Guidance News & Announcements
New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention
Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) is committed to decreasing youth suicide. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for New Jersey's youth ages 10-24. Parents, professionals and/or just concerned citizens can use the following resources for support and/or guidance related to suicide or suicide prevention. http://www.nj.gov/dcf/adolescent/prevention/
Senior Packet Now Posted
The Senior Packet has been posted on the College Application Page under College Search Resources in the "Guidance Resources and Info" section...go check it out!
PSAT Registration Info
Juniors and Sophomores interested in taking the PSAT should view the following flyer with information about test dates and registration!
- PSAT Registration Info
"The Admission Game" Returns to GRHS!
On Thursday, October 6, 2016, "The Admission Game", featuring Peter Van Buskirk, will be returning to GRHS. Beginning at 7:00 PM in the GRHS/MS Auditorium, "The Admission Game" is a valuable and enjoyable foray into the world of college admissions.
"The Admission Game" is an interactive, in-depth look at the college admission process and its many dimensions. Peter Van Buskirk, a former Director of Admissions, leads an insightful, humorous, and detailed journey into understanding the process that colleges and universities use in selecting candidates for admission.
Please join us for this outstanding and informative evening!
Updated State Assessment Graduation Requirement
Please see the chart below, as taken from the NJ DOE memo dated January 7, 2016, regarding alternative means of fulfilling the State's Assessment Graduation Requirements for the Classes of 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019:
Note: * SAT taken prior to March 2016; ** PSAT taken prior to October 2015; ***PSAT taken after October 2015. The College Board will establish new ‘threshold scores’ in May 2016 for the new SAT.
Glen Rock District report on testing SY 2014-15
At the Dec. 21 Glen Rock Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Paula Valenti, Director of Student Personnel Services Lawrence Wolff and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Kathleen Regan presented a report on the district's testing performance on PARCC, SAT and ACT for the 2014-15 school year.
Please click here to review the Comprehensive Testing Report.
SAT, PSAT, and ACT Test Info
For detailed information on testing dates, deadlines, and tips please visit the following page.
- SAT, PSAT, and ACT Test Info
2016 PARCC Testing Dates
Grades 3 through 8 April 4, 2016 through May 13, 2016
High School April 11, 2016 through May 20, 2016
Senior Application Materials
The Guidance Department has prepared materials to assist you during the college application process. Counselors are available throughout the entire application process for personal conferences or telephone calls - NO QUESTION IS TOO TRIVIAL. Please feel free to call us at 201 445 7700 Ext. 8918 and/or sign up for an appointment. Click here to visit the College Application Process page for useful documents and resources.
Procrastination is a senior’s greatest downfall at this time of the year.
Message from the US Department of Education: “Don’t Leave Money on the Table” – Financial Aid Information
Please use the following link to view an article by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, regarding the FAFSA and the Financial Tool Kit available by the Federal Government: http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USED/bulletins/a78b2d
Parent Portal/School Fusion Registration
If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please print and complete the following form and return it to the HS Guidance Department. Upon verification, you will receive a Welcome Letter with log-in instructions for accessing the Parent Portal
-Parent Portal Account Information
Guidance Resources & Info
The following pages contain a wealth of information to help students and parents prepare for the college experience. This includes college search, application, financial aid, and other useful information.
Look here for applications, links, and other resources to help with the college financing.
Here you will find information about outside educational programs for teens.
The Glen Rock Guidance Department is pleased to release its district Newsletter, which offers relevant information to all district students and parents.
GRHS School Profile - Class of 2015
If you are considering playing a sport at the collegiate level, please see the important information in this brochure!
Please take a look at this Step-by-Step Guide to completing the FAFSA, from the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority!
The Program of Studies booklet provides descriptions of all course offerings, as well as departmental flowcharts detailing course pathways. This informational guide should answer many of your questions concerning Glen Rock High School's educational program including graduation requirements, scheduling, and the grading system. If you have questions, please speak with Guidance.
Ready to begin the post-high school planning process? Click above to see our Power Point on how to take the first steps!
Specific Instructions for those students that are seeking to appeal a course recommendation
Please see the above letter from the Guidance Department regarding Deferrals.
While we all hope for the best, sometimes there are bumps in the road on the way...don't let them derail you!
Keep up the good work!
Please see the file above, from the Financial Aid Night held on September 19, 2016
For Parents and Students in the Class of 2020 - our 8th Grade Parents' Night presentation is here for your perusal!
Naviance Family Connection Informational Brochure: Understanding the valuable offerings of this powerful and extremely useful web-based system.
Need some direction on how to proceed with your post-high school planning? Click above to see our Power Point on the steps to take to begin the process!