High school counselors will schedule three-way conferences that include the parent(s), the student
and the school counselor during the school day preferably during a time that the student has free
time including study or lunch. Some conferences may be scheduled before or after school.
Individual counselors set up their own appointments. Please call 973-457-2533 to schedule your
conference using the grade level guideline listed below.1st Marking Period Senior Conferences
The focus of the senior conference is on post-secondary placement and may include discussion of 4
year, 2 year colleges and universities, career schools, employment and/or military options.
Procedural considerations for applying are explained.2nd Marking Period Freshman Conferences
The primary topic for the freshman conference is transition and will include understanding the role
of the school counselor, how to get good grades, understanding the graduation requirements,
extracurricular activities and in general making the most of the high school years.
3rd Marking Period Junior Conferences
The junior conference serves to equip students and parents with specific information including
tools and resources needed for preparing for the selection of post-secondary placements based on
student interest and readiness.
2nd Semester Optional sophomore conferences
Counselors fully recognize that students develop at varying rates and so the conference will vary
depending on the identified need. It may include information on testing, exploration of various
options with course work, summer opportunities, volunteerism etc. It may also include reference
to pre-college planning.