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

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.

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.