5K to 4th Grade: AwarenessElementary Academic and Career Planning (ACP)

What does ACP look like at our elementary schools?

Students in our elementary schools have a multitude of opportunities to experience the world of work through classroom instruction, field trips, guest speakers, and ACP geared life skills lessons. Each child is encouraged to explore their developing strengths and interests through our diverse curriculum.  Connections between strengths/interests and the world of work are developed early and explored through Life Skills classes each year. In addition to the information below, parents will receive information through newsletters and email related to ACP experiences at their school.

Questions about your child's ACP experiences? Contact your homeroom teacher or school counselor.

Below you will find the ACP experiences for students in 5K to 4th 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.

  • Students learn about and identify more careers from a variety of career clusters.
  • School counselors will teach career cluster units in every grade throughout the year. View a sample life skills lesson here.
  • Parents can talk to their child about the different kinds of people you see doing all kinds of jobs when you are out in the community.
  • Displays self-control
  • Follows directions
  • Displays active learning
  • Participates in activities
  • Works & plays cooperatively with others
  • Works independently
  • Takes care of personal belongings & self
  • Seeks help from adult or peer when needed
  • Students will learn about a few career clusters through the lens of our economy and be able to identify skills and abilities that a person might need to be successful in those career clusters.
  • Social studies teachers will continue to build our third and fourth graders’ awareness of the world of work through their economics units. Activities are meant to enhance student understanding that careers are grouped together based on similarities and that all careers contribute to our community.
  • Parents can ask their child what skills they think would be helpful for someone to be successful in a career they see someone doing in their community.