Welcome to Wisconsin Academic and Career Planning!
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.
ACP in Wisconsin was initiated during the 2013-2015 budget cycle, when the state legislature passed a bill that included funding and legal authority for the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to develop an ACP process, specifically:
- Ensuring that, beginning in 2017-2018, every school board is providing ACP services to ALL pupils enrolled in grades 6 to 12 in the school district.
- Procuring, installing, and maintaining information technology, including computer software, to be used statewide by school districts to provide ACP services.
- Providing guidance, training, and technical assistance to school districts and school district staff, including teachers and counselors, on how to implement model ACP.
- Promulgating rules to implement ACP.
Since then, DPI has assembled a cross-disciplinary team consisting both of agency employees and external stakeholders to share expertise and to accomplish these directives in the way that is best for Wisconsin’s schools and students. Basic information about ACP, links to useful components of ACP, and resources for local ACP messaging are currently available on this site. As ACP implementation continues to progress forward, up-to-the-minute information regarding ACP can be found by following @WiDPI_ACP on Twitter and joining the WI DPI Academic & Career Planning (ACP) community on Google+.
- District Administrator Letter, November 15, 2013.
- Education for Employment Administrative Code
- Wisconsin Comprehensive School Counseling Model
- Career Clusters and Programs of Study (POS)
- Work-based Learning
- Personal Financial Literacy
- Special Education Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
- Special Education Postsecondary Transition Planning (PTP)