Whitehorse has a goal for all our students to graduate with the skills and abilities to be successful in college, career and community. This goal was developed with feedback from more than 2500 students, teachers and community members. You can see these skills below in what we call the MMSD Graduate Vision. Teachers support student development of Graduate Vision skills as part of the Academic and Career Planning process. MMSD is currently implementing Academic and Career Planning (ACP) in grades 6-12 to support all students in being College, Career, and Community Ready.
Through Academic and Career Planning students are beginning to answer these questions:
- Who am I?
- Where am I going?
- How will I get there?
- Who are we together?
As part of Academic and Career Planning, students will explore educational and career opportunities, reflect on growth, and develop high school and post-high school plans.
Each student will maintain an e-portfolio to hold evidence of their exploration, growth, and next steps. This portfolio is housed within Xello, a post-secondary planning website. Whitehorse Middle School will support our students to share their Xello profiles with you so that you are able to have rich conversations with your students about their skills, interests, and future goals. More information to come. At the end of 8th grade, students will complete a Portfolio Presentation by sharing key items from this portfolio to tell their story of growth, readiness, and next steps with an adult.
At Whitehorse, students are on their path to being College, Career, and Community Ready!
6th grade: EducationQuest, a college visit to Madison College in which students will tour the campus and engage with college students and faculty.
This event happened, October 2nd.
7th grade: FutureQuest, FutureQuest is not your average career fair, rather a career exposition. It is an opportunity for middle school students to interact with professionals from all career clusters.
This event will happen, December 5th
8th grade: School Makes a Difference, SMAD is a one-day roundtable discussion event during which 8th-grade students have a chance to talk with adults from a variety of backgrounds and industries about the journey they took to get to their adult lives.
This event will happen in 2nd semester.
How do I support my student’s College, Career and Community Readiness?
- Check out MMSD's College Planning Website by clicking here.
- Access your student’s Xello e-portfolio, learn how by clicking here.
- Understand the different components of your student’s Xello e-portfolio, by clicking here.
- Help your student use Xello to conduct post-secondary and career research, by clicking here.
- Use College Board Family Checklists to support your student’s future planning. Find out more by clicking here.
How do I learn more?
Contact our ACP Coordinator Josh Bacskai at email@example.com