• The Petrides School  
    Educational Excellence for the 21stCentury

    715 Ocean Terrace   Staten Island, New York 10301

    Telephone (718) 815 – 0186  Fax (718) 815 – 9538


    Mr. Anthony Tabbitas, High School Assistant Principal

    (718) 815 - 0186

    Extension: 23141






    CUNY offers more than 1,750 top-notch academic programs for degree-seeking students. Undergraduate programs will lead to either an associate or the bachelor’s degree. An associate’s degree requires approximately 60 college credits while a bachelor’s typically requires 120 college credits. Click the links below to search through academic programs offered at the undergraduate colleges of CUNY; programs are listed in alphabetical order by name. Please note, some programs may not be listed, but for complete program listing please see specific CUNY college web sites.






    National Student Clearinghouse - Notice & Opt Out Form 

    According to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law, the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) cannot give out any information that identifies a student without consent. Certain information, however, is called “directory information” and may be shared in some cases. The NYC DOE shares “directory information” with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC).

    The directory information to be shared consists of the names and birth dates of students who started 9th grade in 2020-21, in addition to all students who attended DOE high schools from 2002-2020. The NSC has data on where students go to college and what types of degrees they receive from more than 3,600 colleges and universities. The NSC uses directory information from the NYC DOE to identify former NYC DOE students and to give information to the NYC DOE about where these students went to college, when they went to college, their graduation dates, and what types of degrees they received. The NYC DOE uses this information to help understand and improve students’ college readiness and success.

    For more information: National Clearing House Informational 

    To opt out complete the Google Form Opt Out Form









    High School Seniors who are you attending a CUNY in the Fall and have completed a College Now course in the past are eigible for the CUNY Myself Third Scholarship.

    The Myself Third Scholarship has been made possible through a generous gift provided by City College alumnus, Robert Friedman. The scholarship was established in 2002 in tribute to those who participated in the rescue effort following the World Trade Center tragedy. It aims to encourage and reward civic involvement of high school students.

    In 2021, three one-time awards of $5,000 will be awarded to three CUNY-bound students.


    Be a high school senior who has successfully completed at least one College Now credit course
    Be scheduled to graduate in June 2021
    Be accepted at a CUNY college as a full-time matriculated undergraduate, planning to attend in fall 2021
    Interested students must submit an application by March 19, 2021. The application includes an essay, two letters of recommendation, and a copy of the most recent high school transcript.

    Additional information and application can be found on the CUNY Myself third Scholarship link 





    ***Virtual Infosession Series at the College of Staten Island***


     The College of Staten Island has moved to a virtual and online format to showcase their programs. If you are intereted to learn more about any of these CSI programs please register with the links below. 


    Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00pm
    Join us to discuss CSI's prestigious Associate's, Bachelor's and advanced degree programs in Nursing. CSI's RN to BSN program has been ranked a top ten in NYS,* with NCLEX pass rates at 98–100% for the past three years. Students have the opportunity to remain at CSI to pursue a Master's and ultimately a Doctorate in Nursing. * Source: NursingProcess.org. REGISTER HERE!

    Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00pm
    If you're looking for a future with meaning, action, diversity, satisfaction, and an abundance of options, consider Sociology and Anthropology. The Department offers the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology. We also offer a minor in Sociology, and we participate in the interdisciplinary majors/minors and programs. REGISTER HERE!

    Thursday, February 18 at 7:00pm
    The Department of Media Culture is committed to providing students with a critical understanding of film, media, and communications. Our undergraduate majors specialize in cinema studies or film and television production, media studies, corporate communications, journalism, or design and digital media. REGISTER HERE!

    Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00pm
    The Music Program at the College of Staten Island offers comprehensive training in all areas of music and serves as a foundation for graduate study of any specialized aspect of the field. The Music Program offers a BA and BS, with concentrations in Classical Performance, Literature and Theory; Music Technology; Jazz Studies and Performance. REGISTER HERE!


    Thursday, February 25 at 7:00pm
    The Mathematics Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees with an emphasis on graduate school preparation (Applied Mathematics or Pure Mathematics), secondary school teaching, and a joint degree with computer science. Many of the majors become involved in faculty-mentored undergraduate research projects. REGISTER HERE!


    Monday, March 1 at 7:00pm
    Learn more about how the The Lucille and Jay Chazanoff School of Business at the College of Staten Island prepares and shapes business leaders for the New York metropolitan region and beyond. Built on a legacy of teaching, scholarship, and professional engagement the School of Business offers strong skill based programs. REGISTER HERE!

    Wednesday, March 3 at 7:00pm
    The School of Education prepares highly qualified, caring, and effective educators to meet the needs of students in diverse settings within the State of New York and beyond. CSI prepares students for Early Childhood (birth - grade 2), Childhood (grades 1-6) and Adolescent (grades 7-2) certification. Learn more about our highly-acclaimed and in-demand education programs. REGISTER HERE!

    Thursday, March 4 at 7:00pm
    Learn about financial aid options to help fund your education. At CSI, we make it easy for you to fulfill your dreams by supplementing our affordable tuition with a number of financial aid options including federal PELL and SEOG, New York State TAP, loans, and more. CSI's financial aid professionals will help you apply for financial aid by explaining the filing process in simple, easy-to-follow steps. REGISTER HERE!

    Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00pm
    Discuss our prestigious, nationally-ranked program in Electrical Engineering; our comprehensive Engineering Science program, and NYS license-preparatory Earth Science/Environmental Science program. CSI is the only college on Staten Island, the second institution within the City University of New York (CUNY) and one of only a few in the greater metropolitan area offering an ABET-accredited Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). REGISTER HERE!

       Los Prosesos de Admisión a CUNY y Ayuda Financiera
    Thursday, March 11 at 7:00pm/Jueves, 11 de marzo 7:00pm
    Attend this virtual bilingual session (Spanish/English) in which we will talk about the CUNY admissions and financial aid process. Asiste a esta sesión virtual bilingüe (español/inglés) donde platicaremos acerca de los procesos de admission a CUNY y de ayuda financiera. REGISTER HERE/Regístrate aquí!

    Monday, March 15 at 7:00pm
    One of the most challenging and important decisions is deciding what to major in. Some students enter college with a major in mind and others aren’t sure. Whether you’ve already decided or you’re undecided, there are some tips and tools to finding the major that’s the best fit for you. Learn how to efficiently explore all your opportunities. REGISTER HERE!

    Wednesday, March 17 at 7:00pm
    CSI's popular Computer Science (CS) program features specializations in high-performance computing, game development and network security, and has been accredited by CACABET since 1989. CSI offers Associate through Master’s degrees in CS, with an impressive job growth rate in CS-related fields (estimated 489,000 new jobs by 2024). REGISTER HERE!

    Monday, March 22 at 7:00pm
    Join is for a session featuring two programs from the Department of Performing and Creative Arts. The Art Program is designed with a flexibility that accommodates students interested in focusing on studio art, photography, or art history. The Drama Program at the College of Staten Island integrates the practice of theatre and performance with academic learning. REGISTER HERE!

    Wednesday, March 24 at 6:30pm
    Join us for a session on the BS/MS/PhD in Biology, Accelerated and Advanced Degrees, Pre-Med Preparation. Explore CSI as a stepping stone to professional schools in the Health Sciences. Join us to discuss the Biology major as preparation for MD, DO, OD, PA, DDS, DPT, and other health-related programs, with transformative advanced research opportunities available before your freshman year. REGISTER HERE!





    The Michael J Petrides School PTA

    is proud to offer its annual scholarship to our 

    2021 Seniors


    PTA Scholarship Information 

    All entries must be submitted to Mrs. Dennison by 10:00AM on Monday March 1st, 2021







    Please be advised that the school building is closed on February 3, 2021. Senior Portraits previously scheduled for February 3 and February 8 will now be held on February 4, 2021. 


    If you have signed up for an appointment already, you must sign up for a new appointment using the link below. If you have not taken your Senior Portraits yet, you must do so on February 4!

    Seniors who took their portraits in December can pick up their proofs at circular drive from 9:00 -1:00 on Thursday, February 4.  

    Seniors who are doing a retake MUST bring their own cap and gown to take their portrait. 


    Please email phurley2@schools.nyc.gov or christina.carrara@petridesschool.com if you have any questions or concerns.

    Senior Portrait Sign-Up Link (Thursday, February 4, 2021)   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D45A9AA22AAFDC16-senior5




    Jostens  is thrilled to share this exciting time of your life with you.  Your senior year is special, something to always remember, and this year that couldn't be more true!  Your class ring will become a valuable heirloom that has belonged to a family member for generations! Please view the videos to see all the beautiful jewelry designs we offer as well as the Senior Class of 2021 apparel and other products.  


    Visit Jostens for more information







    National Honor Society 

    Applications for 2020 - 2021 are available




    Cover Letter & Application 

    Available Here 



    Community Service oppotunities 






    open house


    Check out our virtual open house



    For more information about the high school admission process 

    DOE high school admissions





    Are you interested in taking College Now classes this spring?

    The College of Staten Island is offering the following online courses that will begin Saturday, January 30 and will run until mid May.
    ENG 111- Intro to College Level Writing
    MTH 113- Intro to Probability and Statistics
    PSY 100- Psychology
    SOC 100 - Sociology
    MUS- Orchestra 
    All Registration and program information can be found on the CSI CollegeNow web page. https://www.csi.cuny.edu/collegenow
    All Classes are open to Juniors and Seniors.
    Orchastra is open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
    Please note that since SAT, ACT and June regents exams were cancelled, we will be using a grade point average of 85 or better as a prerequisite for all classes, when the student does not meet the usual academic requirements. We will also rely on previous CSI College Now grades and liaison recommendations.
    Student and parent can direct questions to the CSI CollegeNow office email; collegenow@csi.cuny.edu





    From the College Office


    If you have questions regarding Naviance codes and setting up accounts for the College application 

    Plesae email Ms. Dennison or Mr. Olah




    Additional information can be found on the Common App website




    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 



    Student’s must send their SAT scores to the colleges through their College Board account. 

    Please email Ms. Dennison, CDennis@schools.nyc.gov or Mr. Olah, DOlah@schools.nyc.gov if you have any questions.





    Blended Learning Opt-In Window for Families  

    Monday, November 2 – Sunday, November 15:  Families requesting to change from 100% remote to blended learning should complete and submit the Learning Preference survey during this window.  Families will be notified or return to school dates (between November 30th and December 7th).   




    Important Information for Remote Learners


    All remote students will have synchronous and asynchronous.


    Teachers of all subjects will provide rigorous learning materials on Google Class utilizing asynchronous instruction. To be successful students must engage and complete all class assignments. Teachers will have assignments that will be due daily, while other assignments or projects will have completion dates at later times.


    High school teachers will create Google Meet codes and share the codes with their students through the students Petrides Gmail account. The time of each Google Meet will fluctuate as some HS teachers and students have multiple classes in the same subject.  Students should feel comfortable emailing their teachers if there is any confusion of the Google Meet code or the time of the Meet.




    To request a remote learning device from the NYC Dept of Education 























    Group D (Remote Only Learning Students)   


    Group A   

    Group A   

    Group A   

    Group B   

    Group B   


    Group A  

    Group A   

    Group B   

    Group B   

    Group B   


    • Students in Cohort A will attend school every Monday and Tuesday, and alternating Wednesdays. 

    Students in Cohort B will attend school every Thursday and Friday, and alternating Wednesdays.    














    Program Inquries and Request for Program Changes


    All program inquiries and request for class changes will take place during the week of September 14.








    Update for Families: Reopening of Schools (July 13, 2020)

    The Petrides School

    PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE: Update for Families: Reopening of Schools

    July 13, 2020


    Dear Petrides Families,
    Please disregard if your child has graduated or is moving on.  We appreciate your patience as it will take us some time to update our email distribution list.
    As you may be aware, the Department of Education has started planning for the re-opening of schools in September.  Please see attached letter (an update from Chancellor Carranza) which provides details on the expected blended learning model, which will allow students some days of in-person learning, and continued remote learning on other days.  
    To help us best plan for our learning community, we would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to complete the brief survey at the link below:
    We will continue to be in touch throughout the summer to provide updates on our specific school plan, so that you can prepare for your the needs of your family.  
    Joanne Buckheit









     All High School Classes can be accessed remotely using Google classroom

    All High School teachers can be reached using Pupilpath


















    Checkout the 

    Community Service and Civil Service Oppotunities links



    Community Service 














    Free - Online Tutoring

    with Khan Academy










    Parents should contact Mr. Doctor for Pupil Path information. adoctor2@schools.nyc.gov 









    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.



    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:
    • Mathematics
    • 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 







    9th Grade Summer Assignment


    10th Grade Summer Assignment


    11th Grade Summer Assignment


    12th Grade Summer Assignment 


    AP Stats Summer Assignment




    Welcome Class of 2024

    If you were unable to attend or would like to rewatch 


    Freshman Orientation 







    For more information about our electives


    2020 - 2021 Course Offerings


    For more information about our Advanced Placement Courses


    AP Video Chat