East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT)
1601 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201 480-461-4000
6625 S Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85212 480-308-4600
**** Please note: EVIT enrollment for 2020-21 is available NOW online!******************
EVIT is moving toward a system in which all applications will be processed online. Our new system means students and counselors will find out faster if an application has been accepted and approved for enrollment.
To start the process, go to https://www.evit.com/cms/One.aspx?portalId=20222051&pageId=20598199
Under Apply Now! Select the English or Spanish application.
Follow the directions to create an account.
Add student name and date of birth.
The Online New Student Registration page will explain documents that will need to be uploaded or submitted to EVIT: Current unofficial transcript, attendance record, discipline record, and proof of immunizations.
On the Submission Confirmation page, you can print out a copy of your registration. Once the form is electronically submitted, you will receive an email confirmation.
What happens next?
Applications received via the online portal will be reviewed by EVIT admission specialists. If the student meets the minimum entry requirements and all documents are uploaded, the student will be accepted.
Applications that are borderline or do not meet requirements will be forwarded to EVIT counselors for review, or admissions will follow up on needed info.
EVIT recruiters will continue to schedule registration days at high schools just as they have in the past. But this year, if the applications meet requirements and include required documents, the recruiters will be able to approve the application at the school – so the student will know right away if they have been accepted.
EVIT recruiters will also be able to pick up any paper applications. But we encourage schools to please use the online portal instead of paper. Next year, EVIT will only accept online applications.
Thanks for working together to streamline the EVIT application and enrollment process.
General EVIT Information:
Casteel High School is proud to partner with EVIT to help students explore a wide variety of career and technical programs. While Casteel High School offers many career and technical classes, the programs at EVIT also allow students to gain professional certifications in many of those fields. With two campuses in the valley, our students can chose which location works best for their career and personal needs.
EVIT students attend courses at both Casteel High and the EVIT campus. Half of their day is spent on our campus completing core requirements. Students can then either drive themselves or take advantage of the CUSD provided transportation to the EVIT campus and back to Casteel. No matter which campus or program a student is interested in, Casteel counselors work with EVIT counselors to ensure graduation and EVIT program requirements are met.
Click here to view the 2019-20 EVIT Bus Schedule
Here are some common questions and answers:
When can my student start attending EVIT? Since most EVIT programs are two year programs, most students start EVIT their Junior or Senior year. During registration for their junior year of high school, students will indicate they are interested in EVIT on their registration form. An application will be provided at that time.
How will my student get to EVIT?
Students may provide their own transportation to EVIT. CUSD provides transportation to and from Main and East EVIT. Parents must provide transportation home from Casteel High. The EVIT bus will arrive back to Casteel after regular school busses have left, approximately 4:00pm for afternoon Main campus students and 2:30 for afternoon East campus students. AM program busses leave Casteel at 6:23 AM for Main campus and 6:16 AM for East campus. Students must find their own transportation to Casteel if riding the bus in the AM.
What is the cost to attend EVIT? There is no cost to attend EVIT, however, some programs do have supply fees associated with them.
Can my student still play sports if they attend EVIT? Most Casteel students who attend EVIT go to EVIT in the afternoon and return to campus after school is dismissed. If a student attends at the Main Street location, they return to Casteel around 4:05 PM. Students attending the East Campus (Power Road) return to school at 2:35. Students who wish to participate in extra-curricular activities such as sports, band, or choir, should check with their instructor for after-hours commitments.
Will my student have to do any “extra” classes if they attend EVIT? Since students are only on campus for 2-3 core classes (depending on if they do morning or afternoon EVIT) students will need to look at alternate ways to obtain credits. Most students will enroll in Summer School or Chandler Online academy for one or two core classes in order to meet Graduation requirements. Students are also placed in a special block English class due to the time that they need to leave campus. Your student’s counselor can assist them in singing up for these programs. Students typically earn 3 elective credits for their classes at EVIT.
When will my student eat lunch? PM EVIT students will attend first lunch and will not be allowed off campus until after first lunch is over.
What programs does EVIT offer? EVIT offers over 40 programs to high school students. Some of the most popular are: Aviation, Cosmetology, Fire Science, and Veterinary Assistant. For a complete list visit: https://evit.com/programs
What are the requirements to attend EVIT? Students must be on track for Graduation. Most EVIT programs require a 2.5 GPA. Students will be evaluated for admission to EVIT based on GPA, attendance, and discipline records.
Does EVIT meet during school breaks?
EVIT classes DO MEET over our intersession. Students are required to attend EVIT during intersession. Transportation is still provided from the high school and back to the high school. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and back home from Casteel.
If your student is interested in attending EVIT please have them contact their academic school counselor or email Marsie Shealey, Casteel EVIT coordinator.