The High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) is a graduation requirement of Washington State and helps students get the most out of high school while preparing for their future. Students work with career guidance specialists, school counselors, and teachers to create their own personalized plan with goals for high school and beyond.
Each student's plan includes:
- Identification of career goals based on a career interest and skills inventory or assessment.
- Identification of educational goals.
- A resume or activity log by the end of twelfth grade that provides a written compilation of student’s education, work experience, and community service.
- A four-year course plan that fulfills graduation requirements and aligns with career and educational goals. (Counselors keep this document).
Each plan starts in seventh or eighth grade and is the student's plan for high school courses to prepare them for their future. It contains assignments and resources to help them understand Washington’s graduation requirements and to plan for options after high school.