APS 2020 Strategic Plan Goal #1:
every student will have a plan for his or her future.
What is an ICAP?
Aurora Public School students in 4th grade will start the process of exploring career, academic and postsecondary options. The “Plan” referred to in APS 2020 Goal 1 is the Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP). The ICAP is a tangible way to represent and reflect the exploration and planning completed during a student’s K-12 experience. It is a multi-year, student-directed process that should be built upon each year and follow students throughout their academic experience. The plan should be reviewed and supported by the student’s network of support including parents, teachers, coaches and school counselors at least once per year. ICAPs should take into consideration students’ unique, self-defined interests, needs and goals for shaping successful futures.
Naviance by Hobsons is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness platform that enables self-discovery, career exploration, academic planning, and college preparation for millions of students around the globe. Naviance for Elementary School helps ensure an equal introduction to college and careers for all students. Students will better understand who they are, discover educational and career paths, and develop the skills to be successful in school and beyond.
College Planning When is Too Early to Start? A blog from Naviance on Why and How to talk with students about their future
Naviance Phase in Approach
Phase 1 - 3 Naviance Lessons
Phase 2- 2 Naviance Lessons
Phase 3 - 1 Naviance Lessons
Phase 1 Schools: Access starts Sept. 1
Park Lane, Kenton, Sable, Laredo, Century, Arkansas, Dalton, Fulton, Vista Peak Exp K-8
Phase 2 Schools: Access starts October 19th
**All Elementary K-8’s, Elkhart, Altura, Wheeling, Jewell, Virginia Court, Dartmouth, Vassar, Fletcher, Lyn Knoll, Peoria
Phase 3 Schools:
Paris, Crawford, Sixth Avenue, Vaughn, Yale, Iowa, Lansing, Side Creek, Tollgate, Montview
Why start ICAPs early?