Naviance

NAVIANCE
Lane Tech College Prep High School is pleased to introduce Family Connection from Naviance, a web-based service designed especially for students and parents. Family Connection is a comprehensive web site that you can use to help in making decisions about colleges and careers. Family Connection is a service that we use in our Guidance Offices to track and analyze data about our students’ college and career plans. Family Connection will allow you to:
    • Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
    • Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past
    • Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments
    • Create plans for the future – Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned by the school to better prepare your student for future college and career goals.


      Using Your Account (Students):

      Go to http://cps.edu/Pages/naviance.aspx and click log-in under the 'Student' box. You will then proceed with logging in using your CPS gmail credentials.  

      Activate Your Account (Parents):

      Parents, in order to login, you must contact your son or daughter's school counselor for a personalized registration code. Once you have the code, go to http://connection.naviance.com/lanehs. Then, enter your personal registration code in the New User box and follow the on-screen instructions to create your own account. Once you have your own account, you will sign in using the user name and password you chose during the registration process. 



      Features to Explore:

      Feature

      Description

      How to Access

      Résumé

      • Record your high school activities, awards, volunteer experience, etc.  
      • Rearrange your information into multiple printable versions of a résumé that you can use to present to potential employers or colleges.
      1. Click the About Me tab
      2. Click the Résumé hyperlink under the Interesting Things About Me section

      Explore Interests

      • Take a career survey, a tool that can help you discover the types of work activities and careers that match your interests. Use the results to explore suggested occupations; examine the education, training, and skills required [and where to obtain them], as well as wages typical for these occupations.
      1. Click the Careers tab
      2. Click the Career Interest Profiler hyperlink under the What Are My Interests?section

      Do What You Are

      • A personality survey. Use the results to explore suggested college majors and careers based on your preferences and strengths.
      1. Click the About Me tab
      2. Click the Personality Type hyperlink under the What Are My Interests section

      College Search

      • Set search criteria to yield a list of colleges to explore. Save your search to access/modify later.
      • Click on the various tabs of the college profile (general, admissions, financial aid, majors and degrees, and student life) for additional information.
      • Add colleges you’re interested in to your My Colleges list for future reference. You will be notified by email when those colleges schedule a visit to Lane.
      1. Click the Colleges tab
      2. Click the College Search hyperlink under the College Research section

      Maps

      • Groups types of colleges by location. Click on a college to view its profile.
      1. Click the Colleges tab
      2. Click the College Maps hyperlink under the College Research section

      Scholarship List

      National, regional, local and collegiate sponsored scholarship opportunities. Database lists entries by name, deadline, award amount, merit vs need-based and application requirements; click on a column header to sort entries.  You can also browse by category to yield a search list relevant to your interests.

      1. Click the Colleges tab
      2. Click the Scholarship List hyperlink under the  Scholarships & Money section

       

      College Application Statistics:

      Feature

      Description

      How to Access

      Application History

      Summary of Lane Tech application results (admit, deny, enroll), by year.

      1. Click the Colleges tab
      2. Click the College Look up hyperlink under the College Research section

      School Statistics

      Historical summary of Lane Tech application outcomes (number admitted, denied etc...) by application decision plan (regular, early decision etc..) by college.

      Historical average of GPA, SAT and ACT scores of admitted Lane Tech applicants, by college.  

      1. Click the Colleges tab
      2. Click the College Look up hyperlink under the College Research section
      3. After looking up and selecting a college, click on School Stats hyperlink located beneath the college's contact information. Two tables are displayed:
        1. Outcomes
        2. GPA and Test Scores

      Graph

       

      Historical application results (admit, deny, waitlist) represented in a scattergram (i.e. graph); applicant average GPA appears on the y-axis and applicant average SAT scores on the x-axis. For an applicant to be represented on a scattergram for a given college, three things must be present:

      1. an application result (accepted or denied)

      2. a GPA

      3. a test score

      1. Click the Colleges tab
      2. Click the College Look up hyperlink under the College Research section
      3. After looking up and selecting a college, click on Graph hyperlink located beneath the college's contact information.

      College Compare

      Compare your GPA and test scores to the average GPA and test scores of Lane Tech admitted students for colleges you are considering. School averages are displayed in green when your numbers are higher and in red when your numbers are lower than those of past admitted students.

      1. Click on the College tab
      2. Click the Colleges I'm Thinking About hyperlink from the My Colleges section.
      3. Click the Compare Me hyperlink above the table.