High School and Beyond Plan

  • Students must complete a High School and Beyond Plan to graduate. There are three requirements:
    1. A Portfolio
    2. 20 Hours of Community Contact
    3. A Presentation

The Portfolio

  • The portfolio consists of a compilation of assignments completed during advisory. Students also need to collect best works completed their senior year. Students will be required to submit documentation to their advisors of best works in the areas of reading/writing, math, creative/artistic production and personal choice.

20 Community Contact Hours

  • The second element is community involvement. Students are required to complete a minimum of 20 community involvement hours and can begin to earn these hours starting the summer before their junior year. These hours can take the form of community service such as volunteering at a hospital, working with a service organization such as Boys and Girls Club, or career exploration through job shadowing or career exploration.
    • Per district guidelines, students can only use 10 hours related to a school service projectA staff member of NTHS can only verify school hours which cannot exceed 10 hours.
    • Once you have completed your hours, document your hours on the Community Involvement Documentation form, have your community contact person complete and sign and turn in to room 201 or the counseling center within 90 days of completion of hours.  
    • Looking for ideas on where to complete your hours? Look for volunteer ideas from the Together! Resource Guide (PDF) or check out the NTHS Career Center Newsletter to identify additional volunteer opportunities.

The Presentation

  • The third element is a presentation, which is fulfilled through the spring student-led conference (SLC).  All seniors need to schedule an SLC with their advisor.  Even if your parent cannot attend, you must complete an SLC in order to fulfill High School and Beyond.
    During the conference students will present their advisory portfolios, articulate their post high-school plan, and reflect on their community involvement.


  • If you have further questions or would like more specific information, please feel free to contact North Thurston High School HSBP Coordinator, Iolanthe Oliver, at ioliver@nthurston.k12.wa.us.

Last Modified on November 16, 2017