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Next Step Plan

Next Step Plan

Next Step Plan

APS Next Step Plan Implementation Schedule

  • 8th graders: Complete all four years of the one (1) page interim plan.
  • 9th graders: Review and revise as 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th-grade interim plan (6 pages).
  • 10th graders: Review and revise 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th-grade interim plan (6 pages).
  • 11th graders: Review and revise 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th-grade interim plan (6 pages).
  • 12th graders: Review graduation status and revise if needed 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade interim plan and prepare Final Plan.

For Grades 9-12: If the student is not on target for graduation, students along with their parent and a school official will determine a plan of how to get the student back on target for graduation.

Minimal requirements:

  • Each student within grades 8 through 12 will complete a Next Step Plan in their advisory.  Parents/guardians will review and sign the Next Step Plan in the spring student-led conference.
  • Grades 8 through 11 will complete the interim plan.
  • Grade 12 will complete the final plan.

Career Guidance Recommendations:

  • Complete a career interest inventory, i.e., Career Futures, Choices or Career Clusters Interest Inventory in English or Spanish.
  • Identify which NM Career Cluster interests them.
  • Identify which career pathway they are interested in within the career cluster.
  • Prepare an academic/career portfolio, which includes documents, i.e., letters of recommendation, awards received, resume, industry certificates received, and transcript.
  • Complete a career readiness assessment, i.e., WorkKeys.
  • Take required entrance exams for colleges or trade schools, i.e., ACT, SAT, and ACUPLACER.
  • Participate in a worksite experience in related career interest.
  • Participate in a volunteer experience.
  • Review colleges of interest and other career goals and requirements to obtain that goal.
  • Review career pathways and necessary courses requirements.