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Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAPs)

About ICAP

The intent of the ICAP policy is to ultimately decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates by assisting students in developing and maintaining a personalized postsecondary plan that ensures readiness for postsecondary and workforce success.

An ICAP should be designed to assist a student and his or her parent or legal guardian in exploring the postsecondary career and educational opportunities available to the student, aligning course work and curriculum, applying to postsecondary education institutions, securing financial aid and ultimately entering the workforce.

For more information, please contact Misti Ruthven.


ICAP Summit

An opportunity to evaluate and refresh the ICAP process in Colorado schools and districts.

Wednesday, December 3

Embassy Suites
Loveland Colorado
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m
Register Now!

Please spread the word to superintendents, district administrators, teachers, school counselors, and industry partners.

ICAP Implementation Toolkit

Available starting December 3, with examples of best practices, crosswalks with the Colorado Academic and CTE Standards, middle and high school indicators, and implementation rubrics. 

CDE is honored to partner with the Colorado Council of High School and College Relations, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, the Community College System, and the High School Graduation Initiative. 

Please contact Robin Russel, graduation guidelines manager, with your questions:

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