10th & 11th Grade Study & RefineKHS Academic and Career Planning in 10th and 11th Grade.

What does ACP look like for students in 10th & 11th grade?

In addition to their courses, students will gain insight into how well their career choices fit them by getting involved in clubs, volunteer work and/or job shadows. Through guided reflection with their ACP advisors, they will research what is needed to be successful on the paths they are considering, assess themselves against those requirements, and refine their plan as needed to meet their personal goals.

If you have questions about ACP, please contact your child's school counselor.

Below you will find the ACP experiences for students in 10th & 11th grade.

Click on each experience to learn more about what students will learn, who will be teaching it and how parents can support their learning at home.

10th Grade

  • ACP Advisors will lead students through self-interest inventories in Career Cruising.
  • Students can research requirements on Career Cruising and/or stop into Student Services for additional resources.
  • ACP Advisors will facilitate communication with parents on student’s plans and choices. Starting in the 2018-19 school year.
  • Parents can attend your child’s conference or contact the school if you cannot make the conference for additional options. Starting in the 2018-19 school year.

  • Students will complete a self-assessment related to the Redefining Ready! Criteria to reflect on their growth and progress toward their desired post-secondary plan.
  • ACP Advisors will guide students to the Redefining Ready! Criteria and facilitate a self-assessment as well as a conversation about where they are compared to where they need to be for their planned pathway.
  • Parents can talk with your student about...
    • Their plans for the future.
    • Help them fill in some gaps where they may have not considered all options.
    • Challenge them in their thinking to make sure they have fully explored and researched potential career options.
  • Starting for the 2018- 2019 school year, ACP Advisors will conduct a lesson and assist students in completing research on their desired career/cluster. This will include an exploration into post-secondary preparation, cost of various options, and earning potential.
  • Parents can support visits to job sites related to their career.
  • Parents can also ask their child the following:
    • What kind of careers are you considering?
    • What are the salary ranges for that career?
    • What kind of post-secondary training do you need for those careers to get that salary?
  • Parents can visit Career Cruising with their child to look at salary ranges and post-secondary training needed for the student’s careers of interest.
  • Students will review their course plan yearly to ensure its accuracy as well as its relevance for their post-secondary plan.
  • ACP Advisors/School Counselors will review student course plans.
  • Parents will assist their child in the creation and maintenance of their course plan by encouraging their student to review it regularly and by supporting any adjustments.

11th Grade

  • Starting in the 2018- 2019 school year, students will complete a unit to create their post-secondary financial plan in one of the following courses to fulfill their finance graduation requirement:
    • Personal Finance
    • Consumer Related Math
    • Finance Math
    • Life on Your Own
  • ACP Advisors of the above courses will facilitate student learning around all aspects of financially preparing for the future.
  • Parents can facilitate appropriate conversations related to the financial plan that supports the student’s post-secondary plan.
  • Students will complete a self-assessment related to the Redefining Ready! Criteria to reflect on their growth and progress toward their desired post-secondary plan.
  • ACP Advisors will guide students to the Redefining Ready! Criteria and facilitate a self-assessment as well as a conversation about where they are compared to where they need to be for their planned pathway.
  • Parents can talk with your student about...
    • Their plans for the future.
    • Help them fill in some gaps where they may have not considered all options.
    • Challenge them in their thinking to make sure they have fully explored and researched potential career options.
  • Review and adjust (if needed) high school course plan to fit student goals, abilities, and interests.
  • Students will review their course plan yearly to ensure its accuracy as well as its relevance for their post-secondary plan.
  • Students will select a checklist that is relevant to their post-secondary choice. Students will work their way through the list to ensure all requirements are met for their choice.
  • ACP Advisors/School Counselors will review student course plans.
  • Parents will assist their child in the creation and maintenance of their course plan by encouraging their student to review it regularly and by supporting any adjustments.
  • Students will complete at least one reflection related to their post-secondary site visit.
  • ACP Advisors will assist students in considering potential locations of site visits. Site visits could include:
    • College tours
    • Job shadows
    • Career fairs
    • ...and many others.
  • Parents will support their student in their site visit experience. Parents can ask follow up questions after the visit or attend with their child.