Our School Counseling Team
The School Counseling staff includes a Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services and School Counseling, eight full time counselors and one full time student assistance counselor. The School Counseling Department focuses on promoting and supporting growth in our students in academics, as well as mental and emotional wellness.
Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services / School Counseling
Mr. Andrew Amendola - firstname.lastname@example.org
Arthur L. Johnson High School 732-382-3259
Ms. Jennifer Sanchez - email@example.com
Ms. Molly Cusick - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Meghan Bradley - email@example.com
Ms. Ellen Zamboni - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Steve Kaelblein - SAC email@example.com
Carl H. Kumpf Middle School 732-381-4100
Fairleigh Dickinson University will be hosting a Zoom visit on Wednesday, November 4th from 12-1. If interested please contact Sue Smith for the link.
Instant Decision Days:
Kean University - November 16th
Rider University - November 23rd
Fairleigh Dickinson University - November 23rd
Seton Hall University - November 24th
William Paterson University - December 4th
Montclair State University - December 8th
Stockton University - December 11th
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) - December 14th
*The School Counseling Office has a list of Instant Decision Days. Seniors that are interested should contact their School Counselor or Sue Smith*
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate help, please contact 911 or call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) to be connected to a trained counselor at a suicide crisis center nearest you.
UCCTI Shared-Time Program
The application for shared-time programs with the Union County Career & Technical Institute (UCCTI) for the 2021-2022 school year will be located here when available:
At least one SAT or ACT should be taken before senior year. All colleges in the United States accept both tests. Make sure you are registering for an exam with an essay if your prospective school requires it. Test dates and registration information can be found at the below links.
Scholarships/Financial Aid Information
Visit the ALJ Scholarship/Financial Aid site for monthly scholarship bulletins, external scholarship links, and financial aid resources.
Students in grades 9-12 are invited to work with members of the National Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society on Tuesdays (Room 4) and Thursdays (Room 214) throughout the school year. Students must sign up to attend before 7:50 a.m. on the day of tutoring.
National Honor Society students are available to tutor students outside of school for a fee of $15/hr. Please utilize this link to request a tutor.
College Scholarship Tracker
Seniors who have applied to colleges may start hearing back within a few weeks. In an effort to keep information organized, a worksheet with some examples is below to keep track of scholarship offers from each school. Note that some awards may not come until the FAFSA information is processed.
Military Academies & Armed Forces
Military representatives visit ALJ throughout the school year. Students interested in pursuing a career in the armed forces or placement into an ROTC program or one of the Service Academies* should speak to his/her counselor to obtain relevant information.
*Students interested in applying to one or more of the Service Academies must discuss this with his/her counselor during junior year of high school. The process of applying is lengthy and detailed.
|Service Academies||Armed Forces||ROTC Programs|
|U.S. Air Force Academy||U.S. Air Force||Air Force ROTC|
|U.S. Coast Guard Academy||U.S. Army||Army ROTC|
|U.S. Merchant Marine Academy||U.S. Coast Guard||Navy ROTC|
|U.S. Military Academy (West Point)||U.S. Marines|
|U.S. Naval Academy||U.S. Navy|