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Milwaukee Public Schools students in K5–grade 12 use Xello (formerly Career Cruising) to learn more about themselves and to develop their academic and career plan. Xello is an online program that helps students build their skills, knowledge, and plans to be future-ready. The program uses an investigative, discovery-based learning process. Students better understand themselves, their future career options, and the 21st-century skills they will need to succeed.

Students in K5–grade 5 use a comprehensive learning game that introduces them to age-appropriate life skills and career-guidance information. Xello offers a "learning styles" assessment in grade 4.

Students in grades 6–12 use lessons, assessments, and college and career profiles in Xello to develop and store their academic and career plan. The plan is stored in their online portfolio.

Xello helps students to

  • build self-knowledge — students can define their interests, skills, preferences, and aspirations so that they can explore the different career opportunities that are right for them;
  • explore options — students learn about different career possibilities and education pathways through lessons and content;
  • create a plan — students can create plans that outline the steps they need to take to achieve their school, career, and life goals;
  • learn and reassess — interactive lessons help students develop age-appropriate skills and knowledge for success in school and beyond.

Parents are encouraged to explore Xello with their student by logging in together. Students can log into their account via a desktop computer or mobile device (Chromebook, tablet, or phone) to share what they have learned about themselves, the world of work, and their future options.

Learn more by checking out this YouTube presentation: "Xello: Make Every Student Future Ready!"

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