In 2017, the Oklahoma State legislature passed a law that introduced the concept of an Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP), a required element for all students in grades 9th-12th grades. During the 2018 and 2019 academic school years, pilot programs were developed across the state . The ICAP is now being implemented statewide during the 2019-2020 school year beginning with all freshmen students.
What is an Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)?
The term ICAP refers to both a process that helps students engage in academic and career development activities and a product that is created and maintained for students’ academic, career and personal advancement. State law mandates that the class of 2023 must have an ICAP before being allowed to graduate.
ICAP is a student-driven, flexible, ongoing process that actively engages students, enabling them to:
- Understand their own interests, strengths, values and learning styles
- Create a vision of their future
- Develop individual goals
- Prepare a personal plan for achieving their vision and goals
An ICAP plan should reflect the following:
- Students’ coursework, learning and assessment results
- Students’ post-secondary plans, aligned with their career, academic and personal/social goals and financial reality
- Students’ records of college- and career-readiness activities
*This information comes from the Oklahoma State Department of Education. For more information, please speak to your child’s school counselor.