8th Grade Guidance Materials

Please become familiar with the following high school websites.  Look at different majors, and electives offered at each school.  In the next few weeks, the applications will be available.  Like every year, we like to encourage our students to apply to more than 1 school to have more options.

1.    PCTI- Passaic County Technical- Vocational Schools-
*On October 3rd  the Application Portal will be open for students to apply to Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools (PCTI and STEM Academy.)

2.    Manchester Regional High School

3.    Rosa Parks High School

4.    P-Tech @ Panther

 5.    International High School

6.    Paterson Steam-Harp Academy

7.    Paterson Arts & Science Charter School

8.     Manchester Regional High School
School Choice Application

Below you will find useful tools to help you and your child with the upcoming interviews and decisions.
1.  8th Grade Sample Interview
2. 8th Grade Career Interest Survey

Paterson Public School High School Essay Help


Paterson Public Schools aims to promote students who strive to be: 

  • Inquirers

  • Thinkers

  • Communicators

  • Problem solvers and 

  • Risk-takers.

Please compose a 200-250 word essay highlighting how you have shown that you are one or more of these things?

How will your school choice help you develop as a student and as a person?

ā€‹**Student's should save their essay in the following title.**

-Your Name-Date of Birth

EXAMPLE: John Brown-11-12-2024

Paterson High School Choice Page (click here)
Paterson High School Choice Application (click here)

Any questions, please feel free to contact me:
Ms. Brandao, Director of Special Services
(973) 345-2212, ext. 347