Career Cruising

What is it?

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.
"Why ACP Matters"

PowerPoint: Introduction to ACP at CGB

Service Delivery of Academic and Career Planning (ACP)

Know – Explore – Plan – Go

"Plans are useless; planning is indispensable." – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Components of "Know"
Individual Exploration Activities
• Personality assessment
• Learning style assessment
• Identifying strengths
• Identifying needs
• Setting personal goals

Academic Planning Activities
• Setting academic goals
• Course scheduling
• Intentional sequence of courses
• Academic Preparation
• Gen Ed or SPED core classes
• AP/Advanced courses
• Electives
• CTE courses
• Dual enrollment/Youth Option/Youth Apprenticeship
• Extra/Co-curricular involvement
• Forward/STAR/PSAT/ASPIRE/ACT/WorkKeys/A.P. testing

Teacher/Parent Involvement
• Contact & conferencing

Components of "Explore"
Career Exploration Activities
• Career interest inventories
• Career cluster exploration
• Creation of Program of Study
• Setting career goals
• Career pathway exploration
• Career research & paper
• Job fair participation
• Job shadowing
• Work-based learning
• Service learning projects
• Youth Apprenticeship
• Work Experience
• Labor market exploration & analysis

Teacher/Parent Involvement
• Contact & conferencing

Components of "Plan"
Planning Activities
• Resume builder
• Cover letters
• Investigate post-secondary options
• Campus visits
• Applications to post-secondary options
• Leadership opportunities
• Personal financial literacy
• Financial plan
• Complete a FAFSA form
• Scholarship info
• Gather letters of recommendation
• Mock interviews
• Choosing a post-secondary option

Teacher/Parent Involvement
• Contact & conferencing

Components of "Go"
Management Activities
• Modify academic goals as necessary
• Modify intentional sequence of courses as necessary
• Modify personal goals as necessary
• Modify career goals as necessary
• Update regularly

Teacher/Parent Involvement
• Contact & conferencing