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College and Career Pathways

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Western Oregon University steps up to produce home-grown bilingual teachers - read The Oregonian's article about how students from Hillsboro, Salem-Keizer and Monmouth School Districts are working toward becoming fully-credentialed bilingual teachers through WOU's special program.



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Over 300 Hillsboro School District students descended on the Civic Center on Thursday, Oct. 22, to learn more about career opportunities in public service. Mayor Jerry Willey, pioneering female sportscaster Ann Schatz, and members of the City of Hillsboro provided an enlightening and entertaining day. Read the article by The Oregonian reporter Jim Ryan. Video courtesy of City of Hillsboro. Click here for more photos of the day.


College and career may seem far away, but it is never too early to take that first step and get on the right track. Hillsboro School District is committed to ensuring all students are college- and career-aware, eligible and prepared.

Becoming aware involves early exposure to colleges and careers, interest mapping, guidance lessons and the completion of national standardized tests. It also involves students and parents understanding the requirements for high school graduation as well as entrance requirements for technical or vocational schools, two-year community colleges, four-year public and private colleges, and even the military.

Becoming eligible involves students completing the necessary steps to proceed with their post-high school choice. This includes ensuring they meet entrance requirements, applying for their choice(s) within the deadlines, planning for paying college tuition and/or supporting themselves, and planning the steps needed to achieve their future goal.

Becoming prepared involves gaining the knowledge, skills and work ethic that lead to future success. Students will need a well-rounded education in a wide array of subjects, good study and work habits, and the skills to prepare them for independent living.

K-12 Roadmap

The K-12 career and college roadmap describes the expectations of HSD students and the related activities to prepare for career and college. This is used to assist and guide students as they become aware, eligible and prepared for their eventual pathway(s).




Middle School Preparation

Navegando hacia la escuela preparatoria y más allá

Middle school is important because you are laying the foundation in a lot of subjects and forming good study habits. Developing certain skills in middle school will make it easier to adjust to the challenges of high school and college and will lead to a wider variety of college options. Click on the timeline image below for a summary of preparation tasks. Click here for more details on what you and your parents can do to make the most of your middle school education and start planning for high school coursework.

High School Preparation

Navegando desde la escuela preparatoria y más allá

In high school, you will start exploring colleges and careers through our Naviance career planning tool as well as college and scholarship search tools. Familiarize yourself with the resources in your counseling centers. Start planning for college entrance tests such as the PSAT, SAT and ACT. Get involved in your school and community through sports, clubs and/or volunteering. Visit college campuses. Set a timeline for yourself that includes testing, application and scholarship deadlines. Above all, keep on track to meet high school diploma requirements! Click on the timeline image below for a summary of preparation tasks. Click here for more details about navigating through high school and beyond.

Planning Timeline Chart

        College and Career Pathways Booklet

Planificación universitaria 

y profesional


Guía para navegar los

caminos a la universidad

y la profesión


Upcoming Career Days and Information Nights


Advance registration is required. Click on the link for each career day for more information and to register.


  • Check back soon for fall listings


Click here to see the list of career-related events facilitated by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce School-to-Career program during the school year.

Click here to access the School-to-Career site for scheduled event days and registration.


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