Keeping you on track

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



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Grad : Career Planning

Ideally, a career should match a person's interests, abilities, and values. The following career-planning resources can be useful in identifying possible career pathways. 

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 child's education. In order to join the military, they need to not only be physically fit, but get good grades and have strengths in math, engineering, science and foreign languages.

First and foremost, joining the military means committing to serving and protecting the country. It is important to help your child do their research, either online or by talking to former service members. 

Set : Finding the Right School

"Cool Tool:White House College Scorecard helps match your interests with potential colleges!  


Two-Year Colleges

Grad : Resources for Parents

There are incredible resources online for you to consult as your child nears high school graduation and college.

Planning for College

Set : Paying for Their Education

Paying for college may seem daunting. Perhaps even impossible. It’s not.

Anyone can go to college if they really want to, and money should not stand in the way of pursuing your children’s educational goals.

Understanding financial aid and need and merit based scholarship opportunities, knowing when and how to apply, and learning about tax benefits can mean the difference between choosing your child’s future based on your finances and choosing it based on their dreams.

Ready : Preparing for Their Education

With your support, your child can succeed in school and plan for their future. Ready Set Grad has resources to help you and your child customize their path to high school graduation and college. Below are some downloadable guides for parents of students from 6th to 12th grade, which offer tips on how to engage your child and prepare them for success.

Ready : Timeline

There are many key milestones in your child’s education. You may think of deadlines like college applications at the beginning of your child’s senior year. However, there are several stops along the way to graduation that will set them up for college success. Explore our interactive timeline for students, which you can sort by grade, or check out some of the big milestones for your family below.

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Ready : Help Your Children Continue Their Education

Your child can go to college. It may not be cheap, but it is the best possible investment in your child’s future. In fact, 67% of all jobs in Washington State will require a college degree or a career credential by the year 2018. 

It is never too early—or too late—to start thinking about your child’s future. You might be wondering: where do I begin? Ready Set Grad has the resources you need to help guide your child on their path to success.