Ways to Gain Skills Through Opportunities in High School

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Ready WA Storyteller Helîn updated this blog post, which initially featured national and international opportunities, with a whole new section about opportunities in Washington! We've added the new section about Washington up top, for easy...


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. The tool is available...


Tips for first-gen college students: exploring majors

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By Hannah Phanitchob As a first-generation college student, it can sometimes feel like you are miles behind your peers. Maybe some of your friends already know what they’re going to study and where they want...


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...


A conversation with students at Options HS in Bellingham

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Fog, snow, rain, and partial sunshine all made an appearance in Joe Wooding’s AVID classroom at Options High School in Bellingham on a recent December afternoon. Students used weather patterns to describe their mental state...


Running Start vs. Advanced Placement (AP): Making the Right Decision for You

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By Summer Pease Making the decision between Running Start or taking AP classes is definitely a big one. There are a lot of things to consider, not only academics but how it will affect you...