Guidance News & Announcements
2016 Senior Scholarships Available
Applications for the Local Scholarships are awarded to select graduating seniors each year from a variety of sources affiliated with the GR community are now available in the Guidance Office, or below in the 'Financial Aid & Scholarship' section of the Guidance Resources and Info area below. The scholarships require the completion of an application and, in some cases, supplemental materials as well. Recipients are selected by committee, or by the individual(s) offering the scholarship.
The application outlines the requirements for each scholarship, and indicates whether any supplemental information is required. In addition, there are seven scholarships with an application packet that is completely separate, and must be picked up in the Guidance Office.
Please note that all completed applications are due to the GRHS Guidance Office no later than 4:00 PM on Monday, April 25, 2016. No late applications will be accepted or considered, as the selection committee and individual donors will require adequate time to properly evaluate each application.
2016 NJ STARS Information Sessions at BCC
The NJ STARS program provides the state’s highest achieving students with free tuition at their home county college. If you are in the top 15 percent of your high school class at the end of your junior or senior year, please join us to learn how to become a certified NJ STARS student at Bergen.
Information Sessions: Tours • Q&A • Refreshments
Bergen at the Meadowlands
Thursday, April 7 • 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. • (Rooms C-504/505)
Tuesday, May 3 • 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. • (Rooms C-504/505)
Paramus Campus • Technology Education Center
Tuesday, June 7 • 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. • (Room TEC-128D)
Thursday, July 14 • 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. • (Room TEC-128E&F)
Thursday, August 25 • 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. • (Room TEC-128D)
RSVP to an event on the NJ STARS of Bergen Community College Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/bccnjstars or email us at email@example.com. Please visit www.bergen.edu/njstars for more information.
For directions and parking information, please visit: www.bergen.edu/about-us/locations
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.
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”
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:
Interactive Student Loan Game Plan:
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.
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!
2017-18 FAFSA Information for Students and Parents
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!
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!