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Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP)

The PWR Playbook is live!

Access the new  PWR Playbook, a How-To-Guide designed by and for ICAP practitioners.  Click below, or on the navigation bars to the right.


PWR Playbook

PWR Practices

Launch and Celebration (recording from October 13, 2020)


PWR Showcases - 2021

Showcases feature PWR Facilitators and ICAP Awardees statewide. They'll highlight student and staff stories, show off their processes, and celebrate successes. 

Register here for showcase in May                    

  • February 9:  ICAP and CTE.  Counselors, CTE teachers, and students from Mesa County Valley District 51 in Grand Junction talked about their PoWeRful ICAP, CTE, and experiential learning practices.  Participants joined in conversations about promising practices with an informal panel of teachers, counselors and leaders from Heritage High School in Littleton, Calhan School District, Poudre High School, and Colorado's Finest in Englewood.  Access the recording, slides and resources from the February 9th Showcase.
  • March 9:  ICAP is Meaningful!  Superintendent, Mike Bowers, staff and students from Lone Star Schools talked about their PoWeRful K-12 ICAP program called Adulting 101. First grade teacher, Michele Walker showed off Aurora Public Schools' award-winning elementary school curriculum, and PWR Coordinator, Brandon Wright connected the curriculum to the district’s strategic plan. Karen Irvine from Kinard Core Knowledge School in Poudre Schools shared information about middle school experiential learning.  Access the recording, slides and resources from the March 9th PWR Showcase.

  • April 13 ICAP with Parents, Families   Learn about family engagement strategies from Jessica Read and the award-winning ICAP team from the Future Center in Westminster Public Schools, and the ICAP Blog, storybook project in elementary school, and new career & college podcast from Kristin Hefflon and the support services and parent engagement teams from St. Vrain Valley Schools.
  • May 11Celebrating ICAP and Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR)

Find recordings and resources from the showcases HERE and in the PWR Practices, Tools, and Resources database.


About ICAP

ICAP is a multi-year process that intentionally guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic and postsecondary opportunities. With the support of adults, students develop the awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and skills to create their own meaningful and powerful pathways to Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR).

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ICAP in the time of COVID-19

Check out this list of timely webinars, trainings, and resources for ICAP, including lesson plans, adult and teen wellness, mental health, and laughs. Information is updated often!

View ICAP in the Time of COVID


It's the 10th anniversary of ICAP!

  • Join us for Tenth Birthday Tuesdays including informational interviews, storytelling, and district showcases
  • Read about the 10th Anniversary ICAP Award Winners.  They will be featured in the PWR Showcases this spring - part of Tenth Birthday Tuesdays.

Join us for a PWR Symposium, regional training for ICAP and Graduation Guidelines.


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Katrina Ruggles with a student

“ICAP has been transformative for our school district. We have moved from believing that we need to create opportunities for students to engage in post-secondary education to an expectation that ALL students in our district will graduate with a post-secondary career plan. We have engaged all staff in our building in this process, creating a culture where students know they have resources and support to reach personal career goals. ICAP is the right thing to do for our students, and we have embraced it as a way to demonstrate the relevance for our students of what we teach every day to future academic and career goals."

Katrina Ruggles, School Counselor from Center High School in the San Luis Valley


Robin Russel 
Graduation Guidelines and ICAP Manager


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