The College Counseling Office uses Naviance, a college counseling database, to support our students and families through the college search and application processes. Students of all grades are provided a Naviance account and given guidance on its multitude of functions and services.
Naviance allows students and families to generate individual college lists, research colleges and historical admission statistics, explore career and academic interests, and communicate interest levels in each college with the college counselors. Naviance also helps students build resumes, store information on their personal college research, and begin college application materials. Additionally, the College Counselor uses Naviance to submit application materials to most colleges online.
Login to the OVS Naviance Family Connection database here:http://connection.naviance.com/ojaivs
If you have forgotten your login information, please contact Mr. Alvarez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you’ve logged into your Naviance Family Connection account you’ve got a wealth of information and functions at your fingertips. The database is organized into three tabs: Colleges, Careers, and About Me. Here’s a bit about how you can make use of the features found within each tab.
My Colleges: Students, parents, and the college counselors can create both prospective college lists (“colleges I’m thinking about”) as well as an active list of college applications (“colleges I’m applying to”). There is also a section listing which of those colleges will be visiting OVS soon; students can sign up to receive email reminders about upcoming visits.
College Research: Here students and parents can conduct extensive college searches. Start broadly by limiting your preferences to a few important factors (size, location, selectivity, major, athletic interest). Later, you can specify more; the pickier you get, the fewer the matches. You can also visit the Scattergrams, where you can see charts that show how recent OVS students have fared when applying to specific colleges. Under Enrichment Programs, you can see a variety of different summer and school year programs to enrich your co-curricular and academic studies.
Scholarships & Money: Students and parents can search for local scholarships, view scholarship applications, and conduct national scholarship searches.
Explore Careers: Students can search for information on various careers and related fields to help identify potential majors in colleges.
What Are My Interests? Students can take personality quizzes to learn more about their learning style, or use the Career Interest Profiler, a tool that can help you discover the types of work activities and careers that match your interests. The interest profiler has 180 questions about work activities that people do at their jobs.
Interesting Things About Me: allows students to access and share surveys with the College Counseling Office, upload documents, create resumes, and organize checklists.
Official Things: is where information on grades, standardized tests scores, and the student profile is kept.