School Counselors’ duties are focused on individual student needs, interests, and skills. Counselors also work to support students in the event that they experience an academic, emotional, social, or other related challenge that might hinder success in the classroom.  The overall philosophy of Haddonfield Memorial High School’s Counseling Services is to promote the personal growth of students through developing educational plans; fostering self-awareness; collecting, interpreting, and utilizing data; enhancing decision-making skills; setting and evaluating personal and career goals; and implementing career plans.” 

In the event that a student is having difficulty, we offer various support services to meet the needs of our learners.

Peer Tutoring

The Peer Tutoring Program matches students who have already excelled in a subject area with students who request assistance for a particular course in which they are currently enrolled. Emphasis is placed on ensuring that students are afforded the opportunity to receive one-on-one support during a mutually agreed upon time. The students commit to meeting once per week, and tutoring sessions often take place during common study hall periods, lunchtimes, or possibly before or after school. The majority of the peer tutors are members of National Honor Society. The majority of the peer tutors are members of National Honor Society. In order to request a peer tutor, please complete the form in the link below.

Intervention &Response Services

I&RS is required by NJ Administrative Code 6A: 16‐8.1. District boards of education shall establish and implement a coordinated system in each school building for planning and delivering of intervention and referral services that are designed to assist students who are experiencing learning, behavior, or health difficulties and to assist staff, who have difficulty addressing a student’s learning, behavior, or health needs. District boards of education shall choose the appropriate multidisciplinary team approach for planning and delivering the services required under this subchapter.

Interventions in the general education setting shall be provided to students exhibiting academic difficulties and shall be utilized, as appropriate, prior to referring a student for an evaluation of eligibility for special education and related services. The staff of the general education program shall maintain written documentation, including data setting forth the types of interventions utilized, the frequency and duration of each intervention, and the effectiveness of each intervention.

Team members vary depending on need, but typically include an administrator, school Nurse, school counselor (s), social worker, instructional staff members, and a member of the Child Study Team. The goal of the team is to attend to referrals made to the team through careful identification and implementation of interventions as needed.