Aspire2Excellence and Academic Planning are Arlington Public School initiatives to promote that students are on-track for graduation and most importantly encourage post-secondary goals and plans. Students will have a career lesson in every grade level. Students in grades 4 and 5 will meet parents and community members with various careers throughout the year. Student completed a survey to identify top career interests. Parents are also able to take a peek at middle and high school courses with APS Academic Planning Maps. Our students have many strengths and this can be a tool to help families plan ahead. APS Academic Planning Maps are available in English and Spanish. On Twitter, make sure to look for the tag #aspire2excellence to learn more about how school counselors are inspiring and advocating for students to dream big!