Complete a High School and Beyond Plan
The High School and Beyond Plan gets all students thinking about their future and how to get the most out of high school, so that they’re ready to pursue their adult lives, no matter what direction they plan to take.
Ideally, students write their plan in 8th or 9th grade and then continue to revise it throughout high school to accommodate changing interests or goals. Students should be encouraged to include the following elements in their plan:
- Their personal story – what experiences, interests and goals are shaping who they are now and who they want to become
- Their learning style
- Their goals for high school – what their four years of high school look like, including classes, extracurricular activities, sports, a job, etc.
- Their goals for immediately after high school – a student’s plan should include the classes needed in preparation for a 2- to 4-year college, vocational or technical school, certificate program or the workforce
Each school district determines the guidelines for the High School and Beyond Plan. Please contact your local school district to obtain a copy of the guidelines that have been established for your district.
Lessons on Creating a High School and Beyond Plan
Download the lesson (PDF) for creating a High School and Beyond Plan. The lesson (from Navigation 101) introduces the four-year plan to 9th graders. Contact email@example.com with questions (360) 725-6032.