Everett Public Schools Wins the Hobsons Education Advances Award
Hobsons celebrates the achievements of Everett Public Schools, Broward County Public, Longwood Senior High School, and Marietta High School for College, Career and Life Readiness
ARLINGTON, Va. – July 23, 2020 – Hobsons, the education technology leader enabling student success, has selected Everett (Washington) Public Schools as the 2020 winner of the Hobsons Education Advances Award for College, Career and Life Readiness.
Each year, Hobsons recognizes academic institutions contributing to a future where education advances every student towards their full potential. Nearly 60 applicants submitted their success stories for awards in three categories.
The finalists for College, Career and Life Readiness category showed how they innovatively support their students’ needs. Using capabilities from Hobsons’ Naviance solution, the finalists bridge students’ current strengths and interests to post-secondary success in college, career, and life.
“We are delighted to hear how Naviance by Hobsons has positively impacted so many students, schools and school districts,” said Kate Cassino, CEO of Hobsons. “We are so proud of Everett Public Schools’ achievements, especially in significantly improving their high school graduation rates. Much of their successes can be attributed to a holistic approach in which counselors, teachers, administrators and other school staff worked together to develop strategies to help students succeed.”
Everett Public Schools, a district serving 20,000 students just north of Seattle, decided in 2003-2004 to tackle on-time graduation challenges. The school district developed a holistic approach, with coordinated support shared by counselors, teachers, administrators and other school staff, to establish social and emotional skills as a foundation for students. The use of Naviance capabilities with students in grades 6-12 provided insights to each student’s strength and interests, allowing school staff to develop more tailored strategies and personalized lesson plans. As a result, Everett has successfully increased on-time graduation.
In its winning submission, Everett Public Schools said the $2,000 Hobsons Education Advances Award would help teachers structure their instruction and support for students from traditionally underrepresented populations.
Hobsons also recognized the other finalists: Marietta High School in Georgia, Broward County Public Schools in Florida and Longwood Senior High School in New York. Each demonstrated what is possible when combining people, process and technology to make a difference in the lives of students. Read more about these remarkable Hobsons Education Advances Award finalists.