Academic & 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.

With the help of the school counselors, teachers, administration and the community and the use of Xello and INSPIRE Sheboygan County, students will navigate through the continual process of KNOW, EXPLORE, PLAN, and GO. 

Regional Career Pathway Maps

What are the Benefits of Regional Career Pathways?

  • For high school students, regional career pathways align education and training with the needs of the local job market, provide a range of postsecondary options, result in a high school diploma with at least one industry-recognized credential, and help students enter or advance within an occupation.

  • For schools, career pathways provide a specific ACP plan for occupations that are in demand in Wisconsin.This allows schools to focus on student and curriculum activities with input and support from regional employers and higher education.

  • For employers, regional career pathways make partnerships with a greater number of schools possible. This allows employers to shape the future talent pipeline, foster young talent, and highlight local career opportunities across an entire region.

Watch these videos to learn more:

Why ACP Matters

See how schools' Academic and Career Planning (ACP) processes help James and Darla learn to plan (and re-plan) for their future.

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Inspire Sheboygan County

The Mission of INSPIRE Sheboygan County is to facilitate connections between businesses and Sheboygan County K-12 school districts and to serve as a centralized resource of information in order to foster collaboration that will grow applicable student career preparation and work-based learning experiences. Find out more about INSPIRE or to become a member.

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Success In The New Economy

This update to the viral animation video “Success in the New Economy” helps audiences understand how to ultimately secure a competitive advantage in the new economy. Students must simultaneously receive applied technical skills, industry-recognized certifications, and employability preparation combined with a rigorous general education. Produced and narrated by Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D., a work of SUBSTANCE. Funded by Orange County Career Education.

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