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Academic & Career Planning (ACP)

ACP is intended to equip students and their families with the tools necessary to make more informed choices about postsecondary education, training, careers for life after high school. It is part of DPI's overall vision for every student to graduate high school academically, socially, emotionally, and life ready. 

Steps to Get Your Schools Started with ACP


ACP Guide, ACP plan-guiding questions


ACP components and infrastructure rubrics, ACP quality reports, CESA ACP coordinators


Continuous School Improvement Process, ACP data tools


Develop a school-wide culture of support for student transition to adulthood!

Methods to Get Your Students Ready:

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Academic Readiness

  • Relevant academics
  • Connected sequence of courses
  • College credit rigor

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College and Career Readiness

  • CTE student organizations
  • Career-based learning
  • Work-based learning
  • Industry-recognized certifications

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Social and Emotional Readiness


Additional Information

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For questions about this information, contact Karin Smith (608) 267-3161