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Are schools required to guide students through a Student Curriculum Plan, and can they use something other than I Have A Plan Iowa™?

Answer: 

Iowa Code 279.61 mandates that every student have a Student Curriculum Plan beginning in 8th grade and modify that plan every year in high school.  The mandate includes the curriculum plan for completing high school but also the components of the state designated college and career planning system.  The state system is within the Guideways of the I Have A Plan Iowa™ (IHAPI) website (www.IHaveAPlanIowa.gov).  The system generates a state report for all students working within the Guideways of the IHAPI site.  Districts or schools that opt to use an alternative system or where students do not work within the Guideways of IHAPI must file a report with the Department of Education by June 15th of each school year.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 26, 2015 at 2:16am.