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XELLO - High School and Beyond Plan


What is the High School & Beyond Plan? 

The High School & Beyond Plan revolves around three questions: Who am I?, What can I become?, and How do I become that? 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.

Requirements for all students: Begins in 7th or 8th Grade

  • Identification of career goals, aided by a skills and career interest inventory assessment
  • Identification of educational goals for graduation and beyond
  • Four-year plan for course-taking plan that fulfills state and local graduation requirements and aligns with the student's career and educational goals with and individualized Personalized Pathway
    • Must include information about:
      • Dual credit programs (AP,IB, Cambridge, Running Start, College in the High School, CTE Dual Credit [Tech Prep])
      • College Bound Scholarship Program
  • Resume or activity log by end of 12th grade that provides a written compilation any activities/athletics, leadership opportunities, work experience, or community service that can be used for writing personal statements, application essays, or scholarship applications
  • For students who have not met standard on state assessment, interventions and academic support, courses, or both, that enable students to meet the high school graduation requirements, must be a part of this plan
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