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Academic & Career Planning

Each student has his or her own constellation of talents, interests and strengths. Academic and Career Planning, or ACP, is an adult-supported process that provides students in grades 6-12 with the opportunity to uncover their unique interests and strengths and investigate careers that dovetail with their passions and abilities. The process continues through the identification of middle and high school instructional activities aligned to a student's particular field of interest, and the development of a plan for understanding next steps in planning for the future.

Our ACP program authentically engages students in developing their future identity by providing meaningful experiences and making learning connections to build confidence, gain focus, and develop the passion that informs their career pathway. Our objective is that students will develop their sense of internal motivation and a vision for their future so that each student graduates with a sense of purpose, capable of taking advantage of vast opportunities to reach his or her career aspirations.

4 Stages to Academic and Career Planning

Know

Who am I?

  • Self-awareness activities
  • Individual reflection and goal-setting

Explore

What do I want to do?

  • Career awareness assessment
  • Career research

Plan

How do I get there?

  • Connecting middle and high school instructional activities with opportunities to explore or learn more about a particular field of interest.
  • Work-based learning opportunities
  • Extra-curricular and community-based learning experiences
  • Postsecondary training options
  • Financial plan to cover cost of postsecondary training

Go!

Do it!

  • Update regularly
  • Adapt/Modify Intentional Sequence of Courses
  • Adapt/Modify Personal Goals
  • Adapt/Modify Postsecondary/Career Goals
  • ACP Conferencing with families

Academic and career planning requirements established by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, or DPI, connect school districts’ education for employment plans and programs to academic and career planning requirements.

Click to Read the MTSD ACP Plan

Matt Wolf

Matt Wolf
Academic & Career Planning Coordinator
mwolf@mtsd.k12.wi.us
262-238-5891