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    Keyport School District Guidance
     
     
    IMPORTANT SCHEDULING INFORMATION FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

    Keyport High School will be scheduling for the 2017-2018 school year online through Genesis and the Parent Portal.  As your child thinks about their schedule for next year, it is important that they seek advice from parents, teachers and counselors.  Students should challenge themselves by taking a rigorous course load.  Taking a variety of challenging courses helps keep your options open for the future.  Students should consider all the variables that go into providing the appropriate academic challenge while maintaining balance and well-being, such as:

    Prior academic performance 
    Concurrent course work
    Extracurricular commitments
    Personal/family obligations
    Additional time constraints
     
    The scheduling window will begin on March 27, 2017 and will end on March 31, 2017.  At the conclusion of the scheduling window, the counselors will begin meeting with each student individually to review the requests.  If you have any questions, please to not hesitate to contact the KHS Guidance Department at (732) 212-6100 X3257 or guidance@kpsdschools.org.  
     
     
     IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION

    In order to earn a New Jersey high school diploma a student must demonstrate proficiency in both mathematics and English Language Arts. A student may do this in the following ways:

    Note: * Test is no longer administered but can be used for the graduating year.

     

    Class of 2016 and 2017
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA)
    PARCC ELA Grade 9 >= 750 (Level 4)
    or
    PARCC ELA Grade 10 >=750 (Level 4)
    or
    PARCC ELA Grade 11 >= 725 (Level 3)
    or
    SAT Critical Reading (taken before 3/1/16) >= 400
    or
    SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section (taken 3/1/16 or later) >= 450
    or
    SAT Reading Test (taken 3/1/16 or later) >= 22
    or
    ACT Reading or ACT PLAN Reading* >= 16
    or
    Accuplacer WritePlacer >= 6
    or
    Accuplacer WritePlacer ESL >= 4
    or
    PSAT10 Reading or PSAT/NMSQT Reading (taken before 10/1/15) >= 40
    or
    PSAT10 Reading or PSAT/NMSQT Reading (taken 10/1/15 or later) >= 22
    or
    ACT Aspire Reading* >= 422
    or
    ASVAB-AFQT Composite >=31
    or
    Meet the criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal
    MATHEMATICS
    PARCC Algebra I >= 750 (Level 4)
    or
    PARCC Geometry>= 725 (Level 3)
    or
    PARCC Algebra II>= 725 (Level 3)
    or
    SAT Math (taken before 3/1/16) >= 400
    or
    SAT Math Section (taken 3/1/16 or later) >= 440
    or
    SAT Math Test (taken 3/1/16 or later) >= 22
    or
    ACT or ACT PLAN* Math >= 16
    or
    Accuplacer Elementary Algebra>= 76
    or
    PSAT10 Math or PSAT/NMSQT Math (taken before 10/1/15) >= 40
    or
    PSAT10 Math or PSAT/NMSQT Math (taken 10/1/15 or later) >= 22
    or
    ACT Aspire Math* >= 422
    or
    ASVAB-AFQT Composite>= 31
    or
    Meet the criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal  
     

     

     

     

     

Central School Guidance Announcements

  • KCS has a comprehensive program that consists of four main components:
     

    1. Counseling:
    Individual Counseling: A process that allows students to express their feelings and concerns in a safe environment. Counselors can help students set goals, promote self understanding, personal growth, and provide support. 

    Group Counseling: A process that seeks a group of students to explore similar issues and/or concerns. Students come together in a safe, non-threatening, positive, and confidential environment. Group counseling sessions topics can include divorce, coping with grief, social skills, study skills, self-esteem, anger control, and stress management. 

    **Please note-individual and group counseling services are not replacements for therapy. School counseling is typically short term and solution focused in nature.**


     
    2. Consultation/Collaboration: The main job of a counselor is to communicate, communicate, communicate! The counselor works with teachers, administrators, and school specialist to advocate in the best interest for all students. 

    Communicating and collaborating with parents is an essential part of the counselors role. It is important for parents and school staff to be on the same team in order to best service the needs of your "whole" child. 

    Counselors also collaborate with community agencies to help your child when they are not in school. Counselors can provide a full range of resources for your child in Monmouth County. Additionally, please check the "Parent+School Together" Bulletin Board in the main office for updates and notices of community happenings.
     
    Please contact me to set a meeting to discuss any concerns you may have in regards to your child.
     


    3. Classroom Guidance
    School Counselors provide developmental classroom guidance lessons to help students understand themselves, others, and the world around them. These lessons consist of a variety topics including character education, bullying, tolerance, friendship, and career readiness. All lessons are tailored to be meaningful for each grade level.
     
    Additionally, School Counselors share resources, ideas, and strategies with classroom teachers to address specific concerns and problems within the individual classrooms.
     


    4. Coordinating
    School counselors coordinate with teachers, administrators, parents, and community resources to ensure all students are functioning at their optimal potential.

    **Please note-KCS's counseling program is based on and supported by the standards of The American School Counseling Association.

High School Guidance Announcements

  • Please visit your guidance counselor to learn more about college visits and about using Naviance for your college search.
     
     *See the main HS Guidance page for scholarship information and deadlines.