The Petrides SchoolEducational Excellence for the 21stCentury
715 Ocean Terrace Staten Island, New York 10301
Mr. Anthony Tabbitas, High School Assistant Principal
(718) 815 - 0186
***PTA Essay Contest***
Staten Island Federation of Parent - Teacher Associations
The Michael J Petrides School PTA is proud to offer our Annual Senior Scholarship. Four graduating High School Seniors from the class of 2020 will receive a $1,000 scholarship award. Contestants must submit an essay of 250 words or less which answers a specific question. The winners will be chosen from all eligible submissions by an independent panel of judges. The offering of these four $1,000 scholarships has been made possible by the fundraising efforts of our PTA community.
All entries must be submitted to Mrs. Dennison by, 10:00AM on Thursday January 30th, 2019
For more information, click the link - - - PTA Essay Contest - - -
For additional PTA announcments, click the link - - - From the PTA - - -
Additional information about our senior road trip will follow
Attention: Parents of Seniors
All seniors were given a booklet entitled, “How to Apply to College.” Material from this wonderful resources can be found Here.
You should NOW be applying for financial aid by submitting your FAFSA: FAFSA.com
You will need your 2018 tax information. You must also apply for TAP (Tuition Assistance Program). There is a TAP link at the bottom of FAFSA. FAFSA is necessary for SEEK financial aid with CUNY, EOP with SUNY, and Excelsior with NY State.
In order to receive fee waivers for college applications your child must be on the federal lunch list. To apply visit My SchoolApps
The deadline to apply to CUNY colleges is February 1, 2020. To apply visit CUNY Application
Student’s must send their SAT scores to the colleges through their College Board account.
Please email Ms. Dennison, CDennis@schools.nyc.gov if you have any questions.
PSAT Scores are Available10th and 11th graders who took the PSAT in October should receive an email on December 11 from the College Board explaining how to view your PSAT scores. Students will need their email address and the password that they used to set up their College Board account. If you do not receive this email by Thursday, December 12, students can see Mr. Doctor in room B304 or email at Adoctor2@schools.nyc.gov. As a reminder, students should have used thier Petrides email address for their College Board account.9th graders who took the PSAT 8/9 in October should receive an email on December 11 from the College Board explaining how to view your PSAT 8/9 scores. Students will need their email address to set up a College Board account and to view their grades. If students do not receive this email by Thursday, December 12, they can see Mr. Doctor in room B304 or email at Adoctor2@schools.nyc.gov. As a reminder, students should have used their Petrides email address for their College Board account.
Model NYC Council Project
A Unique Public Service Project for College Now Students
In this project, College Now students learn through a hands-on approach how political and policy processes affect them and their communities while developing leadership, research, and public-speaking skills.
Checkout the new
Community Service and Civil Service Oppotunities links
Community Service **Updated 1/13/2020**
Applications are available for the
CollegeNow program at
The College of Staten Island
Activities, Clubs and Teams
Petrides has a number of clubs, teams and activities available to our students. We are hoping that all of our students get involved during your high school career in one or more of these wonderful clubs, teams or activities. Getting involved in a club, activity or team will not only give you the opportunity to purse your interests but also to make friends and have fun. It is proven that students who are involved in extracurricular activities have higher grades, less discipline problems and are more likely to get into the college of their choice.
Click the link to see all all of our Activities, Clubs & Teams
If you do not see the club, activity or team that you are interested in on the chart below you are welcome to start the club. Please see me anytime for information about any of the clubs, teams or activities or about starting a new club. Go Panthers!!!
***Senior Dues Notice***
Parents, Guardians of students in Advanced Placement Courses
Please review the following implimentations for 2019 - 2020
High School Newsletter
National Honor Society
School Tutoring Service
All grades in all subject areas
Day Time Location Monday 1:30 - 2:20 B57 Tuesday 1:30 - 2:20
Wednesday 1:30 - 2:30
Thursday 1:30 - 2:30
Registrants will be matched to NHS tutors according to subject area and availability
See Ms. Salem for additional day & times
High School Student Support Center
Students in need of additional academic support can visit our Student Support Center. During lunch or a free period students can visit B130 to utilize a computer for school work or seek assistance from one of our available teachers. This is a wonderful opportunity for students who seek additional help in any of their subjects.
Free - Online Tutoring
with Khan AcademyWinter Season Is Here
All of our teams are looking for participants. If your child is interested in joining a team, have them speak to the coach. All sports require a medical and parental consent as well as a tryout.
All teams follow the PSAL Student-Athlete Eligibility Rules and Regulations. For more information visit PSAL RULES OF ELIGIBILITY
Students should contact Mr Duffy, MDuffy4@schools.nyc.gov our Athletic Director for more details.
PUPIL PATHParents should contact Mr. Doctor for Pupil Path information. email@example.com
Parents of HS Seniors planning on attending a CUNY
Students planning on planning on attending a CUNY in September and are not considered college ready must improve their Regents scores or pass a CUNY ACCUPLACER.
WHAT ARE CUNY’S COLLEGE READINESS REQUIREMENTS?
Students can demonstrate that they meet the University’s college readiness requirements based on their SAT, ACT, or NY State Regents test scores:
Reading And Writing
Students may meet the college readiness requirement in reading and writing by documenting any one of the following:
- SAT I Verbal score of 480 or higher or SAT Critical Reading score of 480 or higher or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) section score of 480 or higher
- ACT English score of 20 or higher
- NY State English Regents score of 75 or higherStudents may meet the college readiness requirement in mathematics by documenting any one of the following:
- SAT Math score of 500 or higher
- SAT Math Section (exam date March 2016 and thereafter), score of 530 or higher
- ACT Math score of 21 or higher
- NY State Regents:
- Common Core Regents: Score of 70 or higher in Algebra I or a score of 70 or higher in Geometry or a score of 65 or higher in Algebra 2.
- Score of 80 or higher in Integrated Algebra or Geometry or Algebra 2/Trigonometry AND successful completion of the Algebra 2/Trigonometry or higher-level course.
- Score of 75 or higher in one of the following:
- Math A or Math B
- Sequential II or Sequential III If you have any questions regarding your child high school transcript or if they are considered college ready, please contact Ms. Dennison, Ms. Troost or Mr. Tabbitas at 718-815-0186.
- For more information, check out the following websites