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Naviance is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness platform that Mars Area School District uses to help students to understand their interests, strengths, and needs. Unique readiness content and activities help students to build knowledge and strengthen their competencies in all essential areas with the support of their school counselor and teachers. When the process is introduced to students before they begin high school, they have time to explore and refine their career and college choices.

Naviance provides many benefits, including:

  • Creation of a Personalized Plan: Every student is unique, and every student has different options for college and career. Naviance helps students devise a plan that suits their individual needs.
  • Career Exploration: When students start exploring career possibilities early, they become more interested in succeeding in school. They also become more aware of a world of job opportunities waiting for them.
  • Academic Planning: Through Naviance, students, families and counselors can work together to choose appropriate academic coursework that aligns with career goals.
  • Self-Discovery: Students become more confident in their abilities as they recognize their strengths and match their interests with potential careers. If their interests change, Naviance is there to redirect their efforts and help them find a new path to success.