Guidance News & Announcements
Cambridge University Immersion Experience 2017
Cambridge Immerse 2017: An unparalleled educational experience in July / August 2017
Cambridge Immerse is a two week residential educational experience taking place in beautiful colleges of Cambridge University. The programme is carefully designed to provide secondary school students aged 15-18 to gain an unrivalled insight into what it’s like to study up two chosen disciplines at university-level. Courses include Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, Engineering, English Literature, History, International Relations, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Philosophy and Physics.
Tutorials and seminars are taught by expert tutors from Cambridge University and Oxford University in an optimal learning environment that stimulates academic enquiry; yet the carefully planned schedule ensures that the programme not only meets the academic needs of the participants, but also provides a unique insight into the university city through an abundance of activities.
Tutorials provide participants with an in-depth understanding of a wide range of topics and students share and develop more informed and engaging responses to key debates within each discipline. This is complemented by a range of expert workshops, including our University Application Preparation workshops. Students emerge more confident and ready to articulate what they have learnt, with knowledge of their chosen fields that provides unparalleled academic insights – and, of course, many unforgettable memories along the way.
We pride ourselves on providing unique experiences of leadership and academic excellence through a programme for participants that instils confidence and passion for learning using deliberately small class sizes with supportive and highly qualified tutors. Cambridge Immerse provides a unique balance of a fun and brilliant immersive experience, and one that is academically rigorous.
To find out more & to apply
Students aged 15 - 18 are welcome to reserve their place online, choosing up to two subjects from a total of 15 subjects to explore during the programme.
Further information on the programme is available to view at https://www.cambridgeimmerse.com
PDF prospectus is available at https://www.cambridgeimmerse.com/Prospectus2017.pdf
Paramus High School College Fair - April 19, 2017
Paramus High School is pleased to invite all Glen Rock High School students to attend the Paramus High School College Fair on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.
Please click here for information as to the most current list of colleges, universities and the armed forces scheduled to attend.
FAFSA Workshops to be held at BCC
Bergen Community College is hosting a series of FAFSA Workshops for students and parents. Please click here to see the informational flyer.
GRHS 2017 Career Day
On April 5th, GRHS will sponsor an all-day Career Day in the Media Center where students can speak with representatives from a variety of careers. Click here for more info and instructions on how to sign up!
Spring 2017 College Fairs
Please click here to see a list of college fairs being held at various high schools in Bergen County this spring. Please check the individual high school's website for event details.
Junior Class Naviance Presentation
Please click here to see the PowerPoint presentation on using the Naviance program for a college search, that was presented to 11th grade students by the HS Guidance Department.
Updated State Assessment Graduation Requirement
Please click here to see the latest (Jan. 2017) update of the State Assessment requirement for graduation for the Classes of 2017 - 2021.
PARCC Testing - Myths, Facts, and Conversations
8th Grade Parent's Night Presentation
Please click on the link below to view the presentation from the 8th Grade Parents' Night, held on Thursday, November 17, 2016.
"Anxiety, Depression and the American Adolescent"
Please see the attached article, which ran in Time Magazine on November 7, 2016./modules/groups/homepagefiles/gwp/1597419/1927344/File/Times%20Article.pdf
District Testing Presentation for 2015-16
Please click here to see the District Testing Presentation for the 2015-16 school year, as presented to the Board of Education on Monday, October 17, 2016.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Please see this informative presentation for parents of Juniors, as presented on Thursday, October 20, 2016.
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
Naviance Family Connection Informational Brochure: Understanding the valuable offerings of this powerful and extremely useful web-based system.
GRHS School Profile - Class of 2017
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!