Completing the final years of K-12 education is an exciting time, but it can also be confusing and overwhelming. High School and Beyond Plans are designed to get students started on a personalized path that will help them get the most out of their high school experience and help them prepare for life beyond high school. 8th-grade students will start a High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP), which is a document that will be revised and personalized as students move through high school. A completed HSBP is a graduation requirement in the State of Washington.
The HSPB is more than just a list of classes and a graduation “hoop” to get through. It is also a great planning tool that can help students determine the best path to get where they want to go. It basically helps students answer three questions: Who am I? What can I become? and How do I become that? This plan will help students reflect on their future and get the most out of high school.
Homeroom teachers and/or a school counselor will work with students to create their personalized path to graduation and beyond. Students don’t need to have answers to all their questions or crystal-clear goals as students will review and revise their plan at least annually to accommodate any changing interests or goals. High School and Beyond Plans are a “living document” that can grow and change with students.