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    Naviance: An Online College and Career Planning Tool

    Naviance is the district’s tool for students to explore colleges and career paths, analyze skills and talents with career and personality assessments and help stay on track to reach academic goals.

    When and How Students Can Access Naviance

    2018-19 School Year

    • Students in grades 8 through 12 started using Naviance on September 24, 2018.
    • Student in grades 6 and 7 are projected to start using Naviance on January 31, 2019.

    How Students Log into Naviance

    Students log into Naviance through the Seattle Public Schools’ student portal (not the Source). The student portal and Naviance can be accessed both at school and from home.

    Student Benefits

    Naviance helps high school students:

    • Explore college possibilities and career fields
    • Create a 4-year course plan and stay on track for high school graduation
    • Understand financial options for college including scholarship search
    • Identify best-fit colleges, college majors and careers fields
    • Develop resumes and portfolios for job and college applications including their transcript and letters of recommendation from teachers

    Naviance helps middle school students:

    • Learn about themselves
    • Become aware of the wide range of career possibilities available to them
    • Build a strong foundation for high school success (course selection, grades, graduation)

    Family Benefits

    Naviance helps families plan:

    • Research career and college possibilities with your student
    • Help your student take ownership of college and career planning process
    • Help your student examine their strengths, interests and goals
    • Explore financial options for college including scholarship search and financial aid information
    • Stay up-to-date on time sensitive dates

    Watch an overview of Naviance:

    Student Data and Opt Out Information

    The district thoroughly vetted Naviance’s policies and practices with respect to preserving data security and student privacy. Families can still choose to opt their students out of using this tool. Read more about Naviance’s commitment to data security and student privacy.

    For students to utilize the college application support tools in Naviance, some student demographic and academic records need to be shared. This may include gender, ethnicity, and transcripts. Seattle Public Schools will be using Naviance to deliver high school and beyond plan lessons in grades 8-12.

    The High School and Beyond Plan is a graduation requirement. By opting out of Naviance, your student will be opting out of this curriculum and will be given an alternative activity to meet the high school and beyond plan graduation requirement. Please note the alternative activity will be limited to the minimum requirements for Washington state.

    Opt-Out Windows for 2018-2019

    Parent guardians, non-parent guardians, and students who are 18 years or older may document their decision to use or not use Naviance in the Source.

    To opt your student out:

    1. Log into the Source 
    2. Choose "Preferences"
    3. Under "Application Preferences" click on Naviance to display the online form
    4. Document your decision and click "Submit." You will receive an email confirmation for your records.

    If you need a way to opt out other than through the Source, please call 206-743-3600 and leave a voice message or email and we will provide an alternate accommodation for you.

    Read about how to set up a Source account.

    Grades 8 through 12

    • The first opt out window was open from June 4 until June 22, 2018.
    • The second opt out window was open from September 4 through September 19, 2018.

    Grades 6 and 7

    The opt out window will be open from January 4, 2019 through January 25, 2019.

    What happens if a family misses the opt-out window?

    If a family misses this window, please call 206-743-3600 and leave a voice message or email and we will provide an alternate accommodation for you. Starting with the 2019-20 school year, the opt out window will open annually in the fall. Families will be notified in advance to minimize missing the window.

    Regional Community Meetings

    A series of community informational meetings were held in September 2018 to share what Naviance is, how it works and what steps are being taken to protect data and student privacy. You can view the presentation here.