Academic and Career Planning

WHY? Why Academic and Career Planning?

Research suggests that meaningful student participation in a quality, ongoing academic and career planning process can lead to the following:

  • Access to instruction and experiences needed to develop critical work/life skills, knowledge, and habits
  • Active student participation to determine how to meet his/her needs
  • Understanding skills, knowledge, and habits necessary to achieve his/her vision
  • More relevant course selection - enhancing each student’s understanding of the relevance of school courses and out-of-school learning opportunities
  • Increased engagement and motivation leading to better academic performance in school
  • Better understanding of post-secondary options -- providing the student with access to career development opportunities that incorporate self-exploration, career exploration, and career planning and management activities (ACP Process Phases: Know-Explore-Plan-Go)

For more information about Academic and Career Planning, visit the WI Department of Public Instruction’s website. 

How will students engage in the ACP Process?