Welcome to the SWMHS
Guidance Department Website!
Office Hours: Monday -Friday, 7:15 am - 3:30 pm.
Counseling Staff and contact information.
If you've lost your Naviance registration code or are having difficulty logging in, please contact one of the Counseling Office Secretaries. Family Connection Link: https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login/?hsid=swmhs
Course Descriptions/ Course Description Book 2016-2017
PSAT Make-up Date for sophomores is February 22, 2017
(Students who were on the October waiting list are eligible to take the test on 2/22.)
The cost of the test is $20.00. Cash payment is only accepted. Students are to stop into the Guidance Office before or after school.
The test will be administered at 7:45 AM on 2/22 in the high school library. Passes will be given to the student’s homeroom teacher the day before the test.
Practice books are now available in the Guidance Office. Stop in if you have any questions.
Junior Parent Night
February 1, 2017
6:00 – 7:00 PM (Conferences follow at 7:00-9:00PM)
The High School Counselors invite the parents of all juniors to attend our Junior Parent Night.
We will assist the junior parents in becoming an informed support for your son or daughter in planning for their senior year and understanding the post-secondary planning process.
Barbara Loftus, Rutgers Admission Counselor will also present valuable information about the college application process.
Attention Juniors and Seniors:
College Search Process and Financial Aid Programs at the Sayreville Public Library
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Applying for Financial Aid for College-Wednesday, February 15, 6:00PM
Without financial aid, the cost of attending college would be beyond the reach of most families. Trying to understand the terminology, the types of aid available, and how to get through the process of applying for financial aid can be daunting. High school juniors and seniors and their parents should attend this seminar to hear an experienced professional clarify the process so they can obtain the aid they need to attend college. Join Barbara Wichinsky, M.Ed., former Director of Guidance and Independent Consultant. Register online or call 732-727-0212.
The College Search Process-Wednesday, February 22nd, 6:00PM
Does the prospect of selecting a college and going through the admissions process seem overwhelming? Is the terminology confusing? High school sophomores and juniors and their parents should attend this seminar to hear an experienced professional demystify the steps needed to complete a successful search. Join Barbara Wichinsky, M.Ed., former Director of Guidance and Independent Consultant. Register online or call 732-727-0212.
Senior Parent Night September 2016 PowerPoint
Freshman Electives 2016-2017
STAFFS Prep SAT Prep Classes- held in SWMHS:
February Classes are getting started! Register online at www.staffsprep.com.
Free SAT Practice Test, College Search Process and Financial Aid Programs at the Sayreville Public Library
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AP Informational Session: Power Point available if you missed our program.
AP Night PowerPoint Presentation 2016
Freshman Orientation: Power Point available if you missed our program.
Freshman Orientation PowerPoint Presentation 2016
Freshman Electives 2017-2018
Freshman Elective Descriptions 2017-2018
Need Help filling out the FAFSA? Free FAFSA Workshops!
NJ College Open Houses : it is strongly recommended you attend an open house to the colleges you plan to apply.
DE, DC, MD, NY AND VA College Open Houses
Testing 2016-2017 All test dates for In-District (PARCC, NJASK Science, EOC Biology), SAT, ACT, PSAT AND AP EXAMS
Graduation Requirements Classes of 2017-2019
(Also on this page are the Graduation Testing Requirements.)
Course Descriptions 2015-2016
Armed Services and Military Academies
Scholarship Opportunities- this page is updated often...keep checking back!
Crisis Contacts and Referral Agencies
The Collegeboard (Register for the SAT's on CollegeBoard.org)
ACT : Sign up for the ACT's here!
THE COMMON APPLICATION
FAFSA : Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid...required for all students planning to attend college in September 2107. Juniors can create their account now!!
FASTWEB SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH: Scholarships are available starting as early as freshman year! Sign-up now for your free account.
NAVIANCE FAMILY CONNECTION: OUR VEHICLE FOR THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS
NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER: Do you want to play college athletics? You must register with NCAA....don't wait until senior year!
NJ DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
NJ FAFSA DAYS (COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY) These free workshops will assist families with their FAFSA application.
Here are the 5 best sites for searching for scholarship cash — along with one scholarship from each to get you started! (From USA Today)
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