maps

At Desert Heights Preparatory Academy, our 5th-12th grade program is developed to prepare students for the next step in their educational journey. Our goal is to progressively expose students to resources that allow them to gain life skills, apply for scholarships as early as 5th grade and prepare them for college readiness tests, while also employing them with tools for college, career and social experiences.

As students enter high school, they begin to receive individual attention and access to an academic adviser to plan for their future, a rarity in traditional public schools. Advisory offers students an opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops designed to assist in the development of student’s post-graduation plans. From building resumes, learning interview skills, completing community service hours and applying for scholarships, students gain irreplaceable life skills. In addition to workshops, high school students frequently meet with their grade level adviser and annually attend several in-state college tours. College tours present an opportunity for students to explore options to help in narrowing down preferences. Furthermore, when needed, advisers work with teachers to identify individual student needs and provide a level of academic support by providing tools and resources to assist students in getting back on track.

This page is intended to provide students and parents with resources that offer students the competitive readiness advantage they deserve, whether they are planning for college or direct workforce entry.

  • 5th-8th Grade Roadmaps
  • Grade Level Workshops (5th-12th)
  • Education Career Action Plan (ECAP)
  • Early College Options
  • Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Coursework
  • College Preparation Tests, Testing Dates and Tips
  • Financial Aid Assistance & Scholarships
  • Senior Projects