Class of 2021, Set Aside Time This Summer to Consider Options and Prepare
It’s common for graduating seniors to lose momentum during summer break, and this year has been more challenging than most. But don’t let uncertainty about the coming months derail your hopes and dreams for the future. Take time this summer to reflect on what you want life to look like down the road.
Once graduation is behind you (Congratulations!), set yourself up for success in life after high school:
Have a plan for college or career training. It’s not too late! Washington’s public and private colleges and universities are ready to welcome you.
Prepare a budget and know how to access health care.
Need help? Have questions? Identify supportive people and places on your college campus or in your community.
Check out Washington GEAR UP’s Graduate Handbook, which provides next steps for recent high school graduates. The handbook includes a to-do list, info about college course types, financial aid tips, and more.
Parents and families can help! Ask the adults in your life to review the Family Guide: Supporting Your Child After High School, which helps family members support graduates as they prepare for and complete their first year in college. The family guide is available in eight languages.
Life is changing, but you are ready—you can do this! Stay on track and plan your future on the Washington Student Achievement Council website.