Open to ALL 2018-2019 9th graders July 24th and 25th 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Students will be engaged in team building exercises, get to know the building and our unique programming as well as make their program recommendations.

    Please email Mr. Tabbitas, atabbit@schools.nyc.gov to reserve a spot.



    High School

    Summer School

    Eligible students received their summer school schedule with their report card on June 26th

    Invitation are also being mailed to eligible students

    Summer School will be held July 5th - August 15th

    Monday - Thursday

    Period 1 - 8:00 - 10:00

    Period 2 - 10:00 - 12:00

    Summer Metro cards will be granted to summer school students during the first week of class





    WWW. August Regents Exam Schedule .com





    The Petrides High School Graduation Ceremony

    will be held in our Quad

    June 21st 6:30 pm






    Yearbook Distribution & Graduation Rehearsal

    Wednesday June 20th at 12:00pm


     Grad Rehersal




     Report Card will be distributed on June 26th at 8:00 am

    Report Cards can be picked up during summer school hours 


    report card

    All school issued materials must be returned in order for students to receive their report cards

    Summer school schedules & summer reading assignments will also be distributed






    To celebrate the class of 2018

     All graduating seniors are invited to the


    Monday, June 18 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm 

    In our Quad







    FALL TERM 2018 




    REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FAST APPROACHING for the summer CSI College Now program.

    CSI summer College Now classes have just been finalized. All College Now information has been uploaded to the CSI website, complete with student registrations materials (www.csi.cuny.edu/collegenow). 

    Student registration will take place Monday, June 4th through Friday, June 8th beginning at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, at the CSI campus in our College Now office, building 1A, room 208. Students must attend registration in person, first come, first served.

    Students must bring the completed registration forms, along with a copy of their unofficial school transcript, and a copy of their social security card (if not previously submitted to our office), and a parent signed immunization form (no doctor stamp necessary) as per the registration directions.


    CSI College Now is a nationally recognized school-to-college partnership between The College of Staten Island, New York, a branch of the City University of New York (CUNY), and the Petrides school.  The program offers rigorous freshman-level college credit and developmental coursework without cost to high school juniors and seniors on the campus of CSI.

    This course is open to high school juniors and seniors who meet prerequisite requirements and is free.

    To register return the completed applications to the College Now office, building 1A, room 208 or email to collegenow@csi.cuny.edu or fax to 718-982-2326.


    Please see Mr. Tabbitas with any questions

    Fall 2018 College Now Application






    3:00 – 4:00 Tuesdays, May 15, 22, 29








    2:30 – 3:30 Wednesdays, May 16, 23, 30, June 6












    J. Cucuzza






































    2:30 – 3:30 Thursdays, May 17, 24, 31 






















    Membership in The Michael J. Petrides National Honor Society is a great honor bestowed upon high school students. Selection for membership is conducted by a Faculty Council and is based on outstanding scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities. 

    To be eligible for membership each candidate must complete a NHS application and fulfill the following requirements:

    * The candidate must be a member of the Class of 2019, 2020 or 2021 (current year freshman, sophomores and juniors).

    * The candidate must have and maintain a cumulative scholastic average of at least 90 percent.

    * The candidate must demonstrate and maintain service, which is defined by “the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.”

    * The candidate must demonstrate and maintain leadership qualities, one who “demonstrates initiative in promoting school activities, inspires positive behavior in others, and is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude.”

    * The candidate must hold and maintain good character, one who “upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.”

    * The candidate must demonstrate and maintain good citizenship, one who “understands the importance of civic involvement, has a high regard for freedom, justice, and democracy, and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs.”

    * The candidate must complete 15 hours of tutoring (in school) and 15 hours of Petrides non-affiliated-community service before November 7, 2018. (Documented forms required)

    * The candidate must write a 350-word essay in which they illustrate how they have demonstrated the qualities of leadership and character and why they want to obtain membership in the society.

    * The candidate must obtain the signatures of two teachers who can testify to their good character.

    * All candidates must pay dues ($40) each year they are an active member

    * If selected to the National Honor Society, inductees must attend all meetings.

    * The candidate’s official high school transcript will be obtained from Ms. Troost in order to validate eligibility.


    Applications and forms for membership in the M. J. Petrides High School National Honor Society are available from Ms. Salem in Room B57 or NHS Application

    Completed applications and forms are due Thursday, November 8, 2018. Late applications will not be considered.








    Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship Program


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

    The competition is open to New York City public high school seniors who have successfully completed at least one college credit course in the College Now Program. In 2018, ONE (1), one-time award of $10,000 will be awarded to a CUNY-bound student enrolling in either an associate or baccalaureate degree program on a full-time basis.

    • Applicants must be nominated by a teacher or guidance counselor, who then serves as a mentor to the student throughout the application process. High school principals should sign-off on their students’ applications, and high school liaisons should review application packets for proper signatures and requirements (i.e., essay, letter(s) of recommendation, transcript, etc.).

    • Applicants are required to submit an essay in which they discuss their feelings about America and the privilege of living and working in this country. They should also discuss how they became involved in helping their community, school, or fellow citizens. They are asked to illustrate their involvement in civic service by writing about a specific project or activity they participated in or developed, and to reflect on that experience. In addition, all applicants must submit:

    o an official transcript;

    o a description of volunteer, work, and extracurricular activities;

    o a letter of support from a nominating high school teacher or guidance counselor; and

    o a letter of support from a volunteer supervisor. Recommenders must use the forms provided by College Now programs or available on Twitter or Facebook @cunycollegenow.

    The completed applications must be received by the College Now office on a CUNY campus by April 27, 2018.

    Students are judged based on the quality of the essay – especially the personal experience described in it, the type and time commitment of the service activity or activities, the letters of recommendation as well as overall academic performance.

    • Students selected to receive the scholarship will be required to provide proof of enrollment at CUNY. Winners will be notified in late May, and the scholarship will be awarded at a ceremony in early June (date TBD).


     Myself Third Application Packet 2018







    Summer in the City is now accepting applications for its free, full-day Summer Academy programs!

    Students of all ages can enroll in Summer Academy programs and participate in hands-on-STEM activities, enriching reading and math curriculum, and visits to museums, parks, and other cultural sites!

    Summer in the City


    Summer in the City offers free, full-day summer programming with hands-on-STEM activities, enriching reading and math curriculum, and visits to museums, parks, and other cultural sites. Students will also receive free, healthy breakfast and lunch. Don't delay! Sign up today.  Learn more about the Summer Academy Programs 



    Parents of HS Seniors enrolled at CSI,


    Students planning on attending a CUNY this September and are not considered college ready must pass the ACCUPLACER.

    CSI offers Pretest preparation in Math and English from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm through June.

    -Math workshops are held on Mondays and Wednesdays.

    -English workshops are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


    Students should call 718-982-4119 to confirm the workshop dates and to register for the free workshops in English and Math.

    Students with an IEP should bring their IEP and Psych Evaluations to the Center for Student Accessibility at least a week or more prior to their testing date. They are located in building 1P, room 101, or call 718-982-2510 for more information. The testing office should also be informed of their accommodations. They can reach the testing office at 718-982-2380.


    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 






    Federal HBCU Student Symposium

    February 27, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30p.m. EST

    Register here!


    The purpose of this event is to offer training for students attending HBCU colleges and universities that are interested in learning about the Federal application process and opportunities available for students and recent graduates.

    Focus Areas:

    • Pathways Programs – Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates into Federal Careers: This presentation introduces the audience to the Pathways Programs (Internships, Recent Graduates and Presidential Management Fellows (PMF)). Information presented covers what each program offers to the job seeker, the basic requirements and employment potential after each program is complete.

    • Federal Résumé Writing: This workshop is designed to provide participants with a better understanding of how to write an effective Federal resume and give a quick overview of the resume builder on USAJOBS. This workshop will also cover the interview process in the Federal Government. It explains the types of interviews (structured/unstructured), different delivery methods, types of common questions, responding utilizing the S.T.A.R (Situation/Task, Action, Result) method and how to prepare for an interview. This session will include a demonstration of how to formulate a Federal résumé using the information In a Job Opportunity Announcement.

    • Interviewing Techniques: This presentation introduces the audience to the interview process within the Federal government. It explains the types of interviews (structured/unstructured), different delivery methods, types of common questions, responding utilizing the S.T.A.R (Situation/Task, Action, Result) method and how to also prepare for an interview.

    Please contact Kamille.Smith@opm.gov for any questions or concerns.








    Dear Parents:

    Have we got some good news for you!   The nationally recognized College Now program, sponsored by The City University of New York and Kingsborough Community College, is available at your child’s high school (program description on back of this letter). The program has been in existence since 1983, and we know from 33 years of experience that the work a high school student does while participating in it will not only make his/her transition to college level work easier, it will also result in a savings of real time and tuition dollars in the future. College Now is available to New York City public school students in their junior and senior years and is completely free of charge. At this important, potentially life-changing stage of your child’s life and with college costs soaring, you probably find yourselves with an ever-increasing number of questions.

    We invite you to join us to hear about our program, which can help you decide if you would like your child to take advantage of the opportunity it offers. To learn more about the many benefits of the College Now program, please join us for our annual Parent Open House:

                WHEN            November 29, 2017

                WHERE          Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard., Brooklyn

                                      Marine and Academic Center - Lighthouse Room M240

                TIME              6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

                PARKING      Available on campus – Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to event

                                        as campus is large and this will give you ample time to walk from public

    transportation or KCC parking to the Lighthouse.





    If you plan to attend, please call the College Now Office at (718) 368-5170 to reserve a seat or e-mail us at edelacruz@kbcc.cuny.edu. Please indicate your name, your child’s high school and the number of people attending.










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    Volunteer Opportunities
    Checkout the updates for volunteer opportunities in the community 
      Spring 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. 

    Students should see Mr. Duffy for more details.



    Boys Varsity Baseball

    Mr. Hillery

    Varsity Coed Golfl

    Mr. Duffy

    Varsity Boys Handball 

    Ms. Smith

    Varsity girls Lacrosse

    Ms. Delahanty

    Varsity Girls Softball

    Ms. Kyle

    Varsity Tennis

    Mr. Lezoli

    Varsity Outdoor Track

    Ms. Dalton




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






    National Honor Society

     School Tutoring Service


    All grades in all subject areas.


    Monday 8:00 - 8:20 High School Student Support Center - C130
    Tuesday       2:20 - 3:00   

    Student Learning Center

    Wednesday    8:00 - 8:20   

    High School Student Support Center - C130

    Thursday    8:00 - 8:20

    High School Student Support Center - C130

    Friday 8:00 - 8:20

    High School Student Support Center - C130



    Registrants will be matched to NHS tutors according to subject area and availability.



    High School Student Support Center


    Students in need of additional academic support can visit our new 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.