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Individual Career and Academic Plan


What Is An ICAP?

An ICAP is an Individual Career and Academic Plan. “ICAP is a multi-year process that intentionally guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic and post-secondary opportunities. With the support of adults, students develop the awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and skills to create their own meaningful and powerful pathways to be career and college ready.”

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What Does Hanover do for ICAPs?

  • Financial Planning
  • Transportation Planning
  • Housing Planning
  • Finding Resources
  • Note Taking and Organization
  • Test Anxiety Tools
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Tools to deal with focus, motivation, and energy issues
  • After school tutoring
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Learning Styles and Strategies
  • 504/IEP Support as Needed
  • College Tours and Fairs
  • Goal Setting and Tracking
  • Career Exploration
  • College and Trade School Exploration
  • Resume Preparation
  • Professional communication and interview skills
  • Reading Syllabi and Rubrics

Supporting Research

Why Do We Need to Have An ICAP?
SEL Standards

“The National Career Development Association recommends that middle school students learn about themselves by developing awareness of their occupational interests, aptitudes and career values; gaining an understanding of the value and concept of work; and making preliminary occupational choices that are open to change. Self-knowledge is a necessary first step toward developing decision-making skills for education and careers, even as goals and interests change over time. Research has identified middle school as a time when students can benefit the most from career exploration. In addition, middle schoolers’ brains are receptive to developing the competencies known as 21st-century skills, non-cognitive skills, soft skills or employability skills. These skills include critical thinking, adaptability, problem solving, oral and written communications, collaboration, creativity, responsibility, professionalism, ethics and technology use. Employers report that employability skills are critical to the workforce, and many are also positively associated with academic achievement and post-secondary success.” – ACTE

SEL Standards

○ Demonstrate effective communication skills to express thoughts and feelings appropriately (CDE
Comprehensive Health Standards, 7th Grade, 3.1)
○ Develop healthy self

 management skills to prevent and manage stress (CDE Comprehensive Health

Standards, 7th Grade, 3.2)


ICAP Quality Indicators

○ Personal Awareness
○ Career Awareness

○ Postsecondary Aspirations
○ Postsecondary Options
○ Environmental Expectations
○ Academic Planning
○ Employability Skills

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Dear Parents, Staff, and Teachers, 
This is not the way I hoped to make first contact with many of you. Unfortunately,  the district has experienced an unfortunate failure that has interrupted the water supply to the Admin and JSHS facilities.   
Because of this, I,  with input from the board, have decided to push school opening at least one week, as we assess the issue and devise a remedy.  For now, new staff will report on August 9th, all staff will be at District training on August 10th, Building training will take place on August 11th, and classes will begin on August 12th. 
Please feel free to contact your school or District administrator if you have any questions. As always I am available to talk at any time. We appreciate your patience during this delay. 
Thank you and we’re looking forward to an excellent new school year for The Hornet Nation. 
Kyle Cooper 
Hanover School District