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Announcements for Global Leadership Academy Sophomores

Aquetza 2021 - Youth, Leadership, Education, and Community Empowerment Program

A free, summer program at the University of Colorado Boulder.  High school students with strong ties to the Chicano/Latino community can explore history, literature, science, and social and political issues surrounding their communities. 

When:  July 9th to July 18th
Where: University of Colorado Boulder
DEADLINE to APPLY - May 5th 
Website for application:

Interested in playing sports?  Check out the NCAA details at the bottom of this page. 

Looking for a video to learn more about NCAA? Click Play on this video to hear from one of Mapleton's PSOC's

Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAP) 

Mapleton students are encouraged to continue to build an individual career and academic plan that prepares them for post-secondary and workforce success. The ICAP is designed to assist students and families in exploring career and educational opportunities, to develop academic goals that align with career and educational plans, while also helping students understand how volunteering in the community can assist in post-secondary preparation and opportunities for entering the workforce.

Tools students are encouraged to utilize when exploring career interests for ICAP projects are: 

Occupational Outlook Handbook -
My Colorado Journey -
O*NET Interest Profiler - O*NET interest Profiler

My Colorado Journey, the Occupation Outlook Handbook, and O*NET offer details about:

  • career interests 
  • specific details about a career
  • what the typical work environment is like
  • how students can have a career in this field
  • what people who work in this chosen career earn
  • and how many jobs are expected in this career field in the future 

PSAT Testing and Practice 

All 10th graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT10 test during the school day in April. It is very helpful to practice for the PSAT, as it can help you understand what the testing day will be like, and with practice bring up your score.

Students can click this link PSAT Practice to connect with College Board's PSAT practice page. 

Service Learning/Volunteer Hours and Graduation

All students who graduate from Mapleton Public Schools are required to complete 40 hours of volunteer service.  The purpose of these volunteer hours is to ensure that Mapleton Students contribute to their community in a meaningful way through experiences that 

  • Develop empathy and foster a sense of citizenship
  • Help students gain a sense of pride and ownership of their community
  • Give students the opportunity to give back to the community they are part of   

It is recommended that students complete these volunteer hours before their senior year of high school. 

For students who have completed service-learning/volunteer hours, please complete this survey Service-Learning Survey

Concurrent Enrollment 

Taking a college class is a BIG COMMITMENT. If you pass your classes you are putting yourself ahead no matter what you study in college. However, if you fail, you can hurt your future chances for being accepted to the college of your choice (including your financial aid opportunities).

Think carefully about the responsibility that comes with taking a college class. Key questions to ask yourself are: 

  • Attendance:
    • Do I come to school 95% of the time? Missing one college class is serious due to the amount of class time and work that you miss because classes only meet twice a week.
    • When I miss a class, do I seek out the teacher to find out what I need to complete?  
  • Homework: 
    • Do I complete my homework on time? 
    • Am I good at taking notes and organizing my work? 
    • Do I seek out help when I do not understand? Do I know who to go to for help? 
    • Do I focus in class? Am I able to avoid socializing during class? 
  • Can I clearly answer the following questions? 
    • How would taking a college class help me?
    • How am I a positive role model in my school? 
    • How did I overcome a time when I failed? How did I find a solution or ask for help? 

Playing Sports in College - NCAA Eligibility

Are you thinking about playing sports in college? As a sophomore, you can register with the NCAA to begin creating your profile.   

Here's what to do: 

  • Go to the NCAA Eligibility Center at
  • Select the “Register” arrow on the homepage.
  • As a sophomore, select the “Create A Profile Page” button. Until you are sure which division you will participate in (I, II, or III) student-athletes you will just create a profile. 
  • You need your email address to create a profile. Be sure to use an email that will be active even after you complete high school (and is one that you can easily check).
  • Check your inbox for an email containing your verification code. If you don’t receive the email within 30 minutes, you may need to check your Spam or Junk folders.
  • Click the link in the verification code email to return to Enter your verification code and complete the Account, Basic Information, and Contact pages. If you are a parent creating an account for a student-athlete, please use the student-athletes information.