Madison has a goal for all our students to graduate with the skills and abilities to be successful in college, career and community. This goal was developed with feedback from more than 2500 students, teachers and community members. You can see these skills above in what we call the MMSD Graduate Vision. Teachers support student development of Graduate Vision skills as part of the Academic and Career Planning process. MMSD is currently implementing Academic and Career Planning (ACP) in grades 6-12 to support all students in being College, Career, and Community Ready.
Through Academic and Career Planning students are beginning to answer these questions:
- Who am I?
- Where am I going?
- How will I get there?
- Who are we together?
As part of Academic and Career Planning, students will explore educational and career opportunities, reflect on growth, and develop high school and post-high school plans.
Each student will maintain an e-portfolio to hold evidence of their exploration, growth, and next steps. This portfolio is housed within Xello, a post-secondary planning website. At the end of 8th, 10th, and 12th grade, students will complete a Portfolio Presentation by sharing key items from this portfolio to tell their story of growth, readiness, and next steps with an adult.
At Cherokee Heights, students are on their path to being College, Career, and Community Ready!
Experiential Learning Field Trips:
All sixth grade students will visit Madison College in early January 2019 (EducationQuest - district sponsored trip in collaboration with Madison College - Truax Campus)
All seventh grade students will participate in a FutureQuest trip to the Alliant Energy Center on December 5th, 2018 (this is district wide with all MMSD middle schools participating)
How do I support my student’s College, Career and Community Readiness?
- Check out MMSD's College Planning Website by clicking here.
- Access your student’s Xello e-portfolio, learn how by clicking here.
- Understand the different components of your student’s Xello e-portfolio, by clicking here.
- Help your student use Xello to conduct post-secondary and career research, by clicking here.
- Use College Board Family Checklists to support your student’s future planning. Find out more by clicking here.
How do I learn more?
Contact our ACP Coordinator Trina McPeake at firstname.lastname@example.org.