What is Academic and Career Planning?
As of September 2017, Schools have been mandated by the state to implement Academic and Career Plans (ACP's) for students in grades 6-12.
ACP is an ongoing student driven process guided by educators and local businesses. Students will experience a dynamic Academic Career Plan which evolves from learning experiences, both in and out of the classroom, that support employability skills, career awareness, exploration, planning and training. Career information will be infused into curriculum as educators may request professionals to speak in a class, add relevance to their curriculum or offer a tour or onsite event. Business can show a student what it is like to work in a particular career by hosting a variety of experiences, such as, but not limited to; job-shadows, information interviews and youth apprenticeships.
The Student Process
Self awareness and understanding YOU
• Self-assessment of interests and strengths
• Reflection and goal-setting
• Financial knowledge & understanding of resources
• Academic courses & skill preparation
• Behavioral & employability skill preparation
Your school provides the following tools to help you with this.
• Middle School career exploration activities and opportunities
• High School career exploration activities and opportunities
Your Future High School Career Conference
• World of work and labor market needs
• Understanding and comparing different postsecondary education & training
How do you get there? Create your path!
Set goals, choose courses, join clubs & activities
• Execute your plan
• Update your plan with new information & documentation in your electronic portfolio
• Take advantage of conferencing & connecting with business professionals
• Update and modify your Academic, Personal and Career Goals as necessary