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Guidance Counseling

Four school counselors in IHA's Guidance Department apply a developmental approach to each student’s progress throughout her four years of high school. Our counselors not only advise and equip students to realize their future educational goals, but they are also available to students and parents to aid in both personal and social development. Additionally, school counselors are responsible for assisting with special circumstances and serious difficulties a student may encounter. References to professional counselors and community resources are also available through the IHA Guidance Department.

School counselors keep students apprised and prepared for standardized tests, such as the SAT, SAT II Subject Tests, and ACT, as well as Advanced Placement testing. IHA offers students the opportunity to enroll in 19 AP courses, which prepare them for the Advanced Placement tests: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government, Computer Science A, English (Language and Composition), English (Literature and Composition), Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, Italian Language and Culture, Physics 1, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, Studio Art, and US History. College credit is given based on the student’s performance on these examinations.

To facilitate an understanding of a student's academic career at IHA, please visit our Curriculum Page.

IHA's Guidance Department launched a Virtual Wellness Room during May Mental Health Awareness Month. Click here to visit!


Guidance Speaker Series Presentation Links:

Healthy Versus Unhealthy Relationships and Dating Safety
by Alexis Totaro, MSN, RN WHNP-c, CARN-AP, Vice President of Mental Health Services and Chief Nursing Executive at Christian Health

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When to Worry (and when NOT to worry): Recognizing signs of mental health struggles in teens by Mr. Michael Tozzoli, MSW, LCSW of West Bergen Mental Health
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Freshman Year: The Adjustment to High School by Dr. Vanessa Cutler '02
Passcode: Uw3sK=YH

Social Media Smarts Presentation by Dr. Vanessa Cutler'02
Passcode: *.@&21U2

Stress and the Brain Presentation by Katie Gately, LPC, BCBA of The Behaved Brain
Passcode: fKJz%6QS

IHA 2023-24 School Profile: