Counseling | News

Virginia Schools Adding Notifications to Counselor Toolkit

A Virginia district has joined several others in the state in adopting a Web-based program for helping students and families in its five high schools research career and college options. Spotsylvania County Schools in Fredericksburg has deployed Naviance Succeed, which integrates tools for career, course, and college planning. The program, typically used by school counselors and advisors, also provides a feature for e-mailing notifications to families about specific upcoming events, scholarships, and college visits.

Naviance is a subsidiary of Hobsons, a company that sells education technology products for helping schools and colleges recruit, enroll, and retain students.

"Across the country case loads are increasing and student mental health needs are skyrocketing. Therefore, it is crucial that counselors streamline efforts and work smarter," said Linda Binion, supervisor of school counseling at the district. "Naviance has allowed our district counselors to provide a higher level of service to staff, students, and their families. Additionally, the data collection tools that Naviance provides have enabled us to work smarter. We now know exactly what areas to focus on when we plan for the upcoming year."

Other Virginia districts that are using Naviance are Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun County Public Schools.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a writer who covers technology and business for a number of publications. Contact her at

comments powered by Disqus

White Papers:

  • Make a Difference. No Compromise. PDF screen shot

    Printing solutions have become complicated. With new options and technology, such as MFP or CLOUD services, it is making short and long term printing decisions much more complicated. Read this whitepaper to learn about available printing solutions that offer low acquisition costs, low energy consumption and speedy print production. Read more...