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Individual Career and Academic Plan (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).


PWR Playbook!

Access the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (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)


Join your peers for a regional PWR Symposium, 2023-2024

Join your peers from neighboring schools and districts, businesses and colleges for a virtual Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PWR) Symposium to talk about implementing Graduation Guidelines and other PWR initiatives. ​Engage in strategic conversations about capstone, work-based learning, industry certifications, and ICAP.  Save the date(s) for a PWR Symposium near you:

  • PWR Symposia + training for School Counselor Corps Grantees
    • Oct 24-25             … San Luis Valley
    • Nov 8-9                … Glenwood Springs
    • Nov 28-29            … Ft Morgan
    • Jan 23-24            … Otero
    • Jan 31-Feb 1       … Metro area

Consider hosting a PWR Symposium with other schools or districts. Contact Robin Russel, 303.866.2908,

Find recordings and resources from ICAP showcases (2020-2023) HERE.




Katrina Ruggles Photo

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