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Family Connection

Lincoln Christian School is pleased to introduce Family Connection – a comprehensive website that you and your high school student can use to make plans about colleges and careers. Family Connection is linked with Naviance™, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that’s specific to our school.

Family Connection allows your student to:

  • Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
  • Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments
  • Create plans for the future – Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned by the school to better prepare your student for future college and career goals.

Family Connection also lets us share information with you and your student about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other resources for college and career information.

To visit our school’s Family Connection site, use an Internet browser to connect to:

http://connection.naviance.com...

When you visit the site for the first time, enter your personal registration code in the New User box and follow the on-screen instructions to create your own account. If you do not know your registration code, contact the academic counseling office for assistance. Note that you and your student may receive different registration codes, and that each code can be used only once. Once you have your own account, you will sign in using the user name and password you chose during the registration process.

Selected Family Connection Features to Explore with your student:

Résumé

  • Record your high school activities, awards, volunteer experience, etc.
  • Rearrange your information into multiple printable versions of a résumé that you can use to present to potential employers or colleges in the future

How to Access

  1. Click the About Me tab
  2. Click the Résumé hyperlink under the Interesting Things About Me section

Explore Interests

  • A career interest survey about interest in types of work activities. Use the results to explore suggested occupations; examine the education, training, and skills required [and where to obtain them], as well as wages typical for these occupations.

How to Access

  1. Click the Careers tab
  2. Click the Career Interest Inventory hyperlink under the What Are My Interests? section

Do What You Are

  • A personality survey. Use the results to explore suggested college majors and careers based on your preferences and strengths.

How to Access

  1. Click the About Me tab
  2. Click the Personality Type hyperlink under the Interesting Things About Me section

College Search

  • Set search criteria to yield a list of colleges to explore. Save your search to access/modify later.
  • Click on the various tabs of the college profile (general, admissions, financial aid, majors and degrees, and student life) to learn more information.
  • Add colleges you’re interested in to your My Colleges list for future reference.

How to Access

  1. Click the Colleges tab
  2. Click the College Search hyperlink under the College Research section

Maps

  • Groups of types of colleges by location. Click on a college to view its profile.

How to Access

  1. Click the Colleges tab
  2. Click the College Maps hyperlink under the College Research section

Scholarship List

  • College and local organization-sponsored scholarship opportunities updated weekly. Database lists entries by name, deadline, award amount, merit or need-based, and application requirements; click on a column header to sort entries. You can also browse by category to yield a search list relevant to your interests.

How to Access

  1. Click the Colleges tab
  2. Click the Scholarship List hyperlink under the Scholarships & Money section

Summer Enrichment Opportunities

  • This database not only lists entries by type (international, college-sponsored, high school-sponsored, & special interest) but also allows you to browse by special interest as well as search by keywords like the name, location, etc. Learn about program dates and costs (if available), any requirements, and the sponsor's website for more information and the application.

How to Access

  1. Click the Colleges tab
  2. Click the Enrichment Programs hyperlink under the College Research section