Madison has a goal for all our students to graduate with the skills and abilities to be successful in college, career and community. This goal was developed with feedback from more than 2500 students, teachers and community members. You can see these skills above in what we call the MMSD Graduate Vision. Teachers support student development of Graduate Vision skills as part of the Academic and Career Planning process. MMSD is currently implementing Academic and Career Planning (ACP) in grades 6-12 to support all students in being College, Career, and Community Ready.
Through Academic and Career Planning students are beginning to answer these questions:
- Who am I?
- Where am I going?
- How will I get there?
- Who are we together?
As part of Academic and Career Planning, students will explore educational and career opportunities, reflect on growth, and develop high school and post-high school plans.
Each student will maintain an e-portfolio to hold evidence of their exploration, growth, and next steps. This portfolio is housed within Xello, a post-secondary planning website. At the end of 8th, 10th, and 12th grade, students will complete a Portfolio Presentation by sharing key items from this portfolio to tell their story of growth, readiness, and next steps with an adult.
At O'Keeffe, students are on their path to being College, Career, and Community Ready!
O’Keeffe Family Video Overview of Academic and Career Planning at O’Keeffe!
Mark your calendars!
Student-led Conferences: November 18th & 19th! Sign up for your student’s conference by calling their homeroom teacher.
November 21st - 7th Grade Future Quest - Career Fair field trip to the Alliant Energy Center
January 22nd - 6th Grade Education Quest - Post Secondary field trip to Madison College
How do I support my student’s College, Career and Community Readiness?
- Check out resources at MMSD's family resource page!
- Want to know what's happening in terms of Academic and Career Planning at each grade level? Check out this link.
How do I learn more?
Contact our ACP Coordinator Jamie Domini at firstname.lastname@example.org.