WHAT it is and WHY Westborough High is using the program Naviance https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login/?hsid=westborough The computer program, NAVIANCE Family Connection enables our counseling department to offer a comprehensive website that students can use to help in making decisions about colleges and careers. Juniors and seniors can research colleges, compare GPA, SAT scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from WHS. All students can build a resume, take a career interest inventory, view the schedule of college rep visits, and much more.
We are pleased to make this resource available to all of our students and families as a complement to the series of individual appointments, college-related speakers, parent information presentations, and school counseling seminars that we offer throughout the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years.
All students receive a first time registration code in the fall of freshman year. Once they successfully register for the first time, the user name is an email address and the password is one that the students choose themselves.
A few Naviance Features: Career Planner This Career Interest Profiler includes useful reports that show each student’s personality and interest assessment results and those careers you might want to explore.
Do What You Are Do What You Are helps students focus on who they are and what educational path is best for them. Students complete the Self Discovery Assessment in 30-45 minutes and receive useful Personality Type information as well as individual suggestions for career and college majors.
College Lookup This research tool provides comprehensive information on thousands of colleges. In addition to general and admissions information, further data is presented on academics, cost and financial aid, student body characteristics, extracurricular, and athletic programs. A link to each college’s website is provided. For colleges to which WHS students (2008-10) have applied, there is statistical information on numbers applying, admitted, and enrolled with a link to a “scattergram” graph.
College Search Enter Criteria such as size, location, cost, availability of specific majors or athletic programs, and students can produce a list of colleges that meet their criteria.
Acceptance History This feature shows all colleges to which WHS students have been accepted. This reflects the class of ’09, ‘10, '11, and '12 as well as the number of students accepted and enrolled at each school.
Scattergrams This is a graphical view of application outcomes (accepted, denied, waitlisted) at a college for recent WHS applicants, using GPA and SAT scores. Students can gauge their chances of acceptances by comparing personal GPA/SAT numbers with those displayed.
College Visit Schedule College representatives who have scheduled information sessions at WHS are posted online under “about college". Click on Visit Schedule, or view the page for a particular college to see whether a session is scheduled.