Pike County SD Adopts College Search Tools
Pike County School District in Georgia has selected a K-12 college and career readiness platform in
an effort to help students find the colleges that best suit them in
terms of academic fit, affordability, size and culture.
Public schools in the state of Georgia are required to meet standards set by the state's College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), and Pike County's district leaders said they wanted a tool that could
help them "track student readiness across the district to inform a
district-wide strategy," according to a news release.
"We want to
ensure that our students are able to compete for seats in the best-fit
universities and for careers that require critical thinking and
creative problem solving," said Mike Duncan, superintendent of Pike
County, in a prepared statement.
The district selected Naviance by Hobsons,
a K-12 college and career readiness platform designed to help students
explore potential careers, create an academic plan and prepare for
college. Pike County will implement the platform district-wide
beginning in fall 2016. School counselors will use it to help middle
and high school students "explore their interests and strengths,
discover the connection between academics and career paths, uncover new
college and scholarship opportunities and create plans to achieve their
goals," according to a news release.
Pike County School District
is located in Zebulon, GA and serves approximately 2,800 students in
two elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and one
alternative program. Pike County is the first public school district in
the state to implement the Naviance by Hobsons platform district-wide.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].