High School and Beyond

Four high school graduates pose in white gowns at graduation ceremony

“The High School and Beyond Plan needs to become the framework for annually guiding our students through Middle and High School decision points that will lead them to opportunities that align with their interests, skills, values, and goals.” Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of Public Instruction, August 2019

Completion of Washington state’s minimum graduation requirements, as established by the State Board of Education (SBE), signifies that a student is prepared for the next steps in life. In 2019, the Legislature approved multiple graduation pathways that provide students with options to demonstrate their readiness for the next step after High School. Students must choose and complete a pathway that aligns with their High School and Beyond Plan and post-High School goals. Students must fulfill the graduation requirements that are in place when they first enter 9th grade. Graduation requirements remain the same for students who need more than four years to graduate. Students who entered 9th grade during the 2016–17 school year and beyond must fulfill the following requirements:

The Northshore School District is proud to partner with Naviance/Family Connection to deliver a comprehensive High School and Beyond Plan curriculum. Naviance/Family Connection is a web-based college and career program that is designed to assess students personalities, learning styles, interests, and strengths, explore careers, college majors, post-secondary opportunities, scholarships, and apply to colleges effectively and efficiently. Naviance/Family Connection also allows the schools counseling offices to submit transcripts, secondary school reports, and communicate effectively to students and parents about college visits, scholarship opportunities, and more. Students and parents access their individual accounts through their schools individual website. Students receive their user names and passwords from the counseling/career center office. For more information on how to access the Naviance/Family Connection site, please see your student’s counselor or career specialist. Some additional resources the Naviance/Family Connection program offers:

  • Researching local scholarship options including information regarding the WSAC College Bound Scholarship
  • Searching and comparing colleges
  • Displaying scatter grams of historical college and admissions data compiled from former NSD students
  • Registering for college visits
  • Requesting official transcripts
  • Requesting letters of recommendation
  • Applying to college using the Common Application
  • Exploring personality types and matching them with career interests
  • Researching careers
  • Creating a resume

Northshore School District Naviance High School and Beyond Plan Task Breakdown:

6th-8th Grade Program Tasks:

  • Complete Career Key
  • Complete Career Cluster Finder
  • Add career clusters to student profile 
  • Complete Learning Style Inventory
  • Information regarding WSAC College Bound Scholarship
  • Develop 9thgrade transition & course registration plan

9th-12th Grade Program Tasks:

  • Build or Update Resume
  • Complete Career Interest Profiler
  • Build and edit course planner to inform on graduation credit status, add possible interventions/academic support
  • Post state assessment results to inform future course registration
  • Add colleges to student profile
  • Add careers to student profile
  • Scholarship/Financial Aid search, FAFSA application assistance and deadline information
  • College Dual Credit Information and Search
  • Complete SuperMatch™college search
  • Complete Do What You Are 2.0
  • Complete High School & Beyond Plan Graduation Track Survey
  • Complete StrengthsExplorer™
  • Game Plan Survey

*If you have specific questions about your students High School and Beyond Plan, please see your students Middle School Counselor or High School Career and College Readiness Specialist.

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