Montgomery County Public Schools
College and Career Readiness


What is Naviance Student?

 

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MCPS Naviance Scope and Sequence: Activities and Goals by Grade

Naviance Student (formerly Family Connection) is a web-based, mobile friendly tool that addresses four key areas of college and career readiness:

Self-Discovery
Students find college and career pathways that are right for them.

Career Exploration
The career planning and assessment tools allow students to realize their strengths, goals, skills, knowledge, and interests to help them make better academic decisions.

Academic Planning
Students connect academic achievement with long-term goals.

College Planning
Students research and compare colleges and universities, explore and apply to scholarship opportunities, and track the status of transcripts and letters of recommendations.

 

Resources

Naviance Student Overview Reference Guide
Naviance Student for Parents Reference Guide

Guides in multiple languages coming soon

Find your school's login page

 

 

The Naviance Student Overview video will help familiarize you with navigating and understanding the available tools in the program.

 

HOW TO USE Naviance Student

What can your student do in Naviance Student?

What's New With Naviance Student?

  • Get involved in the planning and advising process—Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers.
  • Research colleges—Compare grade point average, standardized test scores and other statistics to actual historical data from our schools for students who have applied and been admitted in the past.
    College Search Reference Guide
  • Research careers—Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments.
    Exploring Career Interests Reference Guide
  • Create plans for the future—Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned by the school to better prepare your student for future college and career goals.
    Learn more about Career Planning and Assessment tools students can access and review sample questions.

Naviance Student also lets us share information with you and your student about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other resources for college and career information.

 

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How can I help my student succeed?

Academic Readiness

Review the courses your student plans to take. The Course Planner ensures he or she is on track in school, is meeting graduation requirements and is taking courses that meet postsecondary interests and plans. You and your student can discuss choices, options, and view recommendations from teachers and counselors.

Listen to what the students are saying...

College Readiness

Your student can research a variety of colleges and can use information from career assessments and course plans to help identify the colleges he or she is interested in. Students can match their college preferences in terms of size, location, major, etc., and Naviance will generate a list specific to the criteria. The generated list will also show the percentage of how closely the colleges fit your student’s wants and needs, and provides specific information on college admissions, tuition, school size and financial aid. Students can compare the facts of many schools in an easy-to-see format. There are also links pertaining to admissions data, to request additional information directly from the school, and even take a virtual tour of the college.

The Career Interest Profiler is one of the online career assessments to help student identify colleges and careers that are best suited for them. Student results are based on responses to questions like these:

  • How would you fell about it if you were to...?
    • Study genetics
    • Maintain the grounds of a park
    • Test the quality of parts before shipment
    • Enter the information into a database
     

Career Readiness

Your student can complete multiple career assessments to help him or her learn more about his or her personality. You can review the results and help find the different types of careers and college majors that fit your student’s interests and strengths. You and your student can access in-depth information from hundreds of career options, including job descriptions, task and activities performed in that career and expected wages.

The Career Cluster Finder is one of the online assessments to help students discover which careers may be a good match for them.  Their results are based on responses to questions like these:

  • Choose the activities you would like to do in the future, and the ones you are interested in or able to do right now
  • Choose some of the words that best describes you
  • Choose a few of the school subjects that you most enjoy

Setting Goals

Review the academic and personal goals your student has developed. This can help identify scholarships and other programs that may support your student’s goals. Encourage your student to set realistic goals and identify the steps he or she needs to take in order to accomplish them. With the resume tool, you can help your student build his or her resume.

The StrengthsExplorer is one of the online assessments to help students realize their emerging talents. This assessment asks students to what degree they associate themselves with statements like these:

  • I love to help others feel welcome
  • I enjoy being in front of a group
  • I like to imagine what the future will be like

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