PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield High School Guidance and Counseling Department will present the catalog of courses for the 2019-2020 school year in Spanish during a meeting with parents on Thursday, 6 to 7 p.m., in the cafeteria.  An English presentation was held on Wednesday evening.

The goal of the sessions are to establish a close working relationship with administrators, educators, parents, students and the professional school counselors. The students and their parents are urged to select a rigorous course of work, manageable but not burdensome for the students. Students are also urged to be prepared to discuss their educational goals with their counselors, while also having second choice courses in case the classes of their first choice are full due to enrollment. 

2019-20 Program of Studiespdf

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To obtain a high school diploma students must complete 120 credits and 130 credits to apply to college. Among the course selections, students will be able to enroll in top honors classes in Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. Courses in math include Calculus, Probability and Statistics; in Science, Physics Honors. In all courses, based on enrollment and availability, students are able to request Advanced Placement. Those interested in dual college enrollment courses are able to enroll in courses at Middlesex County Community College, Union County College and Rutgers University, via a partnership with Plainfield High School. Upon completion of the courses, the students will have accumulated college credits that are transferable to any college in New Jersey. 

There are Special Programs and Career and Technical Education programs that include Allied Health, Child Development, Fashion and Interior Design, Wood Technology, Fine and Performing Arts, Air Force Junior ROTC, the Alternative Education Program and Twilight Program where students can explore other career options. 

The Biliteracy Academy is designed for students who are newly arrived to the United States and require English Language instruction and accelerated courses to build their educational and social skills. Students are able to transition to an all-English program based on their performance and assessments.  

The Guidance and Counseling Office is open daily from Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and students are urged to make appointments with their professional school counselors to set their schedules, keeping in mind there are deadlines to drop or add courses and that courses are subject to enrollment and scheduling restrictions.

Denise Shipman, Director of Guidance for Plainfield Public Schools, says students and their parents should make decisions now on the choice of courses they want to take so that students will be prepared and eager to start the new year on September 2019.  To contact the Guidance and Counseling Department please call- 908-731-4200 extension 5413.

For more information please call 908-731-4333 or email