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    Naviance Helps Middle School Students Plan and Prepare for High School and Beyond
    Posted on 12/14/2018
    Middle school students using computers

    Naviance Helps Middle School Students Plan and Prepare for High School and Beyond

    Transitioning from middle school to high school can be a daunting time for both students and families. New surroundings, new people, and adjusting to new schedules are never easy.

    Starting January 2019, middle school students and families can get a head start on preparing for high school academic requirements, college admissions, and life after high school.

    A common question adult ask students is: “What do you want to do when you grow up?” This question can elicit different responses. Some students know exactly where they want to go and how they will get there. Some students may be unsure and will require support to chart out a future that is aligned to their strengths and interests.

    The district’s college and career planning tool, Naviance is currently being used by students in grades 8-12, and beginning in January 2019, middle school students in 6th and 7th grade can take advantage of Naviance.

    Through Naviance, middle school students can access tools to learn about study habits, financial planning, goal setting and more. Naviance helps educators ensure that all students have access to early college and career planning.

    Self-discovery: Naviance can be used to discover unique strengths and interests. Strengths Explorer in Naviance identifies a student’s top three strengths and includes strategies to apply them towards success in school, career, and life. Career Exploration: Students can use the knowledge of their strengths and interests and discover careers that align. The Career Cluster Finder survey in Naviance compiles a student’s favorite activities, personal qualities, and favorite school subjects and recommends career clusters that the student may find interesting.

    Academic Planning: Students and families can begin planning for high school coursework using Naviance, where they can track whether graduation requirements are met and are aligned with identified goals.

    Post-Secondary Preparation: Students and families can begin exploring colleges of interest by viewing school profiles and track colleges where they are interested in applying. Students can also send electronic transcripts to colleges during the application process. A database of local and national scholarships is also available for students to browse through. One million high school students received scholarships by finding and applying for them using Naviance.

     

    For further questions, read the Naviance FAQ that outlines answers to commonly asked questions around data sharing, how Naviance is used, and etc.