For students to truly graduate career and college ready, they must have a set plan that includes career exploration and exposure, knowledge of opportunities and self, and a concrete plan for life after graduation.
To support our students’ social-emotional and academic development and to help fulfill graduation requirements, DPS will be hosting four Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) Days throughout the 2020-21 school year. The first day is on Oct. 13, and the remaining are planned for Dec. 8, March 16 and April 13. After the culmination of all four days, students will have completed one requirement towards graduation!
ICAP lessons are part of every 6th – 12th graders’ curriculum and are the foundation for students to learn and plan their career passions and opportunities. Studies show students who complete an ICAP have a better chance of graduating on time, an increased likelihood for college enrollment and degree completion, and higher test scores and Grade Point Averages (GPAs). Learn more about the ICAP here.
We believe families and communities can play a critical role in helping students successfully achieve their career and college plans. Therefore, we encourage all families to view the PDF below for ways to spark meaningful career conversations.