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Academic and Career Planning

Capital High has a goal for all our students to graduate with the skills and abilities to be successful in college, career and community. This goal was developed with feedback from more than 2500 students, teachers and community members. You can see these skills above in what we call the MMSD Graduate Vision. Teachers support student development of Graduate Vision skills as part of the Academic and Career Planning process. MMSD is currently implementing Academic and Career Planning (ACP) in grades 6-12 to support all students in being College, Career, and Community Ready.

Through Academic & Career Planning students are beginning to answer these questions:

  • Who am I? Who are we?
  • Who could I be?  Who could we be?
  • Who will I be?  Who will we be?
  • Where am I going?  Where are we going?

As part of Academic and Career Planning, students will explore educational and career opportunities, reflect on growth, and develop high school and post-high school plans.

Each student will maintain an e-portfolio to hold evidence of their exploration, growth, and next steps. This portfolio is housed within Xello, a post-secondary planning website. At the end of 8th, 10th, and 12th grade, students will complete a Portfolio Presentation by sharing key items from this portfolio to tell their story of growth, readiness, and next steps with an adult.

At Capital High, students are on their path to being College, Career, and Community Ready!

Check out what we are doing to get there…

Advisory: where students meet daily with a small group of peers and their advisor in order to promote self-growth, community building and personal empowerment.

Experiential Learning: where students have opportunities to engage in learning outside of school through Monthly Leaving to Learn activities, including:

  • College tours
  • Job shadows
  • Service learning projects
  • Career exploration activities
  • Interest exploration activities
  • Community building activities

Competency-based Assessments: where student academic and social-emotional growth is measured through their ability to meet benchmarks around essential skill sets.

Mark your calendars around this event!

  • Student-led Conferences: November 13th & 19th! Sign up for your student’s conference by speaking with their advisor, who will be communicating with you this month.

How do I support my student’s College, Career, and Community Readiness?

How do I learn more?

Contact our ACP and experiential learning coordinator:

Joel Jarosky

P: 608-206-9178

E: jmjarosky@madison.k12.wi.us