Software To Help Hannibal Students Become College, Career Ready

HANNIBAL – The Hannibal Central School District is committed to developing its middle and high school students into college- and career-ready community members.

District officials aim to accomplish that feat with the implementation of Naviance software for students in grades five through 12.

While the program won’t roll out until early 2017, guidance counselors at the Dennis M. Kenney Middle School and Hannibal High School have already familiarized themselves with the software.

Naviance will assist students in learning about personality styles through interest surveys and other means to help guide them toward colleges and careers.

DMK counselor Megan Jaworski said Naviance will be used at the middle school more for exploration of students’ skills and general interests.

The software helps track SMART goals and will be used for high school planning.

Students will have their own log-in to Naviance so they can upload documents, search a data base of information about careers and interests, and watch related videos.

In the spring, High School Guidance Counselors Lauren Costello and Brooke Fingland will utilize Naviance to assist juniors in applying for colleges, submit transcripts, conduct college searches and research information on job duties and salaries.

“It gives us a way as counselors to track their progress,” Fingland said.

Students will be able to login to the Naviance system from any computer, and laptops will also be available in the high school guidance office.