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Family Connection from Naviance

 

Guilford High School is pleased to introduce Family Connection from Naviance, a web-based service designed especially for students and parents.  Family Connection is a comprehensive web site that you can use to help in making decisions about colleges and careers.  Family Connection is a service that we use in the Guidance Office to track and analyze data about our students college and career plans.  Family Connection will allow you to:

  • Get involved in the planning and advising process - Build a resume, complete on-line surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers.
  • Research colleges - Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from students who have already applied from our high school.
  • Sign up for college visits - Find out which colleges are visiting our school and sign up to attend those sessions.

 

Activate Your Account

Use the personalized registration code to log onto http://connection.naviance.com/guilfordhs   Set up your Naviance account as a new user.  You will need to create a password and provide an email address.  If you have already registered, you can skip this step.  For returning users, the email address and password you provided during registration will be your way to sign into your account.

 

                                                                                

 

Selected Software Features to Explore

Feature

Description

How to Access

Résumé

  • Record your high school activities, awards, volunteer experience, etc.   
  • Rearrange your information into multiple printable versions of a résumé that you can use to present to potential employers or colleges.
  • Click the About Me tab
  • Click the Résumé hyperlink under the Interesting Things About Me section

Explore Interests

  • Take a career survey, a tool that can help you discover the types of work activities and careers that match your interests.  Use the results to explore suggested occupations; examine the education, training, and skills required [and where to obtain them], as well as wages typical for these occupations.
  • Click the Careers tab
  • Click the Career Interest Inventory hyperlink under the What Are My Interests? section

Do What You Are

  • A personality survey.  Use the results to explore suggested college majors and careers based on your preferences and strengths.
  • Click the About Me tab
  • Click the Personality Type hyperlink under the Interesting Things About Me section

College Search

  • Set search criteria to yield a list of colleges to explore.  Save your search to access / modify later.
  • Click on the various tabs of the college profile (general, admissions, financial aid, majors and degrees, and student life) for additional information. 
  • Add colleges you’re interested in to your My Colleges list for future reference.  You will be notified by email when those colleges schedule a visit to GHS.
  • Click the Colleges tab
  • Click the College Search hyperlink under the College Research section

Maps

  • Groups types of colleges by location.  Click on a college to view its profile.
  • Click the Colleges tab
  • Click the College Maps hyperlink under the College Research section

Scholarship List

National, regional, local and collegiate sponsored scholarship opportunities updated weekly.  Database lists entries by name, deadline, award amount, merit vs need-based and application requirements; click on a column header to sort entries.  You can also browse by category to yield a search list relevant to your interests.

  • Click the Colleges tab
  • Click the Scholarship List hyperlink under the Scholarships & Money section
National Scholarship Search A search sponsored by Sallie Mae is available in the Scholarship Section.  You may search by major, interests, etc.
  • Click the Colleges tab
  • Click National Scholarship Search

Summer Enrichment Opportunities

This database not only lists entries by type (international, college-sponsored, high school-sponsored, & special interest) but also allows you to browse by a specific interest as well.  Search using keywords like name, location, etc.  Learn about program dates and costs (if available), any requirements, and the sponsor's website for more information and the application.

  • Click the Colleges tab
  • Click the Enrichment Programs hyperlink under the College Research section

 

College Application Statistics

College application statistics for the classes of 2009 – 2012 are available in Naviance.  To protect student privacy, if fewer than 2 students applied to a college, the statistics are not available.

 

Feature

Description

How to Access

Application

History

Summary of GHS application results (admit, deny, enroll), by year.

 

 

  • Click the Colleges tab
  • Click the College Lookup hyperlink under the College Research section
  • After looking up and selecting a college, the Application History table appears in the middle of the page.

School

Statistics

  • Historical summary of GHS application outcomes (number admitted, denied, etc.) by application decision plan (i.e. regular and early decision) by college.
  • Historical average of GPA, SAT and ACT scores for admitted applicants, by college.

 

 

  • Click the Colleges tab
  • Click the College Lookup hyperlink under the College Research section
  • After looking up and selecting a college, click on School Stats hyperlink located beneath the college’s contact information.  Two tables are displayed:
  • Outcomes
  • GPA and Test Scores

Graph

 

Historical application results (admit, deny, waitlist) represented in a scattergram (i.e. graph); applicant average GPA appears on the y-axis and applicant average SAT scores on the x-axis. For an applicant to be represented on a scattergram for a given college, three things must be present:

1. an application result (accepted or denied) 

2. a GPA 

3. a test score

  • Click the Colleges tab
  • Click the College Lookup hyperlink under the College Research section
  • After looking up and selecting a college, click on Graph hyperlink located beneath the college’s contact information.

College

Compare

Compare your GPA and test scores to the average GPA and test scores of GHS admitted students for colleges you are considering. School averages are displayed in green when your numbers are higher and in red when your numbers are lower than those of past admitted students.

  • Click the Colleges tab.
  • Click the Colleges I’m Thinking About hyperlink from the My Colleges section.
  • Click the Compare Me hyperlink above the table.

 

We hope that you will find this resource helpful. If you have further questions about Family Connection, please contact your School Counselor.