Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Welcome and Foundations

    • Welcome to Beyond Graduation!

    • Your College and Career Story

    • Collecting and Using Data

  • 2

    Module 2 - Washington's Economy and Job Market

    • Washington's Job Market Part 1

    • Washington's Job Market Part 2

    • Current Job Market and Cost of Living in Your County

    • Awesome Statewide/County Labor Market and Cost of Living Tool

    • Exploring Jobs and Cost of Living with Students

  • 3

    Module 3 - Paying for Post Secondary Education in Washington State

    • How to Complete the WASFA Eligibility Questionnaire

    • Overview of paying for postsecondary education in Washington State

    • How to Set up your WASFA account

    • How to complete the WASFA (WASFA walkthrough)

    • How does my parent electronically sign the WASFA

    • How to complete the FAFSA

    • Challenging Financial Aid Situations

  • 4

    Module 4 - All About Two and Four Year Colleges

    • Helping Students Apply to Two Year Colleges

    • Helping Students Apply to Four Year Colleges

    • Helping Students Apply to Highly Selective Colleges

    • Tips from an Admissions Counselor

    • Helping students write personal statements

    • Writing letters of recommendation for students

  • 5

    Module 5 - All about Trade and Technical School, Apprenticeships and Military Pathways

    • Talking with Students about Technical and Trade School

    • Talking with Students about Apprenticeships

    • Talking with Students about the Military

    • Aracelis's Army Story

  • 6

    Module 6 - Navigating Uncomfortable Situations

    • Supporting Undocumented Students

    • Alejandra's Story - supporting undocumented students

    • Navigating Language Barriers with Students and Parents

    • Navigating language barriers with Students and Families - a counselor's story

    • Navigating Language Barriers with Students and Parents - A bilingual educator's story

    • Supporting Students with IEPs (Special Education Students)

    • Becca's Story: from preschool through graduating college with an IEP

    • Renee's Story (Becca's parent)

  • 7

    Module 7 - Action Plan: Putting it all together

    • Bringing it All Together: Your Action Plan

  • 8

    Template Pack

    • Lesson plans and materials for College and Career

    • Conversation Guide and Best Practices for supporting Undocumented Students in Washington State

    • College Application and Scholarship Tracker for Students

    • Senior Year Calendar and Checklist

    • Personal Statement Prompts for Students

    • Letter of Recommendation Request form for students

    • Cost of Living, Salary and Budget calculator for students

    • Suggested language for talking about Financial Aid

    • Critical Questions for Students Considering Technical and Military Pathways