High School and Beyond Plan

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The High School and Beyond Plan is a WA state graduation requirement and represents the culmination of what students learn about their skills, interests and goals for post high school.  Lessons are administered by grade level by High School & Beyond Plan Coordinator & Counseling Team.  Grades 9-11 utilize the online Career Cruising program to contain all of the students plan.  These activities should be discussed with parents and staff during annual Student Parent Conferences in the Spring of each student's freshman, sophomore and junior years.

Senior year, the finalization of each students' plans  are due March 1st and will be evaluated by the Career Center Counselor & Counseling Team to determine if they meet each student's High School and Beyond Plan graduation requirement. Those who do not meet standard will be contacted to make adjustments until standard is met.

HSBP Senior Completion by March 1, 2019: 

Career Cruising Account (My Plan) 92% 
Annual Review - This will be completed by HSBP Coordiantor & Counseling Team
Resume Updated & Uploaded (Resume workshop Feb 13th) 
Professional Letter Uploaded ( Junior Year HSBP)
Senior Reflective Piece (link) BY JAN 25th - completed in Senior English 1st Semester 
*if you DO NOT have a Senior English class Sem1 at OHS, you must complete the essay component as instructed

  • *ALL Seniors must complete a SENIOR REFLECTIVE PIECE during Sem1 as a culmination of your post high school plan.
  • Senior English Course Semester 1 - completion of Senior Reflective Piece with Senior English Teacher (during Sem 1) - Checked off by your Senior English Teacher - no document upload required.


No Sem1 OHS Senior English?  Instructions:


  • Option 1:  Complete the essay assignment above & submit

  • Option 2: Submit essay completed for 4 year college application

  • SUBMIT:  Save document as your name - LAST NAME, FIRST NAME

  • This essay is reviewed for completeness of plan by Counselors.

  • How do I submit my final essay?  Email your file to Ms. Boelts, Career Counselor/HSBP Coordinator: jboelts AT osd.wednet.edu  -OR- email to your Counselor.

Incomplete? Students will be assigned additional activities after February 1, 2019 to show competency of this graduation requirement.

HSBP completion requirements (By grade level)

Career Cruising an online portfolio program, provides students with access to a comprehensive career and college readiness information.  Lessons are provided for grades 8-12, with completion requirements differing at each grade level.

The program provides information that assist students to find information about potential careers, pathways or industries that match their interests, skills and learning styles.  With that information in hand, students will also be able to determine the type of training or education that is needed after high school to prepare for their career(s) of interest.

Students can then adjust their class choices each year to fit with their goals, educational plans or pathways. The website also enables students to research colleges, explore financial aid options build a resume and learn about in-demand career fields, among other features. Career Cruising is the main component used to complete the graduation requirement of the High School and Beyond Plan.


How to login to Career Cruising.com 

  • Go to Career Cruising.com (through OSD Portal or www.careercruising.com)
  • *You must enter the PREFIX OHS- in the USERNAME field (OHS-                             )
  • Your USERNAME is the SAME login students are ASSIGNED from Olympia School District.   
  • Username:  OHS- lastname middle initial
  • Password:  Your 7 digit student number (if you student number is 6 digits add a ZERO first) 



  • Name: Will M. Smith  
  • Username:  OHS-smithwm
  • Password: 0123456


Alternative Career Assessment Option


The ASVAB Career Exploration Program

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a comprehensive career exploration and planning program that includes a multiple aptitude test battery, an interest inventory, and various career planning tools designed to help students explore the world of work.

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is intended for use with students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, as well as students in post-secondary schools. The Program provides tools, including the test battery and interest inventory, developed by the Department of Defense to help high school and post-secondary students across the nation learn more about career exploration and planning. Results of the aptitude test and the interest inventory enable students to evaluate their skills, estimate performance in academic and vocational endeavors, and identify potentially satisfying careers. These results are integrated with work values to help students identify and prioritize possible career choices. Students are encouraged to consider their own work-related values and other important personal preferences as they explore the world of work and learn career exploration skills that will benefit them throughout their work lives.

ASVAB Career Exploration Assessment will be given at twice a year (once per semester). There is not cost to taking the assessment and students will need to pre-arrange their absence from periods 1 through 3. Sign-up for the test in the Career Center.  

2018-19 Schedule Semester 1:  November 16 
ASVAB Signup in the Career Center before Nov 14
ASVAB Results will be discussed on Jan 11th during Bear Time A & B in Career Center