We are pleased to introduce Family Connection from Naviance, a web-based service designed especially for students and parents. Family Connection is a comprehensive website that you can use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers.Seniors: If you are using a common application, make sure to link your Naviance account with your common app.
Logging into NavianceTo login, visit your home high schools Family Connection Website. If you are home schooled or open enrolled in the Anoka-Hennepin School district visit the STEP Family Connection Website.
Students: If you have forgotten your log-in information contact your home high school counselor or stop into the STEP Career Center.
Parents: If you have logged in before you will have created your own username and password. If you have not logged in before or are having trouble logging in, please contact your students home high school or the STEP Career Center.
What will you find on Naviance?
Enter criteria such as size, location, cost, availability of specific majors or athletic programs; students can then produce a list of colleges that meet their criteria. Try using the College SuperMatch to help narrow your choices!
A graphical view of application outcomes (accepted, denied, waitlisted) at a college for recent high school applicants, using GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Students can gauge their chances of acceptance by comparing personal GPA/ACT numbers with those of successful applicants. If your student has not taken the ACT or SAT exam yet, it will take your student's PLAN score and estimate what their ACT score will be in order to allow you to still use this feature.
You will be able to view when your transcripts/applications were sent to the colleges for which you applied. (Select the "College" tab and then click on the "transcripts" link on the left-hand side.). Remember, before your transcript can be sent you must request it through Naviance and then stop into the Guidance Office to pay the $3 fee per transcript. Alumni in need of transcripts will just need to fill out the transcript request form for alumni found on the transcript request form. The fee for alumni is $5.
If applying via the common app, make sure to match your common app and Naviance account.Letters of Recommendation
You will be able to view when a letter of recommendation you requested from a teacher has been turned into the counseling office. (Select the "College" tab and then click on the link that says "College's I'm Applying To." If you scroll down the page you will see a Teacher Recommendations heading. The teachers name and the word "completed' will appear if the letter has been turned in.
Search the Sallie Mae national scholarship clearinghouse and view local scholarships posted by the College and Career Center.
This link give students an easy way to develop a resume. The screen will provide boxes for students to enter information and, in turn, transforms the information entered into a resume.
My Game Plan
A series of questions that are designed to help the counselor work with each student to develop a game plan for achieving their goals after graduation. Answers to these questions can be changed at any time and answers are not shared with anyone other than the counselor.