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GuidanceThe Guidance Department provides educational and vocational counseling to all students in the high school. Over the course of the four years in high school, students and counselors will meet individually and in groups to address academic, social and career options. The primary focus of the counseling program is to help students identify their strengths, needs, interests and abilities. Through this ongoing developmental process students will effectively learn to define their personal goals and achieve greater self-awareness.

As liaisons among faculty, students and parents, the guidance counselors help to provide a framework for career exploration that fosters self-direction, personal motivation and incentive to achieve well in all aspects of life. Career exploration and appropriate grade level testing span the course of the four years a student attends Northern Valley Regional High School.

The counselors act as liaisons and resources for students and parents so that each student has opportunities to identify personal options. Helping students to reach their potential is the ultimate goal of the guidance program. Student Assistance Counselors provide on-going support and individual counseling as needed to all students.

Scheduling Documents
Program of Studies:
Lists all courses with descriptions.

POS 2017-2018 PDF.pdf
POS 2018-2019 8-18 BOE approved.pdf

Program of Studies 2019-2020 1-21-19.pdf  

Course Descriptions by Department

Four Year Academic Framework:
Provides year-by year schematic to allow for course planning.

Four Year Academic Framework 2018.pdf

Outlines Department of Education course requirements.
Graduation Requirements 2017-18.pdf
Outlines Department of Education testing requirements:

NJDOE Graduation Test Requirement.pdf
Outlines Department of Education testing schedule:

NJDOE Assessment Schedule 17-18.pdf

Course Overview:
Shows courses available by year and subject area.
2017-18 NVRHS Course Overview.pdf

Honors Placement Criteria:
Outlines mindsets, behaviors and achievements of incoming 9th grade honors students.
9th Grade Honors Courses 2018-2019 - web.pdf

Career Pathways:
Organizes our courses in connection with possible fields of study. These serve as suggestions.
Career Pathways 2018.pdf

Course Selection Sheets:
Presents course selections for each academic year.

Scheduling/Waiver Letter:
Introduces families to scheduling process.

Required Elective Courses and PFL:
Reviews special NJDOE graduation requirements.

Elective and PFL Requirements 2018-19 .pdf

Estimated Work Load Guide:
This guide provides estimated work loads for each course when looking at the overall schedule. 
Please click here for detailed information.

High School Profile:
Provides overview of the current senior class for college review.

Profile 2017-18 NVD V3-1.pdf
Profile 2018-19 NVD

NVD CEEB CODE - 310265

Provides overview of courses approved for college credit. Courses and teachers are approved through partner universities.

Project Acceleration - Seton Hall University:      
SH Course List 2018-19 - PDF.pdf
Bergen Community College Dual Enrollment Program:      
BCC Dual Enrollment Courses 2018-2019
NJIT - New Jersey Institute of Technology
NJIT Reg. Letter .pdf