Grade 11 (Juniors) Page

Announcements

Junior folders were distributed to the Class of 2021 back in January.  Under the circumstances, we ask that four (4) of these forms, the Email Consent form, the Transcript Release form, the Student Brag Sheet and the Parent Brag Sheet be submitted electronically.  Signed and completed forms must be uploaded to the following link by June 15: Junior Folders Forms. Documents should be named as follows: student last name, student first name followed by the name of the form.  For example, a student brag sheet file should be submitted as Smith_John_student_brag_sheet.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT AP EXAMS:  Please click on the letter from Mr. Murphy regarding the 2020 AP Exams.

 

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

 

Financial Aid Night was held on Thursday, October 24.  NYS Higher Education Services Corporation representative, Ms. Paola Therasse, who has extensive experience with the financial aid process was present to provide helpful information.  

 

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

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With the closures of high schools and colleges, the National Hispanic College Fairs announce their new College Directory.  Close to 100 colleges have signed up so far and more are being added weekly.  Click on the appropriate icon to get all the contact information about the college you're interested in, including office hours.  It's easy and it's free.  Just go to the NHCF website and click the yellow button.  The simple instructions are on the flyer.

Pearl River High School logo of a pirate

“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.

 Pearl River High School logo of a pirate 

The Crystal Run Healthcare Young Physicians Program is open to any and all Junior and Senior level students interested in pursuing an education and career in health care.  The program is free and students will have exposure to physicians who are experts in their specialty of choice, as well as leaders in our local health care community.  The first session will begin on March 3.  Please see Crystal Run's letter for more information.

Pearl River High School logo of a pirate

Parents and students of the Class of 2021 are invited to attend the PRHS College Night on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00pm in Pirate Cove.  Please read the attached letter for further information.    

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 26; parental/guidance signatures are required.  You may also apply electronicallyStudents 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 www.sunyrockland.edu/go/assessment 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.

Welcome Packet

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

College Resources for Juniors

Excelsior Scholarship Program

This year, Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature enacted the nation's first tuition-free degree program for full time students: the Excelsior Scholarship.  The Scholarship is available to students enrolled at a SUNY or CUNY community college or university beginning in the fall of 2017. 

Students must:
Be residents of New York State

Enroll in a SUNY or CUNY two- or four-year degree program
Take 30 credits per calendar year (including winter and summer sessions)
Plan to live and work in New York following graduation for the length of time they participate in the scholarship program

The program goes into effect immediately, and is available for students whose families earn up to $100,000 annually beginning in the fall of 2017. 
It will extend to families making up to $125,000 annually by 2019.

The application will be available starting June 7th.  To receive an electronic notification when the application is live, enter your email in the Excelsior Alert Form on the HESC website: www.hesc.ny.gov/excelsior.

To find additional information on the benefits of the scholarship and how to apply, students and their families can visit www.hesc.ny.gov or www.ny.gov/college, and text COLLEGE to 81336 for updates.