Educational Development Plan

Educational Development Plan (EDP)

What is an Educational Development Plan (EDP)?

An Educational Development Plan (EDP) is a document showing a student’s education and career goals and a way to achieve those goals.  It is more comprehensive than a schedule of classes because it includes information a student can use to make wise choices about career options.

Why have an EDP?

Per 2006 High School Reform legislation, students must be given the opportunity to create an EDP beginning in the 7th grade. It is in the best interest of a student to use an EDP to focus and plan in order to successfully complete graduation requirements and prepare for the transition to post secondary education and on to the world of work.

How can students start/update their EDP?

Most students will begin the EDP process during middle school. To update their account, students may log in to careercruising.com or michigancap.org depending on which website their school district uses.