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The Counseling Center

The goal of the counselors is to enhance the student’s personal growth and development: spiritually, academically, and emotionally.

The Counseling Center provides a variety of services:

  • Guidance Counselor: Academics, College Decisions and Planning, Career Choices
  • Substance Awareness Counselor: Addiction, Students at Risk, Strategies of Prevention and Intervention
  • Family Counselor: Dynamics of the Family, Parent/Adolescent Issues, Family Role in Society
  • Pastoral Counselor: Spiritual Growth of the Student

Counseling Center Telephone Number is 201-998-8227 x 221

Parent Involvement and Student Success:

  • When parents are involved, students achieve more, regardless of socio-economic status, ethnic/racial background, or the parents’ education level.
  • The more extensive the parent involvement, the higher the student achievement.
  • When parents are involved in their son/daughter’s education, those students have higher grades and test scores, better attendance, and complete homework more consistently.
  • Students whose parents are involved in their lives have higher graduation rates and greater enrollment rates in post-secondary education.

PEARLS (Peer Education, Assistance, Resources, Leadership, Service)
Students are selected in their Junior or Senior year as members of PEARLS. Membership requires a three-step process: application, interview, and Core Team recommendation. Students are selected based on service, leadership, and character qualities. This organization is comprised of peer ministering to peers. Core Team members assist in drug and alcohol issues. They develop listening skills, counseling techniques, and response skills to train other students. Each PEARLS student has a Core Team member as a mentor.

Counseling Center News and Announcements

Dates & Programs to Remember 2016-2017

SAT I and SAT II (Subject Tests)

Date Given Registration Deadline
November 5, 2016SAT @ QPHSPassed
December 3, 2016SAT @ QPHSNovember 3, 2016
January 21, 2017SAT @ QPHSDecember 21, 2016
March 11, 2017SAT @ QPHSFebruary 10, 2017
May 6, 2017SAT @ QPHSApril 7, 2017
June 3, 2017SATMay 9, 2017

Register online at www.sat.org/register


Date GivenRegistration Deadline
December 10, 2016November 4, 2016
February 11, 2017January 13, 2017
February 28, 2017at QPHS during Classes
April 8, 2017March 3, 2017
June 10, 2017May 5, 2017

Register online at www.actstudent.org

Counseling Center Recommended Websites

Federal Student Aid PIN Web Site
Federal Student Aid FAFSA
College Board On Line
School Soup Career Information and Aptitude Test
College Board College Search
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Scholarship Information – Free-4U.com
A Wealth of Information About Scholarships – GoCollege.com
Princeton Review: Checking Out Schools
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