Top Michigan School Districts Adopt Hobsons’ Naviance Technology to Advance College and Career Readiness Capabilities

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Comprehensive platform, support for first-generation college students, and more guidance for students with nontraditional postsecondary ambitions among reasons for districts’ choice of Naviance

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Ten top-performing school districts in Michigan are implementing Naviance by Hobsons, the leading software solution that helps students prepare for life after high school. Available to students, their families, and school counselors beginning this school year, Naviance by Hobsons -- which is used by more than 40 percent of high schools in the United States -- will replace legacy systems to advance the districts’ college and career readiness programs.

Michigan school districts using Naviance include Ann Arbor Public Schools, Birmingham Public Schools, Chelsea School District, Grosse Pointe Public Schools, Novi Community School District, Forest Hills Public School District, and Saline Area Schools, in addition to Bloomfield Hills High School, East Grand Rapids High School, and Northville Public Schools.

Naviance was selected by the districts because it is a comprehensive college and career readiness offering, which enables districts and schools to align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and providing a clear, personalized pathway to success. The districts noted that the platform is particularly helpful for first-generation students and their families to navigate the college admissions, scholarship, and financial aid process. In addition, Naviance offers tools and guidance to students who may not traditionally pursue college, helping to ensure that all students have insight and support in determining their plans after high school.

“By having a system where students can not only design their own instructional path but identify their interests and passions, we can unlock doors for their future,” said Dr. Julie Helber, Superintendent of Chelsea School District. “The products that Naviance provides to our students will help coordinate their passion with their future endeavors.”

Monica Morrell, Senior Vice President for Customer Experience at Hobsons, said: “We are proud to be working with these Michigan school districts to help design and implement a comprehensive college and career readiness initiative that serves students of all different backgrounds and goals for their future beyond high school. We have a strong track record of equipping school districts across the country with the tools, data, and resources they need to better serve their students and lead them to success.”

Naviance enables districts and schools to align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and providing a clear, personalized pathway to success. Naviance is powered by Hobsons, the global leader in college and career readiness technology.

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About Hobsons
Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to best-fit educational opportunities and reach their education and life goals. Through our solutions, including Naviance, Intersect and Starfish, we enable thousands of educational institutions to improve college and career planning, admissions and best-fit matching, and student success and advising for millions of students around the globe. Our leading college and career readiness platform Naviance was named the 2017 SIIA CODiE Award winner in the Best College and Career Readiness Solution category.

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