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 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (http://dpi.wi.gov/acp) in the PI26 legislation requires public school districts to provide academic and career planning services to students in grades 6 through 12 beginning in the 2017-18 school year. These new academic and career planning requirements connect school districts’ education for employment plans and programs to the new academic and career planning requirements. In the 2015-16 school year we were a part of the ACP Pilot with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. ACP is a 4 part process of KNOW, EXPLORE, PLAN, AND GO which students develop throughout Middle School and High School.
Mishicot Middle School has been utilizing the Academic and Career Planning since 2013. The heart of our ACP lies within a Personal Portfolio process the Middle School implements during PRIDE Time twice a week.
American School Counselor Association Standards
WI School Counseling Standards