The Arizona school wins 2016 Education Advances Award at annual Naviance Summer Institute

Hobsons, the world’s leader in connecting learning to life, is pleased to announce Flagstaff High School, of Flagstaff, Arizona, as the Naviance College and Career Readiness winner of the 2016 Hobsons Education Advances Awards. Flagstaff will be recognized today, during the annual Naviance Summer Institute for its innovative use of technology in helping students to advance personally, socially, and academically.

Since implementing the Naviance program school-wide in 2007, the counseling department at Flagstaff High School, which serves an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student population, has used the platform along with other technologies to help increase individualized counseling for students, helping them advance personally, socially, and academically. Through Naviance, the Flagstaff counseling program has been able to transition students including those in special education, from high school to their postsecondary aspirations with ease, given the ability for students to request transcripts electronically, find scholarships that are relevant to them, and evaluate and compare different colleges. 

The Education Advances Awards program is designed to recognize the innovation that is possible when a school combines people, process, and technology to make a difference in the lives of students. 

“The Hobsons Education Advances Awards are our chance to highlight the successes of the outstanding schools and school districts we’re honored to partner with,” said Stephen M. Smith, President of Advising and Admissions Solutions at Hobsons. “This year, we applaud Flagstaff High School for their incredible efforts and innovative use of technology to ensure they’re meeting the unique needs of students, helping them to reach their academic goals.” 

In addition to the recognition, Flagstaff High School will receive a cash prize to put towards the school’s student success initiative.


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