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High School & Beyond Plan

High School & Beyond Plan

“The High School & Beyond Plan, a graduation requirement, helps students get the most out of high school and think about their future. Students work with school counselors and advisors to create their own individual plan, the “personalized pathway", throughout high school and revise their plan annually to accommodate changing interests or postsecondary goals on what they expect to do the year following graduation from high school.

The postsecondary aspirations may include pathways for application to four-year colleges or universities, two-year community or technical colleges, apprenticeship programs, industry-standard certificate programs, military training, or on-the-job training.” OSPI website accessed 1/2022

Meeting the high school graduation requirements consists of 4 parts noted below A-D. Each student has a Xello account, accessed through Clever, and will complete the simple steps each year to meet the plan requirements. We will offer 2 on-site sessions, Fall and Spring, to help students complete the year’s activities. If you wish to complete the steps at home, you certainly can with your parents.

Complete Planning Packet

Spring 2023 Google Slides presentation

What is the High School & Beyond Plan 7min video

A. Xello Completion Plan

Starting in 7th grade, the students will log in to their accounts and begin/continue the Step 1 & 2 Tasks

7th - 12th Grade Plan

Xello Login with your school Google credentials

B. Course Planner

 During 9th -12th grades, students need to meet the 28 credit requirement. To plan and track your credits, use this form 28 Credit Planning Document

 Credits earned in 7th and 8th grade will automatically be added to the student's transcript unless this form is completed. 7th-8th High School Credit Opt-Out Form 

Skagit Valley College/Oak Harbor Equivalency credit document

C. Community Service

Each year in grades 9-12, students perform and document community service. 5 hrs of volunteer service are required each year for a total of 20 hrs.

Option 1 is preferred Use this Google Form link for documentation 

Option 2 Print and fill in this pdf form and submit to an advisor or Mr. Evans to meet the requirement

Here’s a list of volunteer ideas and opportunities


D. Complete Graduation Pathways 

There are a number of graduation pathways students can take to meet this requirement. Passing the state SBA assessment in 10th grade, math and English is the primary pathway.

Class of 2023 Graduation Pathways Handout

E. *Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO) optional at HomeConnection

Between 9th and 12th grade, students get the opportunity to explore a career field and/or plan for the future, See this document for details and how to document their experience.

*OHHS graduation requirement.

*If your educational goals take you to Skagit Valley College Running Start program in 11th and 12th grades, the requirements for the High School and Beyond are dropped but you are encouraged to complete the tasks through Xello. The lessons will focus on your interests and match your career to your interests, abilities, and skills. 

Helpful Links

School Board requirements doc 2410p

State board requirements


Xello Promo video

Xello: Make Every Student Future Ready!

How to videos:

Intro for students

Explore Your Future with Xello

Xello from student Perspective

Xello Student Experience Overview - US

Explore Careers with Xello

Start Your Career Adventure With Xello

Discover Xello for Parents

How Xello Works


Xello 6-12 Lesson Resources


Paying for College

College Bound Scholarship-Apply in 8th grade

Oak Harbor Local Scholarships

State Scholarship Search

College Bound Scholarship FAQ for Students

Websites to Explore Post-High School Options