Academic and Career Planning
Academic and Career Planning (ACP) is a student-driven, adult-supported process in which students create and cultivate their own unique and information-based visions for post secondary success, obtained through self-exploration, career exploration, and the development of career management and planning skills. Chapter PI-26 is the legislation in the State of Wisconsin that requires every school district to provide academic and career planning services to pupils enrolled in grades 6 to 12 in the school district beginning in the 2017-18 school year.
The mission and the vision of academic and career planning at the state level is to: “Empower ALL students to travel the road TO adulthood through education and training to careers!” by:
“Reimagining K-12 education to equip students
- with meaningful and supportive adult relationships
- and the ability to adapt to opportunities and challenges
- on their personalized journeys to successful lives”
This aligns with Stoughton Area School District’s mission in “Preparing students for the emerging world in which they will live.”
- ACP conferences in 8th and 11th grade with all students and parents/guardian
- Post-HS options night and financial aid night
- 6th and 9th grade orientation events
- Counselors are available to discuss academic and career planning throughout the year
- Kick-off to college apps
- Parent teacher conferences related to academic and career options throughout MS
- Goals for next year
- Yearly updates about each grade in the newsletter
- Seminars for career pathways
To Be Determined
- ACP conferencing for 100% of students in grades 6, 8, 11, and 12
- Career Information software tool: Career Cruising
- For students with a disability, special education case managers are invited to ACP conferences, and school counselors are invited to IEP meetings (Insert Link for Special Education)
- A transition statement must be created by age 14
- Inclusion of the Transition Job Developer at the IEP meetings at the high school level or as early as age 14 for career planning. email@example.com Transition Job Developer
- https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/ DVR (Department of Vocational Rehabilitation) can be the connection between school services and long term services for people with disabilities. Eligibility for DVR is essential for eligibility for long-term supports.
- https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/adrc/index.htm ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center) upon eligibility is the access to long-term care services and mental health services past high school age.
- https://www.witig.org/ WITIG Wisconsin Transition Innovation Grant provides access to events, success stories, and informational values regarding graduation and transition services.
- http://www.witransition.com/ An easy to use tool that helps with planning for career, independent living, and post-secondary education.
Coming soon: Madison Region Economic Partnership (connect students to local employers for job shadow, interviews, etc.)