BOCES Career & Technical Education (CTEC)

Are you interested in spending half of your school day in Junior and Senior year learning about a possible career path in one the following areas- 

- Automotive Technology Academy
- Communications Academy
- Construction Trades Academy
- Cosmetology
- Criminal Justice
- Culinary Arts
- Cyber Technology
- Health Science Academy

If you are, learn more about the BOCES CTEC Program.


The Program of Studies for the 2019-2020 school year is now available on the High School website.  

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Community Service-- The deadline for community service awards consideration for grades 9, 10 and 11 is May 7; the deadline for seniors is May 14. You must have at least 25 hours in the current school year to be considered for an award.

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NYUSPS Aspire is a scholarship program for rising high school juniors from underrepresented communities who will be first-generation college students.  Aspire is a two-year college prep and mentoring program that features a variety of classes and workshops, which will prepare students for the college admissions process and experience.  The program begins with a one-week college immersion intensive in the summer and continues with support throughout junior and senior year of high school.  Application deadline is April 19, 2019. PR Pirate Flag The Rotary Club of Pearl River will once again be sponsoring 2 students at RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) which will be held June 29-July 3 at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY. 

“RYLA is a five-day conference for current sophomores (juniors in September) in high school throughout the Hudson Valley, which teaches the importance of positivity, confidence and leadership.  Through unique icebreakers, fun-filled events, and interactive presentations from special guests, students walk away with countless memories and valuable knowledge - many RYLA alum have credited the conference with their success in college and in their careers.  RYLA continues to inspire students to shape their communities year after year”.  For further information visit:  The $400 fee per student will be covered by the Pearl River Rotary.

Interested sophomores, please complete the application form and return to the Guidance Office no later than April 15, 2019.

RCC College-Level Courses at PRHS

The Rockland Community College High School Program (RCCHSP) is open to juniors and seniors, allowing them to take RCC courses at Pearl River High School.  The RCC courses being offered, and their pre-requisites, are listed in the Pearl River High School Program of Studies.

Students enrolling in the RCCHSP  must complete and submit the RCCHSP Certification Form and a Student Data Form to the Guidance Office by Thursday, March 28; parental/guidance signatures are required.  Students must also sit for the Accuplacer Placement Test to ensure they are eligible to take the course(s).

The Accuplacer Placement Test will be offered at Rockland Community College.  We will inform students of the exact date, time and location as soon as that information becomes available.  Students who miss the exam must make arrangements directly with Rockland Community College to take the exam on another date.  It is highly recommended that students take time to prepare for the Accuplacer test.  A number of links to online resources can be found at RCC's Review, Practice, and Test-taking Tips page; or visit their website at and click on the box for "Online Review and Practice."  Students who receive testing accommodations should also complete the RCC Assessment Exam Accommodation Request Form.

Some students may be exempt from taking the Accuplacer test based on their SAT, ACT and/or NYS Regents scores.  A Request for Waiver of the Placement Test must be completed with the required documentation above.

Rockland Community College will manage the collection of tuition and fees once the course begins.