Counseling Services

Five counselors stand in the high school hallway

The Bound Brook School District has taken a proactive approach to prioritize the well-being of all students and staff.

The Guidance Department at the Bound Brook School District is the focal point of the school community, serving students, parents, teachers and administration. Students may access services in the guidance office by making appointments with the counselors assigned to them. Counselors are available to assist and advise students about personal problems, academic problems, career choices, course selections, college choices and scholarship applications. The guidance department also assists in student orientation information services and standardized testing. The guidance office is open during regular school hours and throughout the summer.

Financial Aid

Bound Brook High School offers a Financial Aid Presentation on October 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria and a Financial Aid Workshop on the morning of October 29 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) to all high school seniors and their parents/guardians. Please register by emailing Mrs. Colon (dcolon@bbrook.k12.nj.us). These events will inform on all aid options available for college including the FAFSA. In addition, below about resources for those that want to get started early.

What is the FAFSA®?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is an online form that must be submitted annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for federal student financial aid.

Why do I need to file a FAFSA®?

The U.S. Department of Education uses the information provided on your FAFSA® to determine your eligibility for aid from federal student financial assistance programs. New Jersey uses the FAFSA® to determine your state grant and scholarship eligibility. Colleges and Universities may also use the FAFSA® data to award their own aid.

What you will need to start your FAFSA®:

  • FSA ID (https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa) for Parents and Students
  • 2021 Tax Returns for Parent and Student
  • Social Security Numbers for Parent and Student
  • Other Income Information
  • State Issued Driver’s License
  • Documentation as U.S. Permanent Residents or Eligible Citizens

Helpful Resources

Create FSA ID User Name and Password Video YouTube Video
Troubleshoot FSA ID Account Video YouTube Video
Steps on how to apply for federal and state aid View/Download
YouTube Video
Steps on how to apply for the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application YouTube Video (English)
YouTube Video (Spanish)
HESAA Publications View/Download
FAFSA® Completion Instructions FAFSA FAQ’s
Avoid Common FAFSA® Mistakes View/Download(PDF)

BBSD Guidance Events 2022-2023

Date Event Location Intended Audience Counselor

Starting Oct. 13

Mornings
Start Strong Testing Smalley, Community, BBHS Grades 4-10, 12 All

Oct. 3-7

All Week
Week of Respect District BBSD Students and Staff All

Oct. 17-21

All Week
School Violence Awareness Week District BBSD Students & Staff All

Oct. 21

Pd 1 (gr 9/10) & pd 2 (11/12)
DIRT – substance use & hib prev. Presentation           John Morello HS BBHS students & staff Mahon, Brianne, HS all

Oct. 23-31

All week
Red Ribbon Week District BBSD Students and Staff Mahon & Brianne

Oct. 25

6:30 PM
Financial Aid Presentation HS Cafeteria Parents of BBHS Seniors

Leana,

Nick

Oct. 26

6 – 7:30 PM
Counselor table in conjunction w/ HS College Fair GYM BBHS students & parents Tony, Nick, Leana

Oct. 29

9:00 a.m. –    1 p.m.
Financial Aid Workshop HS Library BB Seniors and their parents Leana, Nick
January 6, 2023 BBHS Alumni Panel HS Theater Pd. 2 BBHS Seniors HS Counselors
March 13-16, 2023 NJ Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) gr. 11 HS Juniors only test Delayed opening for grades 9, 10, & 12
May 8 – 11, 2023 NJ Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) ELA, Math, Science Smalley & Community Grades 3-8 (ELA/Math), Grades 5 & 8 (Science)  
May 15 & 16 NJSLA ELA & Science BBHS Grade 9 (ELA) & 11 (Science) Delayed opening for grades 10 & 12
May 17 & 18 NJSLA Math BBHS Grade 9 (Math) Delayed opening for grades 10, 11, 12

High School Electives Video

What is Naviance

Naviance is a college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving students outcomes and connecting learning to life. Connecting students’ interests to their potential career paths early ensures active participation in their own academic success and opens their eyes to the wide world of career opportunities. The career planning tools in Naviance allow students to understand how their strengths, goals, skills, and interests can lead to exciting careers. Sign in to Naviance.

Guidance Twitter

Contacts

School Counselors

Anthony Appezzato – Last name begins with GO-PL (gr. 9-11), GO-LO (gr. 12)
Bound Brook High School
732-652-7950 Ext. 3567
aappezzato@bbrook.k12.nj.us

Nicholas Moran – Last name begins with A-GL
Bound Brook High School
732-652-7950 Ext. 3586
nmoran@bbrook.k12.nj.us

Leana Sudit – Last name begins with GO-PL (gr. 9-11), GO-LO (gr. 12)
Bound Brook High School
732-652-7955 Ext. 3955
lsudit@bbrook.k12.nj.us

Adam Raphael
Community Middle School
732-852-1130 Ext.7134
araphael@bbrook.k12.nj.us

Jeffrey Jaegel – Grade 5 & 6
Smalley Elementary School
732-652-7940 Ext.4954
jjaegel@bbrook.k12.nj.us

Emily Ianniello – Grades 3 & 4
Smalley Elementary School
732-652-7940 Ext. 5964
eianniello@bbrook.k12.nj.us

Janeen Kinney
Lafayette Elementary School
732-652-7957 Ext. 3957
jkinney@bbrook.k12.nj.us

Sara Mejia
LaMonte Annex Elementary School
732-652-7979 Ext. 3979
smejia@bbrook.k12.nj.us

Mahon Ryan-Hannaway
Student Assistance Counselor
732-652-7950 Ext. 3980
mryan-hannaway@bbrook.k12.nj.us

Brianne DiBetta
Student Assistance Counselor
732-852-1130 Ext.7134
bdibetta@bbrook.k12.nj.us

Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Julia Buccini
LCSW Bound Brook High School
732-652-7936 Ext. 6991
jbuccini@bbrook.k12.nj.us

Thalia Carrera
LCSW Smalley Elementary School
732-652-7940 Ext. 4954
tcarrera@bbrook.k12.nj.us

Sally Mendoza
LCSW LaMonte Annex Elementary School
732-652-7960 Ext. 4324
smendoza@bbrook.k12.nj.us

Damaris Colon
Secretary
732-652-7956 Ext. 3956
dcolon@bbrook.k12.nj.us

Anthony A. Mormile, Ed.D.
District Director of Guidance
732-652-7966
amormile@bbrook.k12.nj.us