Keyport School District Guidance

    2020-2021 Program of Studies 




    Please follow these steps:

    • Go to the Keyport Public Schools district webpage www.kpsdschools.org

    • Click on the Parent Portal Icon located underneath the main picture header

    • Log in to Parent Portal 

    • On the Parent Resources Page click on the STUDENT DATA tab

    • Then click the SCHEDULING TAB

    • Then click REQUESTS tab to see the course selection page.


    Students entering Grade 9

    Please select 3 electives from the categories available.  Please note that your core academic classes will be populated for you.  Honors classes are based on teacher recommendations and NJSLA test scores.  If you would like to further discuss honors course placement, please contact guidance@kpsdschools.org to set up a time to speak to a counselor.


          Students in grades 10-12

    Please select 1 class from each core academic category (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) and 4 elective choices from the remaining categories.  


    Important Note

    Over the next several weeks, counselors will be meeting individually with your child to build their complete schedule. You can begin contacting their counselor now to set up an appointment if you would like to be part of the process. Class scheduling will be based on availability and enrollment.  Priority will be made for NJ Graduation requirements first. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the guidance department at 732-212-6100 Ext 3257 or your student’s counselor


    Last Name A-K: Mrs Oxley soxley@kpsdschools.org

    Last Name L-Z : Ms. Gilbirde kgilbride@kpsdschools.org



    Community Service for Class of 2020 and Beyond








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