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Secondary Education 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 Counceling
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, integrate best practices, and evaluate program data in ways that can improve programs and services.

Dual Credit Programs
Students to 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
Project AWARE raises awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth, and trains school staff, families and community members in issues related to mental health.

Career Guidance Washington - Career and College Readiness

What's New

Running Start Enrollment Verification Form -
Updated June 2015
English | Spanish

2012-13 Truancy Report by District – Grades 1-8 (PDF)

2012-13 Truancy Report by District – Grades 9-12 (PDF)

Running Start FAQs - The Running Start FAQs have recently been revised by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

2014-2015 Running Start Updates on 1.20 FTE Limitation (B044-14)

Enrollment Options Informational Guide (Learning by Choice) (B037-14)

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