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Guidance Services
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The Guidance Department provides educational and vocational counseling to all students in the high school. Over the course of the four years in high school, students and counselors will meet individually and in groups to address academic, social and career options. The primary focus of the counseling program is to help students identify their strengths, needs, interests and abilities. Through this ongoing developmental process students will effectively learn to define their personal goals and achieve greater self-awareness.

As liaisons among faculty, students and parents, the guidance counselors help to provide a framework for career exploration that fosters self-direction, personal motivation and incentive to achieve well in all aspects of life. Career exploration and appropriate grade level testing span the course of the four years a student attends Northern Valley Regional High School.

The counselors act as liaisons and resources for students and parents so that each student has opportunities to identify personal options. Helping students to reach their potential is the ultimate goal of the guidance program. Student Assistance Counselors provide on-going support and individual counseling as needed to all students.

Schedule for Mid-Quarter Comments & End of Quarter Grades 2016-2017

Mid-Quarter Date
Published in PowerSchool
End-Quarter Date
Published in PowerSchool
October 6
October 12
November 9
November 22
December 15
December 21
January 25
February 7
March 7
March 11
April 7
April 25
May 16
May 20
June 21
June 28

Scheduling Documents
        Program of Studies:
        Lists all courses with descriptions.
        POS 2016-2017-2.pdf

        Four Year Academic Framework:
        Provides year-by-year schematic to allow for course planning.

        Course Overview:
        Shows courses available by year and subject area.

        Career Pathways:
        Organizes our courses in connection with possible fields of study.
        These serve as suggestions.

                2017-18 CAREER PATHWAYS.pdf

        Course Selection Sheets:
               Grade 9    Course Selection-Gr 9 2017-2018.pdf      

                Grade 10        Course Selection-Gr 10 2016-17.pdf
                Grade 11        Course Selection-Gr 11 2016-17.pdf
                Grade 12        Course Selection-Gr 12 2016-17.pdf

        Scheduling and Waiver Letter:   
scheduling waiver letter.pdf
        Required Electives & PFL:

Guidance School Calendar
District Guidance Calendar

        NVD CEEB CODE - 310265

Grade Scale, Weighting, GPA & Class Rank

Dual Enrollment
        Courses and teachers are approved for dual credit through partner universities
        Project Acceleration - Seton Hall University:

AP Exam Schedule 2017

CollegeBoard Announces Important Changes to the SAT

Resources - Helping Children in the Aftermath of School Violence

American School Counselor Association (ASCA) - helping children through times of crisis and stress:
  • Try and keep routines as normal as possible. Kids gain security from the predictability of routine, including attending school.
  • Limit exposure to television and the news.
National Institute for Trauma and Loss inBe honest with kids and share with them as much information as they are developmentally able to handle.
  • Listen to kids' fears and concerns.
  • Reassure kids that the world is a good place to be, but sometimes bad things happen.
  • Parents and adults need to first deal with and assess their own responses to crisis and stress.
  • Rebuild and reaffirm attachments and relationships.

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