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Department Chair
Dr. Fernande Fortun

Welcome to the East Orange Campus High School Guidance Department. We hope that our website will keep you well-informed and that it will provide you with valuable information as you plan for the future. By working together, we will ensure that every student has the necessary resources to succeed in high school and in their future endeavors.

Feel free to explore our page and send any member of our department an e-mail if you would like more information on a specific topic.

Guidance Staff
Lee Best
Jennifer Betancourt 
Christine Hess-Washington
Bridget Jackson
Tariq Muhammad 
Fathiyyah Salaam

Financial Aid Information:

In order to receive financial aid, (or even be considered for financial aid), you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (commonly referred to as the “FAFSA”) as soon as possible after January 1st of your senior year.

Need help filling out the FAFSA?
For additional information, check out the following sites:

FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid
HESAA – Higher Education Student Assistance Authority
College Goal Sunday
Fast Web
NJ Stars
Federal Student Aid
The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
Mapping Your Future

Graduation Requirements:
One hundred twenty (120) credits are required for graduation from East Orange Campus High School.

Please refer to the Testing Preparation Resources page for a detailed breakdown of proficiency assessment requirements.
  • Students are encouraged to study 2 years of World Languages for admission to college, as most colleges require a minimum of 2 consecutive years of study.
  • A course meeting for a full year earns 5 credits and one that meets one-half year earns 2.5 credits
Transfer students must meet all state and local requirements in order to receive a Campus High School diploma.  No diploma will be issued until the requirements are met.
Subject Requirement
Language Arts 20 credits (4 years)
Mathematics 15 credits (3 years)
Science 15 credits (3 years)
Social Studies 15 credits (3 years)
To include World History, United States History I, and United States History II
Physical Education 20 credits (4 years)
To include 3 quarters of health and 1 quarter of Driver’s Education
World Languages 5 credits (1 year)
Fine/Performing Arts 5 credits (1 year)
May be acquired via Music or Art
Practical Arts 5 credits (1 year)
May be acquired via Business and Industrial Technology
Financial Literacy 2.5 credits (1/2 year)
Intervention and Referral Services

Who are the Members of I&RS?
The I&RS team is made up of a variety of teachers and staff members from diverse backgrounds who can offer expertise to the team.  The team is made up of the members listed above as well as the teachers of the student being presented.  When a staff member makes a request for assistance they agreeing to be a member of the team for the length of that case.  All teachers who have a student that is referred will be asked to fill out information on the student and to join the team in coming up with an action plan.

What Role do Parents Play?
Parents/guardians may refer their son or daughter to the I&RS team. They would contact the team leader, Tariq Muhammad, and start the process through him. Regardless of who requests assistance for a student, the parent/guardian is asked to be involved in the process. There is a questionnaire and/or interview that the parents will partake in with a team member. Parental involvement in this process is important since parents play a major role in a child's developmental process.

Contact: Tariq Muhammad
(973) 266-7321

How Does a Referral to the I&RS Team Work?
After a teacher has attempted to address the problem in the classroom by contacting the parent/guardian and enlisting the help of other school personnel, he/she may seek the assistance of I&RS.
  • The concerned teacher initiates the referral process by filling out the Initial Request for Assistance and gathers information on grades, history etc.
  • Once a request is received, a case coordinator will be assigned.
  • The referring teacher as well as all other teachers who have contact with the student will fill out the Teacher Information Form.
  • The parent/guardian may be contacted for additional information.
  • Whoever makes the referral becomes an active part of the I&RS team for the particular case that he/she referred.
  • After reviewing information, the I&RS team may develop an action plan to help achieve the desired behavior and/or outcome (s).
  • About 4-6 weeks after the development of an action plan, the team will have a follow-up meeting on the student to determine if the interventions and strategies were effective. At this time, it will be determined whether the case will be closed or if a new action plan needs to be developed.
Military Academies and Armed Forces:
Opportunities are available to high school graduates in all branches of the armed services. Whether you wish to enlist directly after graduation, enroll in an ROTC program at select colleges, or apply to one of the United States armed service academies, you can speak with representatives from the various recruiting offices that visit the high school on a regular basis, or learn more about each branch by connecting to the following links:
Note:  The decision to apply to a service academy or an ROTC program should begin in the summer prior to entering the senior year. Students should contact the offices of their national Representative or Senators in order to become familiar with the process of securing a nomination.

​Log in at the website:

 (First time users would enter their Registration Codes (Student ID#) into the “New User” sign-on screen, while Returning Users would sign-on with their user name and password.) 
Naviance Family Connection is a Web-based service designed especially for students and parents. Family Connection is a comprehensive website that you and your child can use to assist you in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers. Family Connection is linked with College Planner, a service that we will use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that’s specific to our school.

Family Connection will allow you and your child to:
  • Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, completion-line surveys’, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers.
  • Research colleges –Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past.
  • Signup for college visits– Find out which colleges are visiting our school and students can sign up to attend those sessions

Family Connection also lets us share information with you and your child about up-coming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other Web resources for college and career information. In addition, the site includes a link that your child can use to send us an e-mail message.

We hope that you will find this resource helpful. We are excited to start using this program and we look forward to one-day offering parents their own sign-on codes so they will not have to share sign-on codes with their students. If you have further questions about Family Connection, please contact us. More information will be provided at throughout the school year.

While we anticipate heaviest usage of this program among our juniors and seniors, many of our younger students and their parents will find this tool to be helpful in longer-term planning.
  • College Applications
Seniors in the midst of the application process can use the system to manage and track their applications.  Students can see where their college application is in the processing phase utilized by the guidance department.
  •  College Lookup
This research tool provides comprehensive information on thousands of colleges. In addition to general and admissions information, further data is presented on academics, cost and financial aid, student body characteristics, extracurricular and athletic programs. A link to each college’s website is provided.
  • Super Match College Search
Enter criteria such as size, location, cost, availability of specific majors or athletic programs, and students can produce a list of colleges that meet their criteria.  Search by GPA and SAT scores.
  • Acceptance History
This feature shows all colleges to which EOCHS students have been accepted, as well as the number of students accepted and number enrolling at each.
  • College Recruiters Visiting EOCHS
As college representatives schedule information sessions at EOCHS, these session dates are posted online. Juniors and Seniors may sign up online - as long as they follow additional sign-up criteria.
  • Other features include:
College and career planning activities
College Athletics
National Scholarship Search
Dynamic college search and comparison tools
Local scholarships and aid opportunities
E-mails from EOCHS on various events, announcements, etc.​

NCAA Information for Prospective Student Athletes
A student should register with the Eligibility Center at the beginning of his/her junior year in high school. After completion of his/her junior year, a transcript should be sent to the Eligibility Center from the high school. Additionally, a student should have his ACT or SAT scores sent directly to the Eligibility Center (select code 9999) when taking the exam.

For more information regarding the rules, please go to www.ncaa.org. Click on "Academics and Athletes" then "Eligibility and Recruiting". Or visit the Eligibility Center Web site at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net

Please call NCAA Eligibility Center if you have questions.
  Toll-free number: (877) 262-1492

NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse 
 To be certified by the Clearinghouse, you must:
1. Access information and application directly from the NCAA Clearinghouse Web site: 
Download and complete the application and follow the directions for having all required materials sent to the Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse will issue a preliminary certification report when all materials have been reviewed.

2. Complete the core units required for NCAA certification - Division I or Division II
Anoka-Hennepin high school courses that meet NCAA criteria are found on the NCAA Clearinghouse Web site:
 English Core
 Math Core 
 Science Core
 Social Science Core
 4 years
 3 years
 2 years
 2 years 
 3 years
 2 years
 2 years
 2 years 
 From English, Math or Science  1 year  2 years
 Additional Core: English, Math, Science, Social Science, World Language, Philosophy, Nondoctrinal Religion  4 years  3 years
 Total Core Units Required  16  14

3. Evaluate your GPA and ACT or SAT scores
Division I candidates use a sliding scale using unweighted grades from core courses and the ACT/SAT score they earned (found on the NCAA Clearinghouse Web site). Division II candidates must have a minimum of a 2.0 unweighted grade-point average in their core courses and a minimum ACT sum score of 68 or a minimum SAT score of 820 - using Verbal and Math scores.

4. Graduate from high school
The Clearinghouse will review your final transcript to make a certification decision according to NCAA standards.