Posted on August 4, 2021
To iterate and refine their postsecondary advising model and develop new programming to meet the immediate and emerging needs of schools and students as they navigate a college and/or career path which has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The model aims to de-silo the postsecondary planning process and ensure all graduating seniors have a clear and supported postsecondary transition plan by standardizing the approach to postsecondary advising. Using the New Visions Portal, their graduation and postsecondary planning tool which provides student data (including progress to graduation), counselors track the postsecondary decision-making process to ensure that no student falls through the cracks and that every student is prepared to pursue the next path of their choice, whether college or career. With significant academic disruption for graduating and rising high school seniors, it is more important than ever that schools provide high-quality postsecondary advising support to help students navigate a college and/or career path that has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. New Visions for Public Schools serves as a laboratory of innovation within NYC’s public-school reform efforts, creating and refining helpful new approaches to systemic challenges.