Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP)
What is ICAP and how does District 49 help students plan for their future?ICAP is an ongoing, multi-year process that intentionally guides students and families in the exploration of career, academic and postsecondary opportunities. From elementary school through high school, D49 helps students discover who they are, what makes each student unique, and how they can find their pathway into the future!
NCAA Eligibility Information
All student athletes who are contemplating participating in intercollegiate athletics or who are interested in being recruited for possible athletic scholarships at Division I or II schools should register for the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse by the end of their junior year. Once registered, be sure to contact your guidance counselor for further instructions about how to arrange to have your official school transcripts sent to the Eligibility Clearinghouse. Additionally, it is important for students to carefully plan their high school course work in order to meet specific requirements of the Eligibility Clearinghouse. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all courses that meet the Eligibility Clearinghouse requirements is required for initial eligibility.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics is an association that boasts a proud tradition of intercollegiate athletics, academic excellence and character values. As you explore opportunities to play NAIA you will discover a community of nearly 300 member colleges and universities, 60,000 student-athletes and an environment that focuses on athletic participation as one part of the total education process. Our members award more than $450 million in financial aid each year, compete for 23 national championships in 13 sports and offer a wide selection of academic and athletic programs.
Today, the NAIA is an association that, above all other things, cares about and is focused on student-athlete success – helping you to attain your education and athletic goals. Its members use athletics as a vehicle to transform lives to build better futures. The NAIA is ready to assist you in taking that important first step in your college sports career. We invite you to register with the NAIA Eligibility Center at PlayNAIA.org. Once there, you’ll learn more about the opportunities that await you.
YouScience is an online tool available to D49 middle school and high school students that helps them understand their aptitudes and natural abilities and introduces them to potential career pathways. Students can ask their campus School Counselors about setting up an account on YouScience.
PPBEA partners with D49 to help students explore careers through classroom presentations, site field trips, job shadows, informational interviews, and hands-on internships. Students can set up their own "Marketplace" account to explore the opportunities available on the PPBEA website. (PPBEA Marketplace)
Students can use Tallo to establish a unique digital profile where they can store information about courses completed, accomplishments, projects, and work-based experiences. Tallo connects students to customized scholarships and enables connections to prospective colleges, programs, businesses, internships and job opportunities.