Academic & Career Planning

Academic and Career Planning (ACP) is intended to equip students and their families with the tools necessary to make more informed choices about postsecondary education, training, and careers for life after high school. It is part of DPI's overall vision for every student to graduate high school academically, socially, emotionally, and life ready.

Each student’s ACP changes and evolves over time. The ​ACP process personalizes each student’s educational experience while providing opportunities to set goals in preparation for the future. ACP is a student-driven, ongoing process that actively engages students and enables them to: 
• Understand their own interests, strengths, values, and learning styles
Create a vision of their future
Develop individual goals
Prepare a personal plan for achieving their vision and goals

Germantown School District Academic & Career Planning Plan

Xello: College & Career Readiness Software
Xello is the only K–12 online program that fully engages every student in building the skills, knowledge, and plans for future success—regardless of background, ability, or pathway. This allows students to explore their personality traits and strengths while connecting them to future career interests.





Graduate Portfolio
The Graduate Portfolio will gather information over four years at Germantown High School to create a comprehensive understanding of career interests/plans. This information will be pulled from a variety of ACP lessons provided during Resource period as well as work completed on one's own time.

Career Pathways
The Career Pathway documents can be utilized to help guide your post-secondary decisions. They include extensive lists of careers with salary outcomes in the given domain based on your desired level of schooling and provide recommendations for Germantown High School courses and activities that would align with your desired career path. 

Common App
The planning tools on the Common App website guide students through every step of the college application and admissions process. There are more than 950 different colleges and universities to explore with all of the relevant dates and information related to the application process.

If a school doesn't show up on the Common App, that means they require their own personalized application. Those can be found on the individual school's website.