ACP for Parents

 Academic and Career Planning (ACP)


Parents will be receiving a notice in the mail  the last week in December with information about Academic and Career Planning; Career Cruising and how to access your child’s account.


We will be providing parent information sessions on all of this.   The schedule for these events is:

  • Tuesday, January 9 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 10 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 18 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 1 @ 6:00 p.m.

These will take place in the District Board Room (down the hall from the gyms) and will last about an hour.  


If you have questions please contact Barb O’Brien, Curriculum Coordinator at or 715-672-8919 ext. 137. 

What is Academic and Career Planning

An ongoing process to actively engage students to:

  • develop an understanding of his or her self
  • create a vision of his or her future
  • develop individual goals
  • prepare a personal plan for achieving the vision and goals


A product that documents and reflects students’:

  • coursework, learning and assessment results
  • post-secondary plans aligned to career goals & financial reality

ACP for students: Know Explore, PLan and Go 
ACP for parents: Support, Encourage, Advise and Pay 


Why ACP Matters – video (3 minutes)

Career Cruising:
Career Cruising is an interactive career exploration and planning website which includes career assessments as well as information about occupations, colleges and employers. 

Parents and Guardians will have access to their child's Career Cruising account in January 2018. Parents can see student interest and skill survey results, careers and schools of interest.  Parents can comment on student selections, but cannot change them. 

We will post paretn access information on this web page, on our Facebook page and via School Messenger. 

The district will be providing ACP and Career Cruising Introductory sessions in January and February 2018. 


Some resources:

What is Career Cruising (English version)

What is Career Cruising (Spanish version)

What is Career Cruising Pathfinder