"The future depends on what you do today" - Mahatma Gandhi
What is Academic and Career Planning?
Academic and Career Planning, or ACP, is a student-driven, adult-supported process in which all students create and cultivate their own unique and information-based visions for post-secondary success. Academic and Career Planning is intended to equip students and their families with the tools necessary to make more informed choices about postsecondary education and training as it leads to careers. This process begins in elementary school and continues on throughout middle school and high school. ACP focuses on and values academic preparation, career awareness, career exploration, and career planning and management activities. These different variables are tied into students’ educational experiences to help create a realistic picture of what needs to be done and which routes need to be taken in order to be future ready. ACP actively engages students, enabling them to:
Understand their own interests, strengths, values, and learning styles,
Create a vision of their future,
Develop individual goals, and
Prepare a personal plan for achieving their goals.
There are four stages to successful Academic and Career Planning:
What does ACP look like at EAMS?
Students at EAMS engage in various ACP-related activities at each grade level. Below you can find a list of ACP-related activities completed during 6th, 7th, and 8th grade: