Ways to Gain Skills Through Opportunities in High School

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Hi Everyone! My name is Helîn. I am a 2023-24 Ready WA Storyteller, and I wanted to share my thoughts and experience about the value of extracurricular activities. When I started high school during the...


Tool: Family Conversations about the Future

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This tool provides guidance for families to have conversations about students' plans after high school. It was co-created with a small group of parents and students representing various ethnicities and languages. Each stop in the...


Options HS seniors reflect about their college + career plans

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Teaching, dental hygiene, HVAC, and psychology are just a sampling of the future career aspirations of recently graduated seniors in Joe Wooding’s AVID class at Options High School in Bellingham. Graduates will move on to...


Quilcene: Expanding opportunities in a rural district

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Quilcene: Expanding opportunities in a rural district Relationships. Strategic use of resources. An activity or class to match every student’s interests. These are a few of the principles that guide the decisions of Quilcene School...


Ways to strengthen the HSBP experience

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Students of Washington, I’m sure you’ve been asked the question, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” “10 years?” Or even “15 years?” If students are anything like me, they may have no clue...


Surviving college applications: What I wish I knew

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By Summer Pease   Imagine working hard for twelve years, and then it all comes down to one application. No one warns you how hard it is to condense your entire academic and extracurricular life...