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ACP Components

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There are several components that comprise ACP and are aligned to ACP model. You may note that many of these components are already in place in the D.C. Everest School District. The shift will be systemic, toward a student-centric model that allows all students to access the components they need to meet their individual goals.

Career Awareness 

Grades K - 5

Elementary level students:

  • Explore a wide range of careers
  • Develop school readiness and workplace soft skills
  • Discover their personal strengths and interests
  • Recognize different learning styles and select those that best suit them
  • Experience entrepreneurship through the Junior Achievement “Our Region” program

Career Exploration

Grades 6 - 12

Grade level opportunities:

  • Complete career interest inventories
  • Explore 16 Career Clusters and pathways
  • Write a career research paper
  • Develop an understanding of labor market information
  • Participate in the Heavy Metals Tour and Adventure Day
  • Explore interests through elective coursework
  • Complete a Financial Literacy course
  • Engage in student organizations and co-curricular activities

Career Preparation

Grades 9 - 12

Tailored to college/career goals:

  • Resume development
  • College credit courses (Advanced Placement and Dual Credit)
  • Industry credentials/certifications
  • Youth apprenticeships, internships, job shadowing, industry tours, and Career Fair
  • Community service
  • Individual advisor support in college/career goal setting
  • Online tools to receive career and community related announcements, log community service, and track workplace learning experiences 

Community Partnerships Provide Real-World Experience

Our dedicated volunteer and community partnership coordinators help students secure community service and workplace learning opportunities in the community.