Academic and Career Planning (ACP) is a collaboratively developed, student-driven process for planning success in middle school, secondary school, and post-secondary academics and career development. Also known by some groups as Individualized Learning Plans (ILP), research on the benefits indicates that the ACP process increases student motivation, engagement, school connection, and awareness of individual strengths and weaknesses. Students utilizing ACP also improve their understanding of post-secondary options, better connect their goals to educational coursework and career goals activities, and engage in long-term planning for life after high school graduation.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (Link) in the PI-26 legislation requires public school districts to provide academic and career planning services to students in grades 6 through 12 beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.
At Oostburg Middle and High Schools, we are proud to report that we have implemented Academic and Career Planning over the last couple of years. We have been very intentional around this support of our students and aim to produce students that are college and career ready by the time they graduate. The ACP is a 4 part process of KNOW, EXPLORE, PLAN and GO which students develop throughout Middle School and High School.
PI-26 is the legislation that requires Academic and Career Planning to take place in all public schools in the State of Wisconsin. Each school district must provide evidence of their implementation of PI-26. Follow the link below and you will find the School District of Oostburg's PI-26 evidence of implementation.