Classroom to Career Conversation Cafe
Posted on 01/23/2018
Appleton Area School District parents, families, and guardians join us for a conversation about Classroom to Career!

Monday, February 12 from 6 PM - 8 PM in the Wilson Middle School LMC.

Attend and learn more about:

Career and Life Skills
- PreK-12th Grade Indicators
- Examples from the Classroom

Academic and Career Planning
Academic and Career Planning, or ACP, is a student-driven, adult-supported process. Students create their own unique vision for post-secondary success. This is achieved through self-exploration, career exploration, and the development of career planning skills. 
- Process and Parent Role
- Xello Software (Career Cruising) Resource

Classroom to Career
Classroom to Career is a strategy to strengthen opportunities for students to connect with local businesses to raise student awareness and prepare them for their future employment. 
- Student Engagement with Business
- Real-World Experiences

What are the components of Classroom to Career?Classroom to Career

Personalized academic and career plan (ACP)

​It 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. Student ownership assures the career options and activities align personal interests and abilities.

The range of formal ACP begins in Grade 6 and goes through grade 12. This is a state requirement starting in 2017.

Requiring parents, local businesses, and educators to collaborate​

Parents, teachers, and business (employers) each play a vital role helping students learn about the world of work and career options. Coaching, encouraging, and constructive critique are expected from parents, teachers and mentors.

While teachers and the classroom serve as a platform for developing student ACPs, parents need to be aware of and closely involved with the evolution of their children’s ACP activities. 

Clear communication and on-going collaboration is necessary to provide consistent, meaningful encouragement and support throughout the school years. Businesses will play a vital role in exposing their careers to teachers and students.

Support system to help

​Throughout high school each student will have developed a network of people (teachers, advisors, counselors, mentors, parents) that he/she can call upon through the next steps on his/her career path.


Upon graduation each student will have a post-secondary plan for next steps in their career path, whether it is more training or schooling, gaining more specific work experience, whatever moves them closer to reaching their career aspirations. 
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