Academic & Career Readiness

Last Updated: 10/11/2021 7:29 PM

What is Academic and Career Readiness?

Academic and Career Readiness is a student-centered (grades 6-12) program that provides access by:

  • Preparing students for employment through the establishment of postsecondary goals
  • Promoting cooperation between public schools and business and industry
  • Establishing a role for public schools in the economic development of Wisconsin

The 4 Stages to Successful ACR

Step 1:  Who am I? Get to know your interests, skills, & strengths

Step 2Where do I want to go?  Explore career pathways and education opportunities

Step 3:  How do I get there? Set your route!  Set goals, choose courses, join clubs & activities,
                                                                            obtain financing, fill out applications, write resumes

Step 4: GO! Recalculate as needed.


What are student benefits of ACR?

Through support of District Staff and Faculty students will:
  1. Establish goals related to future postsecondary plans/employment
  2. Reflect on strengths and interests
  3. Conduct assessments on a scheduled timeline/plan
  4. Connect goals to college and career exploration & planning
  5. Receive support through relevant business and industry partnerships
  6. Make Informed choices for post-secondary transitions into adulthood
When and how will ACR be implemented?
  • Academic and Career Readiness is being implemented this Academic School Year (2017-18) 
  • Academic and Career Readiness Implementation will be by grade
  • Each Grade will have a Goal-Oriented & Benchmarked 6-12 Timeline

What ACR resources will students utilize?

What ACR resources will students utilize?

  • Xello -- Specific to Student Interest and Careers:
    • Online Portfolio to host information and artifacts
    • Interests & Strength Inventories
    • Learning Styles
    • Career Clusters & Career Pathways
    • Specific Career Information with interviews
    • WI & National  Employment Demographics
    • WI & National Post-Secondary Options
  • Inspire Northeast Wisconsin
  • Employability Skills Course (Fall 2018)
  • Woodland Regional Learning Center
  • ACT Suite
  • Industry Advisory Council
  • DVR Services
  • Infusion within Current Curriculum
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