Wes Moore, Sara Goldrick-Rab to Keynote Blended K-12, Higher Education Conference
Ever wondered about the legions of college admissions counselors who visit your high school every year? What is life like on the road? How many schools are they visiting? And what makes for a ‘good’ visit to your school?
Hobsons recently surveyed 224 admissions counselors to get their perspective of life on the road. Road warriors from all over the country provided their insights on high school visits, lunch room visits, interactions with high school counselors and students, as well as travel habits throughout the season. Admissions professionals also provided advice for school counselors who host visits on their campus.
Naviance by Hobsons will be attending the COBIS Annual Conference in London this year for the first time.
Hobsons acquires RepVisits to expand access to college opportunities for high school students.
Upgraded by Hobsons is a free podcast, accessible through iTunes, featuring stories and interviews with students, educators, and thought leaders exploring innovative topics in K-12 and higher education.
Studies show that parent involvement in a student’s education can be one of the biggest factors affecting success during and after high school. And while critically important, schools often struggle to get parents involved. Limited staff time, a lack of resources to provide parents, or uncertainty about how to engage families are just a few contributing factors. One district in Connecticut, however, has seen success in fostering collaboration and engaging parents using the college and career planning and scholarship search tools included in Naviance.
When Colorado enacted a requirement in 2009 that required all students in grades 9-12 to create and manage an Individual Career & Academic Plan (ICAP), Jeffco turned to Naviance – a one-stop solution that brings all the pieces of an effective college and career readiness program together.
Before implementing Naviance, Boothbay had a 52% college application rate. Through the use of Naviance’s college search and application tools, they saw an increase to 94% of seniors applying to college, an 80% increase in one year.
Since implementing Naviance, Adams 12 increased its graduation rate by 12%, and data collected through Naviance helped the district justify spending to restore counseling positions that had been lost due to budget cuts.