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    Helping Students Prepare for High School Graduation and Become College and Career Ready

    The Seattle Public Schools 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.

    Career Readiness

    Through Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses, Seattle Skills Center and other learning experiences, our district is helping prepare students for life after high school graduation. Learn about career readiness.

    College Readiness

    There are many steps students should take to be prepared for college. From Advanced Placement courses and Running Start to school-day SAT, we have gathered some resources to help students learn about options that have during high school. Learn more about college readiness.

    Counseling and Guidance

    Seattle Public Schools counseling program provides comprehensive, developmental counseling services that address the academic, career and social/emotional development of all students. Learn more about counseling and guidance.

    Graduation Requirements

    Specific information about Washington state and Seattle Public School's graduation requirements. Read graduation requirements.

    Military Recruiting

    After graduation from high school, students are faced with several options. Joining a branch of the armed forces is one of the options students have. Learn more about military recruiting.


    Students use Naviance to explore colleges and career paths, analyze skills and talents and help them stay on track to reach academic goals. Naviance fosters post-high school planning communication and collaboration for students, counselors and families. Learn more about Naviance.

    Transition Services

    Transition services, mandated for students with disabilities, are services above and beyond conventional high school classes that provide extra support for students who need assistance in preparing for college, in obtaining and sustaining employment, in independent living skills, and in other areas necessary to independent and successful adult life. Learn more about transition services.

    Contact us

    Email: CollegeandCareerReadiness

    Phone: 206-252-0735

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    College and Career Readiness Staff

    Caleb Perkins
    Director of College and Career Readiness

    Debra Knickerbocker
    Lead Data Reporting Analyst

    Terra McFarlin

    Krista Rillo

    Emily Harrison
    Secondary Revisioning Project Coordinator