THE POWER OF NAVIANCE
WPS60 Waukegan High School Waukegan, IL
Charmaine Harris, Ph.D.
Principal, College Studies Program
C...
The Power of Naviance
Waukegan Public School District 60
www.wps60.org
“A New Day…A New Way in Waukegan Schools
students first!”
WPS60 is a unif...
WHS AT A GLANCE
WHS is comprised of two campuses that enrolls 4000+
students, grades 9 – 12 with faculty, staff, and
admin...
WHO ARE THE BULLDOGS
(All information taken from WPS60 website)
Race/Ethnicity:
Hispanic 72.3%
African American 18.6%
Cauc...
Our College and Career Culture
LESS THAN 20% of our graduates pursue and/or
engage with post secondary education options.
...
Our Priority
Developing College and Career Service mission and vision.
Increase visibility in order to increase awareness ...
Our Plan
Introduction of THE POWER OF NAVIANCE to ALL
students grades 9-12 during the 2012-13 school
year.
Naviance Planni...
Our Success
ALL Support Staff granted access and trained to
deliver Naviance to students
ALL Students granted access and t...
On Our Way
THE CLASS of 2013…….
Our largest class in school history 1,003 Graduates
Our graduates earned HONORS DISTINCTIO...
Our Future
Guidance Counselor leadership (via House)
Increase usage efficiency via support for WPS60 Info
Tech Dept. and N...
Contact Information
Dr. Charmaine Harris
Principal College Studies Program
College and Career Chair
Waukegan High School
W...
Your Feedback Matters!
Thank you for attending the
Naviance Summer Institute 2013!
We greatly appreciate your feedback, pl...
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  1. 1. THE POWER OF NAVIANCE WPS60 Waukegan High School Waukegan, IL Charmaine Harris, Ph.D. Principal, College Studies Program College and Career Chair
  2. 2. The Power of Naviance
  3. 3. Waukegan Public School District 60 www.wps60.org “A New Day…A New Way in Waukegan Schools students first!” WPS60 is a unified (Pre-K to 12) school district located in Waukegan, IL a community of 90,000 residents situated on Lake Michigan, just south of the Wisconsin border. WPS60 enrolls nearly 17,000 students and is comprised of 15(ES), 5(MS), and 1(HS). Student population predominately Hispanic, African American, and Caucasian.
  4. 4. WHS AT A GLANCE WHS is comprised of two campuses that enrolls 4000+ students, grades 9 – 12 with faculty, staff, and administration of 400+. WHS is organized into Smaller Learning Communities (SLCs) designed to provide students and their families with a more attentive and supportive teaching and learning environment. WHS has 10* Houses, with 400-600 students per House grades 9-12. Each House is staffed with: Principal (1), Assistant Principal (1), Guidance Counselor (2), Social Worker(1), Secretary(1), and Teachers (25-30) *2 Houses are College Studies and require students to apply for enrollment.
  5. 5. WHO ARE THE BULLDOGS (All information taken from WPS60 website) Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic 72.3% African American 18.6% Caucasian 5.3% Low SES: 66.3% Limited English Proficient: 8.7% Daily Attendance: 92.3% Graduation Rate: 70.9%* State Average: 82.3% ACT Average: 16.5* State Average: 20.6% *Class of 2012
  6. 6. Our College and Career Culture LESS THAN 20% of our graduates pursue and/or engage with post secondary education options. Our Charge To strengthen our college and career going culture within the ENTIRE high school population. Includes faculty, staff, and students. Our Message ALL students are worthy ALL students capable ALL students have dreams and aspirations ALL students require GUIDANCE, SUPPORT, and ENCOURAGEMENT to realize their dreams and and aspirations.
  7. 7. Our Priority Developing College and Career Service mission and vision. Increase visibility in order to increase awareness of services provided via: College and Career Counseling Centers CUBE and Hewitt Appointment of College and Career Chair Core Team: College Counselors College and Career Interns Internal and External Service Providers IL College Advising Corps, Educational Talent Search, Schuler Scholars, College of Lake County Waukegan 2 College…… Community Partnerships (College Culture Committee) Boy Scouts of America, Robert Morris University, Waukegan Public Library, University Center of Lake County…… Initiation of regular programming focused on college and career service awareness:
  8. 8. Our Plan Introduction of THE POWER OF NAVIANCE to ALL students grades 9-12 during the 2012-13 school year. Naviance Planning Group established to undertake Operation GET IT DONE!!!!!!! Communicate the urgency ALL DAY EVERDAY, EVERYWHERE…… To faculty, staff, and administration through mailbox meetings, group/individual presentations and trainings To students and families through cafeteria presentations, invitations to college programs, PA announcements, information tables at school events
  9. 9. Our Success ALL Support Staff granted access and trained to deliver Naviance to students ALL Students granted access and trained to navigate Naviance. Lesson Plans developed to support House based implementation Naviance Calendars developed to insure that progress coordinated throughout school calendar Integration of Naviance tasks into daily school practice with incentives, such as Naviance Popcorn Days, Senior Survey
  10. 10. On Our Way THE CLASS of 2013……. Our largest class in school history 1,003 Graduates Our graduates earned HONORS DISTINCTION 241 Our graduates in National Honor Society 70 Our FIRST Gates Millenium Scholar Our graduates earned 9.5 million scholarship dollars Our graduates will attend 90 different colleges throughout 20 states
  11. 11. Our Future Guidance Counselor leadership (via House) Increase usage efficiency via support for WPS60 Info Tech Dept. and Naviance Client Support Integration of additional Naviance products: eDocs, Alumni Tracker, CaptainU, ACT PrepMe Middle School Pilot Projects THE POWER OF NAVIANCE has transformed our school culture into one where faculty, staff, students, and their families are BELIEVING and SEEING that life after high school for our graduates includes college and career success!!!
  12. 12. Contact Information Dr. Charmaine Harris Principal College Studies Program College and Career Chair Waukegan High School Washington Campus 1011 Washington Street Waukegan, IL 60085 charris@wps60.org 847.599.4063 Office 224.588.0768 Cell
  13. 13. Your Feedback Matters! Thank you for attending the Naviance Summer Institute 2013! We greatly appreciate your feedback, please complete a brief evaluation for this session at: http://go.naviance.com/evaluations
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