Counseling Department


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Welcome to the SWMHS
Guidance Department Website!
732-525-5280
Fax 732-316-9307

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 7:15 am - 3:30 pm



 

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Counseling Staff
 and Contact Information



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If you've lost your Naviance registration code or are having difficulty logging in, please contact one of the Counseling Office Secretaries.  

Naviance Link: 
https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login/?hsid=swmhs




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  September 27th, 2018 6:00 PM

 

High School Senior Parents are cordially invited to attend our Senior Parent Night presented by the Sayreville War Memorial High School Counselors on Thursday, September 27th at 6:00 PM, the hour before Back to School Night. The counselors will be presenting information about the college application process, important dates and deadlines, Naviance, the FAFSA, and answering parent questions. Barbara Loftus, Rutgers University Admissions Officer, will also be presenting valuable information and tips for the college application process.


Need Help Paying For College? There's An App For That

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The U.S. Department of Education has developed a new smartphone app that it hopes will make the notoriously difficult Free Application For Federal Student Aid a little easier.

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/25/649602940/need-help-paying-for-college-theres-an-app-for-that



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NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER: Do you want to play college athletics? You must register with NCAA....don't wait until senior year!


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‚ÄčTHE COMMON APPLICATION THE COALITION APPLICATION

 



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DE, DC, MD, NY & VA OPEN HOUSES
PA OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE





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   PSAT/NMSQT  Saturday, October 13, 2018

Juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT. Registration forms were distributed during all English 11 classes. Extra forms are available in the Guidance Office. The test is FREE for all juniors. Complete registration forms must be returned to the Guidance Office by October 4th. A PSAT practice book will be given to all registrants.

Interested sophomores can sign up for the test as well. Registration forms are available from any English 10 teacher and in the Counseling Office. The cost for sophomores is $20.00 and must be paid before or after school in the Guidance Office.  ****Registration Deadline is October 4th.****

The PSAT ( Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) and
NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)
 

The is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test. It's also used to determine the student’s eligibility for scholarships awarded by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. *Please know that colleges do not use the results of this test to determine you eligibility for admission. Taking an official PSAT/NMSQT practice test is a great way to simulate test day. Plus, you can score your own practice test and learn from your mistakes.  

 The PSAT/NMSQT evaluates the skills your child has developed in three academic areas:  Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing.  Additionally, PSAT/NMSQT is more than a test; it also provides the tools your child needs to reach his or her college goals.

 In addition to providing a practice experience, the PSAT/NMSQT gives students personalized feedback on their academic strengths and weaknesses.  The feedback on the PSAT/NMSQT Score Report Plus will help your child develop the skills necessary for success not only on the SAT, but also in college and careers.

 The PSAT/NMSQT gives your child access to MY College QuickStart, an online resource that features personalized SAT preparation and college and career planning tools at no extra cost.  This resource includes:

  • An interactive PSAT/NMSQT score report that includes detailed answer explanations and the student’s projected SAT score.
  • A personalized SAT study plan and hundreds of free practice questions.
  • A detailed personality test to help students identify their interests and find majors and careers that are a good fit.
  • A personalized list of colleges based on the student’s home state and intended major.

 When your child takes the PSAT/NMSQT, he or she will have the opportunity to say “Yes” to the Student Search Service.  By participating in SSS, your child can receive free admission and financial aid information from colleges, universities and scholarship programs.  Interested colleges will receive some of the demographic and contact information that your child provides on test day.  They will not receive his or her score, Social Security number or telephone number

 

 *Find more information for testing on The College Board Website,test-taking tips and answer explanations for practice test questions  




 

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Sayreville War Memorial High School will be an SAT Test Center on the following dates:
 
 SAT Dates Registration Deadlines   Testing Locations       
October 6th, 2018 September 7th, 2018 @ Sayreville War Mem High School 
November 3th, 2018 October 5th, 2018 Sayreville War Mem High School
December 1st, 2018 November 2nd, 2018 Sayreville War Mem High School
March 9th, 2019 February 8th, 2019 Sayreville War Mem High School
May 4th, 2019 April 5th, 2019 Sayreville War Mem High School
June 1st, 2019 May 3rd, 2019 Sayreville War Mem High School

Registration is online on The College Board Website





 
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Sayreville War Memorial High School will be an ACT Test Center on the following dates: 
 
 The ACT Dates Registration Deadlines   Testing Locations 
 October 27, 2018  September 28, 2018  Sayreville War Mem High School
 December 8,2018  November 2, 2018  Sayreville War Mem High School
 February 9, 2019  January 11, 2019  @ Neighboring High Schools
 April 13, 2019  March 8, 2019  @ Neighboring High Schools
 June 8th, 2019  May 3, 2019  Sayreville War Mem High School
 July 13th, 2019  June 14th, 2019  @ Sayreville War Mem High School
    
Registration is online on The ACT Website





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SAT vs. ACT    
Compare the two tests and decide which test meets your needs.







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STAFFS Prep / SAT and ACT Test Prep Program:

STAFFS Prep will be holding a SAT/ACT Prep Course at local High Schools. The class will prepare students for the upcoming SAT. The course is being offered to Sayreville students at a special price of $250 for 18 hours of prep which includes all material. Please visit www.staffsprep.com/register to view the schedule and sign up for the course.

Register online at www.staffsprep.com.




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  FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES   

WWW.FAFSA.GOV

                 FASFA Webpage               
FASFA Tutorial

 
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as the FAFSA) is a form that can be prepared annually by college students to determine eligibility for student financial aid. Financial aid is need-based assistance for eligible students that consists of grants and scholarships, low-interest government-subsidized loans, work-study, and education tax benefits to help families pay for college.


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          NJ STAR Program            
NJ STAR 2
 
The New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) Program is an initiative created by the State of New Jersey that provides New Jersey’s highest achieving students with free tuition at their home county college for the first two years and award scholarship in the NJ Stars Program II at a four-year college/university. See links for additional information and eligibility. 



FASTWEB SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHScholarships are available starting as early as freshman  year! Sign-up now for your free account.

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    The Student Loan Guide                 A Guide to Choosing your College Path

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NJ Class Loan
              
 
HESAA, the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, is the New Jersey state agency with the sole mission of providing students and families with financial and informational resources for students to pursue their education beyond high school.

Need-based programs: The New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG), Part-time TAG for County College Students, the Governor's Urban Scholarship Program, and the Governor's Industry Vocations Scholarship (NJ-GIVS)

Merit-based programs: New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS and NJ STARS II)

New Jersey’s 529 college savings plan: The New Jersey Better Education Savings Trust (NJBEST)

New Jersey College Loans to Assist State Students (NJCLASS)




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Education Verification: Please call Mrs. Thasites 732-525-5252, Ext. 8061 or Ms. Jones Ext. 8062. 



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Transcript Requests
 Please allow a minimum of 5-7 days for all requests.
Transcripts can be requested in the following ways:
1. In-person - complete the form found on the counter of the HS Counseling Office.
2. Fax - send a letter with your original signature to 732-316-9307.
3. Email - scan and attach a letter with your original signature to sharon.thasites@sayrevillek12.net or angela.jones@sayrevillek12.net.

Transcript request form/letter must include the following:
1. Your full legal name at time of graduation 
2. Your year of graduation
3. The full name and address of the person/institution that the transcipt is going to.
4. Your contact phone number.

Official transcripts can only be sent to third parties. If you want a copy of your transcript for yourself, we can furnish you with an unofficial copy.

Students 18 years of age or older must request their own transcript, parents are no longer able to make the request.



Image result for high school diplomaREPLACEMENT DIPLOMAS

Your high school diploma was a one-of-a-kind document. The Sayreville School District DOES NOT have a copy of your diploma. If you are in need of high school attendance and/or graduation verification, we can furnish you with a signed letter with your graduation date. Contact one of our secretaries.





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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS

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To sign up for in-person tutoring/help sessions sign up here:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=v0X6GoRjdEOYdySZrFucg3mz75CwzvJDu9Py0REfUT5URjFaMkkyRE04RFNVM1FPVFZZOVZON0FQRi4u

To join the Google Classroom on June 25th, the class code is:
gmit5xa

Algebra 1  - PARCC Presentation:
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It is almost time to start scheduling your student for the 2018-19 school year. If your child has any interest in challenging themself with Advanced Placement courses, we invite you to join us next Tuesday evening at 6:00-7:00 PM in the high school cafeteria to learn about our AP program, the AP courses, their requirements and the rigor. The Curriculum Supervisors, High School Administrators, AP teachers and students will be available to answer any questions you may have about the AP program offered at our school.

AP Night Power Point  2/6/18

SWMHS 2018-2019 Course Description Book
- all courses we will be offering, their descriptions and the graduation requirements can be found here!      2018-2019 Course Description Book



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Class of 2022 Freshman Orientation - - February 6th 7:15-8:15 PM High School Auditorium  

Parents and Guardians of eighth grade students: You and your child are invited to attend a Freshman Orientation at Sayreville War Memorial High School on Tuesday, February 6th, at 7:15 PM in the high school auditorium. Graduation requirements, scheduling, available courses, and general high school information will be presented.

Freshman Orientation Power Point February 2018.pdf

Parent Invitation to Freshman Orientation 2018Course Descriptions 2017-2018



 

Course Descriptions/ Course Description Book  2016-2017
Junior Parent Night Power Point (2018)

Graduation Requirements Classes of 2018-2021

(Also on this page are the Graduation Testing Requirements.)

Scholarship Opportunities- this page is updated often...keep checking back!

NJ FAFSA DAYS (COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY) These free workshops will assist families with their FAFSA application.


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Here are the 5 best sites for searching for scholarship cash — along with one scholarship from each to get you started! (From USA Today)

1. Zinch.com

Zinch is a college students one-stop-shop for scholarships that are creative, easy and fun to apply for and win. To apply for scholarships via Zinch, you’ll have to create a username and profile that will help the site find scholarships that are specifically relevant to you! One of Zinch’s most popular awards is the Weekly Three Sentence Essay Scholarship, where applicants must generate a 280-character essay (that’s only two tweets!) while vying for $1,000 of cold, hard cash.

Visit Zinch.com for more scholarships.

2. Fastweb.com

Fastweb is another terrific, free resource where you’ll find thousands of scholarships at your fingertips. Not only does Fastweb offer a massive database of monetary awards, but it also features helpful career planning services and learning tools for its registered users! One of Fastweb’s most recently featured scholarships is the “Natural Disaster” PSA Video Contest, a $3,000 scholarship offered to creative undergrads with an eye for cinematography and knowledge of the consequences of natural disasters.

Visit Fastweb.com for more scholarships.

3. ScholarshipPoints.com

You know how you always seem to receive a new, complimentary gift after so many purchases at that favorite beauty counter of yours? ScholarshipPoints works the same way! Well, kind of. The site’s users rack up points through a rewards system, making them eligible for different scholarships according to how many points they have earned. Members can earn points through fun, day-to-day activities like reading blogs, taking quizzes and playing online games. ScholarshipPoints offers a rolling, monthly $1,000 for its members and a quarterly $10,000 scholarship . Join today and start earning your points!

Visit ScholarshipPoints.com for more scholarships.

4. Cappex.com

You may remember being advised by your high school guidance counselor to make a Cappex account to help narrow down your college search, but don’t delete that online profile just yet! The site is still helpful during our undergrad years, offering ample scholarship opportunities and financial advice. Once we’re undergrads, Cappex graciously bumps us up to “College Pro” status, where we’ll be eligible to apply for a $2,500 College Pro exclusive scholarship! Don’t wait, and check out all of the fine print of the Cappex College Pro scholarship today.

Visit Cappex for more scholarships.

5. Scholarships.com

A no-brainer of a URL, are we right? Scholarships.com is a wonderful resource for college students who aspire to kill two birds with one stone—the site finds both scholarships and colleges that are perfect for you! If you’re looking to transfer to a school that is dying to recruit you and offer you scholarships, this is the site to visit. The site allows you to pinpoint specific scholarships by your major, year in school and location, increasing your chances for receiving awards and saving you tons of time. For meticulous proofreaders and aspiring editors, you may want to check out theProof-Reading.com Scholarship Program featured on Scholarships.com! Although an essay is required, the $1,500 you could earn is definitely worth the time spent behind the keyboard.

Visit Scholarships.com for more scholarships.

 

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