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High School Guidance
Welcome to the High School Guidance page.
 
 
  Mr. Lawrence Wolff
Director of Student Personnel Services
wolffl@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x8918

 

 

Dan Brodhead
Counselor
brodheadd@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x8909

Ellen Barrett
Counselor
barrette@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x8914

Theresa Caren
Counselor
carent@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x6221

Rochelle Eaton
Counselor
eatonr@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x8915

Laurie Babin
Administrative Assistant
babinl@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x8918

Mary Wolos
Administrative Assistant
wolosm@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x8919

Guidance News & Announcements
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:
PARCC ELA Grade 9 >= 750 (Level 4) or PARCC Algebra I >= 750 (Level 4) or
PARCC ELA Grade 10 >=750 (Level 4) or PARCC Geometry >= 725 (Level 3) or
PARCC ELA Grade 11 >= 725 (Level 3) or PARCC Algebra II >= 725 (Level 3) or
SAT Reading* >= 400 or SAT Math* >= 400 or
ACT Reading or ACT PLAN Reading >= 16 or ACT or ACT PLAN Math>= 16 or
Accuplacer Write Placer >= 6 or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra >= 76 or
PSAT10 Reading or PSAT/NMSQT Reading** >=40 or
PSAT10 Reading or PSAT/NMSQT Reading*** >=22 or
PSAT10 Math or PSAT/NMSQT Math**>= 40 or
PSAT10 Math or PSAT/NMSQT Math*** >=22 or
ACT Aspire Reading >= 422 or ACT Aspire Math >= 422 or
ASVAB-AFQT Composite >=31 or ASVAB-AFQT Composite >=31 or
Meet the Criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal Meet the Criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal

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.
We the Students Scholarship Essay Contest

Sponsored by Bill of Rights Institute

Website: https://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/
Contact: Bill of Rights Institute
200 N. Glebe Rd. Ste. 200
Arlington, VA 22203

Phone: 703.894.1776
Email: scholarships@billofrightsinstitute.org
Description: The Bill of Rights Institute seeks to help high school students understand the freedom and opportunity that the Constitution offers through programs such as the We the Students Essay Contest. Students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Armed Forces schools abroad, and in US territories are eligible to participate. Students must be US citizens or legal residents who are no older than 19 or no younger than 14 as of the end of the contest period; are in grades 9 through 12; attend a public, private, charter, or religious school; are home schooled; or are enrolled in a GED or correspondence school program.

Students respond to the following essay question: “The Founders believed in the sanctity/vital importance of the individual liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. To what extent (or in what ways) has our government compromised on these liberties in the name of security or the general welfare?” Essays must be 500 to 800 words, and are disqualified if not within the word limit. Each entering student may submit only one essay.

There is one grand prize, six runners up, and eight honorable mention winners. Teachers with more than five entering students are eligible for a drawing to win a gift card, and teachers of winners will win prizes as well.
Eligibility: Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s): The grand-prize winning student receives $5,000 and a scholarship to Constitutional Academy; six runners up receive $1,250 each; eight students receive honorable mention and $500 each; and the teachers of winners receive $100 each.
Deadline(s): Applications are due February 7, 2016.
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.
PARCC Score Report Release and Resources
PARCC Score Report Release and Resources

The Glen Rock School District has received the PARCC Score Reports for students who fully participated in the 2014-15 testing. Individual score reports have been mailed out to the parents of those students. In addition to the information included in that mailing, parents may wish to refer to the following resources for assistance with the interpretation of their child’s 2015 PARCC Score Report:

Video - PARCC Parent Guide to the Score Report
Click here to view a video about the 2014-15 PARCC student score report.

Website – “Understand the Score”
http://understandthescore.org

Sample Score Reports
English Language Arts – Sample
Mathematics - Sample

Letter to Parents of Students that “Opted Out” of the 2015 PARCC

If you and your child declined to participate in the PARCC testing last year, please click here to view a letter from the superintendent.
Financial Information for 11th and 12th Grade Students
The New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) has prepared a Student Loan Guide to be distributed to New Jersey high school students. In January 2013 legislation was passed by the New Jersey Legislature and signed into law requiring HESAA to provide a booklet/brochure and directing high schools to annually disseminate it to each student in the 11th and 12th grades.

Please review the information contained in the links below :

e-booklet link to the Student Loan Guide:
http://www.hesaa.org/Flipbooks/StudentLoanGuide/index.html

Interactive Student Loan Game Plan:
http://www.iowastudentloan.org/smart-borrowing/student-loan-game-plan/nj/student-loan-game-plan.aspx

If you have any questions, please contact HESAA at www.hesaa.org, or speak with your child's guidance counselor.

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 Department Offers Informational Newsletter
The Glen Rock Guidance Department is pleased to release its district Newsletter, which offers relevant information to all district students and parents. You can find the current Newsletter as well as archived versions under Useful Documents at the bottom of this page. 
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.
Useful Documents
 Guidance Newsletter
The Glen Rock Guidance Department is pleased to release its district Newsletter, which offers relevant information to all district students and parents.
 2015 Online Profile.pdf
GRHS School Profile - Class of 2015
 2015-16 Course Pathways Flow Chart.pdf
This file provides a detailed look at Course Pathways for every subject in High School. This is helpful when planning your course of study.
 2015-16 Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete.pdf
If you are considering playing a sport at the collegiate level, please see the important information in this brochure!
 2015-16 HS Program of Studies.pdf
The Program of Studies booklet provides descriptions of all course offerings. 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.
 2015-16-completing-fafsa.
pdf
Please take a look at this Step-by-Step Guide to completing the FAFSA, from the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority!
 2017 Junior College Night.pdf
Ready to begin the post-high school planning process? Click above to see our Power Point on how to take the first steps!
 Course Appeal Letter.pdf
Specific Instructions for those students that are seeking to appeal a course recommendation
 Deferral.pdf
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!
 Grade 8 Orientation 2020.pdf
For Parents and Students in the Class of 2020 - our 8th Grade Parents' Night presentation is here for your perusal!
 Naviance Connection Brochure.pdf
Naviance Family Connection Informational Brochure: Understanding the valuable offerings of this powerful and extremely useful web-based system.
 Senior Parent Night 2015-16 - Posting Version.pdf
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!
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