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Westwood Jr./Sr. High School Westwood Jr./Sr. High School 701 Ridgewood Road Twp. of Washington, NJ 07676 201-664-0880 We are pleased to introduce Family Connection from Naviance, a Web based Service designed especially for students and parents. Family Connection is a comprehensive website that you and your child can use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers. Family Connection is linked with Counselor’s Office, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that is specific to our school. The following slides provide an overview of Family Connection.
Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School GUIDE TO FAMILY CONNECTION TO ACCESS YOUR FAMILY CONNECTION GO TO THE WEBSITE: http://connection.naviance.com/westwoodrhs
Overview Naviance Family Connection is a comprehensive tool created to assist students and parents with the following: College Application Process College Planning Career Planning
TABLE OF CONTENTS WHAT IS IT? WHAT CAN IT DO? HOW DO YOU REGISTER? HOME PAGE EXPLORING CAREERS MY RESUME MY GAME PLAN MY JOURNAL VISIT SCHEDULE COLLEGE SEARCH MY COLLEGES SCHOLARSHIPS COLLEGE LOOK-UP/COLLEGE MATCH FINDING SCHOOLS WITH YOUR MAJOR COLLEGE COMPARE RESOURCES AND OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS
WHAT IS FAMILY CONNECTION? Web-based resource that supports career and college planning Specific to our school Linked with Counselor’s Office, a service that we use in the counseling office WHAT CAN STUDENTS AND PARENTS DO USING FAMILY CONNECTION? View guidance news bulletins Create a résumé View college visits and sign ups Complete a college search Develop a prospective college list Search for scholarships Learn about careers Game Plan Survey Complete additional surveys Compare colleges Track deadlines
Using Family Connection for college and career planning will: Provide the best, and most current, resources for students and parents Facilitate a thorough college search Maintain effective communications between students, parents and guidance Empower all students to make well-informed college and career choices
HOW DO YOU REGISTER? Getting Started Each student receives a code (parents have also been given their own accounts) Use code to create a personal account Codes are random and alphanumeric for security reasons Codes can be used only once On your first visit, enter the code in the New User Box Then follow on-screen instructions On subsequent visits, sign in using the Returning User Box
If you are not a registered user, get your registration information and code from your counselor. Enter this code in the box labeled New User. Click Register and Type in your email address, and choose a password. Choose a password you will remember! New User Registration and Returning Users Sign In Returning user, enter your email address, and password, click, sign in
Top of Form Sign In for Returning Users Username: Password: Remember my username If you forgot your password, click here for help.here Bottom of Form If you forget your password: Click here
WELCOME HOME PAGE Check this page frequently. Use it to view updated guidance bulletins, keep on top of deadlines, and access important information.
EXPLORING CAREERS Naviance is useful for exploring future career options. You can search for careers by keyword, by alphabet, or by category. You can also search by categories defined under Holland's Theory of Career Choice. The psychologist Dr. John L. Holland created the Holland code career model, which maps job environments to six different personality types: Realistic Investigative Artistic Social Enterprising Conventional Students can discover the types of work activities and careers that would match their interests by completing the Career Interest Profiler in Naviance.
Résumé Use the entries below to add new accomplishments or click the "edit" button to make changes. If you want to add an accomplishment that is not in the default list, select "other" and use the notes area to provide more detail. By providing information about your accomplishments and talents, you can help your counselor get a better understanding of how to help you effectively describe yourself to colleges. It will serve as your guide during senior year to write your activities resume.
MY GAME PLAN is a series of questions that is designed to help your counselor work with you to develop a game plan for achieving your goals after graduation. You can update your answers to these questions at any time even after you indicate that you are finished. Your answers are not shared with anyone other than your counselor. MY GAME PLAN
BROWSE/ ATTACH Keeps everything organized and in one place Prevents loss of important documents! Journal Entries Include: Visits Essays Resumes Allows counselors access to view entries
Colleges visiting Westwood Jr./Sr. High School students can sign up to attend college visits.
COLLEGE SEARCH CRITERIA This page provides you with a college search tool that will match your preferences. Once you have narrowed down your list of schools, you will be able to compare these colleges using historical admissions results from Westwood Jr./Sr. High School. ADD THE RESULTS OF YOUR SEARCHES TO COLLEGES “I AM CONSIDERING” IN MY COLLEGES.
MY COLLEGES Click here to see your scores compared to the average scores of previously accepted Westwood Jr./Sr. High School students. Add colleges you are considering here Add colleges to which you are applying here
Using Family Connection students can request transcripts for colleges to which you are applying
COLLEGE LOOKUP allows you to find colleges by name, state, or quicklist (those colleges to which Westwood Jr./Sr. High School students have applied). This will bring you to a page that gives general information about the college as well as information regarding admissions, application history and scheduled visits.
Select a category to narrow the scholarship list Click on a scholarship for a more detailed information
Click on the scholarship website link to access the scholarship Brief scholarship description
Click resources for links to additional resources
Resources Where to find resources: Family Connection – Resources Link Most Frequently Used Resources: College Board - www.CollegeBoard.comwww.CollegeBoard.com NCAA - www.ncaa.orgwww.ncaa.org Common Application - www.commonapp.org www.commonapp.org FAFSA - www.fafsa.ed.govwww.fafsa.ed.gov There are more links in the resources feature.
Westwood Jr./Sr. High School Westwood Jr./Sr. High School 701 Ridgewood Road Twp. of Washington, NJ 07676 201-664-0880 Using Family Connection consistently provides: Shared resources linking home to school On-line tool for collaboration among counselors, students, and parents Accurate, complete records about student choices from our school Realistic assessments of your child’s chances of admission at colleges where prior graduates have applied For more information, please contact your child’s counselor