“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.
A. Xello Completion Plan
Starting in 7th grade, the students will log in to their accounts and begin/continue the Step 1 & 2 Tasks
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
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
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.
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.
School Board requirements doc 2410p
State board requirements
Xello Promo video
How to videos:
Intro for students
Xello from student Perspective
Explore Careers with Xello
Discover Xello for Parents
How Xello Works
Xello 6-12 Lesson Resources
Paying for College
College Bound Scholarship-Apply in 8th grade
College Bound Scholarship FAQ for Students