"Plans are nothing. Planning is everything." ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
What does ICAP mean?
ICAP is a multi-year process that intentionally guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic and postsecondary opportunities. With the support of adults, students develop the awareness, knowledge, attitudes, and skills to create their own meaningful and powerful pathways to be career and college ready. What is Delta High School doing to help students plan for the future?
Advisory Days have been implemented into the DHS schedule to accommodate for time for students to be exposed to a variety of activities pertaining to particular grade levels. Below is a brief description of what each grade level has done so far during Advisory Days.
Seniors: October Advisory day focused on beginning the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) which helps students and families with the financial side of college. Students also sat through a presentation by speakers from Colorado Mesa University and Lincoln College of Technology focusing on goal setting and financial responsibility.
November Advisory day focused on students completing Perception Surveys regarding to the school climate and staff at DHS. Students then had the option to sit through a resume building and scholarship preparation workshop or to view a documentary focusing on First Generation Students.
February Advisory day provided Seniors with a Procrastinator's Fair, featuring 20+ career and industry professionals from the Western Slope, College Admissions Advisors, Financial Aide experts, and military recruiters. The intent of this fair was to provide seniors with contacts within the community, college community, scholarship essay and college Financial Aide support, etc.
Juniors: October Advisory day allowed Juniors to sit through Career Talks of their choosing. Guest speakers from throughout the community gave 30 minute career talks and allowed for Q & A time.
November Advisory day connected students Spring, 2016 PSAT Scores with Khan Academy. The Khan Academy provides students with FREE SAT prep that is tailored to the specific students' needs in order to improve test scores.
February Advisory day gave junior students the opportunity to learn SAT test prep strategies from content area teachers and how to further utilize Khan Academy as they continue to prepare for the SAT in April. They then had time to attend the Procrastinator's Fair.
Sophomores: October Advisory day, all Sophomores took the ASVAB test.
November Advisory day, Sophomores did an interpretation of their ASVAB test with a military recruiter. They then watched a series of videos relating to Digital Citizenship and Digital Detox with guided discussion.
February Advisory day for Sophomores featured a 60 minute presentation from Telluride Mountain Film. "The very nature of our programming — eye-opening adventure, environmental and cultural documentary films on contemporary issues — educates students by simply presenting exceptional content to contemplate, study and explore."
Freshmen: October Advisory day, freshmen learned about self-advocacy and participated in role playing various scenarios relating to the topic.
November Advisory day, freshmen started setting one Academic goal, one Career goal, and one Personal goal for the remainder of the school year. They then watched a series of videos relating to Success and Judgement with guided discussion questions.
February Advisory day had freshmen working on turning the goals they had created in November into a goals essay.