Wausau East High School

Academic and Career Planning


ACP @ Wausau East

"So life after high school doesn't need to be scary!"

All students at Wausau East High School will participate in the Academic and Career Planning (ACP) process: A series of cross-curricular activities designed to help students explore and plan for post-high school opportunities. Through self exploration, career and college exploration, and the development of management and planning skills, students will be able to create and cultivate their own unique visions for post-high school success. Students will receive support in this endeavor from counselors, homeroom advisors, classroom teachers, and parents. The components of ACP will be saved as a Portfolio in Career Cruising, an online career exploration tool.

To demonstrate Academic and Career Readiness, Wausau east Students...

in 9th grade will:

  • Complete a Matchmaker Interest Assessment
  • Set short term and long term school, career, and life goals
  • Complete a Learning Styles Inventory
  • Reflect on Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Develop a four year high school plan
  • Record personal hobbies, interests, extracurricular activities, skills, and abilities

in 10th grade will:

  • Complete a Matchmaker Interest Assessment
  • Complete a Skills Assessment
  • Participate in a College and Career Conference with their counselor and parents/guardians
  • Begin post-secondary plan
  • Review and revise school, career, and life goals
  • Review and revise four year high school plan
  • Review, revise, and record personal hobbies, interests, extracurricular activities, skills, and abilities

in 11th grade will:

  • Complete a Matchmaker Interest Assessment
  • Complete the Career Selector Inventory to explore occupations
  • Complete the School Selector Inventory to explore post-secondary opportunities
  • Develop a resume
  • Participate in a Junior Planning Conference with their counselor
  • Review and revise school, career, and life goals
  • Review and revise four year high school plan
  • Review, revise, and record personal hobbies, interests, extracurricular activities, skills, and abilities

in 12th grade will:

  • Complete a Matchmaker Interest Assessment
  • Develop a resume
  • Participate in a Senior Planning Conference with their counselor
  • Review and revise careers of interest
  • Review and revise post-secondary opportunities of interest
  • Review and revise school, career, and life goals
  • Review and revise four year high school plan
  • Review, revise, and record personal hobbies, interests, extracurricular activities, skills, and abilities
  • Participate in Career and Life Skills Readiness Fair (mock interviews)