New School Calendar
The Board of Education approved a revised 2017-2018 school calendar. It can be found under Quick Links on your school home page.
On May 16, voters will elect two Board of Education trustees. Four candidates are running: Anne Capeci (incumbent), Thomas Corbia, Robert Johnson (incumbent), and Joseph Lodato.
The Board of Education adopted a budget on April 20 that fulfills its pledge to remain under the tax levy cap while using additional aid from the state to address urgent district needs and retain vital academic programs introduced in the past few years.
The proposed $96,074,468 budget for the 2017-2018 school year allocates funds to mandated IDEA programs and capital investments at the middle school and high school. It also addresses academic needs arising from increased enrollment at the high school.
New in the 2017-2018 Budget
Programs Extended in the 2017-2018 Budget
¨ PCHS is one of only 4 Westchester high schools to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. This year, 18 students meet the rigorous requirements to be IB Diploma candidates
¨ PCHS Advanced Placement (AP) students beat NYS and global averages for 9 straight years in percent of students scoring 3 or higher
¨ Rigorous academic programs challenge students in all grades
¨ Two National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence (PCMS and JFK); PCHS is among the top 2.4% of high schools nationally according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report analysis
¨ Character education in every school. Our students are active volunteers in the community and perform hundreds of hours of community service
¨ Thriving K-12 cultural arts program includes art, theater and music
¨ Partnerships with area corporations, arts organizations, and colleges bring innovative programs into classrooms and professional development to our teachers
¨ Our teachers are leaders in creating the NY State K-12 curriculum
¨ Recognized national leader in Community Schooling
¨ 95% of PCHS graduates head to college, with the majority going to 4-year colleges
¨ After school programs and enrichment are offered to elementary and middle school students
¨ Pre-Kindergarten was introduced in 2016; 275 children attend this year