High School and Beyond

Four high school graduates pose in white gowns at graduation ceremony

All public high school students are required to meet statewide graduation requirements in order to earn a diploma. The goal is that more students will be better prepared to meet 21st-century demands in their work and personal lives.

To earn a high school diploma, a student must:

  • Earn high school credit
  • Pass state exams or approved alternative assessments
  • 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 are ready for life after high school, no matter what direction they plan to take. Northshore School District students begin working on their High School and Beyond Plan in the 6th grade. Students continue to revise their plan throughout high school to accommodate changing interests and goals. To view more, check out the NSD High School and Beyond Plan video.

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 students counselor or career specialist. Some additional resources the Naviance/Family Connection program offers:

  • Researching local scholarship options
  • Searching and comparing colleges
  • Displaying scattergrams of historical college and admissions data
  • 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

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

9th-12th Grade Program Tasks:

  • Build or Update Resume
  • Complete Career Interest Profiler
  • Add colleges to student profile
  • Add careers to student profile
  • Scholarship/Financial Aid search
  • Complete SuperMatch™ college search
  • Complete Do What You Are 2.0
  • Complete High School & Beyond Plan Graduation Track Survey
  • Complete StrengthsExplorer
  • Post Secondary (after HS) Goal
  • Edit course plan



Contact Your Career Counselor

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BJ Dawson

Inglemoor High School
Mary Buckner

North Creek High School
Nancy Vela

Woodinville High School
Ruth Krochmalny

Northshore Networks
Amy Strandy

Secondary Academy for Success
Laurie Broulette

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