East Brunswick High School Counseling DepartmentEBHS School Counseling DepartmentPhone: (732) 613-6940Fax: (201) 831-4002E-Mail: GuidanceEBHS@ebnet.org
Ms. Vanessa Amaturo
Supervisor of Counseling, College and Career Readiness 5-12
East Brunswick public schools has a developmental counseling program. Our program will support students to achieve success in school and to develop into contributing members of society. Counselors recognize the uniqueness and personal worth of each child. Our counseling program focuses on each student’s potential for growth within the context of his/her individual family cultural perspective. This program adheres to the National Standards for School Counseling programs and Ethical Standards as set forth by the American School Counseling Association. Also incorporated into this program are the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. This program supports academic, career and social development.
A comprehensive program addresses student needs as the primary focus. The program focuses on activities that help students acquire knowledge, skills, and understanding to cope with the developmental stages of life. The purpose of the counseling program is to promote and enhance learning for all students. School Counselors work with students individually and in groups, assisting with school-related and personal concerns. They also help high school students with specific college and vocational planning and placement. In addition, they interpret test results for teachers and parents, and work with teachers to plan effective methods for helping students to improve in areas where they are having difficulty.