Individual Career and Academic Plans

  • What's Your Plan?

    ICAP lessons are the basic foundation for students in learning and planning their career passions and opportunities and are now a part of graduation requirements. For students to truly graduate career and college ready students must have a set plan that includes career exploration and exposure, knowledge of opportunities and self, and a concrete plan for life after high school! 

  • The new 2020-2021 ICAP lessons are in the final stages of being updated and will be posted shortly!

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  • 6th Grade ICAP

    Completed: Aug to Oct

    Academic- Students will learn about terms and semesters, standards-based report cards and the characteristics ad skills of a successful student.

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    Completed: Nov to Dec

    Academic- Students will learn their learning style preferences, how to leverage these strengths and how this connects to the world of career.

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    Completed: Jan to March

    Career- Students will explore careers after having completed the Holland’s Career Inventory and learning the varied careers that may interest them.

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    Completed: April to June

    Goals- Students will learn about SMART goal setting and how to make incremental progress towards their academic, career and college goals.

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  • 7th Grade ICAP

    Completed: Aug to Oct

    Goals- Students will learn about after school extracurricular activities and the importance of being active in the community while creating a resume.

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    Completed: Nov to Dec

    Career- Students will learn the connection between their career interests and natural strengths after taking the StrengthsFinder.

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    Completed: Jan to March

    College- Students will learn about the benefits to attending any varied postsecondary option and how to pay for it.

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    Completed: April to June

    Academic- Students will explore their work values as well as their academic beliefs and mindsets and how to grow them through a hands on activity.

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  • 8th Grade ICAP

    Completed: Aug to Oct

    Career- Students will learn their career interest cluster and prepare for the 8th Grade Career Fair.

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    Completed: Nov to Dec

    School Choice- Students will learn about their career interests and high school programming including courses and work-based programs aligned to their interests.

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    Completed: Jan to March

    College- Students will learn their options to earn college credit through DPS including ASCENT, Concurrent Enrollment, etc.

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    Completed: April to June

    Goals- Students will understand the various career paths in their identified areas and postsecondary paths and financial aid to support them.

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  • 9th Grade ICAP

    Completed: Aug to Oct

    Graduation- Students will learn about their graduation requirements, options to graduate and how to plan for ongoing success through high school.

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    Completed: Nov to Dec

    Goals- Students will learn about the academic and involvement demands of college and scholarships and plan to expand their resume.

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    Completed: Jan to March

    Academic- Students will learn about high school structures, grade point averages (GPA) and their graduation requirements

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    Completed: April to June

    Career- Students will explore their career interests again and explore the career and postsecondary options available.

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  • 10th Grade ICAP

    Completed: Aug to Oct

    Graduation- Students will track their progress towards graduation requirements, learn about their options and how to plan for success throughout their high school years.

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    Completed: Nov to Dec

    Career- Students will take a Career Interest Inventory and explore the careers and postsecondary paths as well as the high school opportunities available in your school.

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    Completed: Jan to March

    Goals- Students will expand their knowledge on and start to compare the career, college and financial aid options available around them.

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    Completed: April to June

    College- Students will learn more about their education options available after high school and how to pay for them, including the DSF scholarship.

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  • 11th Grade ICAP

    Completed: Aug to Oct

    Graduation- Students will track their progress towards graduation requirements, learn about their options and how to plan for success throughout their high school years.

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    Completed: Nov to Dec

    Career- Students will learn about the varied careers they may be interested in and will write and plan towards building their resumes with extracurricular and work opportunities.

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    Completed: Jan to March

    Goals- Students will expand their knowledge of GPA, test scores and the importance of a strong college essay with all students writing a draft to be worked on further with their teachers.

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    Completed: April to June

    College- Students will learn and further explore their financial aid options including grants, loans and scholarships while starting scholarship applications.

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  • 12th Grade ICAP

    Completed: Aug to Oct

    Graduation- Students will track their progress towards graduation requirements, learn about their options and how to plan for success throughout their high school years.

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    Completed: Nov to Dec

    College- Students will track completion towards college applications, FAFSA or other financial aid applications and scholarships and learn about financial aid letters.

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    Completed: Jan to March

    Goals- Students will research career expansion opportunities and financial literacy including earning outcomes while updating their resumes.

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    Completed: April to June

    Transitions- Students will track progress towards transitioning to college or the workforce with next steps and survey asking for support.

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  • Individual Academic and Career Plans (ICAP) 
    Individual Academic and Career Plans (ICAPs) are a part of The Denver Plan. ICAPs meet state legislation requirements and are a graduation requirement for students graduating in 2011 and beyond. Starting in sixth grade and continuing throughout high school, students create and update an ongoing plan which includes counselor-led activities on career interests, goal setting, college opportunities, financial aid, and noncognitive skills which increase academic success. The district-wide tools for this process include counselor-led lessons and activities and using Maia Learning. For more information on the importance of noncognitive skills please read this!

    Denver Public Schools has automatically created accounts for all 6-12th grade students on Maia Learning. For more information on your student's access please reach out to your School Counselor!

    Maia Learning is used as the post-secondary planning resource for Individual Career and Academic Plans for 6th through 12th grade. Maia Learning is used by counselors, administrators, and school staff, while Family Connection is for students and parents. If your school subscribes to Family Connection, please contact your counselor for your school’s Family Connection web address. For security reasons, Maia cannot provide technical support to students or parents. Your counselor can verify the features you are authorized to access and can assist you with establishing a new account or resetting your password.

     

  • ICAP Resources for Implementation

    For an overview of the ICAP, including presentations from trainings, the overall scope and sequence and the one-pager of the benefits of ICAP, please click here

    In order to assist schools in implementation for our many DPS students resources have been created and examples have been shared. Many schools struggle with the scheduling of these important lessons, so here are some examples of ICAP calendars

    Our students come from a vast aray of backgrounds, speaking various languages and contributing to our multicultural classrooms. In order to support students from other countries we have translated the MyICAP Survey into multiple other languages. 

    A large function of the ICAP is to support students in navigating their graduation requirements. As such, we have created Graduation Requirement Planning Tools which you can find here

    To assist in implementation each year it is important that schools and school counselors assess the effectiveness of the lessons with their students. In order to do this we have created ready to use Pre and Post Test graphs

CONTACT


  • Counseling and College Access
    1860 Lincoln St., Room 917
    Denver, CO  80203

     

    Samantha Haviland, Ph.D., NCC.
    Executive Director of Career Development and Student Success
    Samantha_Haviland@dpsk12.org
    720-423-1232

    Site Manager
    Miriam Linden
    Miriam_Linden@dpsk12.org