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Welsh Valley Middle School


What is Naviance?


Family Connection from Naviance Succeed is a web-based service designed specifically to assist students in becoming college and career ready through self-exploration. All of these exploratory activities are developmentally appropriate and follow the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) student competencies. ASCA is the foremost authority on best practices for school counselors.

One benefit of Naviance is that it allows students to take a Learning Style Inventory in school to gain insight about how they most effectively learn and study. A second feature of Naviance is a Resume Builder tool. Resume Builder allows students to keep an electronic record of their skills, achievements, and interests. Students also use Naviance to take the Career Key test which matches students’ personality types, based on Holland’s Codes, with potential careers. These exploratory activities facilitate the process of students understanding themselves in the context of high school course selection, college planning, and ultimately finding career satisfaction. We encourage you to review the results of your child’s Naviance activities with him/her. The website can be accessed at: FOR WVMS:

Counselors will guide students through the following lessons throughout the year.

  • 6th Grade - Learning Styles Inventory
  • 7th Grade - Resume
  • 8th Grade - Career Key


(Student Assistance Referral Team)

Welsh Valley’s START team is comprised of school counselors, teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators who have been trained through the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit’s SAP program. All members are trained to identify issues that may be barriers to a student’s learning and school success. The team works collaboratively with colleagues, parents, and Lower Merion Counseling Services to assist with any academic, behavioral, attendance and/or health concerns of our students at Welsh Valley. Please contact Ms. Lauren Ruth, supervisor of Welsh Valley’s START committee at or your student’s counselor with any questions.