City officials announced Wednesday that they will make Hobsons Naviance accessible to 11,500 middle- and high school students. Officials at Pittsburgh Public Schools hope Naviance will help increase graduation rates, assist families with financial aid applications and track college applications among students at city schools.
The Hudson City Schools started a program last year called College 101. Jill Okey, a counselor with the district, started this mandatory program for high school juniors. “Once a month ... juniors attend large group sessions on various topics relating to the college application process,” said Shelley Ladauto, guidance department head at the high school. “They are required to complete assignments on their Chromebooks through Naviance. This is the most comprehensive program we have for college readiness. In addition, colleges routinely visit the high school and can answer student questions in a small group setting."
PPS joins more than 40 percent of the largest 25 urban school districts and more than one-third of the 300 largest school districts using Naviance
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First National presented a $5,000 check to the Westlake City Schools last week. The money will be used to support a college and career readiness software program, and the expansion of the Beekeeping Club Project. About $2,000 of the donation will be used for the Naviance program, which is a college and career readiness program designed to help students identify their strengths, interests and steps to achieving their goals. The program also allows individual learning plans to be aligned to student goals.
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The Education Foundation of Sarasota County has granted more than $60,000 in funding for Sarasota County Schools to support its Middle School College and Career Readiness Project. This funding provides over 6,300 students in eight middle schools The Naviance College & Career Readiness Curriculum, allowing students to develop skills and college knowledge needed to reach their post-secondary goals, and AchieveWORKS assessments, providing a comprehensive profile of each student’s strengths.
Observers of this blog and NCAN’s work know that thanks to the support of Strada Education Network, we have been exploring the connections between college and career success. Students not only need to access college, persist when they get there, and complete, but they should perform all of these activities with a purpose in mind. Activities like career exploration, skill and interest inventories, and networking, among other information and experiences, are key to ensuring that students identify and connect to a career that fulfills them personally and professionally.