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NHS College and Career Planning

Our School Counselors work with each student and family to create individual goals for each student's future plans beyond high school, whether that be a four-year college, two-year college, trade school, military, career or other option. 

Beginning in January, each Junior should make an appointment with their school counselor for their Junior Conference to discuss your individual plans.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  Please call or email your counselor for an appointment. 

SENIORS!!! Use this "Navigating the College Application Process: Class of 2021"  presentation as a step by step guide that includes all information, forms, and procedures you will need to guide you through the entire process virtually.

JUNIORS!!! Use this "Junior Fall Timeline" which outlines tasks to do and events to attend each month of your junior year (through December) for the college application process. 


Upcoming Events:

The Nutley School Counseling Department will be hosting a virtual Financial Aid workshop on October 6th at 7:00 pm. Here is the link to join:

Our guest speaker and presenter will be Andre Maglione from HESAA (Higher Education Student Assistance Authority).

He will present information on how to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application as well as provide important information regarding the financial aid process. We will also open up the conversation and encourage students and parents/guardians to ask questions. If you are unable to attend, the workshop will be recorded and posted on Schoology.


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Naviance Family Connection offers innovative, easy-to-use web applications for high school students and their parents.  Family Connection helps guide students' academic and career choices, as well as provides them with opportunities for self-exploration.  Using the programs in Family Connection, students are able to link useful websites, surveys, and many relevant career and college topics.  This resource empowers them to learn about who they are, what they want to be, and how to get there.  High School Counselors and Seniors also utilize Naviance to submit college application materials.  Naviance is also utilized at John H. Walker Middle School. We believe it is important to provide our middle school students and families with the same tools and knowledge as our high school population when it comes to opportunities for self-exploration and college and career readiness.  

To access the NHS Naviance site use the link below:

To access the JHWMS Naviance site use the link below: 

If you need to register for Naviance Family Connection, please call:
the NHS Counseling Office at 973-661-8848
the JHWMS Counseling Office at 973-661-8879


The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.