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    PRHS Earns 94.66% Rating from U.S. News & World Report

    According to this year's public high school rankings by U.S. News & World Report, Pearl River High School is ranked #87 out of 1,217 high schools in New York and #950 out of 17,792 high schools nationally.  These ratings recognize Pearl River as the highest ranking public high school within Rockland County.  Congratulations to our hard working students, faculty, and staff for this great achievement!  Please click the following link to review the article:  U.S. News & World Report Public High School Rankings

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  • NYS Voter Registration Form

    New York State Voter Registration Form 

    In an effort to promote student voter registration, all students who are at least 16 years old (but will not be 18 years old by the next election) have the opportunity to pre-register to vote, so long as these students are otherwise qualified to register to vote.  Students pre-registering to vote will be automatically registered upon reaching the age of eligibility following verification of the person’s qualifications and address.  Please click the link above to access the New York State Voter Registration Form. 

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  • SUPPORT SERVICES

    Our school Social Worker, Norma Canals, has provided some important resources regarding COVID-19 as well as information on mental health during these difficult times.  Please visit Mrs. Canals' website for details or contact her directly at canalsn@pearlriver.org or (845)288-3337.

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  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT AP EXAMS

    Please click on the letter from Mr. Murphy regarding the 2020 AP Exams.

    Furthermore, the College Board has released the following two updates regarding AP students affected by school closures due to COVID-19.

    1. Starting Wednesday, March 25, the College Board will be providing free, live and on-demand AP review sessions.
      • AP teachers from across the country will be running these sessions. Check for the schedule here.
      • They are optional, mobile-friendly, and available on-demand.
      • The sessions will focus on reviewing content from the first 75% of the course. There will also be lessons that cover the last 25% of the course.
      • Continue working on your ALVS AP course, since your ALVS course and teacher are still great resources for exam preparation.
    1. The College Board is developing a new at-home AP Exam option.
      • Students will be able to complete the exam on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
      • The exams will be 45-minute online free-response exams.
      • There will be two testing dates: one in May and one later.
      • The exams will be secure, including digital security tools to detect plagiarism.

    The College Board will release additional testing information by April 3, 2020.

    PRHS Guidance
  • New Community Service Procedures

    Pearl River High School is now using an online tracking and reporting system for service hours called x2VOL that is accessible through Naviance Student.  This system eliminates the need for paper forms and allows students to enter their service hours online at any time, check and register for volunteer opportunities, receive reminders about the opportunities and print a service hour log that can be used as a reference for college applications and the National Honor Society.  Please see the Community Service page on the Guidance site for detailed information.

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Welcome to the Guidance Department

Pearl River High School provides students and parents with helpful resources for the duration of their high school years.  Guidance staff work with students across a variety of areas, including course selection, post-high school goals, and personal counseling.

PRHS Guidance Office

Pearl River High School
Guidance Office
275 East Central Avenue
Pearl River, NY 10965
(845) 620-3811

guidance@pearlriver.org

Meet the Counselors

Beginning in 8th Grade, students are assigned counselors alphabetically by student last name. 
Please refer to the letter ranges listed the guidance counselors' names listed below.

Randee Stark

Grade 8:
Student Last Names A - D

Grade 9-10:
Student Last Names A - De
Grade 11-12:
Student Last Names A - D

(845) 620-3807
starkr@pearlriver.org

Evelyn Hornacek

Grade 8:
Student Last Names E - J

Grade 9-10:
Student Last Names Di - Le
Grade 11-12:
Student Last Names E - Le

(845) 620-3814
hornaceke@pearlriver.org

Kimberly Ballard

Grade 8:
Student Last Names K - O
Grade 9-10:
Student Last Names L'H - O 
Grade 11-12:
Student Last Names L'H - Pe 

(845) 620-3809
ballardk@pearlriver.org

Richard Urvater

Grade 8:
Student Last Names P - Z
Grade 9-10:
Student Last Names P - Z
Grade 11-12:
Student Last Names Pf - Z 

(845) 620-3808
urvaterr@pearlriver.org

Grade Level Information

blue pennant with pirate and texts: "Seniors" and "Pearl River High School"    blue pennant with pirate and texts: "Juniors" and "Pearl River High School"    blue pennant with pirate and texts: "Sophomores" and "Pearl River High School" 
 blue pennant with pirate and texts: "Freshmen" and "Pearl River High School"    blue pennant with pirate and texts: "8th Grade" and "Pearl River High School"