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Academic & Career Planning

What is academic and career planning?

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. ACP is an integral part of our District's comprehensive school counseling program. 

The ACP is a 4 part process of KNOW, EXPLORE, PLAN, AND GO which students develop throughout Middle School and High School. 

  • KNOW: Who am I? Get to know your interests, skills, and strengths 
  • EXPLORE: Where do I want to go? Explore career pathways and education opportunities. 
  • PLAN: How do I get there? Set your route! Set goals, choose courses, join clubs and activities, obtain financing, fill out applications, write resumes. 
  • GO: Recalculate as needed. 

Xello is one of the tools used to help students explore career and educational opportunities that match their personalities, skills, interests and values that can lead to success after high school. 


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De Pere High School is pleased to partner with local and regional businesses, and institutions of higher education for ACP Talks. Representatives from companies, colleges and universities in the area visit with students to present information on careers in many different fields.

View ACP Talks: Manufacturing

View ACP Talks: Business Administration & Marketing