High School and Beyond Plan

High School and Beyond Plan



The High School and Beyond Plan is the culmination of a four-year process that helps all students think about their future and how to get the most out of high school, so that they’re ready to pursue their adult lives, no matter what direction they plan to take.  Students write their first plan in 9th grade and then continue to revise it throughout high school to accommodate changing interests or goals.

The High School and Beyond Plan will expand as each class is able to complete more of Lynden High School's career and college readiness curriculum.  Students will have sections to complete each year during which they will work with HSB staff to complete the High School and Beyond Plan components, and increase their career and college readiness.  Lessons will revolve around three questions:

  1. Who am I?
  2. What, then, can I become?
  3. How do I become that?

The Career Cruising website (www.careercruising.com) provides students with access to a comprehensive career and college readiness program that will help them learn about potential careers 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.  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.

The High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) itself will represent the culmination of what students learn in their Career Cruising lessons.  In the senior year, the students' HSBP must be at 100% completion and will be evaluated by the HSB Staff to determine if they have met the HSBP graduation requirement.  Those who do not meet standard will be contacted to make adjustments until standard is met. While we will attempt to make contact, the responsibility lies with the student.

Students may always check their progress by signing in into their Career Cruising Portfolio "My Plan" homepage:  to see an itemized list, click on the “My Progress link next to the progress bar graphic.  When all requirements have been met the bar indicator will read “93% standard metsince the last item ~ the Annual Review ~ must be completed by HSB staff. Once the Annual Review is complete in early March, students who are done will show 100% on their progress bar indicator. 

If you are a Running Start student during your Junior and/or Senior year at LHS, you must check in with the HSB Center one time per month. We will access your Career Cruising and check on your progress.

If you’ve forgotten your user name and password, please check in with Mrs. Williamson in the LHS HSB Center.

E. williamsons@lynden.wednet.edu