Weston School District Academic and Career Planning

Weston School District

Academic and Career Planning, or ACP, is a student-driven, adult and community-supported process in which students create and cultivate their own unique and information-based visions for post-secondary success, obtained through self-exploration, career exploration, and the development of career management and planning skills.  The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in the PI26 legislation requires public school districts to provide academic and career planning services to students in grades 6 through 12. 

What is ACP?

The ACP is a 4 part process of KNOW, EXPLORE, PLAN, AND GO which students developed throughout Middle School and High School.  At Weston School District, we are proud that we have implemented career planning with students and will continue to do so.

PI-26 is the legislation that requires Academic and Career Planning to take place in all public schools in the State of Wisconsin.  Each school district must provide evidence of its implementation of PI-26.

In order to be college & career-ready, students in grades 6-12 will be creating an Academic & Career Plan.  Students will have the opportunity to take coursework and gain experiences that align with their post-secondary plans.  These experiences will build credentials that have value for college admissions and future employment.

Weston School District Mission Statement

To enable all students to reach their full potential through a safe, responsible, and respectful learning community.

The School Board of the Weston School District shall provide access to education for employment program approved by the state superintendent.  The purpose of the education for employment program is to prepare elementary and secondary pupils for employment, to promote cooperation between business and industry and public schools, and to establish a role for public schools in the economic development of Wisconsin. 

The School District of Weston provides students with the opportunity to participate in Youth Apprenticeships, School Work, and Job Shadowing programs.  Weston utilizes career awareness in all classes including  Technical Education, Agriculture, and Business Education Program.  Every other year Weston holds a Career Fair with the collaboration of the local business community,  Sophomore students are required to enroll in a Career course and design a career portfolio.  Through the utilization of Career Cruising, career exploration events, self-assessment, and career conferencing with guidance, Weston prepares students for life beyond high school in a variety of ways. 

School District of Weston staff, parents, community members, and business and educational partners all play a part in ensuring our students are college and career ready.

Family Communication

The School District of Weston Counseling staff meets with students and their parents.

The Weston School district communicates with parents via

  • District Newsletter

  • District website

  • Individually via parent-teacher conferences

  • Financial Aid Night

  • Title One Community Nights

  • Parent/Guardian email

Community Engagement

The School District of Weston partners with several area businesses.  These partnerships are developed in part through our School to Work Program, Career Fair, ACP Advisory Committee, and associations with alumni.

The School of Weston has a strong partnership with local Technical Colleges and Universities:

  • CESA 3

  • Southwest Technical College

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville

  • University of Wisconsin-Baraboo

  • Local Armed Forces


Alternative Education

Alternative education refers to other program choices available for students to gain high school credit.  Each program has its own eligibility criteria, guidelines, and procedures.  Alternate education programs are subject to approval by the principal, counselor, and your parents.

Alternative Education Courses may be taken for three reasons:

  1. To gain elective credit from courses that otherwise are not offered at Weston High School

  2. To gain high school or college credit.

  3. To make up failed core classes at the high school grade level.

Alternative Education Courses Include: