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7This website was designed to help ZHS Juniors and their families review information shared at the annual guidance conference and to give juniors a preview for the upcoming senior year.


Ready Set Grad at is a website to help ensure every student in Washington 1State has access to the tools, information, and support they need to graduate high school and make college accessible and affordable.  Online tools help students of all ages create their own college plan. The right path for you may be a certificate program, apprentice, career-technical training, an associate, bachelor’s, or graduate college degree.


Junior Year Guidance Conference Information

 Graduation & Testing Requirements

ZHS 4 Year Plan





Career Information

(click on links to open information)

ZHS Career Pathways

Career Resources

Career Cluster Interest Survey

Military Career Awareness

Washington Career Bridge

US Bureau of Labor




4Post-Secondary Opportunities: Schools, Colleges, Military, Apprenticeship, World of Work


Which Option is Best for You After High School?

Topics in this section will include information about:

  • Various schools, colleges, military, apprentice and world of work options
  • Specific information about baccalaureate universities (public and independent) and Community Colleges
  • Graduate/Professional   Degrees
  • In State Versus Out Of State Colleges including the WUE Option
  • GUR’s-General University Requirements
  • Transferring from a community college to 4 year university and how the Direct Transfer Agreement-DTA works (See YVC DTA at
  • Technical Colleges and Specialty Colleges/Schools
  • Military Career and Financing Options
  • Apprenticeship Programs & OJT-On The Job Training
  • Volunteer, Community Service Work-Learning
  • ZHS Senior Placement Statistics

Be Prepared For College

ZHS College Prep 4 Year Plan

CADR-College Academic Distribution Requirements

College Visitations

          Campus Visitation Checklist

           Campus Visitation Verification Form (Senior Project)

          A Guide to Choosing A College-Asking the Right Questions on a Campus Visit

Testing for College Admission and Placement and/or Military Enlistment









Financial Aid Introduction

  • Budgeting for College
  • Need and Merit Based Aid
  • Gift, Loan, and Self Support Aid
  • Federal Aid Programs-Summary
  • Grants
  • Work Study
  • Loans

Five Steps to Receive Financial Aid    

  • Contact Your Colleges/Schools for Opportunities
  • Don't Get Scammed
  • ZHS Scholarship Resources (including weekly newsletter listing of scholarships)
  • WashBoard Free Scholarship Search


The “FAFSA”-Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FSA ID (Required to apply for FASFA)

FAFSA Forecaster

FAFSA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you are not FAFSA eligible try the WASFA at


Finding Scholarships


ZHS Senior Project


6Seniors earn 1.0 credit when they complete the project which is required for graduation. Requirements and recommendations for the Senior Project are reviewed with each student at their annual guidance conference.

During the Senior year each student is assigned a faculty advisor. The advisor will help guide the senior to successful completion of the project and will report progress for grading purposes. Seniors will be graded with a P = Pass or an F = Fail depending on their success in meeting the objective on time. The Senior Project is part of the eligibility process for the Senior year.  Due dates are announced in the spring of the Junior year. For details go to our ZHS Senior Project Website.

Annual Recommendation: ZHS students should document the following items and place them in their portfolio at home each year:

  • High School and Beyond Plan
  • Activities Log
  • Test Results
  • Collect samples of your best work

Junior Year Recommendation: Students should document the following items and place them in their portfolio before the end of the Junior Year:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Community Service
  • Immunization Record
  • Job Shadow
  • Photo Identification
  • Visitation (College, Technical School, Military, or Apprentice Program)