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Academic & Career Planning (ACP)

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ACP Mission & VisionEmpower ALL students to travel the road TO adulthood through education and training to college and career readiness.

What is Academic & Career Planning?

 

Academic and Career Planning (ACP) is an ongoing process to actively engage students to develop an understanding of themself, create a vision for their future, develop individual goals, and to prepare a personal plan for achieving their vision and dreams.

ACP results in producing documents and reflects student’s coursework, assessment results, records of college and career readiness skills, and student post-secondary plans aligned to their individual career goals and financial reality.

Implementation of ACP starts when a student is in elementary school and continues in a more structured format when a child enters 6th grade.

Communication, critical thinking, goal setting, and resiliency skills are emphasized in the first step of the Academic and Career Planning process.

Exploration of careers in the 16 Career Clusters and each of their pathways when students enter their final year of middle school, aligning their high school course schedule with their individual goals.

High school students are introduced to direct advisement, career exploration, business tours, financial literacy, resume building, and mock interviews, along with apprenticeships and college credit opportunities.

Why Academic & Career Planning?

 

Academic and Career Planning (ACP) provides a school-wide initiative to help all students consider future employment opportunities and the resources needed for all students to achieve their goals.

ACP is intended to equip students and their families with the tools necessary to make more informed choices about postsecondary education and training as it leads to careers.

It is part of our overall vision for every student to graduate high school and be college and career ready. That means students must be competent both socially and emotionally. We want our students to be strong critical thinkers, collaborate and solve real-world problems, and persevere when things aren’t quite going their way. Our students should be “future ready” when they leave our district- for all that their future will hold!

To learn more about why ACP matters, watch this video.

It is never too early to start thinking about your student’s future! Check out our Academic & Career Planning Portfolio.