Guidance Department

Our Mission

The primary role of Guidance is to help students achieve academic success. The information provided here will assist in preparing students for success throughout their school years and in future endeavors. Guidance can help with:

  • adolescent problems and issues with peers, parents, and teachers.
  • career information, college planning, and occupational assessment
  • scholarship information and applications
  • course selection information and assistance with scheduling classes
  • academic conferences, interventions, and peer tutoring
  • conflict resolution, anger management, and substance abuse

Students or parents who would like to speak with a counselor or arrange a conference should call the Guidance Department at (856) 881-8701. Students can also stop by the guidance office and make an appointment to see their counselor. A pass will be counted as an excused absence from class.

Guidance Department Information

2022-2023 Clayton High School Course Catalog

Education Verification Requests

All requests for education verification must be submitted in writing, accompanied by a release form signed by the individual. Electronic signatures are accepted. Please provide as much information as possible with your request, including any alternate names the individual may have been known by while a student, along with their date of birth, and year of graduation. Typical turnaround time is within 2 to 3 business days. 

Submit your requests via email to dhocker@claytonps.org or via fax 856-863-0808.

Guidance Calendar

Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying (HIB)

Staff:

Anti-Bullying Coordinator – Joseph Valentino
jvalentino@claytonps.org
(856) 881 -8701 ext. 1010
 
High School and Middle School Anti-Bullying Specialist – Tyler Fruits
tfruits@claytonps.org
(856) 881-8701 ext. 1011
 
Simmons Elementary School Anti-Bullying Specialist – Bianca Matthews
bmatthews@claytonps.org
(856) 881-8704 ext. 3292
 

 
Additional links:

Transcript Request Form

All requests for transcripts must be made in writing. Students and alumni, please fill out this google form in its entirety with your complete information.

Alumni, please provide complete email and mailing addresses for where to send your transcript. Any errors may delay the processing of your request. The typical turnaround time is within 2-3 business days. If you have any questions, please call the Guidance Department at 856-881-8701 ext. 1005.

Related Links

Please visit the Staff Forms section of Staff Resources for I&RS Forms:

Summer School

Coming soon.

Guidance Department Contact Info

Address & Phone

Clayton High School
55 Pop Kramer Blvd. Suite A
Phone: (856) 881-8701 x1005

Office Hours

Mon – Fri 7:00 AM. – 4:00 PM

Social Info

Department Staff

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Joseph Valentino

Supervisor of Guidance and Counseling
JValentino@claytonps.org
(856) 881-8701 x1010
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Debbie Hocker

Administrative Assistant
dhocker@claytonps.org
(856) 881-8701 x1005
11

Kate Hallinan

HS Counselor (11th & 12th)
KHallinan@claytonps.org
(856) 881-8701 x1008
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Tyler Fruits

HS Counselor (9th & 10th)
tfruits@claytonps.org
(856) 881-8701 x1011
11

Lisa Atanasio-Sloat

MS Counselor (6th-8th Grade)
latanasio-sloat@claytonps.org
(856) 881-8701 x1013
11

Mary Ellen Walker

ES Counselor
MWalker@claytonps.org
(856) 881-8704 x3291
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Bianca Matthews

ES Counselor
BMatthews@claytonps.org
(856) 881-8704 x3292
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Susan Koreck-Maxwell

Student Assistance Counselor
skoreck-maxwell@claytonps.org
(856) 881-8701 x2202
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