Innovative Naviance/Family Connection Program
In the 2015-16 school year, each Bishop McNamara student was introduced to the new college counseling portal, Naviance. The program is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness platform that enables self-discovery, career exploration, academic planning, and college preparation for each Bishop McNamara student.
This online portal, commonly referred to as Family Connection, is used by the student, teachers, parents and guidance counseling staff as a team connecting each of these parties to help the individual student's academic achievement to post-secondary goals. Its comprehensive college and career planning solutions optimize student success, maximize counselor effectiveness, and track results for school administrators. The program interfaces with thousands of colleges and universities to help make the best possible fit for each college-bound student.
Whether it's matching colleges to a student's career interests, or comparing admissions rates at a student's top college choices, our college counseling staff works with students to learn Naviance's many features. Naviance's planning tools allow students and families to make informed decisions. Students can also compare colleges and universities, explore scholarship opportunities, and track the status of supporting application documents (transcripts and letters of recommendation). Plus, all of these tools are managed from one location, improving communications between students, Bishop McNamara, and parents and reducing paperwork.
Naviance for Elementary School helps ensure equal exposure to college knowledge and career pathways for all students, helping students understand who they are, discover unique paths, and develop the skills to be successful in school and beyond.
The Naviance Family Connection program was made possible through a gift of the Bishop McNamara Class of 1990 in recognition of their 25th high school reunion.