Grade 7-8

High School & Beyond Plan: Seventh and Eighth Grade Checklist

Planning for life after high school starts in middle school. The High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) is a Washington State graduation requirement. Beginning in middle school, you may work with career guidance specialists, school counselors, and teachers to start creating your own personalized HSBP.  

Completing the steps outlined in this checklist will help you learn about yourself, learn about resources and opportunities, and help you prepare to enter high school.  

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 advisor or counselor. 

Grade 7: Required

Grade 7: Recommended

Grade 8: Required

Grade 8: Recommended

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. 


  1. Sign into your Schoology account. 
  2. Select your Profile (upper right, click on your name) 
  3. Select Portfolios (upper left, under your profile image) 
  4. Add New Portfolio (upper middle, +New Portfolio) 
  5. 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.