Guidance/College & Career Advising

Academy of Earth and Space Science (PANTHER) students have access to two full-time guidance counselors who use a student-generated personalized growth plan (PGP) in the Naviance online guidance system and the help of grade level teacher advisories to guide students on course selection, academic growth, graduation requirements, dual enrollment opportunities, career exploration and the college selection, application and financial aid process. All students are afforded the opportunity to engage in a college admission simulation day, college visits, higher education financial aid workshop and a career exploration day.

In addition, all 12th grade students (seniors) engage in a rigorous transcript review process with their assigned guidance counselor at the beginning of their senior year to ensure that they are on track for graduation and acceptance to a higher education program of their choice. Those students who are in need of additional credits are afforded the opportunity to enroll in the district sponsored online credit recovery program using Plato Learning System.  Those students who have met their high school graduation requirements are offered the opportunity to enroll in dual enrollment courses through our school’s partnership with Passaic County Community College.

Students and/or their parents/guardians may make an appointment with one of our guidance counselors at any time throughout the school year to discuss and review their social, emotional and academic goals and their progress in attaining them.

Guidance Counselors:
Ms. Halverie Davis
email: hdavis@ppsstaff.org
tel: 973-321-2290

Ms. Kathy Kelly 
email: kkelly@ppsstaff.org
tel: 973-321-2290

Click to login to Naviance , an online tool to search for colleges appropriate to student ability and interest as well as tools to assess student career pathways.

 

Getting Advice on Finding a Career

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New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN) is a free online tool to help students better understand the career choices available to them while analyzing their strengths and interests to guide them through the selection process.

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Searching For and Applying to College

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The College Board offers a free online tool and resource for students to research colleges, college majors, college costs and financial aid.

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Khan Academy offers a free fully online workshop for students and parents on the sometimes complicated college selection, application and financial aid process.

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Preparing For and Taking the SAT

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The Khan Academy offers free fully online interactive SAT Prep course for students.

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The College Board offers free online information and registration for the SAT (college entrance exam).

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Paying for College

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Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)website allows you to learn more about and apply for college scholarship opportunities as well as loan programs that help you pay for college. Click here for FAFSA application due dates.

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There are several scholarship opportunities for students and parents. Please view the Academy of Earth and Space Science Monthly Scholarship Bulletin complete with deadlines and links to the applications.

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