Naviance – A Four Year Curriculum
Ann Alegnani – Guidance Counselor
Dan Gin – College and Career Counselor
Niles West High...
Demographics
• 8 Miles north of downtown Chicago
• 714 Seniors, total enrollment 2,676
• 90 plus different spoken language...
Counseling Staff
• 10 Full time generalist counselors
• 1 assistant who works with the counselors
• 2 current interns
The College and Career Resource
Center
• 1 College and Career Counselor
• 1 assistant who works with the
college and caree...
History of Naviance
• 2006: Purchased Naviance during summer
• Rolled it out slowly. Entered college decisions
so students...
Freshman Year
• Introduce Naviance Day 2 of the
school year.
• Go into Freshman study hall, and
have students complete
Fre...
Freshman Continue
• April, Freshman Day in the College and Career
Resource Center
• Interns have students log on and conti...
Sophomore Year
• Sophomore English
• English project. Students research a career using
Do What You Are
• College search ba...
Junior Year
• October, Junior U.S. History Class
• Meet with students to discuss college plans, and talk
about Naviance
• ...
Junior Continue
• Individual Sessions
• Add colleges to list
• Look at scattergrams
• View college visit schedule
• Schola...
Senior Year
• August: Senior Credit Check
• Extended time to make sure students are on track
for graduation
• Remind the s...
Senior Year Continued
• College Visits
• Have students register for
college visits via Naviance
• Transcript Request
• Cur...
Senior Year Continued
• Scholarships
• List all scholarship and applications on Naviance
• Senior Survey
• Graduation surv...
Transfer Students
• Approximately 1 in 4 students are transfer
students to Niles West
• 6 week group by year in class run ...
Parents
• Evening Programs
• Highlight Naviance as a tool for college/career
search
• Collect email address and give them ...
Parents Continued
• Parent Teacher Conferences
• Counselors walk parents individually through the
program and register the...
Special Programs
• Pop Corn Friday
• Students receive a bag of popcorn, and a chance to
enter raffle if they complete Game...
Departments
• ELL
• College research project
• SPED
• Brown bag series
• Utilize career interest inventory
• Guidance
• Na...
Other Successful Programs
Audience Participation:
What works in your school?
Questions
• Thanks for coming!
• Ann Alegnani annale@d219.org
• (847) 626-2690
• Dan Gin dangin@d219.org
• (847) 626-2682
Your Feedback Matters!
Thank you for attending the
Naviance Summer Institute 2013!
We greatly appreciate your feedback, pl...
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Naviance – A Four-Year Curriculum

  1. 1. Naviance – A Four Year Curriculum Ann Alegnani – Guidance Counselor Dan Gin – College and Career Counselor Niles West High School, Skokie, IL
  2. 2. Demographics • 8 Miles north of downtown Chicago • 714 Seniors, total enrollment 2,676 • 90 plus different spoken language in the school • Over 60% speak another language than English at home • 33% on Free/Reduced lunch program • 59% attend a four year college; 35% attend a two year college
  3. 3. Counseling Staff • 10 Full time generalist counselors • 1 assistant who works with the counselors • 2 current interns
  4. 4. The College and Career Resource Center • 1 College and Career Counselor • 1 assistant who works with the college and career counselor • Students can use the room any free period • Swipe system for attendance
  5. 5. History of Naviance • 2006: Purchased Naviance during summer • Rolled it out slowly. Entered college decisions so students can access scattergrams. • 2008: College Visits on-line with representatives contact information. • 2010: Increase Awareness with Juniors. • 2011: More programs for Sophomores. • 2012: Introduce Freshman to Naviance. • Registration code is the same as how they log on to the school computers. Utilize school email address.
  6. 6. Freshman Year • Introduce Naviance Day 2 of the school year. • Go into Freshman study hall, and have students complete Freshman Guidance survey • Show them scattergram • Take Learning Style Inventory • Begin building Resume • Guidance Counselor utilize the Freshman Guidance survey during their initial meeting when creating a four year plan
  7. 7. Freshman Continue • April, Freshman Day in the College and Career Resource Center • Interns have students log on and continue to update resume • Complete the Career Interest Profile • Add colleges to the prospective college list
  8. 8. Sophomore Year • Sophomore English • English project. Students research a career using Do What You Are • College search based upon career/major interest • Students utilize Naviance to collect data • April: Interns have Sophomore Day in the College and Career Resource center • Have students complete Do What You Are • Introduce Test Prep program
  9. 9. Junior Year • October, Junior U.S. History Class • Meet with students to discuss college plans, and talk about Naviance • Counselors reinforce Naviance • Show on the Road (December – Goal) • Go to study hall and have students begin Test Preparation
  10. 10. Junior Continue • Individual Sessions • Add colleges to list • Look at scattergrams • View college visit schedule • Scholarship list • Junior guidance survey
  11. 11. Senior Year • August: Senior Credit Check • Extended time to make sure students are on track for graduation • Remind the students the importance of Naviance • Letter of recommendations, students must complete questionnaire on Naviance • English Class • Talk with students individually to where they will apply for college • Have students put schools on their college list to keep track of deadlines
  12. 12. Senior Year Continued • College Visits • Have students register for college visits via Naviance • Transcript Request • Currently we use Parchment by Docufide. Students can request transcripts by logging on to Naviance
  13. 13. Senior Year Continued • Scholarships • List all scholarship and applications on Naviance • Senior Survey • Graduation survey • Send final transcripts
  14. 14. Transfer Students • Approximately 1 in 4 students are transfer students to Niles West • 6 week group by year in class run by a counselor, social worker, psychologist, or intern. • Introduce Naviance • Complete transfer student evaluation via Naviance
  15. 15. Parents • Evening Programs • Highlight Naviance as a tool for college/career search • Collect email address and give them an account • Coffee With the Counselors • Spend a few minutes talking about Naviance and register parents
  16. 16. Parents Continued • Parent Teacher Conferences • Counselors walk parents individually through the program and register them • Parent Brag Sheet • Parents can brag about their student and the counselors will use some of the highlights in their letters of recommendations
  17. 17. Special Programs • Pop Corn Friday • Students receive a bag of popcorn, and a chance to enter raffle if they complete Game Plan • Freeze Pop Friday • Students receive a Freeze Pop, and a chance to enter raffle if they complete scavenger hunt Naviance Kiosk • Counselor helps students do a quick query to find colleges that match.
  18. 18. Departments • ELL • College research project • SPED • Brown bag series • Utilize career interest inventory • Guidance • Naviance committee
  19. 19. Other Successful Programs Audience Participation: What works in your school?
  20. 20. Questions • Thanks for coming! • Ann Alegnani annale@d219.org • (847) 626-2690 • Dan Gin dangin@d219.org • (847) 626-2682
  21. 21. 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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