student vision profile webpage banner with silhouette of graduating students throwing caps in the air

Student Vision Profile 

What is the Student Vision Profile?

Prince William County Public Schools has partnered with Pearson to give each of our students a personalized view of their post-graduation readiness, including college and career information. The Student Vision Profile is a document that contains valuable information about planning for life after high school and making the most of their PWCS experience.

How is the Student Vision Profile created?

The Student Vision Profile uses the student's grades, test scores, and survey information pulled directly from their assessments completed in Naviance to form a picture of where your student might be headed after high school. This report includes:
  • Information about students’ personal values and career interests (from Naviance assessments)
  • Career pathway information
  • PWCS high school specialty program information
  • PWCS Profile of a Graduate descriptions and tips for students and parents to ensure academic success
  • Suggested action steps for students and families for each post high school path (college, career, military, world of work)

What is the purpose of the Student Vision Profile?

The Student Vision Profile is designed to help both students and families engage in the postsecondary planning process. It is a useful guide to support student college and career readiness by including self-discovery, career exploration, and post-high school planning.
graphic showing the inclusion of self-discovery, career exploration, and post-high school planning as part of the academic and career planning process
image of a megaphone gif pulsating We want to hear from you!

Tell us what you think about the Student Vision Profile.
Translations are available after clicking the link below.


Parent/Guardian Survey


Student Survey      Staff Survey



View examples of the
Student Vision Profile:


Please allow a few seconds for the document to open on your screen.

image of the student vision profile on a computer screen Grade 6 (PDF)
Grade 7 (PDF)
Grade 8 (PDF)
Grade 9 (PDF)
Grade 10 (PDF)
Grade 11 (PDF)
Grade 12 (PDF)
Applied Studies Diploma–Grade 12 (PDF)


How to Use the Student Vision Profile

Start a Conversation


When you see this prompt you will find helpful tips to guide your conversation.

icon showing two people having a conversation

Which high school makes sense for your student? Think about your student's program opportunities for high school, including if they may be a good fit for a specific career pathway or specialty program.

Think About It


When you see this prompt think about what is possible.

icon showing figure head with question marks and thinking cloud

What do these traits mean to your student? Ask your student to carefully think about each of these traits, and how they work to embody them in their every day life.


Get Moving


When you see this prompt there is an action to take.

Get moving icon

Your student should carefully consider their postsecondary opportunities, and which pathways might be a good fit and of interest right now. Remember this is a process and plans adjust throughout life.

Resources


Resources are provided to support you and your student along this journey.

icon of a computer mouse

Visit the following resource pages: Naviance, StudentVUE, ParentVUE, and PWCS High School Course Catalog.



High School Student Vision Profile Overview

The high school cover page contains most of the student’s data such as their GPA, graduation status, current pathway plan, career cluster interest, and greatest strength. Students may also see their test scores. Note that test scores will be hidden for students who do not have test scores. It also contains an orange box with information under the topics: Start the Conversation, Get Moving, Think About it, and Access Resources.

High School Self-Discovery & Career Page

The self-discovery and career page contains the student’s assessment and career interest information including their learning style, personality type, greatest strength, career cluster interest, and career code. The career table can help the student and their parents understand the field the student is interested in pursuing better as it pulls data directly from their student data. Such information includes:

  • A table showing, for levels of education ranging from a high school diploma to a graduate degree
  • Average hourly wages for those jobs
  • Median annual income for that career area
  • Colleges that offer relevant certificates or degrees

High School Pathways & Action Steps

The pathways and action steps page for high school students contains information about post-secondary pathways available to the students. A checkmark will appear on top of either the career, college, military, or apprenticeship/trade schools row based on the pathway information in their student data unless the student has not taken the pathway assessment or has selected undecided or gap year as their post-secondary response.

High School College & GPA Page

The College and GPA page contains information about the student’s GPA and colleges. The data points in the GPA rocket graph come from their student GPA data. There will be a dot corresponding to the student’s GPA by year. For example, 12th graders will have four dots, 11th graders will have three dots, etc. Students with no GPA data will receive a sample or placeholder graph labeled as sample. Most 9th graders will not have GPA data reflected on the rocket graph due to when the data for the fall reports is submitted, though some 9th grade students may have data on the rocket GPA graph from high school courses completed in middle school.

Middle School Student Vision Profile Overview

Middle School Cover Page

Similar to, though not identical, the cover page contains student data depending on their grade level to include the following: current pathway plan, career cluster interest, career personality key, personal values, and strengths. It also contains an orange box with information under the topics: Start the Conversation, Get Moving, Think About it, and Access Resources.

Middle School Programs Map Page

This page is mostly a static page containing details on specialty programs available to middle school students at the district’s high schools. There are 13 PWCS schools that offer special programs, but all 17 schools are represented on the map, regardless of if they offer special programs. Additionally, this page has a Career Interest Table, in which three careers are pulled from their Naviance student data.

Middle School Profile of a Graduate Page

This page is the same for all students and does not contain any personalized data. It is designed to help them develop the habits of mind to create a thriving future for themselves and develop the following qualities: Global Collaborator, Critical Thinker, Digital Citizen, Resilient and Innovator & Visionary.

Middle School Pathways & Action Steps

The Pathways and Action Steps page for middle school students contains information about post-secondary pathways available to the students. A checkmark will appear on top of either the career, college, military, or apprenticeship/trade schools row based on the pathway information in their student data unless the student has not taken the pathway assessment or has selected undecided or gap year as their post-secondary response.

Applied Studies Diploma Student Vision Profile Overview

Special Education Cover Page

Like the high school and middle school cover page, this page contains the bulk of the student’s data. It gives them three careers fields to consider: manufacturing, marketing, and hospitality and tourism, as well as information about their diploma track. It also contains an orange box with information under the topics: Start the Conversation, Get Moving, Think About it, and Access Resources.

Special Education Career Page

The career page contains information about becoming career ready and specific careers to consider in manufacturing. The career table only has two columns for high school diploma and certificate and the average hourly wages for those jobs, median annual income, and degrees & certificates to consider.

Special Education Pathways & Action Steps

The pathways and action steps page contains information about post-secondary pathways available to the students. A checkmark will appear on top of either the career, college, military, or apprenticeship/trade schools row based on the pathway information in their student data unless the student has not taken the pathway assessment or has selected undecided or gap year as their post-secondary response.

Special Education Resources Page

This contains resources in the community for special education students and their families. It contains the same resources for all students.

Student Vision Profile Video Demonstrations Coming Soon!