End of the 2022-23 School Year


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Here’s How to Finish the School Year Strong

Summer is on the horizon and if you’re like me, you can’t wait to spending time outside in the sun, sleeping past 7 am, and not stressing about school. In these last weeks of school, it can be hard to stay focused. Your mind may constantly be going to all the fun you’re going to have this summer and that’s completely normal. Excitement for summer is real and unavoidable, but here are a few tips that can help you finish your school year strong.

1. Set Goals

Setting goals for yourself both personally and academically will help you stay on track. Whether your goal is to get A's and B's, remediate assessments, or turn in all owed work, make your own goals and try your absolute best to achieve them.

2. Stay Organized

Staying organized will prevent you from losing or forgetting about assignments. Keep track of your assignments, test dates and final projects in a planner or your phone calendar to stay organized.

3. Don’t put off responsibilities

Slacking and procrastinating are just ways of putting off responsibilities. Putting off school-related responsibilities will leave you scrambling and stressed at the last minute. Do what you need to do when you need to do it, and you will be well on your way to finishing strong!

4. Remember what you’ve worked for

It may help to remind yourself of all the hard work you’ve put in this year. One bad performance on a final test or project could undo all of your efforts.

5. Get motivated

It is time to get motivated! Whether you have to bribe yourself with rewards or create penalties for not trying your best, do whatever it takes to stay motivated and beat “summer fever!”

6. Take advantage of the nice weather

As the weather begins to get nicer, you don’t have to stay cooped up inside studying. Get creative by studying and doing homework outside instead!

7. Take a time out

Don’t forget about taking time out of your day to regroup and simply have fun! This will help you stay focused. Giving yourself breaks for fun is good for your sanity and attention span.

8. Adjust your attitude

What is your attitude right now? Are you feeling down? Can you not wait for school to end? Shifting your attitude & outlook to be more positive can make an incredible difference! I'm here in the Counseling Dept. to help :)

9. Take care of yourself

Taking care of yourself by eating well, getting some physical activity and getting the proper amount of sleep will help you remain focused.

10. Focus on the finish line

Visualize your finish line- and your goals- and focus on that. The school year is almost over- you can do it! Start a countdown, and don’t worry- the end is near!

Those days till summer are ticking down, so take your last weeks in school and enjoy them. There is no reason to throw away all of your hard work just because you’ve almost made it to the finish line. Keep putting in the extra effort and you will see those results in the end. You’ve got this. Together, we can finish the year stronger than we started!

VLACS Deadlines, Requesting a Transcript, Information & Enrollment for 2023-24


  • All seniors must be completed with their VLACS course(s) by May 19th.
  • Freshwo/men, sophomores and juniors must be completed with their VLACS course(s) by June 9th.

If you do not complete your course by these dates, per NJSHS policy, you will receive an "INC" on your NJSHS transcript. This could affect eligibility for extracurricular activities.

Request VLACS transcript

  • It is the student's responsibility upon completion of a VLACS course to request their VLACS transcript be sent to the School Counselor. Without this step, the VLACS course will not appear on the NJSHS transcript.
  • Request VLACS Transcript

Academic Snapshot

The academic snapshot is a handy tool that will allow you to monitor your progress. Here, you can view your grades, the number of assignments you have submitted, and your proposed completion date. Using this snapshot, you can help ensure that you are maintaining a consistent pace.

Log into your VLACS account- > click on Enrollments then Snapshot to view your progress.

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Dual Enrollment

**Open to Juniors & Seniors**

What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual enrollment allows high school students to take college classes while they are still enrolled in high school. These classes count for both high school and college credit. High school students who complete dual enrollment classes generally take fewer classes in college and save money on total college costs.

Why Dual Enrollment?

*Get an affordable jump start to a college credits and career skills

*Transfer credits to many colleges and universities

*Student eligibility

Two options:

  1. eStart- online classes taught by a college professor

  2. Early College- learning options are in the classroom, remote, online, hybrid, etc.

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