March 12, 2014
Media contact: CeCe Todd, (480) 461-4032
Update: Enrollment for the 2014 Summer Government and
Economics programs and paid summer school in the home districts have
For the second year, the East Valley Institute of Technology will
provide free summer school to students who enroll to attend EVIT in the
The occupational training programs offered by EVIT, a public career
and technical school, are electives for high school students, with most
attending EVIT in their junior and senior years. But if they have
already taken too many electives, it can be difficult for them to attend
EVIT and complete their course requirements for high school graduation.
That’s why EVIT takes the extra step – and expense – of providing free summer school.
“We’re offering free core academic summer classes because the state’s
increase of graduation requirements in the last few years has made it
harder and harder for students to find the flexibility in their
schedules to pursue career-focused courses,” said Assistant
Superintendent David Schapira.
EVIT will offer Government and Economics classes taught by certified
teachers at the Dr. A. Keith Crandell (Main) Campus at 1601 W. Main St.,
Mesa. The classes, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, will
be offered in two sessions June 9-26 and July 7-24. Students can enroll
in one of the classes or both. All school districts require these
courses to graduate, and most students haven’t taken them yet going into
their senior year.
Eight of the ten school districts served by EVIT – Apache Junction,
Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Higley, J.O. Combs, Queen Creek, Scottsdale and
Tempe – have agreed to accept the EVIT summer school credits. Four of
those districts – Gilbert, Higley, J.O. Combs and Queen Creek – agreed
to honor the credits for the first time this year.
EVIT will also cover tuition costs for EVIT students to take courses
needed to fulfill graduation requirements (not electives) at their home
district’s summer school. This option is available to EVIT students from
any of the 10 districts served by EVIT, including Mesa and Chandler.
Summer School applications are available in the Registrar’s Office on the Main Campus or at www.evit.com/summer.
The applications must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office for
either option in addition to any paperwork required by the student’s
EVIT offers more than 30 career training programs such as 3D
animation, cosmetology, fire science, culinary arts, several health
occupations, automotive, aviation and much more, including a new iTEC
program for students interested in engineering and information
technology. Enrollment for 2014-15 is under way. For more information,
visit www.evit.com or call (480) 461-4000.