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What do we mean when we say education and training beyond high school?We mean any education after high school— apprenticeships, military, on-the-job training programs, community college certificates, 2-year degrees, and 4-year degrees.

During high school, you will accomplish key milestones in pursuing your post-high school pathway.  For example, you will:

  • Get organized for the college and financial aid application process by using this Senior Year Binder System
  • Learn about dual credit opportunities. 
  • Take postsecondary entrance and placement exams.
  • Develop a list of postsecondary choices.
  • Apply to postsecondary programs or institutions.
  • Prepare a financial plan and apply for financial aid. Estimate your award with the financial aid calculator.
  • Understand your financial aid options, including state financial aid programs and private scholarships.
  • Complete all high school graduation requirements.
  • Graduate.



  • AP Exams - Test Preparation. The College Board offers practice questions and tips for AP exams.
  • APStudents. Watch videos and hear from AP students, learn about AP courses, and see how AP can help you get ahead in high school, college, etc.
  • Khan Academy. A personalized learning resource for all ages. They offer SAT prep, college admissions, financial aid information, growth mindset information, etc.
  • OSPI Graduation Toolkit. This resource helps educators and families understand state graduation requirements. It’s just been updated with new materials and information.
  • ReadyWA. Tools to help you plan your path.  
  • State Board of Education: Student and Family Resources. Learn more about diploma requirements, including the High School and Beyond Plan and the number of credits needed in each subject.


  • Big Future. Free, step-by-step approach college and career exploration and planning tool.  
  • Get Schooled. This website helps young people thrive in high school, college, alternative pathways, and early career jobs, through a unique blend of compelling digital content, gamification, and personalized support and engagement.
  • DCYF. This website is for foster youth. It contains info on college access, scholarships specifically for youth in foster care, jobs, housing, self-advocacy, and more.
  • SchoolHouse Connection. Have you experienced homelessness? Are you considered an unaccompanied homeless youth?  Find resources to help you pursue your path after high school.
  • Think College! Find info about college programs for students with intellectual disabilities.
  • An online resource that allows you to explore colleges, connect with current students and g, et expert advice on how to succeed in college and beyond.