DeKalb County School District Selects Naviance as Exclusive College, Career and Life Readiness Solution Provider
Third-Largest School District in Georgia Entrusts Naviance to Streamline College and Career Readiness Initiatives to Better Support Students and Lead to Positive Results
ARLINGTON, VA - May 2, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Naviance, announced today that DeKalb County School District (DCSD) in DeKalb County, Georgia, is the first of the major Atlanta-area school systems to select Naviance as its exclusive provider of college, career and life readiness (CCLR) solutions.
“Naviance is proud to support DeKalb County Schools through our comprehensive college, career and life readiness platform,” said Monica Morrell, general manager of Naviance. “We are confident that the CCLR framework within Naviance will assist the District in achieving its goal of better supporting students throughout their educational journey and we look forward to our continued partnership based on student success.” DeKalb County School District is the third largest school system in Georgia, serving nearly 102,000 students. The District’s decision to implement Naviance supports its mission to “ensure student success, leading to higher education, work, and lifelong learning,” by providing students with a platform that equips them with the tools to achieve long-term college, career, and life goals.
“We want to ensure that every one of our students has all the necessary tools when they graduate to succeed in life,” said DCSD Superintendent/CEO Dr. R. Stephen Green. “With the analytics provided by Naviance, we will be able to make prescriptive changes to our college, career, and life readiness programming to provide our student population with the best support possible.”
After a comprehensive review of seven providers, a cross-functional committee determined that Hobsons was the most responsive and responsible firm and that Naviance was the preferred solution to help the District best meet its goals.
“After reviewing the proposals, it was clear that Naviance was the best fit for our district,” said Manomay Malathip, executive director, Student Advancement. “Naviance’s platform has been proven to support a district of this size and provides individualized solutions that will empower our staff to provide students with more meaningful guidance to make informed CCLR decisions.”
Naviance is the most widely adopted CCLR platform in the country, with over 13 million students in 14,000 schools across the United States using its technology. Naviance offers a holistic CCLR solution for students, staff and administration that delivers measurable improvements in student outcomes.
Implementation of the platform is currently underway in the DeKalb County School District and students will begin using Naviance in the fall of 2019.
About DeKalb County School District
The DeKalb County School District utilizes Deep Teaching and Learning to prepare its more than 102,000 students for college and careers. Deep Teaching and Learning engages students to think critically, solve problems, communicate, and collaborate effectively to be successful in college, career and life. To learn more, visit www.dekalbschoolsga.org. Submit questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Naviance provides information and resources that enable school counselors, teachers, students, and parents to engage in meaningful conversations about how to assess a student’s options after high school. The platform arms students with the tools to explore, apply to, and enroll in a postsecondary path that is a best fit for the student, based on education and career goals, learning style, and personal preferences regarding where and how they would like to continue their education.
For more information on Naviance, visit www.naviance.com.
A leader in education technology, Hobsons helps more than 15 million students to identify their strengths, explore careers, match to best-fit educational opportunities, create academic plans, and reach their education and life goals. More than 13,000 K-12 and higher education institutions partner with Hobsons and leverage our expertise and our solutions -- Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish -- to improve college and career readiness, college recruiting and admissions, and higher education student success to support millions of students. Our leading college and career readiness platform Naviance was named the 2017 and 2018 SIIA CODiE Award winner in the Best College and Career Readiness Solution category.