Naviance and College Summit Unite to Level the Playing Field for Students in Low-income Communities
Student success organizations team up to build momentum and support for college-going culture across all schools and districts
Arlington, VA and Washington, DC — October 25, 2011 — Naviance is pleased to announce a new partnership with College Summit, a national nonprofit organization that partners with high schools and districts to strengthen college-going culture and increase college enrollment rates. As a result of this agreement, College Summit member schools will now have the option of accessing College Summit’s curriculum and reporting capabilities through Naviance Succeed, the leading college and career readiness platform for schools and districts.
“College Summit partner high schools have a postsecondary planning curriculum that helps students connect the dots between their future goals and the academic choices they make, starting in ninth grade,” said J.B. Schramm, CEO and co-founder of College Summit. “Partnering with Naviance will provide principals and educators additional tools to promote, measure and improve college and career readiness for all students.”
Naviance Succeed® integrates tools for planning across four critical areas – course, career, college and success – into a single powerful solution. Robust analytics, comprehensive communication tools and a student/family portal give schools and districts the ability to raise accountability and performance across a number of key indicators. This leads to increased engagement, improvements in academic performance and overall workplace and career readiness.
“We’ve always believed that technology is valuable, but more important is that an adult takes an interest in a student’s future,” says Stephen Smith, president, Naviance. “We are pleased to be able to offer College Summit’s curriculum through our platform to help more students recognize college opportunities and guide them along a path to success.”
College Summit works with high school students from low-income backgrounds around the country, right in their schools, to get them thinking about, prepared for, and going to college. For many of these young people, they will be the first in their families to go to college. To support them along the way, College Summit partners with high schools to:
— Offer a postsecondary planning course for students in grades 9-12, and provide educators with professional development and onsite coaching to successfully lead this class.
— Mobilize peer influencers through powerful training in summer workshop and school year activities to forge a student-driven college-going culture.
— Use data to manage the school-wide postsecondary planning, college enrollment and college persistence process.
About College Summit
Naviance, leading provider of measureable student success solutions for K-12, partners with College Summit to give partner schools more options.
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