Keeping up and keeping track: LZ introduces new app for student portfolios

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LZ students can use new app Transeo to track their high school experience and sign in using their Google information.

Kara Yoon, Staff Writer

LZHS has introduced the new app Transeo to help students to track their high school experiences.

Students may have noticed a shortcut app, Transeo, has been added to their iPads. Transeo is “a platform where students are able to enter their work experience, internships, the clubs and activities that they’re involved in,” according to Beth Slaughter, District Development Coordinator.  It allows the students to log any dual credit, industry credentials, or programs of study that students may earn in the app.

“It’s a tool for students to use to track their progress throughout the four years in high school. It also allows students to set goals for themselves and monitor their progress towards those goals,” Slaughter said.  “We started the process with freshmen to complete something called My Plan [the week of February 22]. It’s for them to think about what they may want to do after high school and then identify people that might be able to help them to understand what sort of activities or certifications courses would be in line with those goals.”

The app gives the opportunity for students to be able to lay out their classes and visually look at what their plans might look like. Students can also assure that things fit with their schedules and students’ parents and counselors are able to have discussions with them about their layout. Transeo can also be accessed via the LZHS webpage under students and students are to use their Google credentials to log in.

Rohan Vuppala, sophomore student council member, can attest to Transeo’s usability and student-friendly access due to being introduced to the app early on to help guide freshmen.

“I think the idea of just putting all of your goals and achievements into one place is super useful because I forget a lot of what I do because I am involved in a lot of things to find out what I’m interested in, so I might brush over some things,” Vuppala said.  “It helps me compile everything all in one place while also seeing what I’m trying to do with stuff I’ve done.  Also, it helps remind me that people aren’t stuck with one goal and you can change things over high school because it’s never too late to change what you want to do.”

As Vuppala said, part of Transeo’s appeal is that students aren’t set into the options that they look at in their freshmen years if they decide to venture into different interests in the future.

“They’re not locked into a pathway, but it helps them find their interests and choose a passion and choose a path, and then from our side, we can provide courses that align with student passions,” Ashley Weltler, assistant principal said.  “Students are able to log all of their information in, so for some of our students who are going to a college or university, they almost have an already set up resume of sorts. From maybe service hours that they’re doing to any sort of their activities or clubs or internship experiences that they’re involved with.”

Another one of the biggest appeals of the app, according to Weltler, is that it’s meant to be student-driven, and students can map out their own coursework that they would like to engage with and add any information about their schooling on top of what has already been put into the app such as their attendance, GPAs, current courses, and standardized tests. There are additional features like career surveys that might indicate what their interests are and to be able to choose a pathway that they might want to look into for their four years in high school.

The app is to be introduced to sophomores, juniors, seniors on March 31, says Weltler.  Students will watch a webinar, which will give all the information about Transeo and then give time for students to start creating their My Plans with the exception of seniors, who will instead have other data that they need to put in before they graduate.

“It’s a platform that can change with the student,” Weltler said.  “It’s personalized.  It’s unique for every student, and is a one-stop-shop for many of the pieces of information students will need to track over time.”