College & Career Readiness

Post-Secondary Planning:
Enrolled // Enlisted // Employed

The Washington High School Counselors work with all students to provide guidance and support so that they have access to post-secondary option(s) of their choice, including enrollment in college or technical school, enlistment in a military branch, and/or gainful employment in the work force. 

At WHS, we offer Career & Technical Education (CTE) classes in the following areas: business education, diversified occupations, family and consumer sciences, technology science, technology math, health occupations, horticulture, agriculture, construction related carpentry, applied math, environmental science, video broadcasting, network engineering, manufacturing engineering, turf landscaping, aviation ground school. For more information, please see our Course Catalog.

All students will also create a Portfolio over the course of their time at Washington High School. The Portfolio will include the following: samples of your work (your best work and work that shows how you have improved); grades, test results, four-year plan, transcripts and credit check; your self-assessments about how you’re doing and how you can improve academically; career goals and post-secondary plans; a typed High School and Beyond Plan; a financial plan for your future; a record of your jobs, internships, or volunteer service; and honors or awards you’ve received.  The content of the Portfolio is created in Patriots Partnership, the advisory class that was developed to assist students in the development of a high school and beyond plan while at WHS. 

The Portfolio will be used in Student Led Conferences (SLCs) and Senior Presentations.  SLCs are held twice a year - once in the Fall and once in the Spring.  In 2012, the district approved a one-quarter (.25) yearly credit for advisory upon successful completion of Patriots Partnership/Advisory and will be awarded either P (pass) or F (fail). To earn the credit and a pass, students must complete both of the SLCs along with the tasks assigned to each grade level in the Portfolio. Senior Presentations occur during the spring of your senior year and are made to a panel of community members.