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My Life Plan

The goal of My Life Plan is to provide a comprehensive, equity-based, and proactive curriculum leading to all students being prepared for their postsecondary goals.My Life Plan is the district-wide Counseling curriculum for students in grades pre-K-12 and the completion of grade level activities are required for graduation.

The State of Minnesota, in Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.125, requires all students to have a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) that includes academic scheduling, career exploration, career- and employment-related skills, community partnerships, college access, all forms of postsecondary education and training, and experiential learning opportunities. A PLP is a personalized plan for students to use with parents, school staff, and administrators. It can be used to plan, assess, and record student progress toward career and college readiness.

Through My Life Plan lessons and activities, students are developing a continuous Personal Learning Plan from pre-K-12th grade by building a foundation, then exploration and eventually preparation for college and career and are creating an individual post-secondary portfolio.

My Life Plan Lessons

  • Lessons are delivered by licensed school counselors, along with Achieve College and Career Center coordinators at the high school level.
  • Students receive 5-12 lessons at each grade level. 
  • Students complete multiple personal/social, academic and college and career readiness activities at each grade level, including surveys, inventories, discussions and hands-on activities. 
  • Lessons are connected to one another in a meaningful way and offer time for reflection and interaction so that students gain real awareness of all the possible postsecondary options available to them and how to reach their goals.
  • Each lesson includes reflection activities and activities on Xello that build the student portfolio.



Xello is an engaging online program that helps students build the skills, knowledge and plans to be future ready. Students in Kindergarten through 12th grade will use Xello to complete their My Life Plan. Learn more about Xello at:

1. Go to Clever.
2. Click 'Log in with Active Directory'.
3. Enter your Active Directory username and password.
4. Select the Xello app. 
You will receive a 'Welcome to Xello' activation email sent to the email address we have on file. Once you click the 'Activate Account' link in the email, you will be redirected to Xello and asked to create a password. 
Every Student, Future Ready!

Xello Family 

Xello Family lets parents/guardians explore and discover their child's future goals and plans so they can better support their learning and development. Learn more about Xello Family: 

English Parent Quick Guide to Xello

Hmong Parent Quick Guide to Xello 

Karen Parent Quick Guide to Xello

Somali Parent Quick Guide to Xello

Spanish Parent Quick Guide to Xello

Xello for College Planning

In Xello, using the College Planning tool, students research the schools they’re interested in, build a plan, and then track the action items, deadlines, application progress, and admissions decisions for each institution using the College Applications tracker.

My Life Plan Learning Targets