At the JEC High School, students benefit from a caring, compassionate and fully integrated Guidance Department.  Our team of highly trained and licensed professionals works with all students to develop a healthy social-emotional wellbeing.  

Through our comprehensive health curriculum students develop strength of character are empowered to make good choices in life at school, at home and in the world.  Our multi-tiered guidance staff ensures that students have professionals they know and trust to help them along life’s journey.  Students learn to develop skills, confront and work through challenges, avoid risky behaviors, and seek help in a safe and supportive environment.

Our incredible guidance team also works with parents, educators, the school administration, and independent mental-health professionals to ensure that every student receives the support they need to succeed.  Programs are designed to foster the unity, community and individuality students need to grow.

Should you have any questions about our Guidance Department, Health Curriculum, or related information, please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Guidance, Dr. Akiva Perlman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Here is a sampling of the topics covered in our health curriculum by grade:

IMG 8659sm9th Grade

  • Ice Breakers
  • Time Management
  • Study Skills
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Group Cohesiveness

10th Grade

  • Substance and Compulsive Behavior
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Priorities
  • Goal Setting
  • Internet Use
  • Pornography

11th Grade

  • Big Brother and Mentoring
  •  Training 1-3
  • Implementation 1-8

12th Grade

  • Group Dynamics
  • Leadership