What is Academic and Career Planning?
According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and PI-26 legislation, 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.
What ACP is not is a disconnected, occasional activity initiated by school counselors. In order to realize the transformative potential of ACP, it is critical that a district take a team approach that includes school board and administrative engagement involving representation from school counseling, Career and Technical Education (CTE), special education, academic core content staff, parents, students, and the community at large. While school counselors will likely take a lead role, evaluation of the infrastructure and delivery of services cannot fall to them alone.
In order to support districts in ACP implementation, please select from the resources below: