Academic & Career Planning (ACP)

Career Cruising is the site that we use to help students with the ACP process. Students do several Life Skills lessons in Career Cruising throughout middle school with the school counselors. We will also visit your child's Career Cruising portfolio during their 8th Grade Academic and Career Planning Conference in the spring. Your child should have their Career Cruising username and password and know how to log in and navigate the site.

Use this link Career Cruising to career exploration. 


Academic and Career Planning, or ACP, is a student-driven, adult supported process in which students create and cultivate their own unique and information-based visions for post-secondary success, obtained through self-exploration, and the development of career management and planning skills. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (, in the PI26 legislation, requires public school districts to provide academic and career planning services to students in Grades 6 through 12 beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. These new academic and career planning requirements connect school districts' education for employment plans and programs to the new academic and career planning requirements.

ACP is a 4 part process of KNOW, EXPLORE, PLAN, and GO which students developed throughout Middle School and High School. It is an integral part of our Comprehensive School Counseling model.

Shawano Community Middle School does not discriminate based on sex, race, national origin, ancestry, creed, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability.

Click the link to see the ACP plan.