The Office of Student Life has made significant progress in increasing student interest in postsecondary education. Building upon the successes of the previous year, the department successfully hosted its 2nd Annual Grade 7 College Exploration and Information Tour this summer. The college and university partnership was expanded to include Berkeley College, Drew University, and Kean University.
During the summer, SEL Counselors and Social Worker II's delivered a comprehensive SEL program that focused on self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills, social awareness, and self-awareness. Additionally, students participated in various culminating projects and events to commemorate their summer SEL experience.
Furthermore, the FAFSA Summer 2023 Assistance Program was launched this summer. Two high school counselors remained on board to assist rising seniors with the completion of the FAFSA and to ensure that they start their senior year on the right track. The program's results led to nine workshops conducted with NBOE students, and rising seniors were also given the opportunity to create their FSA ID. NBOE is excited to support the Class of 2024!