To graduate from high school, students in WA State must develop a High School & Beyond Plan that addresses how they will meet high school graduation requirements and what they are interested in doing following high school. The plan includes classes they need for their post-secondary pathway such as a two-year or four-year college, technical college, apprenticeship program, certificate program, the workforce, or military training.
The Auburn School District employs Xello, a web-based career & college exploration program, to support Washington's High School and Beyond Plan as updated during the 2020 Legislative Session (HB 1599). Xello allows students to explore career interests & learn how to prepare for a rewarding future. With customization and reporting tools, counselors, teachers and administrators can monitor and support students' progress.
Students have the opportunity to earn .25 general elective credits per semester for completion of required milestones. Xello’s future readiness model helps meet the American School Counselor Association's Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success.
Diverse Career and College Profiles
Students explore hundreds of career and college options that align with their interests. Engaging content, rich photography, and real-world interviews provide an authentic glimpse into their future and the critical knowledge to make informed decisions and plans for post-secondary learning.
Interactive Planning Tools
Students use their newfound knowledge to build an actionable roadmap by piecing together their saved career and academic options to create a personalized plan. Plus, with integrated course planning, they’ll have a clear path to their future goals.
Build Skills Employers Value
With integrated lessons, students build essential skills and knowledge that can help them succeed in the real world. Personalized based on their work in Xello, lessons give students the chance to reflect, reassess, and build communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills to ensure smooth transitions between critical life stages.