Guidance for Students
Post-School Survey Guide for Students and Families
What is the Post-School Survey?
- The survey is a phone call from your former school district.
- It gathers information about what you have been doing in the year after leaving high school.
Why is this information important?
- It gives schools an opportunity to reconnect with you and see how you are doing.
- It helps schools know how they can better prepare students for the future.
When and how will I be contacted?
- A former teacher, secretary, or other staff member call you between June 1 and November 1.
- It will take about 15 minutes.
What kinds of questions will I be asked?
- Questions about work:
- Are you working? If so, where? How long?
- How many hours? How much do you get paid? Who do you work with?
- Questions about education and agency connections:
- Are you going to school? If so, where? How long?
- Have you contacted any agencies for support?
How do I prepare for the survey?
- Provide your teacher with a reliable way to reach you next year (phone, email, text).
- Make sure you or someone in your family knows the following information:
- The number of hours you work at your job (or the last job you had).
- How much you earn (or earned) per hour.
- The name of your school or training program (if you are enrolled in one).
- The names of any agencies you have contacted after high school.
What is done with my information?
- Your information is kept confidential.
- It is summarized into reports about the post-school outcomes of students throughout Washington.
- Your answers help schools learn how they can better prepare students for life after high school.
Can I see the reports?
For additional information:
Download the complete Post-School Survey Student and Family Guide:
Download a printer-friendly handout:
If you have further questions about the Post-School Survey, please contact your school district.