Guidance Services

The Guidance Department at Immaculata High School provides counseling in academic, emotional, and interpersonal development.  Immaculata believes in a program that is proactive in nature with a focus on each student's potential for growth within the context of his/her individual and family perspective.

Individual counseling provides a confidential setting in which students are aided in understanding attitudes, behaviors, and emotional issues. Students are encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of self and the rights and needs of others.

Career and college counseling is provided on an ongoing basis. Each student is assisted in defining educational goals, which reflect his/her interest, abilities, and attitudes.

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Scholarships

Scholarships

Rising Scholars Recognition Award Program: If you're interested in attending a Historically Black College or University and are a leader in your school or community, please see Mrs. Tully or Mrs. Peltack for information about the New Jersey Rising Scholars Recognition Award Program. This program acknowledges students from diverse backgrounds who have defined career and educational goals. Rising Scholar applications must be mailed by October 18, 2017.

Horatio Alger Scholarship: Applications for the Horatio Alger Scholarship are now being accepted. In order to qualify, students must be involved in extracurricular and community service activities, display integrity, perseverance and have a critical financial need. The deadline to apply is October 25, 2017. Please see your counselor if you are interested in applying or would like more information.

Contact Guidance

Contact Guidance

Coordinator of Guidance Services

Mrs. Linda Tully Ext. 136 ltully@immaculatahighschool.org
 

Counselors

Mr. Gregory Arakelian Ext. 215 garakelian@immaculatahighschool.org
Mrs. Shawanna Eugene Ext. 139 seugene@immaculatahighschool.org
Mr. Tom Falato Ext. 119 tfalato@immaculatahighschool.org
Mrs. Linda Remolino, Student Assistant Counselor Ext. 136 lremolino@immaculatahighschool.org
 

Coordinator of Special Services

Mr. Steven Hrabyk Ext. 140 shrabyk@immaculatahighschool.org
 

Registrar & Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Donna Peltack Ext. 214 dpeltack@immaculatahighschool.org
 

Confidential Fax

(908) 203-0664

Transcript Requests

Any graduate who needs a transcript please contact the Registrar at the above extension or by email.

Transcript Requests

TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS

Seniors: For a college to receive a complete transcript package on time, please adhere to the deadlines found on the Official Transcript Request form which is available in the Guidance Office. Rule of thumb, though, is that the Guidance deadline is one week before the college application deadline.

Graduates: Any graduate requiring a transcript, please contact the Registrar at (908) 722-0200, Ext. 214. If calling after hours, please leave your name, year of graduation and a telephone number where you may be contacted. You may also request a transcript by sending an email to: registrar@immaculatahighschool.org.

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Information nIght

Immaculata held its annual Financial Aid information night, with a special presentation given by a member of the NJ HESAA (New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority). In order to download the presentation, please click here.

FINANCIAL AID LINKS

EXPECTED FAMILY CONTRIBUTION (EFC) CALCULATOR
A tool from the College Board to help families estimate how much of the college tuition they are expected to pay.

FASTWEB
Scholarship search service that allows students to create a personalized profile that can be matched against an expansive database of colleges and scholarships, notifies students when new scholarships are added, and when application deadlines are approaching and job opportunities near their home or school.

FINAID
Comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid.

FAFSA APPLICATION
FAFSA opens the door to the federal student aid process.

ULTIAMTE FAFSA RESOURCE GUIDE

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Provides more than $67 billion this year, about 70 percent of all student aid, to help millions of students and families pay for postsecondary education.

More Financial Aid Info

MoneyGeek.com combines decades of experience in financial literacy and data to provide comprehensive, easy-to-use tools to help users make smarter financial decisions. Students can find step-by-step instructions to filling out the FAFSA, alternative ways to pay for college, ranging from scholarships and grants to newer strategies such as raising money through online crowd funding campaigns and explore different types of college savings plans. You can check out these guides here:

Ultimate Guide to the FAFSA: http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/fafsa-guide/

Graduating Without Debt: http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/debt-free-college-education-guide/

College Savings Plans: http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/college-savings-plans-guide/

College Research Tools

COLLEGE RESEARCH TOOLS

ACT
Assessment testing and information.

THE COLLEGE BOARD
Search for colleges by location, selectivity and major, and compare colleges with similar profiles. Register for SAT.

COMMON APPLICATION
The Common Application is the recommended form of 255 selective colleges and universities for admission to their undergraduate programs. Many of these institutions use the form exclusively. All give equal consideration to the Common Application and the college's own form.

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCAA)
Search here for national studies on gender and race of coaches, and on revenues and expenses of teams by sport.

News and Events

News and Events

Georgian Court University Instant Acceptance Day, November 9, 2017
Congratulations to the 21 Seniors who participated in the Instant Acceptance Day for Georgian Court University. All 21 students were accepted into the University and each were offered scholarships ranging from $14,000–$19,000 per year. We congratulate them on their first College Acceptance!

DeSales University Instant Acceptance Day, November 28, 2017
The Guidance Department will be conducting an "Instant Acceptance Day" on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Seniors will have to opportunity to meet with John Kilduff, Admissions Counselor, from DeSales University, to find out if they would be accepted to DeSales University. Students will receive an "Instant Acceptance" and there is no cost to our students. Interested Seniors should speak with their Guidance Counselor to Register.

Immaculata University Instant Acceptance Day, December 5, 2017

The Guidance Department will be conducting an "Instant Acceptance Day" on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Seniors will have to opportunity to meet with Owen Logue, Admissions Counselor, from Immaculata University, to find out if they would be accepted to Immaculata University. Students will receive an "Instant Acceptance" and there is no cost to our students. Interested Seniors should speak with their Guidance Counselor to Register.

Adelphi University's Summer Pre-College Program
This program allows you to earn Adelphi course credits through a rich academic experience. Program includes Nursing, Business, Game Programming, Psychology and Musical Theatre. For more information contact Kate Matzkin at (516) 877-3410 or kmatzkin@adelphi.edu or visit precollege.adelphi.edu/.Carnegie Mellon

Cornell University Summer College Program for High School Students
Experience the excitement of college life at a great Ivy League University at an award-winning 2, 3, or 6 week summer program. Prep for college applications, earn 3 to 6 credits in courses with Cornell faculty and make friends from more than 40 countries all over the world.  Programs include Architecture, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and more. Learn more at: www.summercollege.cornell.edu.

George Washington University: Pre-College Program
GW Pre-College offers both College Intensive (credit) and Summer Immersion (non-credit) programs. Students enrolled in the College Intensive program will reside at the historic Foggy Bottom campus while the Summer Immersion students will reside at the Mount Vernon campus. GW Pre-College offers students a transformative introduction to university life. For more information visit their website at precollege.gwu.edu.

Marist Summer Pre-College
Get a taste of campus life and earn 3–6 college credits while in high school. You'll learn from experienced professionals and talented faculty, while studying on the banks of the Hudson River or in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Italy Programs: Fashion, Interior Design, Italian and Studio Art. New York Programs: Business, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Digital Movie Making, Environmental Science, Fashion, Game Design, History, Pre-Law, Psychology, Sports Communication and Theatre Performance. Visit www.marist.edu/precollege for more information.

Oxbridge Academic Programs
For over 30 years Oxbridge has been offering outstanding summer programs for middle and high school students in Europe and America. Whether in Oxford, Cambridge, New York, Paris, Montpellier, Barcelona, Salamanca, St Andrews, Boston, or Los Angeles, students work with world-class teachers to broaden their horizons and enjoy life-changing experiences. Visit their website for further information at www.oxbridgeprograms.com or email them at info@oxbridgeprograms.com

Pratt Institute PreCollege Program
PreCollege programs provide high school students with rigorous college level art, design and creative thinking courses, modeled after Pratt Institute’s undergraduate offerings. Classes are taught by Pratt faculty who are committed to sharing their expertise in the fields of art and design. Students enrolled in credit bearing PreCollege classes receive elective credits accepted at Pratt and most colleges and universities. For more information visit this website.

Sea World, Orlando
You can explore your interest in working with animals by taking part in a career camp at Sea World Orlando and get hands on experience in a variety of animal related careers. Visit this website to learn more.

Susquehanna University
Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship (LIFE). Students will study in their Sigmund Weis School of Business. Visit www.susqu.edu/LIFE for more information or to apply.

The College of New Jersey: Bonner Summer Fellows
The College of New Jersey will once again offer its Pre-College Program for rising high school juniors and seniors. The Bonner Summer Fellows program presents students with both credit and non-credit options. These options include the opportunity to take a college level course while residing on campus over a one-week (non-credit option) or two week (credit bearing option) period. More information regarding the Bonner Summer Fellows program, including past and future course offerings, can be found on their website: http://precollege.tcnj.edu.

Other Resources

The following link leads to an e-mail from GenPsych in Bridgewater and is posted here for informative purposes, for parents who may be hesitant about seeking therapy for their child. If you find yourself in this position, please carefully consider what this article has to say: click here.

School Profile

School Profile

Click here to view our 2017–18 school profile.

NCAA Information

NCAA INFORMATION

Please click here for information about National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) guidelines.

NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE
Prospective student-athletes can access information needed to understand the Division I and Division II eligibility requirements, register with the Clearinghouse, submit your Student Release Form (SRF) and access individual Clearinghouse records.

College Representative Visit Schedule

College Representative Visit Schedule

Monday, October 23

Fairleigh Deckinson University, Steven Krier

Tuesday, October 24

Monmouth University, Jessica Kimball

Wednesday, October 25

Academy of Food Marketing at St. Joseph's University, Skip Francis

Thursday, October 26

Springfield College, Liz Finelli
Loyola University, Clay Myers
Ramapo College, Julian Gomez
Penn State University, Gianna Agnello

Friday, October 27

Immaculata University, Owen Logue

College Planning for Parents

College Planning Presentation for Parents

Please click here to link to the PowerPoint presentation about College Planning.

Career Shadowing Questionnaire

Please click here to access the questionnaire.

Unitas Prosperitas Program

Unitas Prosperitas Program

Focused support for our students with academic challenges

About the U.P. Program

Immaculata High School offers an array of comprehensive services that help our students access the general education curriculum while still meeting their individual needs. All students who have an Individualized Service or Accommodation Plan are assigned a dedicated guidance counselor who regularly checks in on their progress. 

Classroom and assessment modifications and accommodations are tailored to your child’s individual strengths. This tailored learning is coupled with the support of teachers specialized in differentiated instruction within a small class setting.  Your child’s plan is reviewed yearly by our team of board certified individuals: our school psychologist, learning disabilities teacher consultant, and Coordinator of Special Services. 

It is not uncommon for students to be placed in different levels for each of their courses. Based on a combination of standardized test scores, middle school grades, and the High School Placement Test, we provide level placement (Essentials, College Prep, or Honors) recommendations for the core subjects of Math, English, and Science. Furthermore, students with demonstrated ability can advance to higher level courses during each of their subsequent high school years. In conjunction with you and your family, we will ensure the most up to date and accurate methods in helping your son or daughter reach UP to their full potential! 

A Tradition of Caring

Immaculata has a time-honored tradition of nurturing students who may struggle in their study skills and comprehension. Partnering with parents, students, and our Coordinator of Special Services, our teachers work to provide students who have a history of academic struggles, an IEP or ISP classification, or learning disability with the tools they need to succeed in high school and beyond. Our goal is to support each student  to be the best they can be during their journey at Immaculata.

Program Features

  • Child Study Team including: Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant; Supplemental Instruction Teacher; Speech Pathologist; School Psychologist
  • Full access to all school programs and activities
  • One-to-one Chromebook program
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Regular check-ins with a dedicated guidance counselor who is familiar with your child’s needs
  • A Student Success Center providing supplemental instruction and additional student support
  • Course selection tailored to student strengths
  • After-school assistance for students experiencing academic challenges 

Proven Results

If college is part of your child’s future plans, we want to help make that plan a reality. Our most recent graduates included classified students who were accepted into and now attend nine different four-year colleges. Together, these students earned nearly one million dollars in scholarship money.

Coordinating Success

Immaculata High School Coordinator of Special Services, Mr. Stephen Hrabyk, began his tenure at our school in August of 2016. Mr. Hrabyk is a board certified School Counselor for the state of New Jersey with over ten years of experience in education. He has worked in both the public and private sectors and has served as an administrator in a school for students with special needs. Mr. Hrabyk’s education includes a Master’s degree in Educational Counseling from Rider University, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from West Chester University in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Hrabyk’s extensive experience in both the clinical and educational fields have provided him opportunities to work with a wide spectrum of students and programs that all put the educational needs of the child first. He looks to continue Immaculata’s long tradition of building strong relationships with students and their families through ongoing communication with all involved in the students’ academic success.

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