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Naviance/Family Connection

MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOL

NAVIANCE/ FAMILY CONNECTION

 

Naviance: Family Connection is a web-based tool designed especially for students to help make decisions about colleges and careers.  Students will use it to research college and career options, as it also provides up-to-date information that is specific to our school. Family Connection allows us to share information with parents and students about upcoming college visits, summer enrichment, scholarships, meetings, news, and events, as well as other web resources for college and career information.

We use a variety of the features in Family Connection throughout each year of high school.  Below you will find a break out of such activities and our intended focus within each year of high school.

CREATING A FOUR YEAR PLAN USING NAVIANCE

“WHAT, WHO, WHERE, & HOW”

 

 

2017-18 Grade 9 -Naviance Family Connection Students Guide 

 

Click the Link to Log into Your Family Connection:

Mt. Vernon High School - http://connection.naviance.com/Mtvernonhs

Once logged in, you will be on the Home Page. From here, you can view your inbox for any unread messages, or click on contact us to send an email to your counselor.

 

 

You can view program and task assignments under the My Planner tab. Click the tab and select Tasks Assigned to Me to view those you need to work on, as well as, those you have completed.

To complete any task, click on the hyperlink to take you to the task details, and follow the instructions to complete. As your tasks are completed, they will be marked as so.

You can access all your assigned Curriculum Lessons under Resources on the left side via the link called My Lessons. Click Get Started on the lesson you wish to complete and be sure to click Turn In My Work on the last page to submit the lesson.

 

9th Grade Tasks:                    What can I be?                  Career Exploration

Complete Career Cluster Finder

The Career Cluster Finder is located under the Careers tab in the What Are My Interests? section.

Click on the link to take you to Cluster Finder. Read the introduction and select Let’s Begin. Make selections and continue to click Next to complete the assessment.

The Cluster Finder results will give you suggestions to clusters in which you might be interested. You can explore clusters and careers directly from this route, or follow the instructions below.

 

Add/Update Favorite Cluster or Pathway List

To explore clusters and pathways, navigate to the Careers tab. Scroll down to the second section to explore clusters and pathways. When you find a cluster or pathway of interest, select the option to Add to Your List.

 

Complete Learning Style Inventory

The Learning Style Inventory Assessment is located under the About Me tab in the My Assessments section. Click on the link to take the Learning Style Inventory. Read the introduction and select Okay, let’s get started. Select Continue and answer all questions to complete the assessment.

 

Build/Update Resume

To start or add to your resume, go to the About Me tab and select the Resume link under the Interesting Things About Me section. Add as many new entry details for the options available. The task will not be completed until you save a print format of your resume. Once you add your entries, navigate to the Customize Your Printable Resume tab and select the option to +create a new print format. Name your resume, select the format and reference options, and select the sections you wish to add to this version. Click Save and Close.

If you have already saved a print format of your resume, you can continue to update this one or create additional versions. Give each version a new name to easily identify them.

 

Complete the Game Plan Survey

The Game Plan Survey can be found under the About Me tab in the Interesting Things About Me section. Click on the link to take the Game Plan Survey. Fill out your answers and click Save Changes And I Am Finished to complete the survey.

 

Add/Update Your Colleges I’m Thinking About List

You can access several college search tools in the Colleges tab under the College Research section. You can also use the Search For Colleges tool to browse through colleges. When you are on the college profile page for any college or university you can click to Add to Colleges I’m Thinking About.


You can also add directly in your Colleges I’m thinking About List located in the Colleges tab under the My Colleges section. Click the colleges I’m thinking about link and select to +add colleges to this list. Continue to add to/update your list as your interests change.

 

 

2017-18 Grade 10-Naviance Family Connection Students Guide 

Click the Link to Log into Your Family Connection:

Mt. Vernon High School - http://connection.naviance.com/Mtvernonhs

Once logged in, you will be on the Home Page. From here, you can view your inbox for any unread messages, or click on contact us to send an email to your counselor.

 

 

You can view program and task assignments under the My Planner tab. Click the tab and select Tasks Assigned to Me to view those you need to work on, as, well as those you have completed.

To complete any task, click on the hyperlink to take you to the task details, and follow the instructions to complete. As your tasks are completed, they will be marked as so.

You can access all your assigned Curriculum Lessons under Resources on the left side via the link called My Lessons. Click Get Started on the lesson you wish to complete and be sure to click Turn In My Work on the last page to submit the lesson.
 

10th Grade Tasks:                     Who Am I?                   Personal Discovery 

Complete the Career Interest Profiler

The Career Interest Profiler assessment is located under the Careers tab in the What Are My Interests? section. Click on the link to take the Career Interest Profiler. Read the introduction and select Start Profiler. Click Save and Continue until you complete the assessment.

The Career Interest Profiler results will provide you with your Holland Interest Code. You can search careers with this code, as well as, select the View Matching Occupation directly from the results screen.

 

Add/Update Favorite Careers List

To explore careers, navigate to the Careers tab. Search careers by keyword, browse by alphabet or category, or search by Holland Code. When you find a career of interest, select the option to Add to Your list. Continue to add to/update your list as your interests change.

 

Complete the MI Advantage

The MI Advantage Assessment is located under the About Me tab in the My Assessments section. Click on the link to take the MI Advantage. Read the introduction and select Okay, let’s get started. Select Continue and answer all questions to complete the assessment.

 

Add/Update Your Colleges I’m Thinking About List

You can access several college search tools in the Colleges tab under the College Research section. You can also use the search for colleges tool to browse through colleges. When you are on the college profile page for any college or university you can click to Add to Colleges I’m Thinking About.

You can also add directly in your Colleges I’m thinking About list located in the Colleges tab under the My Colleges section. Click the Colleges I’m Thinking About link and select to +add colleges to this list. Continue to add to/update your list as your interests change.

 

2017-18 Grade 11-Naviance Family Connection Guide 

Click the Link to Log into Your Family Connection:

Mt. Vernon High School - http://connection.naviance.com/Mtvernonhs

Once logged in, you will be on the Home Page. From here, you can view your inbox for any unread messages, or click on contact us to send an email to your counselor.

 

 

You can view program and task assignments under the My Planner tab. Click the tab and select Tasks Assigned to Me to view those you need to work on, as well as, those you have completed.

To complete any task, click on the hyperlink to take you to the task details, and follow the instructions to complete. As your tasks are completed, they will be marked as so.

You can access all your assigned Curriculum Lessons under Resources on the left side via the link called My Lessons. Click Get Started on the lesson you wish to complete and be sure to click Turn In My Work on the last page to submit the lesson.

 

11th Grade Tasks:                         Where can I go?                      Research

Complete Do What You Are

The Do What You Are is located under the Careers tab in the What Are My Interests? section.

Click on the link to take you to Do What You Are. Read the introduction and select Okay, let’s get started. Continue through the steps and questions to complete the assessment.

The Do What You Are results will show you related careers that you can research further. You can explore clusters and careers directly from this route, or follow the instructions below.

 

Build/Update Resume

To start or add to your resume, go to the About Me tab and select the Resume link under the Interesting Things About Me section. Add as many new entry details for the options available. The task will not be completed until you save a print format of your resume. Once you add your entries, navigate to the Customize Your Printable Resume tab and select the option to +create a new print format. Name your resume, select the format and reference options, and select the sections you wish to add to this version. Click Save and Close.

If you have already saved a print format of you resume, you can continue to update this one or create additional versions. Give each version a new name to easily identify them.

 

Complete SuperMatch College Search

The SuperMatch college search tool is in the Colleges tab under the College Research section. Click on the link to access SuperMatch college search. Select options in the Find Your Best Fit section to the right to see colleges/universities and their percentage match to your choices. When you find a college you are interested in you can click to Add to Colleges I’m Thinking About.

 

Add/Update Your Colleges I’m Thinking About List

You can access several college search tools in the Colleges tab under the College Research section. You can also use the search for colleges tool to browse through colleges. When you are on the college profile page for any college or university you can click to Add to Colleges I’m Thinking About.

You can also add directly in your Colleges I’m thinking About List located in the Colleges tab under the my colleges section. Click the colleges I’m thinking about link and select to +add colleges to this list. Continue to add to/update your list as your interests change.

 

Add/Update Your Colleges I’m Applying To List

You can move colleges from your Colleges I’m Thinking About list to your Colleges I’m Applying To list. Go to the Careers tab and click on the link for your colleges I’m thinking about. Select specific colleges and click to Move to Application List. Fill out necessary options and select Add Applications.

You can also add directly in your Colleges I’m Applying To list located in the Colleges tab under the My Colleges section. Click the Colleges I’m Applying To link and select to +add to this list. Select appropriate colleges and details, and click Add Colleges. Continue to add to/update your list.

 

Complete Scholarship Search

To search for scholarships, go to the Colleges tab and select any of the following links under the Scholarships and Money section: scholarship match, scholarship list or national scholarship search.

 

2017-18 Grade 12-Naviance Family Connection Students Guide 

Click the Link to Log into Your Family Connection:

Mt. Vernon High School - http://connection.naviance.com/Mtvernonhs

Once logged in, you will be on the Home Page. From here, you can view your inbox for any unread messages, or click on contact us to send an email to your counselor.

 

 

You can view program and task assignments under the My Planner tab. Click the tab and select Tasks Assigned to me to view those you need to work on as well as those you have completed.

To complete any task, click on the hyperlink to take you to the task details, and follow the instructions to complete. As your tasks are completed, they will be marked as so.

You can access all your assigned Curriculum Lessons under Resources on the left side via the link called My Lessons. Click Get Started on the lesson you wish to complete and be sure to click Turn In My Work on the last page to submit the lesson.

 

12th Grade Tasks:                         How do I get there?                     

Complete StrengthsExplorer

The StrengthsExplorer assessment is located under the About Me tab in the my assessments section.

Click on the link to take you to StrengthsExplorer. Read the introduction and select Okay, let’s get started. Continue through the steps and questions to complete the assessment.

The StrengthsExplorer results will show you related careers pathways that you can explore further.

 

Build/Update Resume

To start or add to your resume, go to the About Me tab and select the resume link under the interesting things about me section. Add as many new entry details for the options available. The task will not be completed until you save a print format of your resume. Once you add your entries, navigate to the Customize Your Printable Resume tab and select the option to +create a new print format. Name your resume, select the format and reference options, and select the sections you wish to add to this version. Click Save and Close.

If you have already saved a print format of you resume, you can continue to update this one or create additional versions. Give each version a new name to easily identify them.

 

Add/Update Your Colleges I’m Applying To List

You can move colleges from your colleges I’m thinking about list to your colleges I’m applying to list. Go to the Careers tab and click on the link for your colleges I’m thinking about. Select specific colleges and click to Move to Application List. Fill out necessary options and select Add Applications.

You can also add directly in your Colleges I’m Applying To list located in the Colleges tab under the my colleges section. Click the colleges I’m applying to link and select to +add to this list. Select appropriate colleges and details, and click Add Colleges. Continue to add to/update your list.

 

Complete Scholarship Search

To search for scholarships, go to the Colleges tab and select any of the following links under the scholarships and money section: scholarship match, scholarship list or national scholarship search.

 

Complete the Graduation Survey

The Game Plan Survey can be found under the About Me tab in top left under surveys to take. Click on the link to take the Graduation Survey. Fill out your answers to complete the survey.