- High School and Beyond: A Family Resource Guide (PDF Version)
A copy of the High School and Beyond Guide was mailed to all families of high school students enrolled in Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden, Lynden Christian, Meridian, Mt. Baker, and Nooksack Valley Schools. If you did not receive a guide or would like an additional copy, please contact your schools Career or Counseling Center. The guide was designed to serve as a "one-stop" reference of resources to assist parents in providing guidance as students move through 4 years of high school and prepare for their "13th year" transition. Parents will find valuable information about graduation requirements, assessments/testing, career exploration opportunities, education and advanced training options, plannning for college, financial aid information, grade-level guidelines and much more! Development and expansion of the guide was coordinated by the Tech Prep Consortium and included input from counselors, career specialists, teachers and parents from all 12 of our partner high schools.
- Shocking Truth About Education and Work (PDF version)
Author, Susan Quattrociocchi, Ph.D.
In her most recent book, Dr. Q explores some of the major issues facing young people and the adults that advise them. What will the future world of work look like? Are students preparing for jobs that will be there when they complete their education? Is there an approach that parents and educators can use to help young people prepare for meaningful and satisfying work? The answers to these questions are both surprising and eye opening. (60 page booklet)
- Tech Prep/Dual Credit Information Letter to Parents
PDF Version MS Word Version
- Tech Prep 2005: Briefing Paper from State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
- Tech Prep in Washington State
Brochure PDF version
- Dual Enrollment/Credit Programs Available in WA State: a list of programs to help teens acquire useful college-level skills and earn college credit while still in high school.
- High School Graduation Requirements (WAC 180-51-061)
- Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs)
- Call to Parents Information
Newsletters: “Of Special Interest”
Booklet: Shocking Truth About Education and Work
- Internet Resources for Parents