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Morris Knolls Guidance Department
Welcome to the Guidance Department at Morris Knolls High School!

The Guidance Department is a comprehensive and innovative center which provides students in grades 9-12 with academic, personal, social, career and further education counseling.  The department consists of Supervisor of Guidance, seven school counselors, a student assistance counselor and three secretaries.
The Morris Knolls High School Guidance Department subscribes to the developmental counseling approach.  This means that services are planned, proactive and preventative.  The developmental model helps students acquire self-understanding, practice coping strategies, clarify issues or explore alternatives common to their "developmental stage" and age.  In the model, the developmental focus is preventative by design and reduces the need for crisis or problem-centered services later.
A favorable counselor/student ratio allows for frequent student contact and counselor support on a variety of issues.  Students may arrange sessions with their counselor simply by signing up for an appointment.  In most instances, an appointment will be scheduled in one to two days.  More often, counselors will initiate sessions with students on a continuing basis throughout the year to monitor academic progress and personal growth.  Since counselors work with their assigned students from grades 9-12, an effective, dynamic relationship can be established to help promote maximum achievement.  
The school counselors also encourage communication between home and school in addressing student decision-making and problem-solving situations.  Counselors are always available to meet with parents or to assist in arranging parent-teacher conferences.  Day and evening programs run by the department address transition, career education, standardized testing (HSPA, PSAT, SAT and ACT, scheduling, further education and financial aid planning.  
Our website has been developed for the benefit of parents/guardians, students, teachers, and administrators.  Although the information is readily available here, the internet should never take the place of personal interaction with your school counselor.  Parents and students are strongly encouraged to visit the guidance office often and develop a relationship with their school counselor.  These professionals make a difference in the lives of our children each and every day.

Thank you for your support and interest in our students, our department and Morris Knolls High School.

To reach the Guidance Department, please contact the Guidance secretaries:

Angela Sayers
Guidance Department Secretary

Kathy Dalman
Secretary to the Supervisor of Guidance
(973) 664-2211

Counselor Contact Information:

Stan Abromavage
Supervisor of Guidance
Patricia Colvin
Michele DePascale
Student Assistance Counselor
School Counselor
Ryan Esdale
School Counselor
Ryan Shaffer
School Counselor
Elissa Merle
School Counselor
Michele Pasquale
School Counselor
Rebecca Rock
School Counselor
Shari Russo
School Counselor

Please note all former students requesting to have transcripts sent must fill out the form below and return it to Angela Sayers at  Requests can also be faxed to 973-664-1483 or mailed to MK Guidance, 50 Knoll Drive, Rockaway, NJ  07866.

Graduate Transcript Request Form.pdf

Students wishing to enroll at Morris Knolls should fill out the application below and return it to Susan Steidl at or fax to 973-664-1483.  Applications can also be mailed to MK Guidance, 50 Knolls Drive, Rockaway, NJ 07866.  Two proofs of residency and a copy of the student's birth certificate are also required at the time of registration.  Examples of proof of residency include (Must provide 1 item from each group):  (Group A) current complete lease with signatures, signed deed, property tax bill from municipality, mortgage statement, certificate of occupancy from municipality and closing statement showing ownership and (Group B) driver's license (both sides), motor vehicle ID card, current automobile registration card, homestead rebate claim, income tax return with current address or two utility bills (gas, electric, water, sewer or bank).  

Revised Residency Form-11-20-12.pdf

Quick Links

The CEEB School Code for Test, Applications and other information is 311321.

Fall 2012 High School ProfileMK HS Profile 12-13.pdf

Please click on the link below to access Naviance:
The Morris Knolls Guidance Department is using Naviance Family Connection, a powerful interactive tool that opens the avenues of communication between home and school.  This individualized, customized, and secure website supports academic and career planning for Morris Knolls High School and beyond.  Naviance helps students and parents make better decisions about courses, college opportunities and career plans. To access Naviance, please click here. Parents can access the site, under Guest Entrance with the password 'mkparent' or create their own access through their child's account.

Additional Guidance Services

For Transcript Requests and Working Papers, please contact Angela Sayers at 973-664-2210

Guidance Department
Morris Knolls High School
50 Knoll Drive
Rockaway, New Jersey 07866
(973) 664 - 2210

Last Update March 26, 2012

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