What Are My Chances? High Schoolers, Scattergrams And The College Admissions Process

Admissions scattergrams are tools used by college counselors to plot students’ relative chances of college acceptance based on GPA and test scores. Naviance, the popular college admissions software used by millions of high schoolers throughout the US, is the primary supplier of these tools. Though Naviance scattergrams are one of the most common tools that high school counselors use to help demystify the “what are my chances” part of the application process, they should be used mindfully. Here are a few important things to keep in mind in order to make the most of this tool:

Experiential Learning on New York’s Harbor

The yearning to establish an calmer than Manhattan educational setting is what led to the creation of the New York Harbor School. Founded in 2003, the private school has since become an educational refuge for city students seeking to learn traditional subjects in a natural setting.

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Perseverance: Just Keep Swimming

What does perseverance mean to high school students? Is it studying hard for a test in a difficult subject? Is it practicing a skill until they’re the best they can be? For Yusra Mardini, perseverance means swimming.

Passaic Valley One of First Schools in State To Use Online College Application Program

Passaic Valley High School (PVHS) is one of the first in the state to utilize an online college application program which offers research and matching tools, course planning, career assessment, and personality tests and surveys.

My Phone Call with Malala

On her 16th birthday, July 12, 2013, Malala Yousafzai, stepped up on a block to reach the microphone at the United Nations. She had reason to celebrate almost one year after the attack on her life by the Taliban in her native Pakistan. Her crime? Advocating for girls’ right to an education.

Youth Policy Institute & Hobsons Partner to Support Low-Income Students with College Planning

Low-income and first-generation students in Los Angeles will soon have access to Naviance, thanks to the Youth Policy Institute (YPI), which is teaming up with Hobsons to help students discover their interests and strengths, understand the connection between academics and career paths, and create postsecondary education plans.

Overwhelmed with College Planning? Here are 10 Quick Tips for Parents

College planning can be stressful for students, families and counselors. Here are 10 tips for parents to keep in mind as you help students plan for life after high school.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ Class of 2015 Receives More Than $154.5 Million in Scholarships

Equal access to college and career readiness resources is critical for students pursuing a college education. For Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) in Maryland, high school counselors use Naviance by Hobsons to aid students in the college and scholarship application process.

Helping Students Get Off the “Floor”

As high school graduation season approaches, it’s time to celebrate our students’ success. But while high school completion is an important milestone, we know it’s just the beginning when it comes to preparing students for the 21st century workforce.

Preparing for Life: Thoughts on College and Career Readiness

Dr. Mort Sherman, American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Superintendent in Residence, shares his thoughts on the meaning of college and career readiness.

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