Naviance is a comprehensive college, career and life readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life.
In the West Ada School District, all 8th graders take a Career Cluster Survey in Naviance to begin their career exploration journey. There are sixteen (16) career clusters; each cluster is a grouping of careers and jobs that have similiar skill sets and knowlegde base needed. At Star Middle School, our 8th graders took the survey, which asked them over 100 questions about their interests, strengths, skills, and personality traits. Naviance then gives students their top four career clusters based on their answers. Students then can explore the careers within each of the clusters. Students can revisit their career clusters by logging on to Naviance as outlined below.
To watch the presentation on Naviance and Career Clusters presented to 8th graders, click here.