High School & Beyond Plan: Ninth Grade Checklist
Welcome to high school, we want to help you make the most of your final four years with Tacoma Public Schools (TPS). The High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) is a Washington State graduation requirement.
In middle school you may have begun to create your own personalized HSBP. The checklist below is designed to build onto your plan. If you haven’t started, don’t worry, your school is ready to support you.
Students, this is your plan, but the staff at your school are ready to support and guide you along the way. For questions or guidance reach out to your school advisor or counselor.
Where can I find my HSBP?
The High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) is located in Schoology. Students you will create an HSBP Portfolio to store the required documents and share your advisor or counselor.
- Sign into your Schoology account.
- Select your Profile (upper right, click on your name)
- Select Portfolios (upper left, under your profile image)
- Add New Portfolio (upper middle, +New Portfolio)
- Title your Portfolio First and Last Name HSBP, which saves automatically (example: John Smith HSBP)
After each assignment, upload completed documents into your HSBP Portfolio. Make sure to share your high school and beyond portfolio with your advisor or counselor.
Tacoma Online Students: You will use Edgenuity for your HSBP. Please contact your teacher for more information.
- Review your transcript and update your Academic Planner in preparation for 10th grade course registration.
- If taking a CTE course complete verification in SERS at the conclusion of each semester to receive dual credit.
- Explore your interests and leadership opportunities by participating in sports, school clubs, music, or drama groups, or community-based organizations, or volunteer activities.
- Review course options available at your school, including dual credit (earning high school and college credits), career and technical education (CTE) offerings, advanced placement, international baccalaureate, running start, college in the high school courses, and extra-curricular opportunities.
- Prepare for sophomore year course registration by meeting with your counselor, verify your transcript is accurate, ensure you are on track for graduation and consider which courses align with your post-secondary plans.
- Enroll in Career & Technical Education classes that fit your interests.
- Identify an internship/job shadow of interest, participate in summer camps, summer college and/or CTE credentialed programs, or volunteer activities.