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ACP Plan

Whitehall School District

Whitehall’s Definition of College and Career Ready

In the Whitehall School District, students will be college and career ready when they are able to demonstrate grit and perseverance in order to develop skills for lifelong learning that promote high academic achievement and productive citizenship.

Whitehall’s ACP Definition

A program developed in partnership with the school and community to foster and promote high academic achievement, productive citizenship, lifelong learning, grit, and perseverance in order to enable individuals to obtain their academic and career goals.

“Give them the skills to leave and a reason to come back”

Local Control and Accountability

The Whitehall School district will post our academic and career plan on the district website with links to important resources. The ACP will be updated yearly with professional development being provided to staff on a consistent basis throughout the academic year.

Collaboration and Partnerships

  • Youth Apprenticeship
  • Job Shadow Opportunities
  • DVR referrals (IEP/504)
  • College Fair
  • College Representatives
  • Reality Store
  • Junior Achievement
  • Speakers from local businesses
  • Military representatives
  • Field Trips
  • Volunteer Opportunities/Community Service
  • Wisconsin Skill Standards
  • CTE Advisory Councils
  • Co-op Capstone/Academies
  • Community Needs Assessment (Maybe this can be obtained from Tech college as they would know that perhaps or even Tremp County Courthouse?)

Family Engagement

  • Climate surveys
  • NORSE Talks
  • Family Night
  • Financial Aid Night
  • Postcard ACP updates
  • ACP Skylerts
  • Brochures
  • Website
  • Social Media
  • Career Cruising invites
  • Parent night for Co-op information
  • Scheduling talks with advisors and advisees during spring p/t conferences        
  • Open House events?                         

CTE/STEM Programming Available

  • We offer instruction and experience in business/marketing, industrial technology/construction, robotics, computer science, family and consumer sciences/ health science, and agricultural science
  • Trempealeau Valley Co-op 2.0 provides capstone courses in these program areas
  • Youth apprenticeships, Industry-based  Credentials, work experience, and skill certificates
  • Transcripted and/or articulated credit offered in most, if not all, of these areas
  • Future concepts include local adult training and retraining in industry-based areas

Staff Professional Development available

  • ACP Team inservice staff
  • CESA #4 inservice for staff (August 2017)
  • ACP Team to state leadership conference
  • Career Cruising training for staff
  • Regular discussions between educators and  regional partners

How will we meet education for employment program requirements?

The Whitehall School District meets the Education for Employment Standards through the following initiatives:

  • Participation in CESA E4E Council
  • Opportunities for students in Advanced Placement, advanced standing career awareness, career planning and preparation, transcripted credit and post-secondary credit options.
  • Career Development components offered to students K-12.
  • Pupil transcripts contain proper documentation to identify advanced standing, transcripted credits, advanced placement and the participating institution for easy transition to postsecondary education.
  • Opportunities in Tech Prep, Youth Options, and Youth Apprenticeship as well as other work-based learning experiences are available to all district students
  • Training opportunities in Career and Technical Education courses (Agriculture, Business and Marketing, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, and Technology Education
  • Instruction in employability skills, work behaviors, practical application of academic skills, and applied technologies.

Local, regional, and state labor market needs

Local (2016)

  • Education
  • Nursing/residential care
  • Truck transportation
  • Fabricated metal

      Regional (2015)

  • Healthcare
  • Business and financial operations
  • Computer and math


State (2014)

  • Retail
  • Combined Food Prep (Fast food)
  • Cashier
  • Waiter/Waitress
  • Personal Care Aide
  • Office Clerk (general)
  • Laborers
  • Customer Service Rep.
  • Registered Nurse
  • Truck Driver

Top Ten Employers in region

  • Ashley Furniture
  • JFC (Gold n Plump)
  • Global Finishing
  • Trempealeau County
  • Ashley Distribution
  • Mayo Health System
  • Gundersen Health Systems
  • Education
  • Nelson Global
  • Whitehall Specialties

Education and training requirements for occupations that will fill labor market needs

  • 2 year associate degree
  • 1 year technical diploma
  • 2 year technical diploma
  • Skill Certificates
  • HS Diploma
  • 4 year bachelor degree
  • Company based skill training needs
  • Apprenticeship opportunities

Strategy to engage business, post-secondary ed., workforce development

  • Attend Chamber of Commerce meeting
  • Staff will tour local businesses on inservice day to determine needs
  • Admissions counselors/career coaches
  • Higher Education Week