If you're the parent of a student in high school, you've got a big job! Your conversations with your student are the foundation of helping keep them on track to reach their dreams.
Fortunately, you don't have to do it alone. Every Washington high school student must participate in what's called the High School & Beyond Planning process as a requirement to graduate. This process is designed to support students in making decisions about what courses they take during high school in preparation for their next steps after graduation. It's an opportunity for you both to discuss what their dreams are and what they need to do to achieve those dreams
At Stand for Children, we do our best to help support parents in their journey as an advocate for their student. To help with that, we've created a workshop specifically to help explain the High School & Beyond Planning process, along with the graduation requirements for what it takes to achieve a Washington high school diploma.
We are fortunate to have had Kim Reykdal, the Program Supervisor Lead for Secondary School Counseling at OSPI, join us for this workshop. She offered tips and insight from her 17 years as a school counselor and answered some questions about the most important parts of the planning process.
Please share this information with any other parents you know who might be interested, and let us know if you have ideas for future workshops!