Welcome to the Guidance Department
Corinne Wnek, Director of Guidance
Guidance Office 732-382-1952 ext. 147
Christine Danelson, Social Worker
Guidance Office 732-382-1952 ext. 148
Catherine Reilly, Guidance Secretary
Guidance Office 732-382-1952 ext. 143
DEPARTMENT OF GUIDANCE AND COLLEGE PLANNING
Mother Seton Regional High School is committed to helping students make the most of their potential. Our educational program is second to none. We believe that through the collaborative efforts of parents, students, teachers and administrators, we will meet the academic, emotional and social needs of all of our students.
Because students at all grade levels have different needs and focus points that are age relevant, Mother Seton Regional offers classroom Guidance to freshmen, juniors and seniors. These weekly classes are in addition to individual appointments students may request to have with a counselor. Our program, unique for high schools public or private, is described below:
SKILLS FOR SETON SUCCESS: GRADE 9
Freshmen are in a big transition year and we recognize their need for extra help. Every freshmen is seen in small group guidance early in September and then once a week in class for either the first or second marking period. Topics covered include teacher expectations, note taking, study skills, organizational strategies, getting involved in extracurricular activities, balancing the demands of school and sports, handling difficult situations, etc.
GRADE 11: COLLEGE and CAREER ADVISING 1: THE COLLEGE SEARCH PROCESS
During the second semester of the junior year, students meet in class once a week for College Advising I. During junior year, parents are invited in for the junior family conference where the specific goals for your child are discussed. We also review academic performance and standardized testing plans. Further, parents and students are given a College Advising Handbook, class syllabus and a month by month outline of things to be done by the end of junior year. This includes developing a tentative college list, selecting teachers for the recommendation process, developing a resume, standardized testing and writing the college resume and discussions about majors and career paths.
GRADE 12: COLLEGE and CAREER ADVISING II: THE APPLICATION PROCESS
All seniors continue to meet in College Advising II during the fall semester of senior year. Our focus is to finalize the college list, complete standardized testing if needed, develop the updated resume, critique the college essay, go over the common application and its parts and review the many different admission plans available to students today. Later in the course, we discuss college issues such as money management, roommates, campus safety, career paths and internships, etc.
SAT Prep Course
The KAPLAN SAT Prep class will be running. The following are the confirmed dates of the classes:
February 25…practice test I…9:00-12:30
March 4…classroom session…9:00-12:00
March 11…classroom session…9:00-12:00
March 18…classroom session…9:00-12:00
March 25…classroom session…9:00-12:00
April 1…practice test II…9:00-12:30
April 8…classroom session…9:00-12:00
April 29…classroom session…9:00-12:00
The Guidance Department will soon begin the annual spring testing program. Here are the calendar dates for grade level standardized testing:
Tuesday, February 21…. Terra Nova High School Survey…. All Freshmen
Friday, February 24….Terra Nova High School Survey….All Sophomores
Tuesday, March 21….ACT administration….All Juniors
Monday, May 1 through Friday May 12….….Advanced Placement testing by subject
Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution for middle and high schools that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals.
All Mother Seton students are given access to their Naviance account as a Freshman and will use it through their 4 years of education.
To log in to Naviance, please visit http://connection.naviance.com/msrhs.
If you forget your password, please stop by the Guidance Department to have it re-issued.
What you find in NAVIANCE
Students can use their Naviance account to do research on colleges and universities:
- General college information (SAT scores required, GPA’s, Tuition, etc)
- Scholarship information
- College visits to Mother Seton
- Guidance Department New Bulletins