Pardeeville school district

Academic & Career Planning

Welcome to the Pardeeville Area School district Academic and Career Planning Website.

Academic and Career Planning, or ACP, is 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. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction ( in the PI-26 legislation requires public school districts to provide academic and career planning services to students in Grades 6 through 12 beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. These new academic and career planning requirements connect school districts' education for employment plans and programs to the new academic and career planning requirements.

Academic and Career Planning as a Process:

Academic and Career Planning is a process. Components that support students in completing the process include: 1) participating in contact time to explore self; careers; personal planning and self-management; and education/training, 2) developing a close and consistent relationship with an adult and peers; 2) Setting goals and tracking goal progress through a ACP Plan and Portfolio, 3) participating in Student-Led Conferencing, and 4) Participating in Real-World Learning Experiences inside and outside of the school building.

Academic & career planning tools

Career Cruising for K-12 is a web-based self-exploration and planning program that includes skill and career assessments, 4-year planning tools, post-secondary school and job market information, exploration activities, an employment guide, and more. The My Plan digital portfolio allows students to document each stage of their career exploration process, think critically about their options, and build an individualized future readiness plan.

This will be helpful to you as a student as you create your individualized learning plan in your Career Cruising account assigned at your school. Those features include:

  • Employer profiles that describe local companies that hire people for the careers you are interested in
  • Online career coaches who will answer your career-related questions
  • Experiential Learning Activities (ELAs) – find and request local ELAs offered by local employers and community organizations. ELAs like job-shadowing and internships are an important step to take in understanding where you’d like to go in your career – and what steps you need to take with your education.

Log into Career Cruising to access all of the features!

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development website has a multitude of information about jobs in Wisconsin, including statistics on which career areas will see growth in the upcoming years and will allow you to search for jobs around WI. Once you find a "hot job" to pursue, go back to Career Cruising to research that job in more detail.

Hot Jobs in Wisconsin

For more information check out the WI DWD website or contact your school counselor for more information about these exciting careers pathways!

For more information about the various Technical Colleges in Wisconsin, check out this website to find the school and program that is right for you!

This is a great website to look up information about any of the University of Wisconsin schools around the state. Learn about all the different UW campuses, their programs and what they have to offer you as a 4-year university student!

Pardeeville High School Counseling Department website provides students and parents with information about academics and career planning. Check out this link to answer more of your questions, or to find contact information for our school counselor and staff.