School Announcements

  • Sports Clearances Begin Monday August 7. Official Start Date of Sports is August 14

    Please look at your teams schedule for clearances:

    Monday, August 7th JV/Varsity Football and Varsity Girls Tennis  8:30am-12pm

    Tuesday, August 8th JV/Varsity Cheerleaders and JV/Varsity Girls Soccer 8:20-12pm

    Wednesday, August 9th JV/Varsity Boys Soccer and Varsity Cross Country 8:30-12pm

    Thursday, August 10th JV/Varsity Volleyball and Varsity Girls Swimming 8:30-3pm

  • Examination Schedule: June 2017

    Attached please find the examination schedule for June 2017.  Adjunto encontrará el calendario de exámenes para 2017.  

  • New York Offers Free Tuition at 2- and 4-Year Colleges under new Excelsior Scholarship Program

    Parents and students can now take advantage of New York's new Excelsior Scholarships -- and a tuition-free college education - if they attend a SUNY or CUNY 2- or 4-year degree program, take 30 credits per year, maintain good academic standing and graduate within 2 or 4 years.

    This program starts immediately and is available for students whose families earn up to $100,000 annually beginning in fall 2017.  It will extend to families making up to $125,000 annually by 2019.  The application is available on June 9.

    Learn more: Fact Sheet.   Website.   Or text COLLEGE to 81336 for updates.

  • Shop our Online Store

    To browse through an assortment of PCHS clothing and accessories for men, women, and children, click here.  Support the Student Senate and show your #PCPride!


  • Send Our Calendar Events to Your Personal Calendar

    If you use a calendar from Google, Office 365, or Outlook on your desktop or mobile device, you can now subscribe to our school calendar and send its events to your personal calendar software.

     If you have never done this in your calendar, search online for how to import an online calendar to your calendar software using an iCal link.

     Then, just follow these 3 steps:

    1.    On the school home page, scroll down to What’s Happening and click on the icon for the Monthly View

    2.    You’ll now see a “Subscribe” button at the top left of the calendar.  Click on it.

    3.    Copy the URL that pops up and paste it into your personal calendar software

  • Visit the Weekly College Guidance News Page

    The Guidance Department has created a Google Classroom page for each grade where you can find college-related information including open houses, scholarship information and other important news.   Login here and use the appropriate code:

    CLASS OF 2017:  ip2qf1y

    CLASS OF 2018:  rj8tql1

    CLASS OF 2019:  z9bryj

    CLASS OF 2020:  80y0q7d 


Counselor Contact Information

Guidance Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 4:00 


           OFFICE PHONE NUMBER          

Denise Bonilla  

(914) 934-7963

Andrea Davis

(914) 934-7961

Vanessa Clay-Williams

(914) 934-2948

Marta Sandoval

(914) 934-7959

Maria Somer

(914) 934-8018

Stacey Cafaldo

(914) 934-7960






Freshman Year Timeline

  • Review your schedule
  • Study, complete all homework and earn good grades
  • Read, read, and read to strengthen your vocabulary
  • Become involved in extra curricular activities and keep a record of them
  • Get to know your Guidance Counselor
  • SDD student registration application for testing accommodations
  • Explore the web and begin to think about college
  • Become familiar with the PCHS program of studies
  • Review PCHS graduation requirements
  • Know the NCAA requirements if you are thinking about playing sports in college
  • Save money for college
  • Review your transcript; Review your credits
  • Take challenging courses.

Sophomore Year Timeline

  • Develop time management skills
  • Become involved in extracurricular activities (level of commitment is more important than the number of activities)
  • Discuss the PSAT's with your Guidance Counselor
  • Explore possible careers - Career Day at BOCES
  • Make sure that you get good grades
  • Meet with your teachers for extra help
  • Keep studying
  • Meet with your counselor to select courses and plan for the next 2 years
  • Volunteer
  • Explore Naviance; Complete Career Inventories
  • Talk to your teachers and counselor about SAT Subject Tests
  • Plan for a meaningful summer
  • Complete summer reading if required.  If not, ask teachers to recommend books
  • Review your transcript; review your credits
  • If you are planning to participate in Division I or II Athletics in college, discuss your intentions with your Guidance Counselor

Junior Year Timeline

  • Fall
    • Take PSAT
  • Spring
    • Register and prepare for spring SAT
    • Consider taking the ACT
    • Consider taking the SAT Subject tests
    • Participate in College Clinics offered by the Guidance Department
    • Complete "Senior Questionnaire" and "Transcript Request" form and submit to your counselor before summer vacation
    • Get good grades
    • Volunteer
    • Participate in extra curricular activities and take on leadership roles
    • Explore Naviance
    • Research colleges and explore their websites
    • Visit colleges (sign up for an "official tour" through college Admissions Offices)
    • Attend local college fairs
    • Contact colleges for information on special programs
    • Consider which teachers you would like to ask for recommendations
    • Review your transcript; Review your credits
  • Summer
    • Draft your college essay
    • Draft a resume of activities
    • Review the Common Application and complete a draft, including essay and short questions


Senior Year Timeline

  • September/October
    • Submit your Senior Questionnaire, Activity Log and Transcript Release form to Guidance
    • Attend Senior Parent Night
    • Schedule an appointment with your counselor to update activities, review colleges, address questions
    • Sign up for fall SAT and/or ACT
    • Finalize arrangements with teachers for recommendations
    • Show interest by meeting Admissions Officers
      • Attend college visits at PCHS
      • Continue to visit colleges
      • Attend local College Fairs
    • Begin completing your applications and finalizing your essays
  • November/December
    • Check and re-check all deadlines for colleges and for standardized testing
    • Remember to send your SAT/ACT scores to the colleges you are applying to
    • All seniors with a January 1 college application deadline must submit their request and all materials to Guidance no later than December 1
    • Talk with your parents about financial aid.  Assemble records and paperwork to complete the FAFSA and other forms.
    • Set a goal to have all of your applications submitted by mid-December
  • January/February
    • Attend PCHS Financial Aid Night
    • Complete FAFSA any time after January 1.  it's important to file early!
    • Confirm that all application materials have been received by each college
  • March/April/May
    • Decision letters arrive.  Review acceptances and financial offers.  Inform your counselor
    • Contact the financial aid departments of the colleges you were accepted to, if you need assistance
    • Visit the colleges before making any final decisions
    • Notify the college of your choice by their deadline
    • Notify all other colleges that you will be declining their offer