More High Schools Add PossibilityU to College Prep Curriculum

Lauren Williams's picture
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

As high school guidance counselors seek to augment the college preparation experience for their students, PossibilityU today announced new classrooms using its digital college admission program.

Bishop Feehan High School of Attleboro, MA, of Desert Mirage in Thermal, CA, Flushing YABC of New York City, and Klein Forest High School of Houston, TX are all embracing the innovative web-based program designed to help high school students find the best college for them academically, socially and financially.

PossibilityU's digital program simplifies the college search by combining a best practices college-counseling curriculum with powerful and innovative personal forecasting tools. It is a force multiplier for the high school guidance office, as it provides each student with the in depth support that the college counselors would if more staffing, time and funds were available. Although this is not the case for all schools, according to US Department of Education statistics, the average student in a US high school gets less than an hour of one on one support to make this important decision. For less than the cost of a small pizza, schools have been bringing in PossiblityU to give each student 10+ hours of curriculum context, a sophisticated matching engine and tools to manage the application process.

PossibilityU features a proprietary recommendation engine, using 78 different criteria to reveal the right set of colleges, personalized for each student. It provides insight into best-fit schools on three dimensions: Academic fit (level of challenge and match for aspirations), Social (campus feel, activities, etc) and Financial (opportunities for merit aid, cost of attendance, etc). PossibilityU is so powerful that the K-12 Technology group of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the world's leading education company, has included it among the learning apps it offers to schools across the US.

With prices averaging $10-$15 per pupil, PossibilityU is priced to bring extra support to as many students as possible in order to help them navigate this critically important transition.

About PossibilityU

PossibilityU is an educational technology company dedicated to democratizing college access and success through personalization, context and transparency. Their Admission Toolkit is an online college guidance program that combines the expert knowledge of college admission specialists with behavior theory and persuasive technology to ensure students are intellectually ready for college - prepared to make the academic, social and financial choices that will set them up best to get a diploma in 4 years or less. Its unique dashboards provide parents, high school counselors and administrators with the data to manage and track the college admission process. To learn more about PossibilityU, visit www.possibilityU.com.