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!
6th Grade ICAP
7th Grade ICAP
8th Grade ICAP
9th Grade ICAP
10th Grade ICAP
11th Grade ICAP
12th Grade ICAP
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 Naviance. 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 Naviance. For more information on your student's access please reach out to your School Counselor!
Naviance is used as the post-secondary planning resource for Individual Career and Academic Plans for 6th through 12th grade. Naviance 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, Naviance 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!