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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Sayreville Public Schools Guidance and Counseling
Program of Services
 K-12
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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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Friday, October 19th, 8:30 AM, a representative from Arts High will be visiting the HS to provide information to interested students. Sign up in the Guidance Office. You will receive a pass from your period one teacher to join the session.

 

WHAT IS THE PROGRAM ABOUT?

The Arts High School program is a special release-time program for gifted and talented students, grades 9-12.. Students interested in joining the program must audition to participate. It is administered by the Arts & Education Center which has been operating the program in Middlesex County since 1980. A similar program for school districts in Monmouth County was begun in January 2004. A program for Ocean County began in 2010. The Middlesex County Arts High School program holds its classes at the Stelton Community Center in Edison and on the campus of Middlesex County College. The Monmouth County Arts High School holds its classes at Neptune High School in Neptune. The Ocean County Arts High program holds its classes at Ocean County College in Toms River.

Students selected for the program will receive courses in the literary, performing and visual arts taught by distinguished teaching artists. The courses are taught at an advanced level and provide a rigorous curriculum for developing artistic skills and creative expression in the art form of the student’s choice.  

Arts High School classes are held from January to May, with each student scheduled to attend one afternoon per week for a fourteen week term. In cooperation with sending high schools, the program seeks, identifies and recruits talented students through the following means: Press releases; mailings of AHS literature to schools, public libraries, students’ homes, and others; announcements in the schools. Auditions, open to all interested students, are held in December for Middlesex & Monmouth Counties & in January for Ocean County. Students must register in advance. Student acceptance into the Arts High School program is dependent on their schools approval of their participation in the program. 

https://www.artsandedcenter.org/description-hs-MX.php




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  September 27th, 2018 6:00 PM

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Video of the Session

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.

2018 Senior Parent Night.pdf



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 NJ College open houses PA OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE


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SWMHS Activities/Dates 2018-19             
Coaches 2018-19 
Advisors 2018-19




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PSAT Scores will be available online for students on December 10th. If you haven't done so already, create an account on the College Board website to access your scores. Here is a link to use to create your account: PSAT SCORE LINK  

  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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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   

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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            
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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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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 transcripts@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.



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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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To sign up for in-person tutoring/help sessions sign up here:
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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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Opp U Achievers Scholarship - Promoting Opportunity, Celebrating Achievement https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/ The OppU Achievers Scholarship provides $2,500 to high-achieving students for tuition costs. To apply, submit a short response at opploans.com/scholarship.The scholarship is awarded four times a year, with submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30. To be eligible, students must be a U.S.citizen and have a GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.




$1,000 Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

http://www.gkscholarship.com/

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program.

Eligibility

9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students. 

Legal resident of the U.S. 

Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months.

Deadlines

Fall Competition:
August 1 - December 31, 2018.

Selection & Award

Winners are chosen by committee, which bases its decision primarily on the submitted personal statement. The first place award is a $1,000 scholarship. The award can be used for tuition, room and board, required fees or any educational expense.

 





HEXTER & BAINES' ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD - 2018

https://www.hexterandbaines.com/scholarship

THE SCHOLARSHIP

The Hexter & Baines’ scholarship seeks to promote higher education and career aspirations. The award of $1,250 is aimed at helping ambitious students financially. 

TIMELINE

December 15, 2018,

Deadline for submissions

January 15, 2019

Notification of decisions e-mailed to all applicants. 

January 31, 2019

The recipient of the Hexter & Baines’ scholarship award 2018 is presented on the website.

ELIGIBILITY AND AWARD

  • The Hexter & Baines’ scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Scholarship Amount: $1,250.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

For this scholarship, you will need to write an essay that is 500-1,000 words in length on the topic below.

  • Describe your academic and career goals.
  • Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.
  • Explain why you need financial assistance.

Submit your essay along with the following information 

  • Full Name.
  • Current school. 
  • And/or future school you will be attending. 


Submit your application via e-mail to:
info@hexterandbaines.com

The application period for this scholarship is now OPEN. Your entry must be submitted before 12:00 pm ET on the day of the deadline.





AXA Achievement Scholarship
$2,500-$25,000
Deadline December 14, 2018

https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US.


The 2019 program will be accepting applications from September 1, 2018 until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 14, 2018, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 completed and submitted electronically by the deadline date. Apply early!

The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.



Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
$1,000-$12,500
Deadline 11/15/18 
https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm
Awards:

 

  • The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2019 competition.
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  • Male and female students compete separately.
  • Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.


Suburban Solutions Scholarship
$1,000
Deadline: December 1, 2018
https://www.suburbansolutions.com/community-leadership-scholarship/

At Suburban Solutions, we believe that a strong community with strong leadership can lead to a better and brighter future. We have served our many communities for many years helping build and develop each and every one of them. With that in mind, our company firm is offering a $1000 scholarship to help a student who exemplifies strong community leadership. Their community is not limited to just their town or place residence; it can be heir school, a club, or any other community they help or have helped to improve and build up.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This scholarship is open to any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or professional program in the United States. This includes accredited community college students as well as high school seniors and students who possess a GED who have been accepted to or are enrolled in an accredited program.
  • The scholarship applicant must be dedicated to and exemplify strong community leadership in any community of which they are apart, as illustrated via their essay response.
  • All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above.

Essay Prompt & Questions

Respond to the following in an essay of 1,000 words or less:

  • Describe a situation or time that you influenced you or served as a pivot point for your dedication to your community.
  • Since this time, what have you done to help lead your community to betterment?
  • In what ways will your education help you continue to be as strong community leader?

Application Materials

  • Updated resume
  • Essay, 1,000 word maximum. See essay questions above.
  • Current unofficial transcript

 

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2018

All application materials must be submitted by this date

Award Announcement: January 2019

Scholarship Amount: $1000

 Application Instructions

Scholarship applicants must submit all application materials (see above) by email to: mcnichol@suburbansolutions.com





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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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