Seattle Public Schools

Naviance Offers Career and College Exploration for Students

Summary: Families that do not want their student to use Naviance can opt out by changing their preferences in the Source Aug. 28 - Sept. 29, 2023

High School and Beyond Planning with Naviance 

Seattle Public Schools uses Naviance to support students and their families with High School and Beyond Planning. With Naviance, students can explore career and college paths, identify how their talents and interests connect to their career and academic goals. High School and Beyond Planning is about goal setting, decision making and future planning all with Hope in mind. Naviance provides students with tools to help them identify their interests so they can make informed decisions about their future plans. Naviance is now owned by PowerSchool, which is Seattle Schools Student Information System provider. 

Explore What Makes You Unique The design of StrengthsExplorer® in Naviance identifies your student’s three strongest emerging talents and includes strategies for capitalizing on strengths to apply them towards success in school, career, and life. 

Connect Your Interests to Careers Based on activities your student enjoys, personal interests, and school subjects they enjoy, the Career Cluster Finder survey in Naviance ranks which career clusters your student might find most fulfilling. With the Career Interest Profiler in Naviance, your student answers questions related to their career interests and receives Holland interest codes with matching careers. Careers can then be added to a list of favorites for quick reference and to find post-high school programs that will help them reach these careers. 

Investigate Colleges and Majors The tools in Naviance can identify majors and colleges that could prepare your student for a career aligned with their strengths, interests, and personality. 

This summer Naviance has made the tool even more student friendly and even more supportive of students’ various career goals. 

Create a plan using Naviance.

Local and National Scholarship Database – Thousands of local and national scholarships are available for application by your student. Scholarships are 

High School and Beyond Plan – Schools will be using Naviance to deliver high school and beyond plan lessons in grades 6-12. The high school and beyond plan is a graduation requirement, which helps students and school counselors make sure graduation requirements are met and are aligned with identified goals. 

Manage the College Application Process – Track colleges your student is thinking about and an application list – even request electronic transcripts to be sent to colleges 

Data Security Seattle Public Schools takes data security and privacy very seriously. Power Schools’ policies and practices with respect to preserving data security and student privacy have been thoroughly vetted. Per their privacy policy, PowerSchool’s Naviance may not sell or reuse student data. A comprehensive Data Sharing Agreement is in place to further ensure Naviance abides by the data security and privacy requirements outlined in this contract. 

Data Fields The following data will be loaded to Naviance to maximize the effectiveness of the tool and to ensure that students receive the appropriate supports they need: student first and last name, username, proxy ID, school, grade, date of birth, transcripts, courses, GPA, ACT/SAT scores, ethnicity, and gender. Student groups can also be created to allow counselors to provide focused supports and interventions (e.g. College Bound Scholarship Recipients, English Language Learners, Running Start, Special Education). To ensure confidentiality, these groups are labeled with a proxy, rather than a group name. 

Naviance Opt-Out Window Families that do not want their student to use Naviance can opt out by changing their preferences in the Source. The opt out window will be August 28 – September 29. 

Learn more about Naviance.

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