High school counselors play a key role in increasing students’ access to college. With increasing student‐to‐ counselor‐ratios as well as demands on their time, school counselors often lack the ability to provide adequate college counseling. In this article, we explored how school counselors can use educational technology, specifically the online program Naviance, to supplement college counseling in an effort to increase college access for all students. Results showing that students who logged in to Naviance more frequently had higher college application rates indicated that Naviance is an appropriate way for school counselors to promote college access.
The goals of this survey were to capture a current snapshot of dual enrollment (DE) course and program practices at institutions in the United States and determine if and how DE plays a role in the strategic enrollment management efforts of the institution.
Hobsons has partnered with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and AACC, the American Association of Community Colleges, to foster dialogue between school superintendents and community college presidents to discuss and develop strategies to improve college readiness and create a seamless K-14 system to benefit students, parents, and the community.
An extension of the report, Individual Learning Plans: Improving Student Performance released in 2015, is this reseach to practice brief to be used as a resource to complement the report.
Hobsons helps districts and schools achieve the goals outlined in their annual LCAP plan. In this white paper, learn about the Naviance features that will enable your school or district to support and align specifically with the California LCAP requirements, setting your students up for a lifetime of success.
From student course management planning to achieving proficiency in six essential college preparedness skills, Naviance by Hobsons not only helps California students prepare for their futures, but also aids California administrators in tackling their yearly LCAP plan submissions. Here’s 11 unique ways everybody wins.
If you’re experiencing the frustration that comes with tracking service hours manually, you’re not alone. Whether you are using Google Docs, carbon copies or email to keep track of your students’ service hours, we understand the challenges that come with having an inefficient paper process. Now that you’re interested in a digital process and started researching your options, we encourage you to have an open dialogue with the resources you find. Ask lots of questions and share the specifics about your service program with the platform provider to see if they are a good fit for your school’s needs.
This report summarizes a convening of leaders from AASA (The Superintendents Association), American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), and Hobsons, who met to share success stories and strategies that can help accelerate the creation of effective K-12-to-college pathways—whether that college experience includes technical school or trade certifications or a two- or four-year college or university.
In recent years, schools, districts, and states have increasingly relied on Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) to ensure that students gain the skills necessary to succeed in college and the workforce. Also known as Academic Achievement Plans, Personal Graduation Plans, and Four-Year Plans, ILPs are personalized, goal-oriented programs designed to help students focus on their academic and career futures.
To connect learning to life and stay in school, students need to be engaged with their education through three separate dimensions of student life: academically, socially, and emotionally. In this white paper, we lay out many different strategies to engaging all of your students through these three parts of their high school community.