College/Career Readiness for Centralia Students

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College/Career Readiness for Centralia Students

March 2019

Developing a College and Career-Ready Culture

Developing a College and Career-Ready Culture

The Centralia Community Foundation provided the Centralia School District with funding for Naviance, a college and career readiness software, and 225 new Chrome Books to help implement the usage of the software by students.

Naviance is an American college and career readiness software provider that partners with high schools and other K–12 institutions to provide students with college planning and career assessment tools. Naviance helps students develop academic plans that align with their interests and goals to keep them highly engaged in learning and invested in their own success.

As part of the Schools of Excellence Initiative the CCF agreed that Naviance is a critical tool available to college counselors to help guide students through college and career preparations. Studies reveal that student engagement hits its lowest point in high school, jeopardizing students’ long-term success. The success of Naviance is that it improves student engagement with planning their future and improving outcomes by helping students connect their strengths and interests to long-term goals today.

Once the Naviance Software was installed at the Centralia School District, it was clear that there was a shortage of computers available to successfully implement the student training by counselors. The CCF agreed to purchase the additional 225 Chromebooks, charging units and carts for the High School so that students can start to take advantage of Naviance beginning this quarter.

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This 2018-2019 school year CCF funded the addition of two new career and college counselors in the district. Lisa Wilson is at Centralia High School and Amy Hendrickson at the Centralia Middle School. Mark Dulin, the Education Committee Chair for the CCF says, “We are encouraged about the positive impact this investment will have on students as they discover through the Naviance system the exciting opportunities for college or finding a path to career certifications.”

The CCF TransAlta Grant is dedicated to supporting and enhancing quality teaching and learning, and career and college success. Additional investments are continuously being made to support the 3-year plan, as goals, strategies, and measures of success are defined.

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