Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)

Infographic - Owasso Public Schools ICAP Vertical Sequence

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
 
Our goal is to shift our thinking about how we approach and deliver career development in our schools in order to help students and families become more informed consumers of the education and training required to meet their personal goals. This shift is a holistic and student-centered approach to career development. Strong relationships and student awareness are key to successful ICAP experience. Listed below are the primary areas of focus for student ICAPs.
■ Periodic self-assessment of interests and strengths
■ Reflection and goal-setting
■ Financial knowledge and understanding of resources
■ Academic courses and skill preparation
■ Behavioral and employability skill preparation
■ Middle school career exploration activities and opportunities
■ High school career exploration activities and opportunities
■ World of work and labor market trends
■ Understanding and comparing different postsecondary education and training
■ Planning skills
■ Middle school plan
■ High school plan
■ Implementing the plan
■ Updating the plan with new information and artifacts
■ Conferencing, advising, and mentoring with students
■ Transitioning ICAP components