High School & Beyond Plan

The High School and Beyond Plan is a state graduation requirement. Each student must have a High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) to guide the student’s high school experience and prepare the student for postsecondary education or training and career (ESHB 2224, Chapter 31, Laws of 2017). Students start their plan in seventh or eighth grade and then continue to revise them throughout high school to accommodate changing interests or educational and career goals.

  • The plan must be provided to students’ parents or guardians in the top two-non English
    languages spoken by students in the school district.
  • After the plan is initiated for each student during the seventh or eighth grade, it is updated each year to reflect high school assessments, review of transcripts, and assess progress toward identified goals.
  • In many cases the plan is revised as necessary for changing interests, goals, and needs, and to identify the available interventions and academic support, and/or courses.

Requirements for all students:

  • Begins in 7th or 8th Grade
  • Identification of career goals, aided by a skills and career interest inventory assessment
  • Identification of educational goals for graduation and beyond
  • Four-year plan for course-taking plan that fulfills state and local graduation requirements and aligns with the student's career and educational goals with and individualized Personalized Pathway
  • Must include information about
    • Dual credit programs (AP,IB, Cambridge, Running Start, College in the High
      School, CTE Dual Credit [Tech Prep])
    • College Bound Scholarship Program
  • Resume or activity log by end of 12th grade that provides a written compilation any activities/athletics, leadership opportunities, work experience, or community service that can be used for writing personal statements, application essays, or scholarship applications
  • For students who have not met standard on state assessment, interventions and academic support, courses, or both, that enable students to meet the high school graduation requirements, must be a part of this plan

To learn more information about the High School and Beyond Plan requirements for Washington State students, visit the OSPI website.