SWMHS Counseling Department






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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Class of 2025 Parent/Student Program

Tuesday, March 30th, 6PM

Counseling / Rising Freshmen Info - Class of 2025

~ Presentation from the Program ~

Join the virtual program at: https://sayrevillek12.webex.com/meet/donna.sicola


This presentation will include:
  • Introduction of high school administrators, district supervisors, and the school counselors
  • How to choose electives for next year (2021-2022) in On Course and the scheduling process
  • An overview of the high school courses, and their prerequisites, programs, and academies 
  • Orientation information: credits, the freshman schedule, graduation course and test requirements, attendance requirements, athletic eligibility, and more!

You can also join the program by phone: +1-408-418-9388 United States Toll or +1-646-992-2010 United States Toll (New York City)   Access code: 711 939 515


DIRECTIONS FOR CHOOSING AND ADDING ELECTIVES IN ON COURSE

COURSE DESCRIPTION BOOK 2021-2022 

GRADE 9 ELECTIVES 2021-2022

MEET THE HIGH SCHOOLCOUNSELORS https://youtu.be/Tkej5YESCBY





LHS Junior Student/Parent Presentation on College & Career Planning | Littlestown High School

JUNIOR PARENT/STUDENT COLLEGE/CAREER PLANNING PROGRAM

THURSDAY, MARCH 25TH, 6PM

 

This Thursday evening, March 25th, the High School Counselors and Mrs. Sicola will be presenting a Junior Parent and Student Program for college and career planning. Information about college and post-secondary planning will be presented to guide you through the college application and post-secondary planning process. 

Parents and students are encouraged to join us at 6:00 PM when we will air our presentation video and then offer a Q&A session. You are welcome to watch the video ahead of time, and then join us at 6:30 for the Q&A. The video link is below. 

The program will be offered via Webex (March 25th, 6PM): 

https://sayrevillek12.webex.com/meet/donna.sicola

 

You can also join by phone:

 

+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

+1-646-992-2010 United States Toll (New York City)

Access code: 711 939 515

YouTube link forJuniorpresentation:  https://youtu.be/g-dCow-n-oc


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SCHEDULING FOR 2021- 2022

8th grade students: your window is opening soon. You will input your elective choices by April 12th at noon. Directions will be given at the Parent/Student Program on March 30th, 6PM.
 
Watch this video for instructions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhito7-FUYw

COURSE DESCRIPTION BOOK 2021-2022 

SCHEDULING INSTRUCTIONS POWER POINT


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Sayreville War Memorial High School Guidance Office
Fall 2020   

Financial Aid Presentation  -  Click here




 

High School Counselors
Back - to - School Night Video

Back to School Night 2020.pdf





2020 Senior Parent Presentation

  2020-2021 Financial Aid Information / HESAA Presentation




Guidance Road Map - By Grade Level










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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

COURSE DESCRIPTION BOOK 2020-2021



 

FRESHMAN ORIENTATION
FOR PARENTS     
JANUARY 202
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SCHEDULING DIRECTIONS - POWERPOINT
FOR CHOOSING 2020-2021 ELECTIVES


CLICK HERE FOR THE POWERPOINT:
SCHEDULING PowerPoint 2020.pdf






             

                      
     




 Senior Parent Information Session
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High School Senior Parents
 were invited to attend our Senior Parent Night presented by the Sayreville War Memorial High School Counselors. The counselors presented information about the college application process, important dates and deadlines, Naviance, the FAFSA, and answering parent questions. 
2019 Senior Parent Night.pdf


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Register to Vote!

To register in New Jersey you must be:

·         A United States citizen

·         I am at least 17 years old, and understand that I may not vote until reaching the age of 18.

·         A resident of the county for 30 days before the election

·         You are NOT currently serving a sentence, probation or parole because of a felony conviction

The registrant must complete a Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form. Mail or deliver the Voter Registration Application and/or Party Affiliation Form to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections for your county.

Download a voter registration form: 
https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/assets/pdf/forms-voter-registration/68-voter-registration-english.pdf

Fill out and mail as per the address provided on the form to:

Middlesex County Commissioner of Registration 
777 Jersey Avenue 
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-9896

Please allow sufficient time for mailing as your original signature must appear on the form. Faxed copies will not be accepted.

Vote by Mail Ballot (Absentee Ballot): Now there is no excuse not to vote. In New Jersey, any voter can vote by mail in any election. You do not need a reason to vote by mail. Don’t feel like going to the polls? Simply vote by mail. Allow sufficient time for this three step process:

1. Download a vote by mail application: 
https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/assets/pdf/forms-voter-registration/68-voter-registration-english.pdf

2. Mail completed form to:

Hon. Elaine Flynn, Middlesex County Clerk 
75 Bayard Street, 4th Floor 
PO Box 1110 
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-1110

The completed form with your original signature must be received at least seven days prior to the election.

2. The Vote by Mail Ballot will be sent to you

3. Complete and mail in the Absentee Ballot as directed

Absentee Ballots must be received by the County Board of Elections before the close of polls on Election Day. You may also apply in person at your county clerk's office until 3:00 pm the day before the election.

NJ Voters' Bill of Rights:  https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/assets/pdf/bill-of-rights-posters/2018-bill-rights-poster-english.pdf

Middlesex County

County Clerk
Elaine Flynn
Address: P.O. Box 1110, 75 Bayard Street, 4th Floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1110
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:15pm
732-745-4202 (FAX) 732-745-2170
Website: www.co.middlesex.nj.us/ Government/Departments/CS/ Pages/County%20Clerk/ County-Clerk---Elections.aspx

Commissioner of Registration
Daniel Frankel
Address: 11 Kennedy Boulevard, East Brunswick, NJ 08816-1250
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:15pm, Tues: 8:00am-6:30pm
732-745-3471 (FAX) 732-296-6560
Website: www.co.middlesex.nj.us/ Government/Departments/ Admin/Pages/ BoardofElections.aspx

Board of Elections
Address: 11 Kennedy Boulevard, East Brunswick, NJ 08816-1250
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:15pm, Tues: 8:00am-6:30pm
732-745-3471 (FAX) 732-296-6560 Website: www.co.middlesex.nj.us/ Government/Departments/ Admin/Pa




2019-2020 Course Description Book



   

JROTC Brochure             
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Business Academy Flyer

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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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THE COMMON APPLICATION THE COALITION APPLICATION

 


NJ College Open House Schedule          

DE, DC, MD, NY & VA OPEN HOUSES NJ College open houses PA OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE


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The January 2021 PSAT scores are available online on the College Board website.
Students must create an account to access their scores.



 

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Sayreville War Memorial High School will be an SAT Test Center on the following dates:

  

SAT Test Dates & Deadlines

SAT Test Date

Registration Deadline

SAT Scores Available

October 3, 2020

Sept. 4th

Oct. 16th

November 7, 2020

Oct. 7th

Nov. 20th

December 5, 2020

Nov. 5th

Dec. 18th

March 13, 2021

Feb. 12th

Mar. 26th

May 8, 2021

Apr. 8th

May 21st

June 5, 2021

May 6th

July 14th


Registration is online on The College Board Website





 
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ACT Test Dates & Deadlines

ACT Test Date

Registration Deadline

ACT Scores Available

October 10, 2020

October 17, 2020

October 24, 2020

October 25, 2020

Oct. 5th

Nov. 3rd

December 12, 2020

Nov. 6th

Dec. 22nd

February 6, 2021

Jan. 8th

Feb. 16th

April 17, 2021

Mar. 12th

Apr. 27th

June 12, 2021

May 7th

June 22nd

July 17, 2021

June 18th

July 27th


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   

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

    State & Federal Financial Aid     
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. Fax - send a letter with your original signature to 732-316-9307.
2. 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 transcript 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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Graduation Requirements Classes of 2019-2022

(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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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.

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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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