Keeping you on track

Learn how Ready Set Grad can help you stay on track to graduate and succeed.


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Grad : Resources

Need some more ideas for how to stay organized? Want a template that helps you narrow down your college and career goals and interests? Want to talk to others who are dealing with the same deadlines and tough choices? Check out this list of resources we’ve developed for you!

Grad : Career Planning

Think of something you enjoy doing. It could be writing, being a captain of a sports team, working on your school’s yearbook, or a number of other things. All of your current interests, activities and passions can help you explore what career paths you might want to follow!

Set : Paying for My Education

It’s never too early to start researching ways to help you pay for school. There are a wide variety of websites that help you narrow down your search for grants and scholarships. While many deadlines for financial aid aren’t until your senior year, you can always be searching for scholarships and other ways to fund your educational goals.

 Here are some websites to get you started:

Ready : Preparing for My Education

The rest of your time in high school is going to fly by. Hopefully you’ve already started a list of schools you might be interested in, and junior year is the time to start narrowing your options for schools or programs. If you haven’t done so already, you should plan campus tours and learn about student life at different schools, not just academics. Look for opportunities at your school to go on field trips to college campuses, or work with your family to set them up. You can do so by contacting college admissions offices or checking out their website.

Ready : What You Need to Know

Colleges don’t just look at your GPA. You need to be involved in groups, and challenge yourself to take on leadership opportunities within those groups. That way, teachers and coaches can get to know you and see your commitment to your education and life goals, which will help them write your letters of recommendation in the future.

Learn how to avoid scholarship scams and identity theft as you look for financial aid and then attend college.

Ready : Overview

In just one year you’ll be graduating from high school! This is an important year; the grade point average you get this school year, in addition to your cumulative GPA will be very important for your college applications! You also need to start thinking of who can write you letters of recommendation, which extracurricular activities can make you stand out, and how are you planning to pay for school.

Did you know: there are three things you must do to in order to graduate from high school?

Grad : Transfer Planning

Planning to start at a community college and then transition to a four-year institution? Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. Most colleges have their own standards for transferring credits, so make sure you visit the website of the schools you’d like to attend and schedule a time to talk with an admissions officer or adviser.

 If you’re doing Running Start, confirm that your community college credits will transfer to your top-choice schools.

Resources for transferring:

Grad : Military Information

The military can offer a diverse and challenging set of experiences and skill development with travel opportunities and even help pay for part of your education. In order to join the military, you need to not only be physically fit, but having good grades and strength in math, engineering, science and foreign languages can help you move up more quickly.

Set : Find the Right School

Do you want to stay close to home or move far away? Are you really into sports, or want a school that has more art and cultural activities? Are you hoping to live on campus in a residence hall, or in an off-campus apartment? These are things you will consider when choosing a school. While academic programs are very important, there are a lot of factors that go into picking a school or program.

Grad : High School Grad & College Admission Standards

High School Graduation Standards

The State Board of Education website provides information on the Washington State High School graduation requirements for each graduating class.

The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI) website offers additional details on the state's graduation requirement, as well as information about the High School and Beyong Plan.