• Conferences with School Counselor

     
    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.