Welcome to the Postsecondary Outreach Resources Page
As we shift to a more virtual world, we created this webpage to share valuable information to assist you in the college & career-going process. The information on this webpage will be constantly updated, so please check back often.
Please know we are here as a resource and want to help you get to college, but if college isn’t your thing, there are many other options for you to consider.
If you do not see what you are looking for, click on the Contact Information tab to schedule a 1:1 meeting with your Postsecondary Transition Specialist.
We want every student to finish strong this school year.
Class of 2020!
Congratulations to all of you. We know this is not how you wanted your last year of high school to end. But we know with a strong will, perseverance and exceptionality, you will come through this even stronger and better together.
Remember, before you go please complete your Senior Exit Survey in Naviance!
We are super proud of you and wish you all the best and a successful future. Stay strong, healthy, and stay in touch!
Postsecondary Outreach Information
Go ahead, click on the hyperlinks below to gain valuable and relevant information. We will add more videos in the coming weeks!
DeKalb County School District high school students can access Naviance three ways:
- Open a web browser and type in id.naviance.com.
- Open a web browser and type in student.naviance.com.
- Open VERGE (or Launchpad) on your district issued device.
You will need to search for your school, use your “S” number, or dekalbschoolsga.org email to login. If you have any questions on how to access your student account, please contact your School Counselor or Postsecondary Transition Specialist.
To learn more about Naviance go to www.dekalbschoolsga.org, or click this hyperlink for a quick overview video about Naviance Student.
HB 444 defines the following as the program objectives:
|9th Grade||10th Grade||11th & 12th Grades|
|Not Eligible||Eligible (3 scenarios)||Eligible|
Summer Transition Center
The Student Advancement Department’s 4th annual Summer Transition Center (STC) will be live and on the MS Teams virtual platform. The STC will be hosted by your Postsecondary Transition Specialist team in collaboration with local and national non-profit organizations, college and university representatives from across the country, and workforce development agencies.
Due to the pandemic and abrupt halt to the school year, we understand that many seniors are left wondering what to do next. STC is designed to address Summer Melt, a phenomenon where “college-intending” students who complete key steps to the process but fails to transition successfully to college due to lack of follow-through, meeting deadlines, submitting deposits, or lacking financial aid. We also know that some students may not have the desire to attend college immediately after high school and not quite sure what they want to do. This is for you too!
Seniors can “join” the morning sessions with their region and speak directly with a Postsecondary Transition Specialist about any of the recent changes due to COVID19 to the college admissions requirements, waivers, application process, freshmen orientation, and career options. The afternoon sessions are open to all seniors to learn about key topics presented by college representatives across the country.
Click on calendar image below to download the schedule and view topics. Simply click “join session” to be directed to the Summer Transition Center virtual session. Make sure you put it on your calendar, so you don’t forget to “join session” on the correct date and time.
Colleges and Universities – Websites, Admissions, Virtual Tours and Orientation
Click on the image to download a spreadsheet that lists all 72 University System of Georgia (USG) and Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) institutions. The spreadsheet includes websites, direct links, and key resources all in one place.
High School Student Checklists
GAfutures.org provides valuable information to assist you with your postsecondary choices, scholarships, Dual Enrollment, financial aid, and so much more. You can also locate their easy-to-follow checklist for each grade level to track your progress and keep yourself on task.
Click on your grade level below.
If you would like to speak with a Postsecondary Transition Specialist about anything related to the college-going process and discuss options available to you for life after high school, please click on “schedule meeting” for the representative in your region.
(Click to Email)
|Cellphone #||Virtual 1:1 Meeting
(Click to Schedule)
|Atua Emu||678-984-7018||Schedule Meeting||1||Chamblee||Cross Keys||Dunwoody||Tapestry|
|Brandi Beavers||404-840-2263||Schedule Meeting||2||Lakeside||Tucker||Druid Hills|
|Chris Key||678-485-9544||Schedule Meeting||3||Lithonia||Redan||Arabia Mtn||Stephenson|
|Jamaar Logan||404-379-1545||Schedule Meeting||4||Clarkston||Stone Mountain||DECA|
|Michelle Granville||678-984-4980||Schedule Meeting||5||ML King||Miller Grove||Elizabeth Andrews|
|Lauren Wright||404-840-2945||Schedule Meeting||6||Towers||Southwest DeKalb||Columbia|
|Vickie Christopher||678-458-4211||Schedule Meeting||7||Cedar Grove||McNair||DSA|