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Secondary Education provides leadership, technical assistance, and resources to Washington state schools, administrators, and counselors who equip students for academic success and career preparation. We are working to create a transition between secondary education and postsecondary education which will be as seamless as possible. We want students to have a meaningful experience at all education levels as well as future success in work and life in an increasing global society.

School Counseling and K-12 Supports
Guidance and Counseling
Career Guidance Washington
College Readiness Initiative
College Math Initiative
Bridge to College Transition Course
Reach Higher Washington

College and Career Support
Dual Credit
Running Start
College in the High School
College Success Foundation

GATE, Dropout Prevention/Responsiveness Services
Open Doors/Youth Re-engagement
Graduation: A Team Effort (GATE) Initiative
Graduation Success and Equity Initiative
Re-engagement TAS Support
Student Assistance
Project AWARE - Behavioral Mental Health
Attendance Initiative
Check & Connect - Mentorship Framework

System Supports
Safety & Discipline: Behavior, Emergency Response, HIB, School Climate, Gangs in Schools
Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
Healthy Youth Survey
Private Schools/Home-Based Instruction
Military Children
Performance Indicators/Data Analytics
Student Learning Plans for 8th grade
School Attendance Initiative

Other Agency Supports
Student Support
Teaching & Learning
Special Education Resources
Child Nutrition
Federal Programs


For more information, contact:

Dan Newell, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Education & Student Support,

Dixie Grunenfelder, Director of Secondary Education,

Danise Ackelson, Guidance & Counseling Supervisor

Kim Reykdal, Dual Credit Program Supervisor

   Updated 9/9/2016

Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  360-725-6000  TTY 360-664-3631
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