Clifton T. Barkalow Middle School

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Honor's Information
Highest Honors – A’s in all subject areas
High Honors – a minimum of 4 A’s, and B’s in
all remaining subject areas
Honors – a minimum of 2 A’s, and B’s in all
remaining subject areas
Miss Courtney Colford, M.A.
Team 6A and Grade 8 
(732) 431 - 4403 ext. 2121
 Mr. Gregory Lins, M.S., Ed.
Team 6B and Grade 7
(732) 431 - 4403 ext. 2107

 Who are we?

As school counselors, Mr. Lins and Miss Colford assist students,teachers, and parents with strategies that lead to academic, emotional and social success. Help is available when you need it!
From time to time we will meet with students to discuss a number of issues such as academics, course selection, personal matters,test results, study skills, or plans for the future. One common goal is that we see each Barkalow student graduate after a rich and rewarding middle school career!

Freehold Regional High School District Learning Center Academies

FRHSD Learning Centers and Academies website click here
MCVSD website click here
High School Options PowerPoint Presentation -

We invite you to view a Powerpoint presentation put together by one of our counselors, Ms. Colford, regarding high school options for your son or daughter. Please take the time to review and discuss this with him/her. The students in our district have many high school options they may consider, all of which are detailed in the presentation. Again, these are options - if none of the programs are of interest to him/her, we remind students this is perfectly fine, as many do not know their life's passion or career interest at this time in their life. Please review the Powerpoint below and call the Counseling Department with any further questions you may have.

See attachment below for study skills help.

Have questions or concerns about relationships, bullying or self-esteem?
Need someone else to talk to ?
2NDFLOOR is a youth helpline for kids in Monmouth County – call any time between 9am and midnight- 7 days a week!
It's a toll-free phone line just for you to call and talk about whatever is on your mind!