Naviance Guidance System
Beginning this fall, Pike County middle and high school students will be the first district in the state to use the Naviance by Hobsons platform to explore their interests and strengths, discover the connection between academics and career paths, uncover new college and scholarship opportunities, and create plans to achieve their goals. Naviance will provide counselors, students, and families with technology to support the college exploration, planning, and application process.
“We want to ensure that our students are able to compete for seats in the best-fit universities and for careers that require critical thinking and creative problem solving,” said Pike County Superintendent Mike Duncan. “We are glad to be partnering with an edtech company that shares our deep commitment to student success, and see Hobsons as a tremendous resource for our students and families.”
Research has found that measures of “college match”—including academic fit, affordability, size, and culture—have a significant impact on a student’s success in college and beyond. Today, expanded Broadband access and improved technologies are making it easier for counselors to help students find the right match.
Georgia is nationally recognized for its pioneering College and Career Ready Performance Index, which sets standards to ensure that students across the state graduate ready for success in college or a career. Naviance will help Pike County to track student readiness across the district to inform a district-wide strategy.