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Welcome Packet

Please consult the Grades 9-12 Welcome Packet for details on orientation, scheduling and general information.

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.


SUNY is excited to announce their first ever virtual college fairson Thursday, May 14, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM and Saturday, May 16, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM.  Students will be able to communicate with campus representatives from nearly every SUNY campus using text and video chat. This is a unique opportunity to explore all that SUNY has to offer: challenging academics; innovative research; global study; and financial support.  Students and their families are encouraged to attend.  Please register at

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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 AP 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.


The Program of Studies for the 2020-2021 school year is now available.


Community Service-- The deadline for community service awards consideration for grades 9, 10 and 11 is May 5; the deadline for seniors is May 12. You must have at least 25 hours in the current school year to be considered for an award.


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The Teen Leadership Rockland 2020-2021 Brochure is now available for Rockland County sophomores who wish to develop leadership skills and connect with peers and community leaders through interactive seminars.  Please see the brochure for details.  Application deadlines are July 14, August 11 and September 15.

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“Stop the Spread” Poster Contest:  Scholarship is offered to promote public health.  Any student in the U.S. in grades 5-12 can enter by creating an 8 1/2 x 11 poster that encourages measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. This can include a creative background, a clever phrase, or even statistics about Coronavirus.  The winner will receive $500 and his/her poster will be promoted throughout New York in the fall of 2020.    The contest deadline is June 30, 2020.

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.    You may also apply electronically.  Students must 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.