High School Guidance Department

Mr. Lawrence Wolff
Director of Student Personnel Services
201-445-7700 x 8918

Kristen Alpaugh
201-445-7700 x8915

Ellen Barrett
201-445-7700 x8914
Theresa Caren
201-445-7700 x6221

Laura Vargo
201-445-7700 x8909
Marisa Davitt
Administrative Assistant
201-445-7700 x8918

Mary Wolos
Administrative Assistant
201-445-7700 x8919

Guidance News & Announcements

A Guide to the College Admissions Process
Please click here to see 'A Guide to the College Admissions Process', a publication for juniors put out by NACAC, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors.

Valley Hospital Auxiliary 2019 High School Scholarship 

The Valley Hospital Auxiliary invites high school students who are planning on pursuing a career in a health-related field of study to apply to our scholarship program. Please stop by the Guidance Office for a copy of the application.

To Find the Best Fit, Ignore the Rankings

Stanford University conducted a study, and determined that college rankings are based on factors that do not match up with what students and parents are seeking in a college.
Please click here to see the article. 

Senior Parent Night
Please click here to view the PowerPoint from this year's Senior Parent Night, which was held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. 

Junior Parent Night
Please click here to view the PowerPoint from this year's Junior Parent Night, which was held on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Senior Packet Now Posted
The Senior Packet - Application Process Class of 2019 - can be accessed by clicking the link. It has also been posted in the "Guidance Resources and Info" section...check it out!

Financial Aid Night Presentation 9-13-2018
Please click here to view last night's Financial Aid presentation by Woodrow Lewis, Jr, from NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority. 

Updated Testing Information - 2018-1019

Please be sure to review the updated SAT, ACT, and PSAT information for this school year...Just click on the link below under Guidance Resources!

Bergen Volunteer Center to Host 'Heart of Service Showcase'

 Please click here to see the flyer about an opportunity for students to talk one-on-one with agencies about youth volunteerism.

Naviance College Application Process - Senior Presentation 2018

 Please click here to view the PowerPoint presentation to seniors on using Naviance for college applications.

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.

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.

PARCC Testing - Myths, Facts, and Conversations

We encourage all of our students to participate in the PARCC assessments. Please click here to see the document "Myths and Facts about PARCC", and click here to see the document "A Guide to Parent and Educator Conversations about the PARCC Score Reports".

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 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

Useful Links

The Naviance Student Page is a powerful tool for managing the college application process. Students can search potential colleges, schedule and manage campus visits, and track their applications.

  • Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
    The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center provides valuable resources for students exploring career paths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare.