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During this time of social distancing and NTI/remote learning, NaviGo’s support of our students, families, and school partners continues in a virtual capacity. Students in need of one-on-one college and career planning assistance can contact us for remote NaviGo Coaching sessions. Our coaches are ready to help your student! Contact Stephanie Layton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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We have started a new blog (https://navigoprep.com/category/navigo-blog) and welcome guest bloggers and topic ideas to support our students and parents.
While business may not be “as usual,” business partners looking to support students’ work based learning experiences, co-ops, and internships during the summer or during the 2020-2021 school year can connect with us. Business partners who are interested in connecting with students during this time of social-distancing can contact us to set up virtual tours and industry discussions with students.
We are offering additional guidance to our NaviGo In-School Coaching partners with the option of non-traditional instruction (NTI) plans to keep their students moving forward with their post-secondary planning. Additionally, we are communicating with our YouScience partner schools to support them with relevant NTI connected to their students findings.
NaviGo STAR- Supporting Transition, Access and Retention is a program we’ve developed to offset summer “melt”. Summer “melt” describes the phenomenon when seemingly college-intending students fail to enroll anywhere the fall after high school graduation. These college-intending students have typically applied to college, completed the FAFSA application, applied for financial aid and paid deposits to secure a spot at their intended institution. A student is considered to have “melted” if he or she planned to go but failed to show up to any college the fall following high school graduation.
Summer melt rates range from 10 percent to 44 percent.
- Rates have been found to be higher among students from low- and moderate-income families and among those with lower academic achievement.
- Rates are also considerably higher among students who intend to enroll at community colleges compared with their peers intending to enroll at four-year colleges and universities.
- Schools with greater proportions of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch tend to have higher rates of summer melt as well.
Because of the uncertainty of the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, no doubt high school seniors are experiencing frustration, confusion, and grief over losing such meaningful milestones as their senior prom, senior awards and graduation. We understand this could have a negative influence their commitment and desire to attend college in the fall. We believe NaviGo STAR can have an even greater impact* on not only getting students to the first day of class, but help them develop a skillset that will lead to a positive matriculation rate into their second year of college and beyond. Any schools interested in implementing NaviGo STAR for their college-bound graduating seniors can contact Jennie LaMothe, Director of School-Based Services at email@example.com.
*NaviGo STAR data, Holmes High School- 1. The overall college-going rate of the entire graduating class has increased to 40.3% in 2018 from 35.77% in 2016, the year prior to Holmes’ and NaviGo’s partnership to develop targeted summer melt interventions. 2. The Summer Melt rate of all FAFSA completers decreased to 32.5% in 2018 from 45.45% in 2017 – a decrease of almost 13%. 3. The college enrollment rate of Pell-eligible students increased 11.77% (54.9% to 66.67%) from 2017 to 2018.