What is an IGP?
Individual Graduation Plans (IGPs) are designed to guide students toward their education, career, and employment goals. During IGP meetings, school counselors discuss general graduation requirements, coursework, and opportunities related to future goals. IGPs also help students align their high school courses with college entrance requirements. These plans are flexible and can change based on the student's aspirations, abilities, and interests. They are reviewed annually and updated as a student's interests or career goals change.
THE IGP OUTLINES CORE ACADEMIC AND ELECTIVE CLASSES NEEDED FOR GRADUATION
Beginning in 8th grade, students develop an IGP that includes general graduation requirements and course-work, including extended and work-based learning opportunities related to their chosen career cluster. A career cluster is a field of study chosen from 16 national career clusters such as business, management and administration that you plan to focus on in high school and beyond. By the end of 10th grade, students choose a career major aligned with a career cluster.
Extended and work-based learning opportunities may include:
- Student Organizations
- Job Shadowing
- Curriculum-based Field Trips
An IGP may be part of a students career portfolio, a file or folder that may also contain career interest assessment results, schoolwork examples, standardized test scores and record of work-based learning experiences.