The EDP - Educational Development Plan College & Career Preparation
NAVIANCE! YOUR STUDENT'S EDP!!!!! In school, Counselors work with students on their EDP, Educational Development Plan starting in Middle School and continue to work with students every year until High School graduation. Counselors visit classrooms to work with students on their EDP and teach the students how to access, utilize and maintain their EDP. Parents can help in this process as well, by encouraging your student to update their EDP outside of school.
Naviance is the industry-leading online career guidance and planning system. People of all ages use our tools to find the right career, explore education and training options, and build their own portfolio. We LOVE this software as a first step in the Career/College selection process! Students can look of areas of interest and find out jobs that they may be able to do within their interest area. Students work on their EDPs in a classroom setting with their Counselors. During this time or on their own time students can then look up the Education required to get that job, classes you can take in Middle School, Majors/Minors in College that will help prepare them and Colleges that offer that Major. These programs will also help see students through their college application process, sending transcripts, and beyond
Please note that 100% completion of the EDP on a yearly basis (grade level specific components added each year) is a graduation requirement for AAPS.
Accessing Your Student’s EDP/NAVIANCE
We are pleased to introduce Family Connection a comprehensive website that you can use to plan for college and a career. Family Connection is linked with Naviance™, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that is specific to our school.
Student's accounts are in process of being set up (upadtes 10/25/2017) Username: The IDs students use to access district computers. (Should be the beginning of the Google e-mail address, before the @ sign.) Password: The default password provided at the beginning of the year on the students schedule. (Should be the Gmail password.)
Family Connection allows 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 careers - Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments.
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.
Create plans for the future - Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned to you by the school to better prepare yourself for your future college and career goals.
Counselors can also send messages to students, who have entered their e-mail address, about opportunities relevant to their interests.
Family Connection also lets us share information with you about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other resources for college and career information. You can also use the site to stay in communication with the counseling office.