say hello to Xello!

Career Cruising has been Wisconsin’s selected future readiness program since 2016. Now we’re excited to work with the DPI to bring you Xello—our new, highly engaging program to help every student become future ready!

The Evolution

Every student, future ready

After more than 20 years as a leading developer of career exploration and planning software, Career Cruising has grown and evolved into Xello! Xello is both our new company name and the name of our new, highly engaging future readiness platform. While our name may have changed, rest assured, we’re still the same passionate group of people committed to helping every student become future ready.

A proven model of success for every student

In Xello, each student builds critical self-knowledge and learns about their future possibilities to build a personalized plan for their future success.


Build Self-knowledge

Students define their interests, skills, preferences, and aspirations so they can explore the opportunities right for them.


Explore Options

Students learn about career possibilities and educational pathways by exploring rich engaging content and lessons.


Create a Plan

Students create dynamic, actionable plans that outline the steps needed to achieve school, career and life goals.


Learn & Reassess

As students gain experience, knowledge, and skills, they can reassess and change their plans for the future.

See how Xello aligns to the ACP

Set every Wisconsin student up to succeed beyond high school with a discovery-based model that perfectly aligns to Academic and Career Planning (ACP). Learn more in our recommended grade-by-grade Scope and Sequence document.

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Xello Educator Training

For the 2022-23 academic year Xello will be offering a series of virtual professional development opportunities throughout the year. Beginning in November, Wisconsin educators can register for 2 different types of events: how-to webinars and spotlight sessions.

Start with exploring key features of Xello in a how-to webinar before tuning into a discussion on tactics and strategies with a Wisconsin Educator in a spotlight session.

To register and learn more, checkout the full schedule of fall-winter events.

Review the Schedule

The Xello Difference

Software for student success

Xello isn’t simply an update to Career Cruising. It’s something different. It’s an engaging, online program that goes beyond just college and career planning to help students transform their aspirations into personalized, actionable plans for academic and future success. Xello is immersive, powerful, and accessible for all users, on any device.

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Increase student engagement

Every Xello feature undergoes extensive testing with students, resulting in an experience that looks and feels amazing. Each Wisconsin student will have a unique experience in Xello based on their individual skills and interests. They can customize their profile avatars, upload files to create unique storyboards, and see how their assessment results impact their future goals. With Xello you deliver a personalized and engaging experience at scale.

When watching the students work in Xello, what stood out was how student-focused the experience was. It was easy for students to just click through activities in Career Cruising, but the students spend more time in deeper investigation and reflection with Xello. Eric Mueller, School Counselor, Appleton East High School, WI

Help students build critical skills & knowledge

Equip your students with essential skills and knowledge for future success with fully integrated lessons. Easily woven into existing curriculum or assigned as independent activities, you’ll ensure every student is completely confident and prepared for their future.

"We absolutely love the Xello lessons for ACP implementation. They're a very nice addition to the program." Kerry Johnson, College and Career Readiness Coordinator, DeForest Area School District, WI
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Accessible for all students

Xello has been designed to support all students, regardless of background, ability, or chosen pathway. The program exceeds WCAG 2.0 (Level AA) accessibility standards. Content is written at a 6th grade reading level and career profile content shows gender and racial diversity. Plus, with a mobile friendly experience, students can learn and explore, even if they don’t have access to a desktop computer.

All students, regardless of background, have an opportunity to see the same things. It does not matter whether the student is at-risk or a high achiever. The program we’ve enabled with Xello provides something for everyone. It is a one-stop shop that makes achieving students’ dreams fun and engaging, and all without tasking educators with more work Tonni Grant, Coordinator of Academic Advisement Department, Fort Worth Independent School District, Texas

Easier course planning

Student course plan data moves seamlessly from Career Cruising to Xello. Once in Xello, students will have an easier, more flexible and robust course planning experience. Xello’s Course Planner accommodates backwards course planning, two-for-one course credits, easy course exemptions, and more. And, while choosing classes to meet graduation requirements, students can also make sure their choices meet any specialization requirements.

...Xello allows us to be more effective in our jobs as counselors. Over the years Xello has become a true partner who I can tell really has our best interests in mind. Allison Jasso, Coordinator of Guidance and Counseling, Bazorsport Independent School District, Texas
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Future ready at every age & stage

Whether it’s kindergarteners beginning to discover the world of work through Xello for Elementary, or senior students making the transition to college, planning for the future is easier with high-quality programs. With Xello you get a full K-12 solution. Tailored with content, curriculum and activities relevant to each age and grade, Xello enables you to support all students across your district in college and career planning.

Interested in seeing Xello's new K-5 program in action?
Register for an upcoming webinar.

The power of a student-centered program

For the districts in Wisconsin that have introduced Xello to their students, the numbers say it all. When comparing Xello to Career Cruising, Xello is the clear winner when it comes to engaging students in planning for their futures.

Xello Support

Support every step of the way

With Xello, you have a partner with intimate knowledge of Wisconsin’s education landscape and a 20+ year history supporting educators. Partnering with Wisconsin's DPI we'll make sure you're always educated, trained and confident in how to use Xello with your students every school year.

See Xello in Action!

In these webinars, you'll learn how Xello engages Wisconsin students and supports educators.

Preview Xello for Wisconsin Students

Help students make the most of Xello with a full overview of the student experience. See how students build self-knowledge, explore their career and postsecondary options, and create plans for future success.

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Spark Career Curiosity with Xello for Elementary

LJoin us for a webinar to learn how Xello's elementary program engages your youngest learners in career exploration and supports you in meeting your district’s future readiness goals.

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