Grades 9 and 10 - High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) Update
Greetings from the HSBP Office!
We're so glad that you are here reading our Spring HSBP newsletter. We recently uploaded directions for completing Spring 2021 HSBP tasks in to the HSBP Schoology Course for students. Students were added in to the HSBP Schoology Course in the Fall. If you need the Join code for the:
- Class of 2023 (Grade 10) please use the code: MXWC-2MXM-D7D82
- Class of 2024 (Grade 9) please use the code: 8F2D-ZDMN-PXKXT
Students can access the Junior Class Schoology Course "HSBP Spring 2021 Tasks" Folder where they will find directions for completing HSBP Tasks.
Completing HSBP tasks in Grades 9 and 10 will make the completion of Grade 12 tasks a lot easier! This newsletter also contains directions for completing Spring HSBP tasks.
We look forward to working with you!
Students' HSBP Portfolio
Spring 2021 HSBP Update
HSBP Drop in Help Sessions
Keep scrolling for information and directions for Spring HSBP task completion. Students, would you like some help completing the HSBP Grade 11 tasks? We are available for drop in help sessions on Wednesdays (from 10am-11:30am) and Thursdays (from 2pm- 3pm) in April. Please use this link to access the Zoom Help Session: http://bit.ly/HSBPDropin2.
Task 1: Update Contact information
Throughout the school year, the High School and Beyond Plan Department (HSBP) checks students' portfolios for task completion. Sometimes, especially for students in Grade 12, we need to be able to reach out to students about a task that may need to be updated in their HSBP portfolio. Students, please update your contact information by using this link to jump directly in to the Update Contact Form:
Class of 2023 (Grade 10): http://bit.ly/39c2V2W
Class of 2024 (Grade 9): http://bit.ly/39bLvUl
Task 2: Four Year Course Plan - Planning Your Schedule
A 4-year course plan that meets state and local graduation requirements, aligns with career and educational goals, and documents a students' chosen graduation pathway(s) is a required element of the HSBP portfolio. Completing a 4-year course plan in the HSBP portfolio must be completed in addition to adding course requests in Qmlativ for the 2021/2022 School Year.
Link to Kamiak High School Registration for the 2021/2022 School Year:
Students, please update your HSBP 4-year course plan schedule for Grade 12 in your HSBP portfolio. We've recorded step-by-step directions for planning courses in your schedule.
Resources to help students with their 4 year course plans:
- Graduation Requirements Graphic
- To help you plan your high school courses for next year and beyond, use the 2021/2022 Course Guide (KA)
- Step-by-step directions for adding courses to your planned schedule.
As students plan out their courses for the time they have in high school, make sure to explore opportunities that are available:
- Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center
- Dual Credit - Dual-credit programs allow students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Students can earn dual credit by completing college courses or by completing standardized exams.
CHECK: Which Career Self-Assessments does your student still need to take (if any)?
To assist students in their exploration of careers and graduation pathways research, they take Career Self-Assessments and identify careers they may have an interest in.
Students, check your HSBP Completion Status tab to determine if you still need to take any Career Self-Assessments.
- Log into your HSBP Portfolio, using your Mukilteo School District username and password.
- In the center of your Completion Status page, find the Self-Assessments section. If you have a green check mark next to an assessment, you do not need to retake it; we have a record of your responses.
Assessment needed You should have a "green" check for all three Career Self-Assessments (Preferences, Interests, and Skills) for students in Grade 10 and a "green" check for two Career Self-Assessments (Preferences and Interests) for students in Grade 9 . If you are missing a check mark, or you have a red check mark, you are missing a Career Self-Assessment.
Students in Grade 9, get a jump start on completing Career Self-Assessments and take the Skills Assessment today!
Students, use this link to jump directly to the Career Self-Assessments in their HSBP portfolio: http://bit.ly/HSBPInterests.
Each Career Self-Assessment only needs to be taken ONE time.
Step-by-step directions for completing Career Self-Assessments:
BONUS: Start a Résumé - Personal Details, Skills, and Education Experience
A résumé is a good way to introduce yourself. 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 including, but not limited to your experience, what you can do, and your unique skills, talents, and leadership and/or athletic abilities. A students' High School & Beyond Plan must include a completed résumé by the end of 12th Grade.
To have a completed HSBP résumé, students will need to include the following sections in their résumé:
BONUS Tip: 100 resume verbs to use when writing your résumé
Students, follow these directions to get started on your résumé:
- Log into your HSBP Portfolio, using your Mukilteo School District username and password (this link will take you in to the Résumé Builder: http://bit.ly/HSBPResume).
- Use the icons (to the right of the résumé subject area) to add your information.
Update Your Personal Details
The top of your résumé should include your contact information. This information is often centered on the page. Your contact information should include:
– Address (optional)
– Phone number
– E-mail address (professional & personal)
Use the boxes in the resume builder to guide you in the information you should update and add. Make sure to scroll to the top of the page and click to add your updated information to your résumé.
Next, Add (at least) 3 of Your Skills
In this section list your skills, interests and abilities. Even if you have never held a paid job before, you have skills. What are they? Head back over to the Skills Self Assessment or check out the career research section to get some ideas! Maybe you have tutored younger students or know how to develop a web site. Maybe you have run for office at school or organized a school event.
What Skills should you add to your résumé? To get some more ideas of what employers are looking for when you fill out this section of your résumé.
Make sure to scroll to the top of the page and click to add your updated information to your résumé.
Then, Add Your Education Experience
- Click on the icon (to the right of Education Experience) to add your information.
- Select and fill in the fields for the “Institution” (this is your school), the “Start Date” and “End Date” (this should be June the year you are planning to graduate, and for the “Program” write: High School Diploma).
- When you have finished adding information, select "Validate" to add your “Educational Experience” to your résumé.
- If you are attending other schools, make sure to document them as well. For example: being enrolled in Running Start at a local Community or Technical College through Running Start (“Program” write: Running Start) or attending Sno-Isle Skills Center (“Program” write: the Sno-Isle course you are taking).
Kamiak HSBP Department
Ms. Ellen Forster
Kamiak High School HSBP Specialist
Dr. Alexandria Johns
Mukilteo School District HSBP Coordinator