High School Guidance Department

Guidance Office Summer Hours:

Monday - Thursday   8 AM - 3 PM
Friday                                8 AM - 2 PM

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

"Law Day" for Interested Students!

In honor of “Law Day”, the personal injury law firm of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. will be holding a seminar on May 1, 2018 at 4 p.m. This is open to high school and college students throughout New Jersey who are thinking about a career in law. The seminar is also sponsored by the Teaneck Bar Association and the Teaneck Chamber of Commerce.

The free 1-hour seminar will be held in the firm’s state of the art courtroom and will be given by seasoned attorneys, as well as those who have been recently admitted to the bar. A wide variety of information will be discussed pertaining to law school preparation and admission, LSAT testing, and what it is like to be a practicing attorney in today’s society. A Q&A session will follow, and light refreshments will be served.

The seminar coincides with the nationally recognized “Law Day”, which was enacted in 1958 by then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a way to observe the respect for law and the imperative role it plays in our world. The idea was first advocated by the American Bar Association in 1957.

Managing Partner, Garry R. Salomon, Esq., believes it is crucial to give those who are interested in a career in law as much guidance and advice as possible. “Our firm feels so fortunate to be in a position to be able to support the next generation of lawyers, help them get started in the profession, and build their leadership skills.”

For more information and to RSVP, please contact :

Elizabeth Sheldon, Marketing Assistant

Paramus High School - College Fai

The PHS School Counseling Department has invited Glen Rock students and parents to their annual College Fair. They are welcoming colleges, universities and vocational schools from around the country, as well as the United States armed forces. Representatives will be available to answer questions about admissions, housing, campus life, financial aid and more!

Please click here to see a list of schools and organizations that are scheduled to attend.

When: Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Paramus High School, 99 E. Century Road, Paramus, New Jersey

2018 NJ STARS Information Sessions

On Tuesday, March 20th, Bergen Community College will be holding the first of five NJ STARS Information Sessions; four at the Paramus Campus and one at the Meadowlands Campus in Lyndhurst.  Prospective NJ STARS students, their parents and guests are invited to attend a session to learn about the NJ STARS program, and how they can be officially certified as NJ STARS students.

 In addition to the NJ STARS Information Sessions, Bergen Community College will also be holding a special 50th Anniversary Open House on Thursday, April 12th, and there will be two NJ STARS sessions that day.

 Students/parents can visit the BCC NJ STARS website (www.bergen.edu/njstars) for more information.   Students can also RSVP to an event on the NJ STARS of Bergen Community College Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/bccnjstars starting tomorrow.

2018 Rotary Club Scholarship
Please click here for the application for the 2018 Rotary Club Scholarship. Click here for the GRHS supplement that must accompany the Rotary application.

Also, please note that the deadline is Friday, March 30, 2018, no later than 2:00 PM. Applications must be turned in to Mrs. Davitt in the GRHS Guidance Office by that time.

2018-19 GRHS Program of Studies (with Course Pathways)

Please click here to see the new Program of Studies, with scheduling information, course descriptions and prerequisites, and more!

ACT Special Testing Notice
Please click here to see the letter from our Special Services department regarding the phasing out of ACT Special Testing at GRHS.

FAFSA Days for Students Starting College in 2018-19
Please click here to see information about FAFSA Days, sponsored by the NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA)and the NJ Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NJAFAA).

FAFSA Days are designed to provide information and assistance with completing the FAFSA form.

Naviance College Application Process - Senior Presentation 2018
Please click here to view the PowerPoint presentation to seniors on using Naviance for college applications.

Financial Aid Night Presentation 9-18-2017
Please click here to view last night's Financial Aid presentation by Dorothy Gilliard, from NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.
If you have any questions for Ms. Gilliard, please call her at 800-706-9413.

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.

Updated State Assessment Graduation Requirement
Please click here to see the latest (Aug. 2017) update of the State Assessment requirement for graduation for the Classes of 2017 - 2021.

PARCC Testing - Myths, Facts, and Conversations
Greetings, all -

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".

8th Grade Parent's Night Presentation
Please click here to view the presentation from the 8th Grade Parents' Night, held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

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

Useful Links

  • Middle School Guidance
    Click here to visit the Middle School Guidance Homepage.
  • Naviance Family Connection
    The Naviance College and Career Family Connection 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.