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Piloting ACP at Northland Pines Middle School

ROOM: Hall of Ideas I

Specific Grade Bands

Adam Matyska, Computer Applications Instructor, Northland Pines Middle School

In 2015-2016, the Northland Pines School District began piloting the ACP process. At their middle school, rather than just “going through the motions” and trying out “another new initiative”, the staff embraced the ACP process and utilized it, along with Career Cruising, to strengthen their existing 8th-grade transition process, laying the groundwork for further college and career planning at the high school level. Find out how ACP has been implemented into the school culture and curriculum for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, what worked well, what needs to be improved, and how the school and district plan to continue to refine and improve the ACP process.