Middle and High School Scope and Sequence
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.
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.
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.
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.
Goals- Students will learn about after school extracurricular activities and the importance of being active in the community while creating a resume.
Career- Students will learn the connection between their career interests and natural strengths after taking the StrengthsFinder.
College- Students will learn about the benefits to attending any varied postsecondary option and how to pay for it.
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.
Career- Students will learn their career interest cluster and prepare for the 8th Grade Career Fair.
School Choice- Students will learn about their career interests and high school programming including courses and work-based programs aligned to their interests.
College- Students will learn their options to earn college credit through DPS including ASCENT, Concurrent Enrollment, etc.
Goals- Students will understand the various career paths in their identified areas and postsecondary paths and financial aid to support them.
Graduation- Students will learn about their graduation requirements, options to graduate and how to plan for ongoing success through high school.
Goals- Students will learn about the academic and involvement demands of college and scholarships and plan to expand their resume.
Academic- Students will learn about high school structures, grade point averages (GPA) and their graduation requirements
Career- Students will explore their career interests again and explore the career and postsecondary options available.
Graduation- Students will track their progress towards graduation requirements, learn about their options and how to plan for success throughout their high school years.
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.
Goals- Students will expand their knowledge on and start to compare the career, college and financial aid options available around them.
College- Students will learn more about their education options available after high school and how to pay for them, including the DSF scholarship.
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.
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.
College- Students will learn and further explore their financial aid options including grants, loans and scholarships while starting scholarship applications.
College- Students will track completion towards college applications, FAFSA or other financial aid applications and scholarships and learn about financial aid letters.
Goals- Students will research career expansion opportunities and financial literacy including earning outcomes while updating their resumes.
Transitions- Students will track progress towards transitioning to college or the workforce with next steps and survey asking for support.
Here are some resources to help you with ICAP makeups
Counseling and College Access1860 Lincoln St., Room 917Denver, CO 80203
Samantha Haviland, Ph.D., NCC.Executive Director of Career Development and Student SuccessSamantha_Haviland@dpsk12.org720-423-1232
Site ManagerMiriam LindenMiriam_Linden@dpsk12.org
23-24 School Counselor Best Practice Guide
Work Study Credit
ICAP Day Resources:
Schoology ICAP Folder
Student/Parent ICAP Toolkit