ARHS juniors have access to a college and career research program called Naviance Student. Naviance will allow students to electronically request and track their college transcripts and recommendations next fall. Currently , they have access to college and career inventories and searches, and link to additional resources. Through your own accounts, you will have access to many of the Naviance features. You will not be able to read your student’s questionnaire responses; nor will they have access to yours should you wish to complete the parent/guardian questionnaire next fall (on the parent/guardian view of the child’s page under About Me/my surveys). Your student will have access to the application management features but you will only be able to view them. You are encouraged to complete the parent/guardian survey as this is very helpful for both your junior’s guidance counselor and the College and Career Advisor.
Students have had an orientation to Naviance during social studies classes last week (for those that were not present or in alternative classes, Deidre Cuffee-Gray is meeting in small groups throughout the week). We will offer an evening session for families called the Family College Planning Roundtable on Wednesday, February 26 at 6:00 pm in the ARHS Library.
Below is your registration access code. Use the code for your initial registration for the site. It is not a login. It is different from your student’s access code. Find the site at: student.naviance.com. Enter 01002 as the zip code. Look for Are you new here? Click the green link “I need to register” button. (If you previously logged in, please use “forgot username” or “forgot password.”
Registration Codes: see email for code
(Note: If you already logged into Naviance as a parent/guardian – you will see the username you used here: Username: )
You will be instructed to change your password, and you should determine your own username. Change the e-mail address if you like. I will use Naviance often to communicate with you beginning soon. (Be sure to keep a record of your Naviance login.)
If you have had an older child registered to our Naviance account, including former or graduated students, we need to take an additional step to link you with your junior as well. Please contact Crystal Garrity (email@example.com) or Cathy Tracy (firstname.lastname@example.org) for help with this.
Beginning on Monday, February 10th students are able to schdule an appointment for our four five minute junior year college & career planning meeting. I will continue to meet with juniors and parents/guardians through June. You are encouraged to attend the individual family meetings. I will meet with you again in the fall of the senior year.
Regardless of what your plans are as a family for the February break, consider signing up for an information session and tour wherever you or your junior are. There are so many great schools in our area, it is wise to practice what it is like to tour, sit for an information session, and ask questions. Should this not prove possible, consider going on a local college admissions tour in March and/or April Break (Five Colleges, Springfield Area and Worcester are all so close!).
As preparation for the meeting, your student must complete the Naviance Life After ARHS Survey for Class of 2021for College Conference,” under “About Me.” It should take about 40 minutes. Juniors who are certain or contemplating attending a four year school (even if deferring for a GAP Year), or transferring to a four year school should complete the 54 question survey. Those certain they will start at community college, pursue employment, enlisting in the military, and/or Americorps service work should fill in the 22 question survey. If you have questions or concerns about which survey your junior should submit please contact us.
Please feel free to explore Naviance and to encourage your student to do the same. Below is information about Naviance features. I look forward to your feedback and to meeting with you in the spring to discuss future plans.