provides leadership and resources to Washington state schools and counselors who ready students for academic success and career preparation. We are also engaged in strengthening the links between secondary and postsecondary education. We want students to have a seamless transition between education levels, and future success in work and life in our global society.
Guidance and Counseling
Find the information, policy, regulation and school-level resources every school needs to build a powerful, standards-based comprehensive guidance and counseling program.
Career Guidance WA
School counselors use this holistic guidance and life-planning
program for middle and high school students. Career Guidance WA
helps to establish key program components, and integrate best
practices in ways that can improve
programs and services.
Dual Credit Programs
Students take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. Get the information you need to earn dual credit through standardized exams or college course enrollment
GATE — Graduation: A Team Effort
This initiative aligns dropout prevention, intervention and reengagement efforts across OSPI, and engages other state agencies, statewide youth-serving organizations, and regional and local education agencies.
Project AWARE — Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education
Three school districts are pilots for the Project AWARE grant,
which is designed to raise awareness of mental health issues
among school-aged youth. Through Project AWARE schools train
staff, families and community members in issues related to