Grade Level Teams
Salem students are engaged in a variety of career development activities as we work on 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.
Academic and Career Planning (ACP) is a collaboratively developed, student-driven process where students cultivate their own informed decisions for post-secondary success for students in grades 6-12. 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 postsecondary options, better connect their goals to educational coursework and career goal activities, and engage in long-term planning for life after high school graduation.
The term ACP refers to both a process that helps students engage in academic and career development activities and an e- portfolio product that is created and maintained for the student’s academic, career, and personal advancement. These student-owned planning and monitoring tools help students create personalized programs of study that are aligned with high school graduation requirements, personal interests, and individually-defined career goals. Additional information about ACP can be found at http://dpi.wi.gov/acp.
Our district uses the state-provided program Xello as part of our ACP implementation. This program is provided by the Department of Public Instruction to Wisconsin schools for students in grades 6-12.
For additional information about Salem’s implementation of ACP, please contact Judy Richter, MS, GCDF at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-843-2356 Ext 645.
Salem School District SMART Goal
All Salem students in grades 6-8 will document their interests, strengths, and experiences in an individualized, flexible planning portfolio documented in Xello. Click here to download all outcomes.