ACP at a Glance

Academic & Career Planning Newsletter Volume 8

This is the place to view highlights of Academic & Career Planning in the Sheboygan Area School District. ALL students grades 6-12 are navigating the SASD ACP process. Each volume focuses on a different theme of ACP. Please join in our excitement as we prepare ALL future graduates for the next step in their self-defined career pathway.
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Volume 8: The Team

In the past, the idea of academic and career planning was thought to rest squarely on the shoulders of the school counselors in a high school. We have made an important shift in the state of Wisconsin, and in particular, in the Sheboygan Area School District. ACP works best when approached as a team. School counselors, administrators, teachers, support staff, parents, and most importantly the student, must all play a role in the process that begins in earnest in 6th grade and concludes when our students "walk the bowl" at high school graduation.

In volume 8 of the SASD ACP newsletter, we highlight the role of the teacher, which is often overlooked. Volume 8 also contains the world premiere of the SASD ACP video. It was produced in partnership with Silverwater Productions and is designed to provide all stakeholders in the community with more information about ACP in the SASD -- how we do it, but more importantly, why we do it. Enjoy and spread the word!

Academic & Career Planning in the Sheboygan Area School District

SASD New Teacher Made Here Tour

On August 20th 41 new teachers boarded a chartered bus to spend the afternoon at two of Sheboygan County's largest employers; Johnsonville and Sargento. This was the second year that new teachers, as part of their orientation, have participated in the event. Last year, teachers visited Kohler Co. and Rockline. The Made Here Tour aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Provide exposure to knowledge and skills needed to be successful in a variety of careers at major employers in the Sheboygan area
  • Build awareness of the local economy
  • Spur educator reflection about connecting classroom curriculum to the community
Afterwards, teachers gathered for food, fun, and fellowship. Thank you to Johnsonville, Sargento, LTC, and Inspire for sponsoring the event!
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Teacher Externships

On August 27th, all South High School teachers completed teacher externships with area employers. An externship is a temporary training program in a workplace. SASD teachers will often spend time in a workplace outside of education to learn about career skills that can be incorporated into their classrooms.

The objective of the day was to provide teachers with an opportunity to see local industry in action and learn how it applies to the subjects they teach. The end result will help increase relevancy and value of the high school experience by preparing students for careers. This was phase one of a yearlong, school-wide curriculum review. Thank you to our hosts, Rockline, Sargento, Johnsonville, Kohler, Prevea, and Sheboygan County Government for a great morning of professional development!

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What is INSPIRE Sheboygan County?

INSPIRE Sheboygan County helps your student achieve his/her career goals by bridging the gap between classwork and the work world. INSPIRE creates a way for students and job-seekers to actively interact with area employers and career coaches. By encouraging your child to take advantage of the tools, you can help them discover the career path that is right for them and to attain their career goals.

The application for the 2019-20 youth co-op program is OPEN!

Click here to access the application.

Visit for more information and visit the "quick links" to view companies participating in the program and get access to the forms necessary to complete the application process.

Students can find career-based learning experiences anytime using our activity request form.

The form has new capability built in so that students can search by company, career interest, or even make requests when they aren't sure what they want to do! Find the form HERE along with more information about activities.

Parents can opt-in to receive career-based learning experience information from Inspire!

text Inspire Parent to 474747 to receive notifications about upcoming opportunities. Msg and data rates may apply.

Bonus Video!

Check out our groundbreaking ceremony of the SASD House Construction Program. This year marks the 22nd consecutive year that SASD students have designed and built a house in our community!
SASD House Construction Groundbreaking Ceremony