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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.

graduation vision with arrows

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 seps with an adult.

At Shabazz, students are on their path to being College, Career, and Community Ready!

Student Led Parent Teacher Conferences:

  • Families invited!

  • Students, families, and teachers will discuss student progress and goals.

  • February 26

Celebrations of Learning:

  • Group Celebrations of Learning: January 24 and June 6

    • Families are invited! Students will showcase and celebrate projects, art, presentations.

  • Individual Celebrations of Learning: May 23rd

    • Families are invited! Every student only attends their scheduled meeting, during which they will present their growth, what they are proud of etc. to their parent, guardian, and advisor.

Advisory Days:

  • The purpose of advisory is to get to know students individually and in groups; to help students use journaling and discussion to grow and reflect on progress towards goals and Shabazz’s Core Four (Communication, Creativity, Taking Positive Risks, and Community Leadership); and to support students in scheduling. There are a number of individual and group advisory meetings throughout the year. Your student’s advisor shows up as their homeroom teacher in their schedule.

Field Trips, College Visits, and Guest Speakers:

Colleges visit throughout the year and there are a number of field trips and guest speakers that will help support students. Keep an eye on our facebook group (QR code) for more information about these opportunities.

How do I support my student’s College, Career and Community Readiness?

How do I learn more?

Contact our ACP Coordinator Sarah Drake at