King’s counseling department uses Naviance by Hobsons to provide a comprehensive college and career readiness tool that delivers information and resources that enable students, counselors, teachers, and parents to collaborate on identifying and planning for a student’s life after high school. Naviance allows students to explore, apply to, and enroll in a post-secondary path that is a best fit for the student, based on education and career goals, learning style, and personal preferences regarding where and how they would like to continue their education.
Naviance Key Features
- College Research: Naviance offers easy access to information about thousands of colleges, schools, and universities.
- Naviance provides career interest and assessment tools for self-discovery.
- Strengths Explorer: 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.
- Career Cluster Finder survey: ranks which career clusters your student might find most fulfilling based on activities your student enjoys, personal qualities and school subjects of interest.
- Career Interest Profiler: provides your student with suggestions for matching careers based on student answers to questions related to their career interests. Careers are added to a list of favorites.
- Resume Builder: Your student keeps a log of school activities, personal awards, volunteer experience, skills, and more using this tool.
- College Application Process: Tracks colleges your student is thinking about and documents a list of in-progress college applications. Students can request electronic transcripts to be sent to colleges they are applying to.
Highlands Ability Battery
A career and personality assessment taken in the sophomore or junior year with 19 timed exercises that reveal student’s natural abilities based on performance not perception. The results and counselor led student/parent feedback session gives students a solid foundation for career options. Counselors use student results to provide more individualized advising on course selection, co-curriculars, college research, college majors and careers.