• Academic and Career Planning

    To empower students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to create their individual vision of post-secondary success.




    The Stevens Point Area Public School District is committed to providing a solid foundation for all students to succeed after graduation. To ensure our graduates are college and career ready, all students in grades 6-12 will create an Academic & Career Plan (ACP). 

    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, career exploration, and the development of career management and planning skills.


    Why ACP? 

    Wisconsin public school districts are required to provide Academic and Career Planning services to all students in grades 6-12 beginning in the 2017-18 school year. It is a District priority to ensure each student has a personalized academic and career plan to prepare them for a post-secondary world. 


    Academic and career planning provides a platform for all students to develop an awareness of self as it relates to their interests, skills, and strengths. This awareness of self sets the foundation for ongoing exploration of in-demand career pathways and relevant educational opportunities. 


    Through ongoing and collaborative conversations with parents, educators, and community members, students will be empowered to develop an academic and career plan that documents and guides their journey through grades 6-12 and beyond. 


    As each student navigates through this process, they will be exposed to many possibilities along with the information and skills necessary to explore them.


    District educators are trained to support students down whatever pathways they explore. The ACP process supports our state and District mission of equipping all students with the knowledge, skills, and habits to be college, career, and community ready, inspired to succeed in our diverse world.


    Portage County Job Workforce Profile

    Portage County Workforce Profile from 2023 generated by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.  


    Communication with Families

    The Stevens Point Area Public School District's Student Services staff, which includes school counselors and social workers, meets with students and their parent/guardian(s) for Individual Planning Conferences in 6th, 8th, and 11th grade.  The Academic and Career Planning website and the availability of family involvement in Xello are other forms of communication with parents/guardians and the community regarding Academic and Career Planning.


    Course Offering and Dual Credit Options

    Please use the link below to access the SPASH Academic Guide, which lists the available courses in the Stevens Point Area Public School District.

    SPASH Academic Guide


    Career and Technical Education Program

    The Mission of Career and Technical Education Departments of the Stevens Point School District: "The CTE program, in partnership with our community and families, will empower students to adapt and relate in an ever-changing global society through rigorous and relevant instruction"

    Please visit our website for more information: SPASD CTE