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College and Career Readiness

College and Career Readiness

Welcome to the Riverside Local School District College and Career Readiness Web page!

College and Career Readiness is important to our district as we strive to best prepare our students for their future lives. The cornerstone of college and career readiness is a belief that all students can build skills that will help them succeed whether they decide to continue their education beyond high school or head directly into the workforce. It is the goal of the Riverside Local School District to ensure that each student has a realistic plan for their years beyond high school while also developing the important skills necessary to be a productive citizen and employee. 

The 2018-19 school year will bring new changes to the district as Chris Basich, former Riverside alumnus, teacher, and coach will step into the role of College and Career Readiness Coordinator. Chris plans to work hand in hand with both the school counseling and administrative teams to develop a "Riverside Road map", a detailed, grade-by-grade plan for student college and career readiness. Key elements of the road map are student long-term planning, extracurricular engagement, staff-student relationship building, development of study skills, and personal responsibility. Students will each be given a grade-specific road map and school counselors and the college and career readiness coordinator will check-in with students to ensure they are on track to accomplish their goals.

Beyond the "Riverside Road map", Chris will be focusing on improving the number of students attending college beyond high school, growing the Advanced Placement program at the high school, better assisting students who will not be attending college but have an interest in various trades or even starting their own business, and helping to identify students who have proficiencies in certain areas but may need assistance in getting started. Soft skills training such as interviewing, public speaking, etiquette, and social media precautions will also be addressed across the curriculum. Additionally, a collaboration with school counselors and administrators at the middle school level will help our younger students transition more smoothly to the demands of the high school social and academic environment. 

The Riverside Local School District is excited to continue their efforts in the area of college and career readiness! For news and updates in this area please follow the RLSD College and Career Readiness page on Twitter @RLSD_CCR. For any specific questions please contact Chris at:


We look forward to a fantastic year! 


Check out Naviance's new look - Naviance Student!  Watch a brief video and see how Naviance is changing for the 2018-2019 school year.  Click here.

Are you a parent of an 8th or 9th grader? If so, log on to Naviance to check out your student's goals for the school year.  All 8th and 9th graders were assigned to create an Academic Goal and a Career Goal after experiencing a classroom lesson on S.M.A.R.T. goal [Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-oriented].

Here's more about Naviance: 

I am pleased to introduce Naviance Student – a mobile-friendly, comprehensive website that you and your student can use to make plans about colleges and careers. Naviance Student is linked with Naviance™, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans.  Naviance provides up-to-date information that is specific to our school. Naviance Student allows your student to: 

(1) Get involved in the planning and advising process;

(2) Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers;

(3) Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past;

(4) Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments;

(5) Create future plans – Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned by the school to better prepare your student for future college and career goals.

Naviance Student 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 Naviance Student site, use an Internet browser to connect to: http://student.naviance.com/riversidejshs.

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 counseling office for assistance. Note that you and your student may receive different registration codes, and those 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. We hope that you will find this resource helpful. If you have questions about Naviance Student, please contact us.  


Riverside Road Map
A Personal College and Career Readiness Guide for Students Grades 6-12

College and Career Planning Website 
Check out Scholarships by clicking here.
Job Searches
Get the scoop on the best job techniques and specific tips on interviewing, resume writing, and even Linkedin provided by Lakeland Community College.  www.careers.lakelandcc.edu.com.

My Next Move (Provides links to help students explore careers, industries, and personal interests)
Watch the Video from members of the Business Advisory Committee. Click here