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 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.

OHS High School & Beyond Plan Completion Requirements for 2019-20 - uploaded 10/1


8th grade lesson - Class of 2024 - Personalize Pathway Selection - Google Form  


HSBP Senior Completion by March 1, 2020:

Career Cruising WILL SHUT DOWN for SENIORS on MARCH 2nd. 

You must be completed by March 1st.

Career Cruising My Plan completed - details: 
Annual Review - This will be completed by HSBP Coordinator & Counseling Team
1. Resume Updated & Reviewed at Resume workshop February 6th  


Seniors attend during Social Studies Period - RS students ANY period 1-2, 4A, 5, 6

2. Professional Letter Uploaded ( Junior Year HSBP - Instructions within the Assignment Section)
3. Senior Reflective Piece (link) 
 completed in Senior English 1st Semester 
*if you DO NOT have a Senior English class Semester 1 at OHS, you must complete the essay component as instructed.

  • *ALL Seniors must complete a SENIOR REFLECTIVE PIECE during Semester 1 as a culmination of your post high school plan. Either completion through Running Start instructions or completion of Senior Reflective Piece with Senior English Teacher (during Semester 1) - Checked off by your Senior English Teacher & UPLOADED to your Career Cruising Portfolio
  • PDF, SAVE FILE AS YOUR NAME (Last Name, First Name)
  • UPLOAD -> Assignments - >Senior Essay. 
  • No Semester 1 OHS Senior English?  Please contact your counselor. 

Incomplete? Students will be assigned additional activities 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 (document instructions here) 

  • Go to Career Cruising.com (through OSD Portal or www.careercruising.com)
  • *You must enter the PREFIX OWA- in the USERNAME field (OWA-                             )
  • Your USERNAME is the SAME login students are ASSIGNED from Olympia School District.   
  • Username:  OWA - last name middle initial  - same login as your OSD computer
  • Password:  Birthdate (format 8 digits) mmddyyyy 

Click here :  How to upload documents to YOUR ASSIGNMENTS & ESSAY


  • Name: Will M. Smith  
  • Username:  OWA-smithwm
  • Password: 01042002  (Birthdate)



Alternative Career Assessments


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.  

ASVAB Testing 2019-20 Schedule   Fall:  November 22 in the Lecture Hall - sign up by Nov 15th
Spring:  March 6  in the Lecture Hall

ASVAB Sign up in the Career Center one week in advance. 
Must get approval from teachers periods 1-3