High School & Beyond Plan
High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) is a graduation requirement. The State of Washington requires that, before graduation, every student complete a post-high school plan. This graduation requirement includes:
Each student must have an HSBP to guide the student’s high school experience and prepare students for post-secondary education/training (ESHB 2224, Chapter 31, Laws of 2017). Students start their plan in eighth grade and then continue to revise it throughout high school to accommodate changing interests or educational and career goals.
The HSBP revolves around four questions: Who am I? What aligns with who I am? What is my plan of action? How do I access that career? Their post-secondary plan may include pathways for applications to four-year colleges or universities, two-year community or technical colleges, apprenticeship programs, industry standards certificate programs, military training, on-the-job training, or entrepreneurship.
Students use Xello, a web-based career and education guidance tool, to create a portfolio they update throughout high school. The portfolio includes a complete student history, academic information, interest assessments, career goals, course plan, and resumes. Students must present their portfolios at a Student-Led Conference in the spring. The HSBP earns students a .5 credit at the conclusion of the 10th and 12th-grade year if required components are completed.