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High School and Beyond

Outlining Goals & Achievement

The High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) is a process and tool for students, parents, and teachers to guide students as they prepare to enter high school and plan coursework. The HSBP helps students take ownership of their learning during high school while exploring their values, strengths, passions, and long-term achievement. Plans are personalized and designed to help students set, visualize, and work to achieve future career and life goals.

Graphic image of the three main requirements to earn Washington high school diploma



A High School and Beyond Plan is one of the three components, along with Credit and Subject Area Requirements, and Graduation Pathway Options, that Washington students must complete to achieve a high school diploma.


A High School and Beyond Plan should include, at a minimum, a career goal, identification of educational goals, a four-year high school course plan, and identification of assessments necessary to achieve goals.

Essential elements of high0quality high school and beyond plans

Starting in middle school, students work with their families and school staff to create their High School and Beyond Plan based on their own Personalized Pathway Requirement. They continue to revise their plan each year throughout high school as their interests or goals change. Good planning will help outline student goals and course selections for the next four years of high school.


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