It’s back-to-school season and we want to help start your school year off right! We have gathered some tips & tricks to help you make the transition from Summer into Fall just a little bit easier:


  • Ease back into a healthy sleeping pattern and set a morning routine (The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep a night)

  • Learn and map out where all your classes are going to be

  • Plan on how you are going to get to & from school

  • Plan your lunch ahead of time whether you’ll be eating on campus or bringing a lunch from home

  • Time management is key, start a day planner or To-Do list

  • Pick out a first-day outfit that conveys confidence

  • Have a positive outlook from day 1

  • Pick a note taking strategy that’s right for you

  • It’s a new semester and you are there to learn – have fun!


For those of you who are considering pursing a higher education or fine tuning your skill sets, Mesa is home to two amazing public career training options.


East Valley Institute of Technology


Although, EVIT caters to high school students around the East Valley, we would like to spotlight the classes and programs offered for adults. Upheld as a model institution for career and technical education, the limit of what you can learn at EVIT is unparalleled. If you are looking for it, they probably have it:


Assisted Living Caregiver, Barbering, BICSI-ITS Cabling & Installation, Classic Auto Restoration, Collision Repair, Cosmetology & Aesthetics, GED Program & Industrial Trades Academy, George Brazil School of Plumbing Service & Repair, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Laser Esthetics Technician, Nursing Assistant, Practical Nursing, Precision Machining & Manufacturing Technology, Solar Design & Installation Training Program, Sterile Processing Technician, Surgical Technologist, and Welding


The institute allows adults to benefit from quality education and excel at their careers by providing low tuition rates, various financial-aid programs, and interest free payment options. The East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) classes began this week on Monday, August 5th but it’s not too late to find out more and apply today! If you are interested in learning more, please meet with an Adult Education Supervisor by calling 480-461-4013 or clicking here.


Mesa Community College


For those seeking a more traditional yet affordable route to education, Mesa Community College is the place for you. Known for helping students succeed in whatever path they are pursing MCC offers a range of 195 programs from associates degrees, certificates in your field, transferring to a four-year university, to classes taken for personal interest. Making your life easier Mesa Community College also offers MCC online for those who can’t make it to campus.


Classes begin on August 19th, to find out more by visiting, www, 


Have a great school year!