While the vast majority of students today aspire to go on to college, few know what it takes to optimize their potential and reach their goals. The Naviance College and Career Readiness Curriculum is a blended learning solution for students in grades 6-12 that helps them develop critical non-cognitive skills and college knowledge, and instills confidence so that they’ll persevere to reach their long-term college and career goals.
The Curriculum was developed in collaboration with Roadtrip Nation, who are dedicated to career exploration and helping individuals find their own roads in life. Videos created exclusively for the Naviance Curriculum allow students to hear from high school students, college students and professionals to help them see what lies ahead, and encourage them to persevere.
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Self-awareness is the first step for students to create a path that is meaningful to them. By recognizing their own skills and interests, students form their foundation for a successful future.
By developing successful habits and skills in areas such as homework, life, and goal setting, students learn the skills necessary to navigate any path they choose.
Every student needs support along the way, and every student’s support network will look different. Teachers, school staff, families and others create a network as students move through the path to post-secondary readiness.
No matter what a student aspires to do in life, having the skills to be career-ready is essential. Resumes, career planning, and goal setting all help students set out the best path for them.
The key to college readiness is to start early. By understanding the college process, exploring college options, and navigating the steps to apply, students will be equipped to reach their potential for post-secondary education.
Start financial readiness early with financial awareness. By providing students and families with tools to make smart decisions and developing the skills to complete the FAFSA, students will be well prepared for post-secondary financial success.
Lessons in the Curriculum cover a broad range of topics designed to guide students at each grade level through the steps they need to take to be ready for transitioning from middle school to high school, or planning for life after high school. Students will learn about critical topics related to self-discovery, developing success skills, building a network, exploring career options, and planning for college - academically, socially, emotionally and financially.
“The Naviance Curriculum takes students through the process of understanding what it takes to graduate college and career ready. It chunks it in little units that are doable for kids, engaging for kids, and relevant for kids, and gets kids thinking about what does that look like for them. I think that’s our greatest challenge in education, and I think that’s what this program does.”
—Annie Petrie, Assistant Principal, Napa High School
Schools can measure students’ readiness with a pre- and post-assessment of knowledge and skills in each grade, 6-12. These assessments allow counselors, teachers and other staff to more effectively target students needing additional support.
In schools today, we have an aspirations gap. This is the difference between what students aspire to achieve and what they actually accomplish.
The Naviance Curriculum lessons help students in four key areas that research shows increase students’ likelihood of reaching their post-secondary goals.
“The Naviance Curriculum helped me to realize what I know and what I don’t know.”
—11th Grade Student, Arlington, Virginia
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Hobsons presents on the challenges that first-generation and minority students face in enrolling and persisting in college, plus discusses strategies for schools to best support these students to reach their post-secondary goals.
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Student-driven and owned, our curriculum provides an engaging experience for students to navigate the college and career readiness ecosystem.
In this information session, Naviance Curriculum experts Kim Oppelt and Upendra Jejjala present the problems facing today's schools and students, preview the Curriculum lessons, and highlight the results of the pilot program.
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