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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.

School  Counseling Power Point Presentation
School Counseling 2018 - Guidance Program.pdf

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

POS 2017-2018 PDF.pdf

POS 2018-2019 8-18 

Program of Studies 2019-2020 1-21-19.pdf 
Northern Valley Regional HS District_ Descriptions of Course Levels-1.pdf

Estimated Work Load Guide
Provides estimated Work Load for each course when looking at overall schedule.

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_001.pdf

Outlines Department of Education testing requirements:

NJDOE Graduation Test Requirement.pdf
DOE Assesment Testing.pdf

Outlines Department of Education testing schedule:


Course Overview:
Shows courses available by year and subject area.

NVRHS Course Overview.pdf

Honors Placement Criteria:
Outlines mindsets, behaviors and achievements of incoming 9th grade honors students.

class of 2023_001.pdf

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

Career Pathways 2018.pdf

Course Selection Sheets for the 2019-2020 School Year

CourseSel Grade 9.pdf
Introduces families to scheduling process.

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

Elective and PFL Requirements  (2).pdf

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

Profile 2018-2019 .pdf

Dual Enrollment:
Provides overview of courses approved for college credit.

Dual Enrollment Courses 2017-18.pdf

Courses and teachers are approved through partner universities.

Project Acceleration - Seton Hall University:

SHU Course List 18-19 NVOT Sheet1.pdf

Bergen Community College Dual Enrollment Program:

BCC Dual Enrollment Courses for Articulation Agreement for 2017-18 .pdf