It is now required we record ICAP completions on transcripts for graduation.
1. What if I haven't done Community Service, Service Learning, Taken the ACT or an AP course.
- YOU MAY SKIP THE ONES THAT DOE NOT PERTAIN TO YOU.
2. Do I have to do it this school year?
YES, THIS IS RECORDED EVERY YEAR. YOU CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL YOUR SENIOR YEAR TO COMPLETE IT. THERE ARE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS EACH YEAR YOU MUST MEET.
3. I am not going to college, do I have to do this?
YES, THIS IS NOT FOR JUST COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS. IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN SCHOLARSHIPS OR COLLEGE SEARCHES...YOU MAY SKIP SOME OF THAT. BUT DON'T OVERLOOK SOMETHING THAT IS STILL AN 'I DON'T KNOW'. THESE ARE GREAT RESOURCES.
4. What is my username and password?
See your advocacy teacher. Every student has have an account already created unless they are new to Little Axe High School.
**If the previous school did not use Okcollegestart, students need to create their account. Directions are below in the PowerPoint.
**If their previous school used Okcollegestart, students need to login to their account and switch the school they are attending under their profile.
5. We have had a few students not see the little blue box when they log in. If this is you, go to your personal information, edit it and make sure that "full time student" is selected. If you need help, bring your laptop to Mrs. Harp.
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Students are starting to feel the pressure of high school, especially our seniors. Just know it is okay if you do not know what you want to do after high school. Although, it is time to start doing your research. ICAP (Individual Career Academic Plan) is a way to assist students in their journey. There are so many resources out there it is overwhelming. Okcollegestart.org is a program that all our students (6th-12th grades) have access to. They should have started the beginnings of this years activities in their advocacy class. Have students log in and start exploring on their own too. Here is a quick link to the ‘College Planning’ page. Also a senior checklist that might help you feel a little at ease. Other grade level checklists can be found on the “Scholarships/college” link at the bottom of this newsletter.
NOT everyone is college bound which is completely fine. Not every career out there must have a college degree but some planning is still required. Should you look at a technology center? What do technology centers offer? What open jobs are there? What are my likes and dislikes in a job. How much does this job pay in Oklahoma? Here is a link to “Career Planning”. I try to stress to the students that this activity is NOT just for college bound students. Okcollegestart.org is for everyone, even adults.
Oklahoma Department of Education defines ICAP (Individual Career Academic Plan) as follows:
What is an Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)? The term ICAP refers to both a process that helps students engage in academic and career development activities and a product that is created and maintained for students’ academic, career and personal advancement.
ICAP is a student-driven, ongoing process that actively engages students, enabling 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
As illustrated in the table below, the difference between the two columns is that with ICAP, the product (the plan) is intended to be dynamic and flexible, reflecting the following:
■ Students’ coursework, learning and assessment results
■ Students’ postsecondary plans, aligned with their career, academic and personal/social goals and financial reality
■ Students’ records of college- and career-readiness activities
The ICAP process and related products can provide clear benefits to both students and schools if the district supports ICAP efforts in a strategic and coordinated manner. Districts must make a shift in thinking, approaching and delivering career development in their schools in order to help students and their families become more informed consumers of the education and training required to meet their personal goals.
This shift is a strategic one, toward a holistic and student-centered approach away from the ‘random acts of career development’ that occur now. Strong infrastructure, relationships and student awareness are key to successful implementation of ICAP.