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Graduation Requirements and Planning

  • Planning your child's middle and high school studies is essential to ensuring your child's success in meeting graduation requirements under Virginia's Standards of Learning, preparing for the future, and exploring his/her talents, abilities, and interests.

    The Program of Studies serves as the foundational planning guide for middle and high school students.

    The College and Career Center offers extensive resources for planning one's path after high school.

    Visit the ACPS website for additional planning guides designed to provide you and your child with information about academic requirements and options to assist in the planning process.

Individualized Career and Academic Plan (ICAP)

  • The Individualized Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) provides a structured means to support students in achieving their potential, actively contribute to his or her own learning, and be prepared for college.

    The ICAP is the vehicle by which each student, with support for his or her own unique circumstances, will graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills necessary for higher education, multiple career paths, and active citizenship. It is a working document that maximizes student achievement by having students accomplish goals in middle and high school that leads to post-secondary and career readiness. The plan is one that will evolve and adapt over time, just like our student's interests and talents.

    The components of the ICAP include the student's program of study for high school graduation, a post-secondary career pathway based on the students' academic and career interests, and goal-setting, with a focus on English and Math, or any content area where the student may need additional support in order to be successful in achieving his or her post-secondary goals. Students will analyze their data regularly to monitor their mastery of goal attainment.

    Students will utilize Naviance, the online college, and career planning system, to complete the "Do What You Are" career assessments, and will use the Naviance Course Planner to create a grade 6-12 program of students for high school graduation and a post-secondary career pathway based on the student's academic and career interests.

    Students in middle and high school using the login they received from their school counselor to access Naviance online through the following portals: