Our School Counseling Team
The guidance staff includes a Supervisor of Guidance, seven 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 / Guidance
Mr. Andrew Amendola - email@example.com
Arthur L. Johnson High School 732-382-3259
Ms. Jennifer Sanchez - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Molly Cusick - email@example.com
Ms. Erica Stasio - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Ellen Zamboni - email@example.com
Mr. Steve Kaelblein - SAC firstname.lastname@example.org
Carl H. Kumpf Middle School 732-381-4100
October 7, 2019 4-5:30 p.m.: College Fair
October 16, 2019: PSATs
October 22, 2019 at 7 p.m.: College Financial Aid Information
January 2020: Alumni Panel
March 2020: College Panel Night
April 2020: NACAC College Fair Field Trip
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 2020-2021 school year will become available in early 2020. Please look out for e-mail communication regarding the application and visit day process.
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|