• What_Why ACP


    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) defines Academic and Career Planning (ACP) as 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, and the development of career management and planning skills.

    4 Stage ACP Chart

  • WHY ACP?

    The School District of Marshfield is committed to providing a solid foundation for all students to be successful in a chosen path after graduation. The vision of our graduate is to graduate “College, Career, & Life Ready”.

    The goal of Academic and Career Planning (ACP) is to equip students enrolled in the School District of Marshfield and their families with tools to make more informed choices for post-secondary success as it leads to careers. Staff and students will pair academic preparation with career awareness, career exploration, and career planning activities to enhance a student’s educational experience leading into life after high school.    

    Marshfield students will graduate ready for future education and the workplace. They will be strong critical thinkers and able to collaborate and solve real-world problems. Students will be competent both socially and emotionally and persevere when things aren’t quite going right. When put together with academic success, our students will become productive adults with satisfying careers.



    All students will graduate “College and Career Ready” which means they will:

    • Understand how their unique strengths and interests align to a wide variety of future opportunities
    • Prepare and maintain a personal plan for goal attainment that provides flexibility based on individual experiences
    • Develop a general understanding of how the problem-solving process has been applied to innovate, invent, design, and build products and systems in a variety of environments/industries
    • Effectively be able to navigate both the world of higher education and employment to support a transition to adulthood
    • Possess confidence in their level of mastery in their knowledge, dispositions, and skills in relation to their personal and career goals

    We support the vision of our graduate by:

    • Providing developmentally appropriate opportunities to learn and demonstrate required/desired knowledge, skills, and dispositions
    • Guiding all students through the academic and career planning process
    • Supporting students as they strive to master required, desired coursework
    • Encouraging active engagement in extra-curricular activities and career-based learning programs