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    The SPS strategic plan outlines the goal of all students prepared for college, career and life. Our goal is college for all students, because we believe that education beyond high school is essential for success in the 21st century. We define college as any degree or certificate granting post-secondary institution or apprenticeship program.

    High School Graduation

    Graduation requirements vary slightly depending on the graduation year of the student and the school that they attend. To see the complete details for each graduation year, visit the Graduation Requirements page.

    High school graduation requirements are not the same as college admissions requirements.  Students should look at college admissions to determine the courses needed to be eligible to apply for college or technical programs. Students may need to take additional courses while in high school to successfully prepare for their post-high school transition. 

    College Readiness

    There are many steps students should take to be prepared for college. No matter where a student is in the college admission process, the information below will help them prepare in terms of academic preparation, admissions process, and personal and family finances.

    For a step by step guide for college preparation, download each College Checklist below. Use these as a guide and continue to communicate with family members, counselors, teachers, and individuals in the community for additional support.

    Career Readiness

    Career preparation is a combination of course work, to gain knowledge in a particular career interest area, and employability and self-management skills such as the use of technology, teamwork, and responsibility.

    Learn more about Career and Technical Education within Seattle Public Schools.

    • Internships and Work-Based Learning

    If you are looking for work experience while in high school and/or immediately after graduation you may want to review the following resources.

    If you are would like additional information on apprenticeships then you may want to visit the following site.

    Additional Resources:

    Contact Us

    Phone: 206-252-0730

    Caleb Perkins
    Director of College and Career Readiness
    cbperkins@seattleschools.org

    Debra Knickerbocker
    Lead Data Reporting Analyst
    dlknickerboc@seattleschools.org

    Terra McFarlin
    ​​Counselor
    tjmcfarlin@seattleschools.org

    Krista Rillo
    Counselor
    klrillo@seattleschools.org

    Emily Harrison
    Secondary Revisioning Project Coordinator
    elharrison@seattleschools.org