student services

The overall goal of the Mater Dei Prep Student Services Department is to help students recognize their full potential — academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Students evaluate their strengths and weaknesses so they may successfully meet the challenges presented to them while achieving their goals.

Freshmen seminar is a course designed to promote a successful transition between middle school and high school. This course is designed to adapt students to high school requirements and expectations, and promote opportunities for involvement. This is an academically based course that will offer students instruction in study skills, organizational strategies, goal setting, and time management techniques. Students will work on high school planning, and explore post-secondary college and career options as time allows.

Programs for juniors and their parents will be held in the winter and spring to assist with the college planning process. All students at Mater Dei Prep have access to the Naviance Program which assists students with college and career tools.
Each student will be assigned a counselor for the school year. Conferences between the student and the counselor will be held periodically. A student or parent may request a conference at any time. Parents are encouraged to arrange appointments in advance by calling the Student Services Office at (732) 671-9182.
Student Services Department:

Philip F. Masterson

Student Services Director
College Counselor 
Kelly King
College Counselor 
Substance Awareness Coordinator

Ann Marie Marx 
Coordinator Special Services
Lorraine Juelis
Administrative Assistant

                                       Testing Dates:

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT):
March 10, 2018 register by February 9, 2018
May 5, 2018 register by April 6, 2018
June 2, 2018 register by May 3, 2018

Advanced Placement Examinations (AP):
AP Chemistry - May 7, 2018
AP English Literature & Comp - May 9, 2018
AP Environmental Science - May 10, 2018
AP United States History - May 11, 2018
AP Biology - May 14, 2018
AP Calculus - May 15, 2018
AP World History - May 17, 2018
AP Human Geography - May 18, 2018

American College Program Test (ACT):
February 10, 2018 register by January 5, 2018
April 14, 2018 register by March 9, 2018
June 9, 2018 register by May 4, 2018

Standardized Testing:
The following tests are administered to students each year
Grade 11 - ACT State & District Testing - February 27, 2018
Grades 9 & 10 - Terra Nova - Spring 2018