High School and Beyond Plan
KA Class of 2021 Update (May 2020)
The High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) has gone digital with portfolio instructions!
In February we had planned our Spring HSBP visits to begin in March, but as you may have noticed plans have changed. Although we will not be able to visit students in their English classes, students can still work on updating their HSBP portfolio. The HSBP Office has created and invited students to join the "HSBP Class of 2021" Google Classroom.
Students, please log in to your Mukilteo School District Google Classroom account and join our class! Just in case students cannot find their invite, our HBSP Class of 2021 Google Classroom code is: tsteovy.
In place of in person lessons we will create activities in our Google Classroom to guide students through an HSBP portfolio update. The following activities have been added to the Google Classroom for students:
- Complete a survey to document interventions, supports,
- Work on your résumé and submit to WOIS,
- Complete a Personalized Pathway Requirement (PPR) reflection survey (only assigned/shown to students that are missing a PPR from their portfolio), and
- Complete any missing assessments (only assigned/shown to students that are missing assessments from their portfolio).
We recognize that students and parents are juggling many activities and class assignments during this time. If completing HSBP activities seems overwhelming, do not worry, students can take from now until August to get tasks done. We are hoping all students will accept our invitation to our Google Classroom as we will continue to use this as a resource in the future.
Please keep reading for insights into HSBP activities.
Intervention and Academic Support Survey
For students who have not met standard on the state assessments (SBA in ELA and Math), interventions and academic support, courses, or both, that enable students to meet the high school graduation requirements, must be a part of the student’s HSBP.
During their Junior year, students will be asked to document interventions, supports, and specific courses designed to assist students with meeting high school graduation standards in their HSBP WOIS portfolio. Requirements must be rigorous and consistent with educational and career goals from students’ HSBP and may include (and is not limited to the following):
- Priority for course selection or schedule changes
- Counseling for “on track” on-time graduation plan
- Academic interventions with frequent progress checks
- School counseling connection for social/emotional supports
- Dual credit course (AP,IB, CI, College in the HS, Running Start, CTE Dual Credit)
- Career and technical equivalency course
- Transition course (Bridge to College Math and/or English)
- Credit recovery course
- Remedial course
- Parent/guardian/teacher/counselor conference
- Attendance contract
- Extended school day opportunity
- Summer school
The "Intervention and Academic Support Survey" is has been assigned to students in the HSBP Class of 2021 Google Classroom, students should log in to complete this task.
What is a résumé? A résumé is a good way to introduce yourself and you will usually need one if you are applying for a job, an internship, or scholarship, and one may be needed for a college application. A résumé summarizes who you are. This includes, but is not limited to your experience, what you can do, and your unique skills, talents, and leadership or even athletic abilities.
A student's complete High School & Beyond Plan portfolio must include a completed résumé by the end of grade 12 - the HSBP office helped students in grade 11 begin this process during our Fall 2019 presentations. Completed résumés should be uploaded as a Word or PDF document in students' WOIS portfolios.
Here are some resources to help students write their résumés!
- High School Resume Tips and Examples
- How to Write a High School Résumé for College Applications
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) "Intro to Résumé"
A Word Template to Get you Started:
Make sure to replace the "place holder" template information with YOUR information.
Personalized Pathway Requirement (PPR)
Refers to three “flexible” credits (2.0 credits of World Language and the second 1.0 of Fine Art). If requested, students can choose to take other classes that better prepare them for the goals outlined their High School and Beyond Plan.
Personalized Pathway Requirements (PPR) are related courses that lead to a specific post high school career or educational outcome chosen by the student based on the student’s interests and High School and Beyond Plan, that may include Career and Technical Education, and are intended to provide a focus for the student’s learning. Students document their PPR in their WOIS portfolios during the HSBP office's Spring visit.
A short video explaining PPR credits and the required PPR reflection survey have been assigned in the HSBP Class of 2021 Google Classroom to students that did not complete the PPR last year in WOIS. Students should log in to their Google Classroom to complete this task.
House Bill 1599 (2019) expanded the ways in which Washington students can organize their preparation and show their readiness for a meaningful next step after high school. In combination with a robust career and college exploration and planning process (the HSBP) and quality instruction, completing a Graduation Pathway helps prepare students for what comes after high school. HB 1599 requires students to complete at least one Graduation Pathway, in alignment with their HSBP, to graduate. All Graduation Pathways are available for all students.
Graduation Pathway Options
One of many ways in which students can demonstrate readiness for a meaningful first step after high school, as established in HB 1599.This step must be documented in students' HSBP portfolio; students complete a survey to document their plans.
Beginning with the Class of 2020, students must meet at least one of these pathway options to graduate:
- ASVAB: Meet standard on the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) by scoring at least the minimum established by the military for eligibility to serve in a branch of the armed services.*
- College Admissions Exams (SAT/ACT): Meet or exceed the graduation scores set by SBE in the math and ELA portions of the SAT or ACT.
- CTE Sequence: Complete a sequence of Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses.*
- Dual Credit: Earn at least one high school credit in ELA and at least one high school credit in math in dual credit courses (Running Start, College in the High School, and/or Career and Technical Education dual credit courses).
- Dual Credit Exams: For both ELA and math, earn a 3 or higher on certain Advanced Placement (AP) exams, or pass the course with at least a C+.
- State Exams: Meet or exceed the graduation scores in the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics or in WA-AIM (Washington Access to Instruction & Measurement).
- Transition Course: Pass a transition course in ELA and math (for example, a Bridge to College course) which allows a student to place directly into a credit-bearing college level course.
*Note: Students who pursue these pathways (ASVAB or CTE) do not need to meet English and math requirements separately. English and math content are embedded in both pathways—and a student who meets either the ASVAB standard or the CTE pathway requirements has met the graduation pathway requirement.