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(856) 232-2713

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Mr. Petito EXT. 2508 
See Guidance news at the bottom of the page.

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Ext. 2523

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Ext. 2524

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Ext. 2543

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Department Announcements
College Summer Programs
Pre-college summer programs

Pre-college programs for high school students will be listed below. 




New Jersey Institute of Technology's College of Architecture & Design is offering summer prorgams for students interested in architecture, interior design, industrial design, and digital design. The program is a full week of design exploration in which students will devleop projects, spend the day in NYC, and tour ongoing projects. Visit http://design.njit.edu/coadprograms/summer.php to register. 


Centenary College Summer Scholars program offers day and residential programs for high school students to study forensic science, veterinary science, creative writing, fashion design, television production, computer programming, and game design. Pick from one week sessions that start June 30th- July 27th. Go to www.centenarysummerscholars.org



Drexel University is offering eight pre-college programs for rising seniors this summer that includes medicine, nursing, business, law, engineering and art. For more information, visit www.drexel.edu/summer



Green Mountain College: Vermont Summer Academy is holding a co-ed residential academic summer camp for week-long sessions for high school students. Subjects include writing, veterinary science, forensic science, environmental studies, creative arts and culinary arts. Go to www.vermontsummeracademy.org



Stevens Institute of Technology offers a pre-college program for junior and senior students to gain experience in engineering, business, computer science, pre-med and multimedia production. Students will participate in hands-on projects, campus life and visiting Fortune 500 companies. Apply by March 15th, 2013 for priority consideration. Call 201-216-3353 for more information or see Mrs. Golden



The Wharton School of Business offers 3 pre-college programs at the University of Pennsylvania in Leadership in the Business World, Management & Technology, Wharton Sports Business Academy. See Mrs. Golden for details. 



Widener University is hosting a summer business camp from July 8-11 which provides students with information about careers, how to start a business, sell products and design a website. Tuition is free but students must have transportation each day to Widener. For more information go to www.widenerU.edu and click on High School Workshops.



William Paterson University is having a summer youth program for high school students that wish to live on campus for as short as 1 week or longer and take classes in Art, Business, SAT Prep, Communications, English, Social Sciences or Music. Go to www.wpunj.edu/cpe



NYU Summer Institute for high school students is one week long and students can study Creative Writing, Digital Filmmaking, Digital Journalism, Finance, Motion Comics and Illustration, Photography, Real Estate, and Understanding Global Issues. Go to scps.nyu.edu/hssummerinstitute



St. Andrews University in North Carolina is holding a co-ed, residental academic program for high school students. You can pick one week sessions and take courses in writing, fashion design, game art and illustration, veterinary science, forensic science, studio art, and business. Go to www.academiccampNC.org for more information. See Ms. DeVries for a tuition discount voucher!


Test Dates
SAT Registration- www.collegeboard.com

Test DateTests OfferedRegistration DeadlineLate Registration (late fee required)
October 6, 2012SAT I & IISeptember 7, 2012September 21, 2012
November 3, 2012SAT I & IIOctober 4, 2012October 19, 2012
December 1, 2012SAT I & IINovember 1, 2012November 16, 2012
January 26, 2013SAT I & IIDecember 28, 2012Janaury 11, 2013
March 9, 2013SAT I ONLYFebruary 8, 2013February 22, 2013
May 4, 2013
SAT I & IIApril 5, 2013April 19, 2013
June 1, 2013
SAT I & IIMay 2, 2013May 17, 2013
SAT Testing

All juniors who expect to apply to college next year should register to take the SAT I given at Cherokee in March, May, June.
Scores from this exam will assist you in making college selections during the late spring, summer and next fall.
If you are fairly sure that you will apply to certain colleges you may list their code numbers under “recipient of reports” and thus take advantage of the four “free” score transcripts allowed. Any student planning to apply for early decision should be sure to list the college of their choice.

Subject Tests in specific subject areas are available in May and June. Students completing their study of certain subjects (such as Chemistry, Advanced Biology, Mathematics, Foreign Language) this year should think seriously about taking SAT II tests in those areas in June. You should check to see if the college you will be applying to requires SAT II tests.
Four “free” score transcripts of SAT II test results may also be sent to colleges.
If you are uncertain about the need to take SAT II tests, SEE YOUR COUNSELOR.
Since the SAT I and SAT II tests are given at the same time, you cannot take both.

·Deptford High School CEEB Code – 310003
Financial Aid
Financial Aid
*All seniors should complete the FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid: www.fafsa.ed.gov
*Student aid information: HESAA (Higher Education Student Assistance Authority) www.hesaa.org hotline #1-800-792-8670
Financial Aid Night is held at Deptford in January.
College-Bound Students Should Apply for Financial Aid Early!
Regardless of income, all students should complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must complete this form every year that they are in college to be considered for financial aid.
1. Get a Federal Student Aid PIN - Obtain a Federal Personal Identification Number (PIN) which allows student applicants to sign their FAFSA electronically. If parent information is provided on the FAFSA, at least one parent must also sign the student’s application. To sign electronically, parents should apply for their own PIN. Apply for PINs at www.pin/ed/gov .
2. Complete the Financial Aid Application Online - Apply for financial aid online using FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.gov to learn the steps necessary to complete the process. Information from the FAFSA is used to determine if students are eligible to receive federal student aid from grants, loans and work-study programs. The State of New Jersey and New Jersey Colleges also use information from the FAFSA to determine eligibility for additional aid.
3. Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) – After applying, students will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR contains the information reported on the FAFSA and usually includes the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is an index used to determine eligibility for federal student aid. Make corrections or changes, if necessary. The schools you list on your FAFSA will receive your SAR data electronically.
ACT Testing


ACT Registration- www.actstudent.org
Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Registration (late fee required)
September 8, 2012August 17, 2012August 18-31, 2012
October 27, 2012*September 21, 2012September 22-October 5, 2012
December 8, 2012November 2, 2012November 3-16, 2012
February 9, 2013January 11, 2013January 12-18, 2013
April 13, 2013March 8, 2013March 9-22, 2013
June 8, 2013*May 3, 2013May 4-17, 2013
Any student who plans to participate in a Division I, IAA or II sport must:
1. Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center- http://eligibilitycenter.org
2. Request to have Deptford transcript sent-done on NCAA website
3. Send official SAT/ACT scores from testing agency to NCAA

Visit the NCAA Eligibility Center website for list of approved courses (level 1 or level 2 academic courses). Deptford's CEEB code is 310003.
College Applications
College Applications
Students who are planning to attend college should be submitting applications in the fall of Senior year. Please check college deadlines and allow two weeks for your transcript to be sent.
The transcript request form must be filled out for each transcript.
Please secure your recommendation letters ahead of time.
College Requirements
4 Year College
Most four year colleges require a minimum of 16 Academic Credits

1. English4 years
2. Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry3 years
3. US History 1&2 and World Cultures3 years
4. Earth Science/Physical Science, Biology, Physics or Chemistry3 years
5. Foreign Language
(Two years of the same language)
2 years
6. Electives: Academic subjects only, i.e.,
English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Languages
1 year
16 Academic Credits

2 Year College
Most two year colleges just require High School Graduation.
To b e exempt from taking the Basic Skills Assessment for GCC you must achieve a score of 500 on the Crititcal Reading portion and a 500 on the Math portion.

Note: Students should thoroughly research requirements of individual colleges since admission standards vary greatly form school to school
Special Announcement

Event: 2013 Presidential Inauguration Trip and Student Inaugural Ball

Date(s): January 20-21, 2013

Location: Washington, DC

Days: 2, 3, 4, or 5 day itineraries available

Registration: School groups of 6 or more

Website: http://www.cetours.com/presidential-inauguration/2013inauguration.php



Event:  2013 Presidential Inauguration Music Festival

Date: January 19-21, 2013

Location: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria, VA

Days: 2-5 day itineraries available

Registration: School bands, choirs, and orchestra’s

Notes: adjudicated, competitive, optional clinics, subject to acceptance




Event:  CenturionCamp College Tour- West Coast Summer Leadership Tour

Date: June 24th – 30th, 2013

Location: San Francisco to Los Angeles, CA

Days: 7 days

Registration: individual student/family registration, small school groups of 6 or more

Notes: students must have recommendation from counselor or administrator

Website: http://cetours.com/camps/west-coast-college-tour.php



Event:  CenturionCamp College Tour- Northeast Summer Leadership Tour

Date: July 7th - 20th, 2013

Location: Washington, DC to Boston, MA

Days: 14 days

Registration: individual student/family registration, small school groups of 6 or more

Notes: students must have recommendation from counselor or administrator

Website: http://cetours.com/camps/northeast-college-tour.php



Event:  CenterStage New Orleans – Community Service and Music Festival

Date: March 29-30, 2013

Location: McAlister Auditorium, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Days: 2 or 3 day itineraries

Registration: School bands, choirs, orchestras, and dance groups

Notes: adjudicated, competitive, optional clinics, community service mandatory

Website: http://cetours.com/centerstage/festival.php



Event:  CenterStage Atlanta– Community Service and Music Festival

Date: April 27-28, 2013

Location: Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Days: 2 or 3 day itineraries

Registration: School bands, choirs, orchestras, and dance groups

Notes: adjudicated, competitive, optional clinics, community service mandatory

Website: http://cetours.com/centerstage/festival.php



Event:  CenterStage San Diego – Community Service and Music Festival

Date: March 23-24, 2013

Location: Birch North Park Theatre, San Diego, CA

Days: 2 or 3 day itineraries

Registration: School bands, choirs, orchestras, and dance groups

Notes: adjudicated, competitive, optional clinics, community service mandatory

Website: http://cetours.com/centerstage/festival.php



Event:  CenturionCamp Chicago- Business and Entrepreneurship Leaders Camp

Date: July 14-24, 2013

Location: University of Chicago

Days: 10 days

Registration: individual student/family registration, small school groups of 6 or more

Notes: students must have recommendation from counselor or administrator

Website: http://cetours.com/camps/development-camps.php



If you would be kind enough to forward the information above to the staff member(s) at your campus that may find the information useful, it would be greatly appreciated.  Also, if you, or a colleague, might ever consider a customized educational trip (domestic or international) for your school, please contact CE directly at 1-866-423-8687, or visit us online at www.cetours.com. 


On a regular session day a student must attend school for six (6) full class periods to be counted present and four (4) periods to be counted for a half-day. On a half session day a student must attend all periods. GCIT shared-time students are marked absent a full day if they do not attend class at the high school even though they attend at GCIT.
Students who miss more than 15 days regardless of the reason unless instructed by a doctor to not attend will be required to make up lost instructional time through the Summer Attendance Recovery Program.
Upon returning to school, a student must submit to the Attendance Office a note/verification of the absence within three (3) days of student attendance.
Excluded in the count for 15 days unless instructed by a doctor not to attend: Educational Accommodation Program, External Suspension, Homebound Instruction, Field Trip and death in the immediate family.
Absence Notes
            If no note is submitted within three days after the students' return to school, the absence is designated UNEXCUSED.
Excessive Absences
            Students who are under 16 years of age and have ten (10) unverified absences will have a complaint filed with the Deptford Municipal Count for violation of 18A:38-31. Students who are 16 years of age or older and have
fifteen (15) unverified days will be dropped from the rolls.
Lateness to/and Early Release from School
            Every four (4) days late to and/or early release from school will equal one (1) day of absence.
Cutting Assigned Periods
            Students are deemed cutting when they do not report to the class or location they are assigned. This includes lunch and study hall. Students will receive a loss of a day's attendance, no academic credit and disciplinary action for cutting one or more periods that day.
Course Credits and Completion Program
            Students will be required to complete one day in Summer Attendance Recovery for each absence over 15 days. Note that every 4th lateness and/or early release from school counts as another day of absence. The Summer Attendance Recovery Program will be held on 5 days after the close of school.
            All days will be assigned in the summer of the school year in which the absences occur. Students who fail to make-up the days in the assigned summer time will not receive credit for any courses taken. It will be necessary to repeat the school year. Therefore, 21 days out without proper documentation will result in repeating the school year.
            Students under the age of 16 missing 24 unexcused days in a school year will not receive credit for any courses. It will be necessary for the student to repeat the school year. Make-up time in the Summer Attendance Recovery Program does not alter the 24 day limit.
Information regarding College Bound Students with Disabilities
Information for College-Bound Students with Learning Disabilities, ADHD, or Other Disabilities - http://www.collegeacademicsupport.com
Scholarships from NJ Colleges
-Links to Scholarships Offered by New Jersey Colleges and Universities - http://www.studentcollegescholarships.com/newjersey.html

Summer Programs
Pre-College Summer Program Opportunities for Students (includes a New Jersey Programs Category) - http://www.studenteducationprograms.com

College Planning
The web site, www.MyMajors.comis available to assist you in college planning. MyMajors conducts a short interview with seniors seeking assistance with their selection of a college or university major. After accumulating and analyzing information about the student's course achievements, course enjoyment, standardized test scores, and personal preferences, MyMajors recommends six majors from the 63 most commonly offered 4-year college and university majors.
Student can also find information about this major, such as what it is, what kinds of courses they would take, what kinds of jobs the major leads to and it also provides links to professional and other interesting sites related to that major.  (01/05)
New Jersey's Colleges & Universities:  Search the Current Inventory of Certificate and Degree ProgramOfferings at New Jersey Colleges and Universities
Public Research Universities (3); State Colleges and Universities (9); Community Colleges (19); Independent Four-Year Colleges (14); Proprietary Institutions W/ Degree-Granting Authority (4); Rabbinical Schools / Theological Seminaries (8); Independent Two-Year Religious Colleges (3) (08/06)

Attention Student Athletes: If you are planning on participating in College Athletics  the NCAA Clearinghouse would prefer you to register on line at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net.  There are two forms for you to print out.  Complete and bring to the Guidance Office to allow us to mail them your transcript.
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    FAFSA on the Web Use this online form to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid over the Internet.
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    Local & Specialty Two Year Colleges  

    Camden County College
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    Burlington County College
    Cumberland County College
    Gloucester County College
    Mercer County College
    New College of FDU
    Harcum College
    Manor College
    Mitchell College
    Landmark College 
    Louisburg College

    Culinary Arts
    Engineering (4 year program-NJIT)

    Nuclear Medicine, Allied Health
    Aviation, Funeral Science
    Formerly Edward Williams College

    New London, Ct. (Strong LD program)
    Putney, Vt. (Strong LD program)
    Louisburg, NC (Strong LD program)

    Technical and Career Schools

    General Technical Schools
    Lincoln Tech
    Pennco Tech
    York Technical Institute
    Omega Institute
    Starr Technical Institute
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    CHS Institute

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    Art Institute of Philadelphia
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    Antonelli Institute

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    Harris School of Business
    Cittone Institute
    Peirce College
    Katherine Gibbs School
    Chubb Institute
    Court Reporting Institute
    Barbizon School of Fashion Merchandizing
    CHI Institute
    Computer Technology Institute
    Association of Business Careers School
    Kane Business Institute


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    Johnson & Wales University
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    Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing
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    Dorothy Aristone Para-Medical School
    Health Careers Academy
    Paramedic Training Institute
    School of X-Ray Technology

    Modeling Schools
    Barbizon School of Modeling
    John Robert Powers
    Jo-Anderson School of Modeling


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    Call the following hot line for help now.    1-800-273-TALK.  Talk to a counselor now and don't delay. 
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    SAT Prep



    The following information is provided as a listing of resources for students and parents. It does not necessarily represent DHS’s endorsement of these services.


    One-on-One Tutors

    • Mr. Randy Voldish 856-845-2584


    Local SAT Prep Classes


    120 Center Rd.Suite 202

    Woolwich, NJ  08085



    860 Route 168

    Lakeside Plaza Suite 206

    Turnersville, NJ 08012


    Cherry Hill

    1990 Marlton Pike East (Route 70)

    Tuscany Marketplace

    Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

    Offers:   Diagnostic Practice Test ($195.00) and One-on-One ($75.00/hour)  

                 with  certified teachers.

                Hours:   Monday – Thursday        9:30 - 8:30 p.m.

                             Friday                           3:30 – 8:30 p.m.

                             Saturday                       9:00 – 1:00 p.m.


    Cherry Hill - 2175 Marlton Pike

    Mount Laurel – 1000 Century Parkway

    Offers:   “Ultimate Classroom” - limited to 15 students - $999 (at times

    discounted to $849)

    “SAT Classroom” – larger class size – fee $599 – offered in Cherry Hill

    “SAT Small Group Tutoring” – three students & tutor – fee $1440



    ESC Group Locations - 8 sessions, three hours per session (1.5 hours math

    & 1.5 hours verbal). Class size average: 10-19 students

    Complete SAT Prep Course: $429

    Includes books and materials.

    Premium Prep Course Package: $699

    Take our SAT, PSAT, or ACT Prep Course as often as needed during 11th  

    and 12th grade.

    Access to our Live Online SAT and ACT courses.

    College Admissions Readiness Webinar.

    Includes books, materials, and a headset.

    Locations:  Cherry Hill, Williamstown


    1-800-KAP-TEST (527-8378)

    SAT Prep Class - $499

    SAT Online Course - $99

    Locations:  Haddonfield High School, Cherry Hill



    Sat Prep Class – 8 weeks (includes diagnostic test)

    Tuesday & Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    Periodically throughout the year prior to an SAT testing date.

    (ex. November SAT – classes start in mid-September.)

    Deptford - $900 



    SAT Prep Class – 4 weeks

    Meets on Monday & Wednesday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.




    Online SAT Prep


    • www.petersons.com  – Online course, with 24/7 access, 15 hours real time support from tutors, 120 day subscription.  1-877-Test Prep
    • www.collegeboard.com – Four month subscription to online course with 24/7 access. Free, full-length sample SAT test also available.
    • www.prepme.com - Take a FREE SAT sample test which will highlight your areas for improvement and give you a preview of available online prep course.
    • www.testprepreview.com – Free online SAT test prep

    ** This information is provided as a list of resources for students and parents.  It does not necessarily represent DHS’s endorsement of these services. **  


    Counseling Agencies
    Counseling Resources

    Sometimes students and families need more help then is offered at Deptford High School. The following agencies can provide that additional assistance.

    COUNSELINGHELP HOT LINE                               
    Access Center of Underwood
    Center for Family Guidance
    Center for Family Services
    Danellie Counseling Center
    Kennedy Health Systems
    Princeton House
    School-based Youth Services

    Starting Point
    468-1445 ext. 2691

    CRISISPerform Care (Value Options)
    Newpoint @ Underwood
    Together Youth Shelter
    DRUG/ALCOHOL-InpatientLighthouse, Mays Landing
    Daytop, South
    Center Family Services
    Princeton House, Cherry Hill
    Alcoholic Anonymous
    Narcotics Anonymous
    DOMESTIC VIOLENCECenter for Family Services881-3355
    EATING DISORDERSEating Disorder Treatment Center (Marlton)
    Belmont Center

    GRIEFCenter for Grief Support
     Center for Family Services

    428-5688 ext 112
    PREGNANCYGC Dept of Health
    RAPECenter for Family Services SERV866-295-7378
    SUPPORTGC Family Support Organization
    Youth Helpline
    Department Web Pages