The planning stage is all about connecting the dots from student’s short and long-term goals to what they need to know and do in order to successfully navigate after high school. The plan will help students take the appropriate courses, extracurriculars, and experiences that will enhance each student's plan. Throughout this stage, students will utilize Xello as well as other school-designated resources/tools to help them develop and document their academic and career plans.

Career Planning (PLAN)
  • Planning skills
  • The middle school plan
  • The high school plan

All students in grades 8, 9 and 11, along with their parents (strongly encouraged to participate) will complete an Academic and Career Planning conference. These conferences are designed to help students and parents make connections between the student’s plan and their educational and career goals. 

Students take a Personal Financial Literacy related course in seventh grade and again in eleventh or twelfth grade, where they will explore how their financial values and goals translate into their plans.  

Students in grades 6-12 will create short and long-term goals annually related to their ACP. These goals will be documented within student’s Xello accounts.

Career Opportunities

Postsecondary Pathways

It is important for parents and students to become informed consumers of the different postsecondary and training options available, and understand how they connect to the current world of work and labor market (what is in demand and what is not). This will help ensure that students are completing rigorous and relevant courses that align with their interests, strengths and goals,  and ultimately entering into postsecondary education, military, and/or the workforce. All parents are strongly encouraged to attend a student's ACP conference in grades 8, 9, and 11 to help navigate the postsecondary pathway that best fits students ACP. 

Green Bay Area Postsecondary Education Options:
Students have many postsecondary education options within the Green Bay and surrounding area.  However, students will also have opportunities to learn about and explore in-state and out-of-state education options to find the route that is best for each students ACP.  Additionally, students have many opportunities to earn college credits while in high school, through dual-enrollment courses, and/or by taking actual courses at NWTC. Learn more about our District’s Turbocharge initiative, which aims to support all students with their Academic Career Plans so they graduate high school confident in pursuing their passions.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Similar to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's Youth Apprenticeship program, where 11th and 12th grade students have the opportunity to work and take relevant courses, “Apprenticeship is a system of work-based learning that fulfills the needs of industry by preparing workers for skilled trades by combining on-the-job learning with classroom instruction. (”

To learn more about post high school apprenticeship opportunities in Wisconsin, visit Apprenticeship USA-Wisconsin.


Here are some resources to get students started on learning about the different opportunities within the military.  

US Military
Today’s Military

Branches of the Military:
Air Force
Coast Guard
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