Mrs. Nelson's Guidance Page

About Mrs. Nelson


Hello and Hola! I am Mrs. Nelson and I am so excited to be one of the counselors here at Branchburg Central Middle School. If you are on the Champions, Olympians, or the Force, I will be your counselor! I graduated from Rutgers University Graduate School of Education with a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Prior to coming to BCMS, I was a high school counselor so I love talking about future college plans and career interests. In my free time I love spending time with my family. Please stop by my office to say hello, I love getting to know my students and their parents.

Facts About Me

My favorite snack is: Popcorn

My favorite animal: Sea otters

My favorite car: Old Mustangs

¡Hablo Español! I played the violin for 8 years

and now I’m teaching myself to play the ukulele.

Contact Me

908-526-1415 x4107

Follow Guidance on Twitter @BCMS_Guidance

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Where are You headed?

Somerville High School

Home of the Pioneers

Somerville High School Orientation- January 17th, 6:30 p.m.

All 8th grade students and parents are invited to attend Somerville High School's Incoming Freshmen Scheduling Workshop on January 17th at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the High School Auditorium. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the high school's academic programs, the scheduling process for incoming freshmen, and supports for transitioning into high school.

The application for the SALA & SMSA programs available at Somerville High School are now opened. Interested students can apply until 1/31/18.

Application form:

Somerville Guidance Website


Somerset County Vocational School

Important Dates:

  • Academy for Health and Medical Services Application deadline is February 14, 2018 Mandatory parent and student information sessions on the following dates, starting at 6:00 pm: Th, October 26, Th.,November 16, Th., January 11, Th., January 18, Monday, February 5, with an application deadline of February 14, 2018. For more information click here
  • MEAM Program Application is available in November, 2017
  • Dance Program Application Due February 15
  • Vo-tech OPEN HOUSE Saturday February 3, 2018 from 9:00 am - Noon.

VOTECH ADMISSIONS TESTING AT BCMS- 1/22/18 @ 8:00am: Students must have their vo-tech applications submitted to the BCMS guidance department by 1/17/18


Testing dates are March 3rd or March 17th from 8am-10am at Votech.

Online registration opens on February 5th.


Private School

Students interested in attending private school after BCMS must bring a signed Transcript Release Form and submit it to the guidance department. This form is given to you by the school you are applying to.

Give teacher recommendation forms to teachers with a stamped envelope addressed to the school you are applying to, or provide the on-line recommendation link to teachers. Please give teachers at least 2 weeks to complete recommendations.