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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College Planning Presentation for Parents
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COLLEGE RESEARCH TOOLS
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THE COLLEGE BOARD
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Coordinator of Guidance Services
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Coordinator of Special Services
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Registrar & Administrative Assistant
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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
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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.
Comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid.
FAFSA opens the door to the federal student aid process.
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.
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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/
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News and Events
Instant Acceptance Day
Georgian Court University
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Duke University Summer Programs
Good news from Duke Summer Session! We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our life-changing summer programs at Duke University. Whichever program you choose, over the course of the summer, you will find that Duke Summer Session is committed not only to building lifelong memories and friendships from around the world, but to laying the foundation for a future of collegiate success. It is for this reason that students regularly report that our programs strengthened their college application and paved the way for academic excellence at top universities. Follow the links below to apply to one of our transformative summer programs:
Summer College Application A four-week, credit-bearing program for US students currently in 10th or 11th grade and international students currently in 10th–12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.
Summer Academy Application A three-week program for students currently in 9th–12th grade in which they take a certificate course.
Intensive STEM Academy Application A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th–12th grade that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.
We strongly encourage you to apply online today, as spaces fill quickly.
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.
Gettysburg College Summer Programs
- Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, American government, history, creative writing, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below:
- Camp Psych Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
- Campaigns and Elections Academy This program is designed for highly-motivated students who have a strong interest in American campaigns and elections. Participants learn about the origins and evolution of democracy in America and gain hands-on experiences related to modern political campaigns.
- Writing Camp Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
- 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
- Coding for Robotics & Electronics Camp Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring, hardware, and building robots through the open source software known as Arduino. Throughout this camp, campers will learn basic electrical engineering, the physics behind electricity, and how to think like a scientist.
- Civil War Institute Summer Conference The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation Scholarships
The Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation is offering students an opportunity to apply for the following scholarships:
- The Jean Alvater Baker Educational Fund
- The Albert Kahn and Mary Kahn, R.N. Educational Fund
- The Millie E. Apgar Education Scholarship Fund for Health Professionals
- The Wingover Scholarship for Nursing Education
All funds will provide educational opportunities to individuals pursuing careers in healthcare. However, the Kahn Fund, Apgar Fund and Wingover Fund place an emphasis on the nursing profession. Applicants must be either a Hunterdon County Resident, employees of the Hunterdon Healthcare System or a child of a parent/guardian who is an employee of Hunterdon Healthcare System or its related organizations. Applicants can obtain applications in the Guidance Office or download applications at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit applications is March 1, 2018. More information can be obtained by calling (908) 788-6141.
P.E.A.R.L.S., Inc. Scholarships
P.E.A.R.L.S., Inc. a Charitable arm of the Nu Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. has announced several scholarships to graduating high school seniors of Middlesex and Somerset counties:
- Maurice M. Williams Scholarship: Applicants must be high school seniors who are under-represented (minority) males or females who plan to attend a two year or four year college, reside in Somerset or Middlesex Counties, and demonstrate a financial need. Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA and have served in a leadership capacity in school and/or within the community.
- Diamond and Pearls Scholarship: Applicants must be minority male high school seniors who plan to attend a two year or four year college or university who are residents of Somerset or Middlesex Counties and demonstrate a financial need. Individuals should be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA and have served in a leadership capacity in school or within the community.
- Shawn Marie Stephens Memorial Scholarship: Applicants must be under-represented (minority) high school seniors who are residents of Middlesex or Somerset Counties and demonstrate a financial need. Individuals must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA and have served in a leadership capacity in school and/or within the community and plan to attend a two year or four year college or university majoring in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
The 200 Club of Somerset County
The 200 Club of Somerset County has announced its annual Scholarship (maximum amount of $2,500.00) available to those students who have a parent who resides in and is actively serving Somerset County in a branch of Public Safety as of September 2016 or the applicant must be actively serving as a volunteer with the Fire Department, Ambulance Corps, First Aid Squad as of June 2016. Applicants must be graduating seniors who exhibit good citizenship traits, sound moral character and will be judged on SAT scores, class standing and citizenship. Applications must be received no later than March 9, 2018. Application forms are available in the Guidance Office and must be submitted to the The 200 Scholarship Committee by March 9, 2018.
New Jersey Electronic Security Association
New Jersey Electronic Security Association, an official chapter of the Electronic Security Association (ESA), has announced scholarship awards in the amounts of $1,500 and $1,000. These scholarships are available to high school seniors who are sons or daughters of active-duty police and fire personnel. A copy of the requirements and application can be found on their website: www.nj-esa.org. All applications must be submitted online, on or before March 23, 2018. Questions can be directed to Christine Higgins at (609)695-4444.
Janet Logan Daily Foundation
The Janet Logan Daily Foundation is accepting applications for its annual $10,000 scholarship. The Janet Logan Daily Foundation grants an annual award to one graduating high school senior from New Jersey who enrolls full time in an accredited university or college within the United States. This scholarship rewards students from varying academic backgrounds who have routinely demonstrated maturity and integrity within and beyond the classroom. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2018. For more information, please contact the Janet Logan Daily Foundation at email@example.com.
NAWC National Association of Water Companies—New Jersey Chapter
NAWC National Association of Water Companies—New Jersey Chapter is offering two (2) $2,500.00 scholarships to high school students who will be attending a New Jersey college or university and are interested in the water utility industry or any related field. This scholarship is being offered to students who are US citizens and have been residents of New Jersey for five years who plan to pursue a degree at a New Jersey college or university (2 or 4 year) and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale. Candidates must be interested in the water utility industry or in any related field, such as natural resource management, environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, communication, computer science, business administration, human resources, consumer affairs, law, accounting, finance, etc. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2018. The scholarship application may be obtained from: www.njua.com ("News Feed"--Scholarships Now Available).
NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome
NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome has announced that it is offering a 2018 NJCTS Youth Scholarship Award to a New Jersey high school senior who has been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and will enter college in the Fall. Applicants must have a diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome, provide a transcript, letters of recommendation, submit an essay and complete an application. More information is available in the Guidance Office. Deadline to submit complete application is April 6, 2018.
New Jersey Utilities Association (NJUA) has announced the following scholarships for New Jersey high school seniors:
NJUA Excellence in Diversity Scholarship ($1,500.00 annually) will be awarded to two (2) deserving New Jersey high school seniors who meet the eligibility criteria and will attend college in New Jersey. Interested students should visit the Association's website at www.njua.com to review eligibility, selection criteria and application forms. Applications and required materials must be postmarked no later than April 7, 2018.
NJUA Trade and Vocational School Scholarship (up to $1,500.00 annually) will be awarded to two (2) qualified students who will be pursuing a trade or vocational degree at an accredited school located in New Jersey. Interested students should visit the Association's website at www.njua.com to review eligibility, selection criteria and application forms. Applications and required materials must be postmarked no later than April 7, 2018.
Please visit the Association's website at www.njua.com to review eligibility, selection criteria and application forms for both scholarships.
Italian American Club
Italian American Club at Canal Walk is offering a scholarship in the amount of $2,000–$3,000 to a high school senior from Immaculata who is of Italian descent (Father's or Mother's side of the family). A high school transcript, letters of recommendation, list of extracurricular activities and an essay (describing your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and your future goals) are required. Students should obtain additional instructions in the Guidance Office. All applications must be completed and submitted to the Guidance Office on or before April 10, 2018. Recipients are expected to attend a reception at the Canal Walk clubhouse to receive his/her scholarship.
New Jersey Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Foundation
New Jersey Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Foundation awards two (2) $2,500 scholarships to graduating New Jersey high school seniors who plan to further their education either at a college or university or trade/technical school. Applicants must take a free tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the first Saturday of each month (March 3 or April 7, 2018) at either 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM) to apply. A reflective essay and a college letter of acceptance are required. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and must be mailed and received by the Foundation on or before April 13, 2018.
The Rotary Club of Somerville and Bridgewater
1. The Rotary Club of Somerville and Bridgewater has announced their $1,500 scholarship to be awarded to one (1) Immaculata High School senior planning to attend college next year. Selection is based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, service to community and financial need. Applications are available in the Guidance Office or from the Rotary website: www.rotarysb.com or Facebook page. Applications must be received no later than April 13, 2018.
2. The Rotary Club of Somerville and Bridgewater has also announced the von Stade Music Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one (1) senior from participating high schools (Immaculata HS, Somerville HS, Bridgewater-Raritan HS, Vo-Tech HS) who plans on majoring in music next year. The time and place of the auditions will be announced. Interested seniors are encouraged to contact the Immaculata Music Department or Lilian Tarantino, Connie's Music Center at 908-725-0737 for more information and a copy of the application.
American Legion Auxiliary, Dept of NJ, Claire Oliphant Memorial Scholarship
American Legion Auxiliary, Dept of NJ, Claire Oliphant Memorial Scholarship ($2,500.00 payable in one payment) is available to high school seniors who are children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren of a Veteran who has served in the Armed Forces (during specified dates), and are residents of New Jersey for two years. Scholarship will be based on Character, Americanism, Leadership, Scholarship and Need. Documentation including Essay, Transcript, Letters of Recommendation, Applicant Letter and Honorable Discharge Papers must be included with Application and received no later than April 15, 2018. Applications are available in the Guidance Office.
St. Augustine of Canterbury Columbiettes Auxiliary No. 6345
St. Augustine of Canterbury Columbiettes Auxiliary No.6345 Auxiliary has announced their Good Citizen Award. This award is limited to Catholic females who are seniors and display leadership, dependability and patriotism at home, school and in the community. The Auxiliary will also be offering a monetary award. Students who are interested in applying for this award should contact Dorothy Cuccinelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or (908) 208-1078 before April 15, 2018.
Somerset County School Nurses Association High School / Student Nursing Degree Scholarship
Somerset County School Nurses Association High School/Student Nursing Degree Scholarship ($1,000.00) is available to applicants who reside in Somerset County or attend a Somerset County High School with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or above, and have been accepted to and plan to attend a college or university which offers either an undergraduate nursing program or an accelerated BSN program. Applicants must submit the following by April 20, 2018: Application, Essay, Resume, HS Transcript, Nursing Program Acceptance Notice and 2 Letters of Recommendation. Applications can be obtained in the Guidance Office.
Sanford Orthodontics Scholarship
Sanford Orthodontics has announced their $500 "The Power of a Smile" Scholarship to high school seniors who are past or present patients of Dr. Robert Sanford, Sanford Orthodontics,1353 Prince Rodgers Avenue, Bridgewater. Applicants may visit www.smileofyourlife.com for additional information or pick up an application at their office. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com has announced its Fourth Annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship and will award $1,000.00 to a future nurse who will graduate from high school in 2018. Applicants must possess a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and math, have a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare. This opportunity is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Detailed scholarship information and the official application form can be found by visiting: https://www.
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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.
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: email@example.com.
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.
- 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
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.
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.