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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Coordinator of Guidance Services
|Mrs. Linda Tully||Ext. email@example.com|
|Mr. Gregory Arakelian||Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs. Shawanna Eugene||Ext. email@example.com|
|Mr. Tom Falato||Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs. Linda Remolino, Student Assistant Counselor||Ext. email@example.com|
Coordinator of Special Services
|Mr. Steven Hrabyk||Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
Registrar & Administrative Assistant
|Mrs. Donna Peltack||Ext. email@example.com|
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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.
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EXPECTED FAMILY CONTRIBUTION (EFC) CALCULATOR
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Comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid.
FAFSA opens the door to the federal student aid process.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
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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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Personalized Khan Academy Assistance
New on Khan Academy: Students can now personalize Khan Academy to provide help in all subjects. Khan will develop an individualized study plan to help students all year long.
Khan Academy goes far beyond Math; They cover US and World History, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Computer Science, and more. Khan Academy is the official practice partner for AP and home to the Official SAT Practice. And, of course, everything is always 100% free. Click here to set up you personalize Khan Academy study guide.
College Board and Khan Academy provide free SAT Prep courses
If you have taken the SAT or PSAT, you can link your scores to Khan Academy and get personalized practice recommendations based on your test score results. Click here for more information.
SAT Practice Tests
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Daily Practice for the SAT
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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.
Marine Trades Association of New Jersey
The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) is pleased to announce the availability of an Education Scholarship for the 2018-2019 school year. The MTA/NJ is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing, promoting and protecting the recreational marine industry and the waterways in the State of New Jersey. The scholarship is open to any student that is interested in pursuing a career in the recreational boating industry and meets the criteria outlined. The following is an overview of the scholarship: Automotive Training Center—This is a half scholarship ($9,562.50) for the Marine Service Technology Program at Automotive Training Center in Pennsylvania. Information about the scholarship, including an overview of the application process, the application, and recommendation forms for the guidance counselor and other faculty are available online at mtanj.org/scholarships. Scholarship application due date is May 1, 2018.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church James R. McFarland Memorial Scholarship
The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church James R. McFarland Memorial Scholarship is available to a graduating senior entering a full time Bachelor’s Degree program in the Fall. This $10,000 one time scholarship is available to a student who has been a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Three Bridges, NJ for at least four years. Scholarship applications are available in the Guidance Office or by clicking here.
Applications must be mailed to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church via USPS and postmarked no later than May 10, 2018. Questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Twin Boro's Scholarship Foundation
The Twin Boro’s Scholarship Foundation is seeking applicants for this year’s scholarship awards. This community scholarship program is open to high school seniors who are residents of Bound Brook or South Bound Brook. We select one or two recipients for a four-year scholarship and up to two recipients for continuing education grants (two-year college or technical school). We also select the recipient of the Peter Boettcher Award (for a graduate of Bound Brook High School), the René Biastre Award (given to a student entering the field of mathematics, music or a related field) and the Richard A. Craig Scholarship (awarded to a student demonstrating a passion for lifelong learning attending BBHS). Applications have been emailed in addition to this letter. Please have the applicants pay special attention to Item No. 6 on the application. We ask the applicants to attach a brief (minimum of 100 words) description of their plans for the future.
Completed applications and supporting information must include the following Scholastic Records:
- Transcript including the student’s GPA and class rank
- SAT scores
- Recommend the applicant also include a letter of recommendation
Please have these applications sent to the address provided no later than May 24, 2018.
Please include your email address and cell phone number so that we can contact you to confirm the date and time for an interview. No Late applications will be accepted.Candidates will be notified by email and asked to attend an interview session on a date to be announced in early June, 2018 for the final selection of recipients. The same application is used for all candidates. Please forward applications to: Judy Stolz, 724 Watchung Road, Bound Brook, NJ 08805. For more information and applications please click here.
The Central Jersey Military Motor-Pool Scholarship
The Central Jersey Military Motor-Pool is dedicated to the preservation of military vehicles and equipment, and to the remembrance of all who served this country. Providing financial assistance in the form of scholarships is one way the organization carries out their mission. The Central Jersey Military Motor-Pool has announced a scholarship for high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university this fall. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to students from Immaculata High School, Bridgewater-Raritan High School or Somerset County Vocational Technical High School. Applicants must be blood relations of those who have served or are serving in the United States Military and who have been vouched for by said military personnel. Applicants must submit an essay of approximately 500 words, a minimum of two originally signed letters of reference, an official transcript and a personal resume. Also required is a recommendation from the veteran or military active duty person to whom they are related or a close living relative, if the veteran is deceased, stating why the veteran feels that the recipient should receive the scholarship. All applications must be submitted by May 30, 2018. Applications and additional criteria are available in the Guidance Office.
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.