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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.

graduate vision with ACP focus

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…

  • All students are engaged in Workshops of their choosing. We have offerings from Wellness to Financial Literacy to Watercolor and more. 
  • Our 12th grade students have the opportunity to earn up to 12 dual college credits during their senior year.

Mark your calendars! 

  • Student-led Conferences: November 17th & 18th! Sign up for your student’s conference by calling or emailing their coach. 
     

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

  • See an overview of learning supports students will receive throughout their 6-12 journey, by clicking here
  • Access your student’s Xello e-portfolio, learn how by clicking here.
  • Understand the different components of your student’s Xello e-portfolio, by clicking here
  • Help your student use Xello to conduct post-high school and career research, by clicking here
  • Use College Board Family Checklists to support your student’s future planning. Find out more by clicking here

How do I learn more?
Contact our School Counselor!
Marianne Matt: mmatt@madison.k12.wi.us