Campus Life

Counseling

The mission of Hunterdon Central’s Counseling Services Department is to assist all students in academic development, personal/social development and career development. 

This mission is closely aligned with our District vision of “Performance Excellence for Everyone.”   

Counselors, in their unique position as student guides and advisors, play a critical role in the District’s vision.  The high level of service and commitment displayed by our counselors enables our students to experience measurable academic, social, and emotional growth, and to enjoy being a part of our school-community.

To best serve the needs of our students, Hunterdon Central’s Counseling Services Department operates in the structure of a “House System.”  Counselors work in teams to provide services to a specific class of students.   A team of counselors first meets students when they arrive at Hunterdon Central as freshmen.  The same counselors will guide these students through the next four years of their high school experience, advising on academic curriculum and course selection, and assisting in overall development.  This “House System” structure allows a counselor to get to know each student as an individual; this is particularly valuable during the college admissions and career development process, when it provides an optimum structure for counselor-student guidance.

In addition to grade level counselors, Hunterdon Central’s Counseling Services Department also provides specialized counseling services in two critical areas:   

  • Student Assistance Counselors work to provide confidential counseling and intervention, as well as social and emotional services and support to students, in the area of addictions.
  • The College and Career Center is staffed by a specialist in the college admissions area, who works with grade level counselors, as well as directly with students, to provide an expert, professional approach to the college research, selection, and admissions process.
Counselors at Hunterdon Central view each student as an individual, a unique human being endowed with dignity and worthy of respect. All students’ ethnic, cultural, racial, sexual differences and special needs are considered in planning and implementing the high school’s counseling program.  These goals are in accordance with the American School Counseling Association’s Standards for a Comprehensive Developmental Guidance Curriculum (CDCG).   

Hunterdon Central also believes in the value of active parent involvement in student development.  The Counseling Services Department therefore welcomes parent involvement and is dedicated to a high standard of parent/guardian communication.  Along with encouraging direct parent/counselor communications, the department presents a series of parent seminars on key counseling issues every year, which are available online and broadcast on HCTV-Channel 14, the District’s cable television station.

Counseling Curriculum

Click to view the 2014-2015 HCRHS Simplified Counseling Curriculum

 

Supervisor:

Dana Kurilew
Supervisor of Counseling Services
908-284-7160

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Counseling News

  • Financial Aid Night

    On Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Hunterdon Central's Counseling Services will host our annual financial aid seminar for parents of college-bound seniors. The event will take place at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium.

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  • College Planning Seminar for Senior Parents/Guardians

    Hunterdon Central's Counseling Services Department hosted our annual College Admissions Seminar for Senior Parents/Guardians at 6:30 PM on Monday, September 8, 2014, in the Auditorium.

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  • Letter from Supervisor of Counseling Services

    Dear Parents,

    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the newly appointed Supervisor of Counseling Services. My name is Dana Kurilew, and I've been a counselor at Hunterdon Central for the past seven years.

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  • Supervisor of Counseling Services Appointed

    Hunterdon Central's Board of Education has approved the appointment of Dana Kurilew as Supervisor of Counseling Services. She will be filling the position vacated by Dr. Richard Charwin, who is retiring as of June 30.

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  • NCAA Academic Eligibility Requirements for Student Athletes

    If you are a student athlete who is interested in pursuing college athletics at a Division I or Division II level, please be aware that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has new academic eligibility requirements.

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Events

Jan 09

Alumni Day

Jan 12

11th Grade College Planning Night

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Auditorium
Jan 20

8th Grade Scheduling Orientation

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Auditorium
Jan 29

Grades 10-12 Scheduling Orientation

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Auditorium
Mar 26

Early College Planning

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Auditorium