Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)
The Jenks Public Schools Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP) experience provides multiple opportunities for students to enhance their college and career readiness by cultivating interests, exploring academic and professional pathways and deepening connections to the community through internships and community service. Students will use the ICAP process to make informed decisions regarding course selection, participation in community experiences, and preparing for life beyond high school.
ICAP activities and experiences are intentionally designed to focus on:
WHAT DOES THE ICAP LOOK LIKE FOR JPS STUDENTS?
College and career preparation begins as early as pre-kindergarten and continues through the twelfth-grade year. Whether exploring the roles of community helpers, engaging in Junior Achievement’s BizTown, participating in a college and career event, taking a college tour, or enrolling in an internship, JPS students have a variety of opportunities to chart a course for life beyond graduation.
The formal ICAP process begins in 7th and 8th grade with a focus on career exploration. Students continue their learning into high school by expanding their awareness of career options and aligning academics to future goals. The ICAP is a journey rather than a product and is expected to grow and change over time. As part of this process, each student will participate in grade-level ICAP activities to explore personal interests and career pathways. In ninth-grade, students begin using Naviance as a tool to document their ICAP journey. Family, educators, and the community all contribute to the ICAP process by engaging students in discussions about interests and potential careers. Activities are intended to equip each student with the awareness, knowledge and skills to create a meaningful exploration of college and career opportunities. The ICAP e-portfolio will change over time so that it reflects each student’s changing aptitudes, interests, and growth.
WHY IS THE ICAP IMPORTANT?
Life beyond high school requires different knowledge and skills than in the past. By 2025, three of four Oklahoma jobs will require education or training beyond high school. When students engage in the ICAP process, they discover which pathways fit their unique talents and what kind of academic preparation and experiences are necessary to prepare them for in-demand careers, some of which may not even exist upon graduation.
HOW WILL THE ICAP BE IMPLEMENTED AT JPS?
In order to fulfill the graduation requirements of the ICAP, students will participate in college and career readiness activities through independent research, completion of interest inventories, classroom experiences, advisory lessons, and college and career events. Our primary tools for implementation include Oklahoma Career Guide (7th-8th), Junior Achievement Inspire curriculum, Naviance, and AVID.