Guidance/School Counseling

Rumson Fair Haven SAT/ACT/College Application School Code: 311335                Follow us on Twitter @rfh_counselors

 

We take pride in working with our students and their families. The school counselors and staff provide the opportunity for students to learn about their interests and abilities and explore personal, educational, and career choices. Our goal is to help students recognize their own potential and teach them to use the resources available to them to develop a personal plan and carry it out, both in the present and in the future.

We are proud to offer you this comprehensive Guidance website, as well as NAVIANCE FAMILY CONNECTION, which provide the resources you need to make decisions about courses, careers, and colleges. Naviance will enable us to communicate more effectively by email, and will allow us to share important Guidance news and educational updates in a more efficient way with all registered users.

 

SAVE THESE  DATES

 

 

 

Catalyst’s SAT and ACT Bootcamps at Rumson-Fair Haven are coming up! These momentum building weekend seminars give students the insight and confidence they need on the day of the test. Students will also leave with Catalyst’s self-study materials for sustained practice right up until the test. 

Tuition for each Bootcamp is just $175. To enroll, visit http://www.catalystprep.com/ and click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website’s menu bar or call us at 800.235.0056.

 

 

 

SAT Bootcamp at Rumson-Fair Haven

 

  • Saturday, March 4th from 9am-1pm and Sunday, March 5th from 9am-1pm

 

 

ACT Bootcamp at Rumson-Fair Haven

 

  • Saturday, April 1st from 9am-1pm and Sunday, April 2nd from 9am-1pm

 

 

 

Monmouth County Guidance Directors’ College Fair -

  • Thursday, April 27, 6-8:30 
  • Brookdale Community College Collins Arena.  

 

Need to register for AP exams

Go to www.aptestservice.com/rumson Information is posted regarding test fees, test dates,registration information, AP Regulations, and Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

Congratulations to the Class of 2016.    Click here for the list of colleges and universities that they attend.

 

Summer School Options:

If a student has a Y1 failure (the year end average is <65), credit is not earned. To restore credit the course must be repeated in summer school or repeated during the next school year.

There are several summer school options:

 

 

 

 How Guidance/ School Counselors work with students each year…

Freshman year

  • New Student Orientation including tours and ice breaker activities
  • Individual 4 Year Academic/Career Interest/Post Secondary Planning meetings and Course Selection
  • Monthly themed workshops focused on transition and adjustment during study hall (i.e. time mgt., test taking, resume writing, future planning, communication skills, etc.)
  • Solution-focused academic and personal counseling
  • Introduction to Naviance Career and College resources (Career Cluster Finder)
  • College planning presentations including College Trends, Panels, Student Athlete, and Financial Aid for parents and students
  • Monthly Parent Newsletters
  • Collaboration and communication with teachers/parents
  • Academic Monitoring (i.e. IEP, 504, I&RS)
  • Introduction to Vocational School options
  • Standardized Testing: CogAT

 

Sophomore year

  • Transition to new counselor
  • Sophomore survey and individual follow-up meeting with counselor
  • Individual 4 Year Academic/ Career Interest/Post Secondary Planning meetings and Course Selection
  • College planning presentations including College Trends, Panels, Student Athlete, and Financial Aid for parents and students
  • Solution-Focused academic and personal counseling
  • Small and large group workshops
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Continued use of Naviance Career and College Resources
  • Introduction to Vocational School options
  • Collaboration and communication with teachers/parents
  • Academic monitoring (i.e. IEP, 504, I&RS)
  • Standardized testing: PSAT

 

Junior year

  • Individual 4 Year Academic/ Career Interest/Post Secondary Planning meetings and Course Selection
  • College Search lessons
  • College Essay Writing workshops
  • Individual junior conferences with students and parents
  • College planning presentations including College Trends, Panels, Student Athlete, and Financial Aid for parents and students
  • College Visit planning
  • Solution-focused academic and personal counseling
  • Vocational school collaboration
  • Continued use of Naviance Career and College Resources
  • Monthly Parent Newsletters
  • Collaboration and communication with teachers/parents
  • Academic monitoring (i.e. IEP, 504, I&RS)
  • Standardized testing: PARCC, PSAT, SAT/ACT, SAT Subject Tests

 

  • Senior year
  • Individual Post Secondary/College planning and continued follow up
  • Application assistance:
    • Counselors write letters of recommendation
    • Collaborate on college list for fit
    • Essay feedback
    • Common application/school application help sessions
    • Supporting Document requests and processing
    • Advocate to colleges on student’s behalf
  • Schedule extensive list of college rep visits to RFH
  • Continued use of Naviance Career and College Resources
  • Solution-focused academic and personal counseling
  • College planning presentations including College Trends, Panels, Student Athlete, and Financial Aid for parents and students
  • Monthly parent newsletters
  • Academic monitoring (i.e. IEP, 504, I&RS), final
    verification of graduation requirements
  • Transition to college, PG or gap year/work/military
  • Senior Project/Dual Enrollment
  • Collaboration and  communication with teachers/parents
  • Standardized testing: SAT, ACT, AP, SAT Subject Tests

 

www.rumsonfairhaven.org/school-counseling/ for resources and information

 

 updated 1/22/16