College & Career Readiness (K-12)
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We at Naviance by Hobsons are continuing to monitor the latest information regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To support schools and districts through this unprecedented period, we have made many resources available to our Naviance clients.
The Hastings Area School System is a rural school district located in southwest Michigan. One of the gems of the district is one of their school counselors, Cathy Longstreet. She has been with the Hastings Area School System for 23 years, currently serving as a school counselor at Hastings High School and K12 Counseling Department chair.
Amanda Fitts is the college and career counselor at Arcadia High School located in Arcadia, California. She has been a school counselor for 13 years and has been with Arcadia High School for three years. Amanda started her career as a math and psychology teacher before going back to school for a counseling degree.
Jessia Vocatura is a school counselor at Norwich Free Academy (NFA) in Norwich, Connecticut. Norwich Free Academy is an independent 9th through 12th-grade high school that supports students from 14 different towns. Jessica has been with Norwich Free Academy for 24 years and has been the department chair for school counseling since 2014.
In a recent blog post, we shared that 21 schools in 13 states are participating in early access to the new Course Planner, which launched on December 16, 2019. The participating schools have played an integral part in ensuring that proper implementation and training materials were available for all clients when the new Course Planner is launched.
One of the most important decisions a student makes is what they will do after they graduate high school. Hobsons’ mission is to connect learning to life by matching students to opportunities across a lifetime of education decisions.
According to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, by 2020 about 65% of the jobs will require some form of education or training beyond high school. Whether students decide to go straight to a college or technical school, join the military, or enter the workforce after high school, they must understand what’s required to reach their goals.
Located in New Rochelle, New York in Westchester County lies The Ursuline School, which is an all-girls, independent, private, Roman Catholic middle and high school. We had the opportunity to speak with Elizabeth Roper, Director of College and Academic Counseling, to learn more about how The Ursuline School is using Naviance to best support students and connect with families.
The National Clearinghouse Research Center released its seventh annual report on current data around high school graduates’ postsecondary outcomes. Findings in this report show that there continues to be a large gap between higher-income and low-income high schools in student enrollment, persistence, and completion.
Naviance by Hobsons will be attending the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) from September 26-28 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. This conference brings together over 6,500 counseling and admission professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.
This summer, we welcomed 20 college students to join the Hobsons’ team for the 2019 Summer Internship Program. Students spent 10 weeks working on various projects to support three product lines: Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish. Our Summer Internship Program exemplifies our commitment to supporting student success, along their educational journey. It is our mission come to life within the walls of our Arlington, VA and Cincinnati, OH offices.
At this year’s Hobsons Summer Institute, we shared the announcement of our new Course Planner Reimagined launching December 16, 2019. The new Course Planner Reimagined was designed based on the collective feedback of hundreds of clients across numerous states to improve the overall experience within Naviance for staff and students. Read our blog post to learn more!
Fall is a time for new classes, a new routine, and perhaps a new school. Have you thought about how this year will help you reach your goals? Read our blog to learn 3 things you can do now to take ownership over your future.
Another school year is upon us! As you gear up to support students on their educational and career paths, we’ve put together a few tips to start the year and a look at what’s new with Naviance.
Hobsons Summer Institute 2019 is quickly approaching, and we want to make sure you are prepared to have a great conference experience. Check out this list of tips to help you make the most out of #HSI19!
You did it! Another school year has come and gone, and now there’s time to hit the pool and relax for the summer. Summer is an ideal time to take steps to plan for your future. Regardless of your grade, aspirations, or location, you can use these tips to help create a strategy to set and achieve your personal goals.
In May, we announced improvements to Naviance for the next school year that will have a positive impact on staff, students and parents. Many of these updates are a direct result of user feedback provided in Naviance IDEAS. These advances will help you support college, career and life readiness for all students, specifically in the competencies of Academic Skills, College Knowledge, and Career Knowledge.
Township High School District 214: Aligning Curriculum to Career Pathways for Successful Transitions
Career Knowledge is one of the six key competencies in the College, Career and Life Readiness Framework. K-12 students spend much of their time in school working toward the goal of being prepared to enter the workforce in a career that aligns with their strengths and interests.
Choosing whether and where to apply to college is a complex and important choice which many students and families struggle to navigate. Naviance is an important tool for helping students, families and school counselors with these choices.
One of the best ways for students to get a feel for a college is to meet with college representatives who take time to visit their high school. But for counselors, identifying colleges and scheduling those visits isn’t always easy. Two California high schools figured out how to streamline that process and increase the number of reps visiting their schools.
Check out the abstract for a recent study published in The Professional Counselor journal, highlighting counselors’ perceptions of Naviance.
What do you want to be when you grow up? That can be a tough question to answer when you’re not sure. The good news is that there are things you can do this spring to help you have a better idea and plan for your next step, whether you’re in 6th grade, 12th grade, or somewhere in between.
My name is Jessica Garner and I’m the Director of College Readiness for Union County Public Schools, just outside Charlotte, North Carolina. More importantly, I’m a mother. My oldest daughter is just starting the process of searching for the college of her dreams.
Administrators are continually searching for ways to effectively measure college, career and life readiness (CCLR) outcomes.
Schools and districts need to prepare students for their future while also balancing their bottom line. The College, Career & Life Readiness Budget Trends 2018 survey brief dug deeper into the ways K-12 institutions are funding college, career and life readiness initiatives as well as the metrics they are relying upon to measure effectiveness.
Expanding the Definition of College and Career Readiness: Introducing the CCLR Framework White Paper
Traditionally, college and career readiness (CCR) in schools has been centered around three areas: academic skills, career knowledge and college knowledge. But research shows that this isn’t enough.
Wes Moore, Sara Goldrick-Rab to Keynote Blended K-12, Higher Education Conference
The American Council on Education’s (ACE) Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS), with support from Hobsons, released a report that examines key predictors of credential completion among direct-from-high school community college students.
With Naviance Summer Institute 2017 only a couple weeks away, we want to make sure that you are prepared to have an awesome conference experience. We've outlined a quick checklist and packing tips to make the most of your time at NSI.
Five key takeaways from the "Improving the Odds of Successful Upward Transfer" webinar.
About the author: Brian Estrada spent nine years working as an undergraduate admission officer for Vanderbilt University and Dartmouth College. In 2013, he transitioned to a college counseling position at Providence Academy in Plymouth, Minn. This article was crafted from a session titled “Straight Talk about Counselor Recommendations,” presented at May 2016’s MIDWest joint ACAC conference in Minneapolis and November 2016’s Minnesota ACAC College Counseling Institute. Special thanks to Jessica Forniash (Randolph School-Huntsville, Ala., formerly Vanderbilt University), Kelly Woodward (Creighton University), and Nora Main (Macalester College), who contributed to those sessions and whose insights were incorporated into this article.
Naviance by Hobsons will be attending the COBIS Annual Conference in London this year for the first time.
The American Council on Education’s (ACE) Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS), with support from Hobsons, released a report that examines the impact of factors such as dual enrollment, academic performance and testing, financial aid, and campus engagement on successful upward transfer rates for community college students.
NSI 2017 pre-conference courses are organized into categories geared toward beginner and advanced Naviance users. Check out our guide so you can decide which courses are right for you!
Here are four ways that AchieveWORKS can enhance your counseling programs and improve student performance.