Scope and Sequence & ACP Curriculum By Grade

ACP Curriculum Map Scope & Sequence

Know: Who Am I?

6th Grade
7th Grade

Explore: What Do I Want To Do?

8th Grade
9th Grade

Plan: How Do I Get There?

10th Grade
11th Grade

Go: Do It!

 12th Grade


Link to RLSD ACP Curriculum Maps Scope and Sequence

Link to Middle School Course Description Guide

Link to High School Career Planning and Course Description Guide

ACP Curriculum 6th Grade
During the 6th grade we will introduce students and parents to Academic and Career Planning. Students will be able to define ACP and create a personalized SMART goal. The primary focus of the 6th grade ACP curriculum is to help students learn about themselves and identify interests they have that can help them with planning in future grades.

  • First Day Parent Conference
    • Compare Hobbies and Interest to Career Possibilities
    • Create Social Emotional Goal
    • Create Academic Goal
    • 2 Career Possibilities
    • Action Steps
    • Possible School Activities
  • Monthly Homeroom
    • What is ACP?
    • SMART Goal Creation
    • Goal Reflections
    • Career Exploration
  • Health/Keyboarding
    • Learning Styles Inventory

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ACP Curriculum 7th Grade
During the 7th grade we will continue to develop students and parents knowledge of Academic and Career Planning. Students will begin to compare and adjust performance to career aspirations.  The primary focus of the 7th grade ACP curriculum is to help students learn about themselves and identify interests they have that can help them with planning in future grades.

  • First Day Parent Conference
    • Compare Test Scores to Career Possibilities. Reasoning Behind ILA
    • Create Social Emotional Goal
    • Create Academic Goal
    • 2 New Career Possibilities
    • Action Steps
    • Possible School Activities
  • Monthly Homeroom
    • Review What is ACP
    • SMART Goal Creation
    • Goal Reflections
    • Career Exploration
  • Health/Computer Applications
    • Career Matchmaker Inventory
  • English
    • Career Interest Research Project

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ACP Curriculum 8th Grade
During the 8th grade we will continue to develop students and parents knowledge of Academic and Career Planning. In the 8th grade students will learn about career pathways and various options available to them in high school that can help them pursue their career interests. Postsecondary options will be explored.  Students will further explore educational requirements and skills needed for 3 occupations aligned with their personalized skill and interest set.

  • First Day Parent Conference
    • Compare Career Interest to High School Coarse Selection
    • Create Social Emotional Goal
    • 2 New Career Possibilities
    • Action Steps
    • Possible School Activities
  • Monthly Homeroom
    • Review What Is ACP?
    • SMART Goal Creation
    • Goal Reflections
    • Career Exploration
    • Create High School 4 Year Plan
  • Health/Careers
    • Learning styles assessment
  • Careers
    • Complete the following assessments:
      • Matchmaker, Holland’s Codes, Career Clusters
      • Research Careers and create budgets.
      • Explore secondary options

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ACP Curriculum 9th Grade

In the 9th grade, students will further develop their career planning abilities and learn how career choices impact their economic well-being.  Beyond the career lessons and goal setting completed during the Freshman Success course, all freshman will be participating in a coordinated career day with professional guest speakers from our community.

  • 9th Grade ACP Goals in Freshman Success
  • Career Day (Professional Guest Speakers)
  • Career Cruising Lessons and Activities
    • Create a Resume
    • Career Exploration
    • Post-Secondary Exploration
    • Career Matchmaker
    • Write Post-Secondary Goal
    • Mission Statement
    • Introduction to Service Learning
    • Job Interview Skills
    • Mock Interviews
    • Employee Benefit Introduction

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ACP Curriculum 10th Grade
In the 10th grade, students will explore options based on their interests by participating in off-site visits to local businesses that offer careers connected to their post-secondary plans.

  • 10th Grade ACP Goals in Homeroom
  • Mentor Activity
  • Career Day (off-site visits)
  • Sophomore Conferences With Parents/Mentors
  • Career Cruising Activities
    • Ability Profiler

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ACP Curriculum 11th Grade
The goals of the 11th grade ACP are for students to begin making decisions about post-secondary options and careers.  Students will learn about the cost of post-secondary programs and explore options to pay for college.  Students will visit WITC and UWBC campuses and choose to participate in program or student shadows.  Students will also learn about work-based options such as job shadows, internships, youth-apprenticeships, as well as develop job-seeking and job-keeping skills. 

  • Goals of the 11th Grade ACP
  • Work Keys
  • Post-Secondary Investigations
  • Junior Student Conferencing
  • Work Based Learning Options
  • Career Cruising Lessons and Activities

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ACP Curriculum 12th Grade
The goal of the 12th Grade ACP is to assist seniors as they finalize their post high school plans by teaching students how to apply for college and sharing what financial aid and scholarship possibilities are available. We will also host a scholarship-writing workshop for interested students.  Other covered content will include updating a resume and letter of application.  All seniors will also participate in a Reality Fair that will simulate a life exercise of budgeting and planning – supported by many local business and professionals. Seniors are also encouraged to conduct college visits and refine their post-secondary plans.

  • 12th Grade ACP Goals
  • College Visits
  • Reality Store
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Applications
  • Work Based Learning Reflection Video
  • Refine Post-Secondary Plan
  • Final Reflection Paper
  • Senior Conferences
  • Career Cruising Activities and Lesson

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