SCHOOL COUNSELING CENTER – (908) 713-4130
The Guidance Center is under the direction of Mike Squarcia. Students can determine who their counselor is by consulting their schedule or by asking any of the guidance secretaries. Visitors wishing to come to guidance need to make an appointment ahead of time or they will not be allowed in before 2:30.
North Hunterdon High School’s guidance program is designed to ensure that ALL STUDENTS acquire and demonstrate a set of competencies in Educational Career/Occupational, and Personal/Social planning and decision-making.
GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING – (908) 713-4130 Mike Squarcia
SAT PREP CLASSES:
North Hunterdon High School offers North students two SAT preparation courses, one for the Critical Reading/ Writing sections and one for the Mathematics section. The classes are after school and are free of charge. These courses are exclusively for North students.
Prep classes for the Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT are scheduled by the English Department. Prep classes for the Math section are scheduled by the Math department. Information about dates/ times/ sign-ups will be posted on the Guidance website as it becomes available.
Information on SAT Prep classes offered by outside providers in the North Hunterdon High School Building can also be found on the Guidance Website.
A student must have earned 85 credits or, in combination with the credits for the senior year, be scheduled to meet the graduation requirements of 120.
A student must have completed 55 credits to be considered a junior.
A student must have completed 25 credits to be considered a sophomore.
A student becomes a freshman by satisfactorily completing 8 years of elementary school.
College entrance requirements vary widely from school to school and may even vary within a particular school depending upon the curriculum desired.
The most important document utilized by college admissions personnel in the selection of a student for admission is the student’s high school transcript. This record includes:
• Quality and quantity of courses taken and grades earned
• Grade point average
• Transcripts do not include rank or co-curricular activities.
Six transcripts will be processed at no charge. A two (2) dollar charge per additional transcript will be billed to the student at the end of the academic year. Graduates are charged a fee of $2 per transcript after graduation. Students planning on applying to college should take a strong and varied academic program consistent with their potential and past performance.
Student Athletes and Families need to review the NHHS-NCAA Eligibility website which gives important information on Counseling the College Bound Student-Athlete.
Cooperatively Planned Unit
Students may complete a contract with a sponsor teacher for learning activities which are not on the Program of Studies. The procedures are similar to those used for Independent Study. The sponsor teacher and guidance counselor must certify that the learning activity is congruent with the student’s educational program.
The credit for a Cooperatively Planned Unit is awarded according to the application. The sponsoring teacher assigns a grade in the same way as regularly scheduled courses.
The teacher, guidance counselor, and Assistant Principal must approve all applications for Cooperatively Planned Units.
Every effort will be made to issue Guidance passes during a student’s study hall time.
Home instruction is available for students who are absent for more than two weeks because of a medical/health problem. The parents (or guardians) of such students must apply for home instruction with a written statement from a medical or osteopathic doctor. All such requests must include the doctor’s diagnosis and an estimate of the duration of absence. The school doctor will verify each request. A DOCTOR’S NOTE MUST BE PRESENTED TO THE NURSE FOR A RE-ADMISSION TO SCHOOL.
Students may complete the requirements for a course on the Program of Studies through use of a learning contract with a sponsoring teacher.
It is the student’s responsibility to locate a sponsor teacher and develop a contract using the guidelines supplied by Administration.
Approvals must be obtained from the student’s counselor, and Assistant Principal.
The credit for the completed Independent Study Contract is the same as that for the regular course. The sponsoring teacher assigns a grade in the same way as any regularly scheduled course.