Academic and Career Planning (ACP)

Academic and Career Planning, or 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.

The ACP Model Know-Explore-Plan-Go aligns Wisconsin ACP required components with research-based recommendations for incorporating career development throughout K12 for self-exploration, career exploration, and career planning and management.

Self Awareness (KNOW) • Periodic self-assessment of interests and strengths • Reflection and goal-setting • Financial knowledge & understanding of resources • Academic courses & skill preparation • Behavioral & employability skill preparation

Career Exploration(EXPLORE) • Middle School career exploration activities and opportunities • High School career exploration activities and opportunities • World of work and labor market needs • Understanding and comparing different postsecondary education & training Career Planning

(PLAN) • Planning skills • The Middle School plan • The High School plan Career Management

(GO) • Executing the plan • Updating the plan with new information & artifacts • Conferencing & mentoring • Transitioning ACP Components

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