Campus Alternative High School

50 Washington Avenue

New Rochelle, New York 10801

(914) 576-4393  or  (914 ) 576-4397

FAX: (914) 576-4647

Administrator: Andrea Schwach

 

Welcome to the Campus School!

         The Alternative Campus High School is a part of New Rochelle High School, that has been designed to provide approximately eighty students with a small, supportive setting in which to pursue their high school diploma.  The program offers high school students who have not experienced the success that they are capable of achieving, or the comfort that they are seeking in a school setting, an opportunity to apply for a “fresh start” in our alternative setting.  Student’s who do not demonstrate a strong motivation to enter our program will not be admitted, as we believe that initial motivation is a necessary prerequisite to engagement and success.

         The program provides students with small classes, personalized attention, academic supports, counseling supports, and a variety of instructional approaches. Our smaller learning environment also provides students with a greater sense of belonging to our small community.  Opportunities for community service and cultural enrichment are also provided as part of our program.    We strive to help students improve their self-esteem and we work diligently to help insure that each student experiences and achieves success.  The overwhelming majority of students who enroll in our program demonstrate improved attendance, grades and credit accumulation and go on to earn their New Rochelle High School, Regents Diploma.  After graduation, the majority of our alumni enroll in college.  Other graduates have entered the armed forces, trade school programs or gone directly into the work force.   Almost all continue to maintain ties with our school community, reflecting back to us, a sense of appreciation for the opportunity that they had, to attend our alternative setting.

 

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  • New Sports Calendar!

    The District has moved its sports calendar to a new platform. View the Athletics Schedule here.

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  • Wall of Fame Nominations for 2020

    Please see below on the NRHS Home Page to find the link to nominate Wall of Fame candidates for 2020.  Thank you!

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  • NRHS Class of 2020 Senior Gear!

    Please see the attached flyer and link for more details on Senior Gear for 2020!

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  • A Message from the PE Department at NRHS

    Please see the attached flyer for a message about Grading and Attire from the PE Department.  Thank you!

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  • Board of Education Hires New Assistant Superintendent for Business

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (July 29, 2019) – The City School District of New Rochelle has appointed Gregory W. Kern as the new Assistant Superintendent for Business. The Board of Education approved Kern’s appointment at its meeting tonight. He officially begins the position with the School District on or before October 1, 2019.

    Kern currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Finance at the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, a position he has held since 2016. He has also served as Assistant Superintendent for Administration at the Enlarged City School District of Middletown; and as the Assistant Superintendent for Business at the Washingtonville Central School District. In addition, he has served in administrative positions with the Greater Southern Tier BOCES, Amherst (NY) Central School District, Newark (NY) Central School District and Medina (NY) Central School District.

    He has overseen several major bond construction programs including one for $100 million for the Elmira City School District while he was at BOCES and a recently passed $257 million bond project in Newburgh.

    “We are looking forward to Mr. Kern bringing his extensive administrative background, leading business offices within school districts for the past 16 years,” said Interim Superintendent Dr. Magda Parvey. “This experience demonstrates that he is an excellent fit for New Rochelle as our next Assistant Superintendent for Business.”

    In his latest position in Newburgh, Kern oversees a general fund budget of $282 million in a school district with a student population of 11,500.

    “Mr. Kern has the experience of working in large school districts and will help continue the District’s efforts to maximize value for our taxpayers while also prioritizing education for our students,” Board of Education President Amy Moselhi said.

    Kern is a member of the Newburgh school district superintendent’s cabinet, working closely with other assistant superintendents as well as curriculum, pupil services and human resources.

    “I am excited to come to the City School District of New Rochelle and join this leadership team,” Kern said. “I am eager to get started and support the District’s efforts to remain fiscally sensitive while providing great educational value for our students.”

    About the City School District of New Rochelle
    With nearly 11,000 students in 10 schools, the City School District of New Rochelle, through an active partnership amongst community, parents, staff and students, provides a high-quality and challenging education for every child, in a safe, nurturing environment that embraces rich diversity and drives success.

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  • New Rochelle Schools Reach Tentative Agreement with FUSE Union

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (July 9, 2019) – The Board of Education of the City School District of New Rochelle and the New Rochelle Federation of United School Employees (FUSE), the union representing teachers, other pedagogic staff and school-related professionals, are pleased to announce that the parties have reached a tentative settlement for a successor agreement.

    The agreement is subject to ratification by the Union membership and the Board, which the parties anticipate occurring in the early fall.

    The District and FUSE are excited to have reached a settlement that benefits all and demonstrates the deep appreciation the District holds for its teachers, other pedagogic staff and school-related professionals. All are looking forward to a productive 2019-2020 school year.

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  • New Rochelle School Board Leadership Named

    Moselhi Chosen as President, Warhit as Vice President

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (July 5, 2019) – New Rochelle Board of Education chose its leadership Tuesday, July 2, naming Amy Moselhi President and Paul Warhit Vice President. The selections came at the annual reorganizational meeting, at which new members William Iannuzzi and Valarie D. Williams were also sworn in.

    Moselhi served the past year as Board Vice President with President Jeffrey Hastie, who did not run for re-election when his term was up this spring.

    Moselhi and Warhit were both elected to the Board in 2017.

    “It is a great honor to serve in the capacity of President of the Board of Education for the City School District of New Rochelle,” Moselhi said after taking the oath of office at the meeting in Central Administration. “It is a responsibility that I take very seriously and that I hope I will fulfill in a way that makes each and every member of the city confident that your voices have been heard and that your concerns are always a part of the fabric in the decisions that we make.”

    A civil engineer by trade, Moselhi is Chief Executive of United Structure Solution, a Brooklyn firm that designs and installs high-end ornamental metal work and glass. Warhit is a past president of Devonshire Discount Tire & Auto Centers.

    Williams is a teacher and K-12 reading specialist in the Greenburgh Central School District. Iannuzzi serves as Director of Programs for the Boys & Girls Clubs of New Rochelle.

    The Board’s nine members serve five-year terms.

    About the City School District of New Rochelle
    With nearly 11,000 students in 10 schools, the City School District of New Rochelle, through an active partnership amongst community, parents, staff and students, provides a high-quality and challenging education for every child, in a safe, nurturing environment that embraces rich diversity and drives success.

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  • New Rochelle High School Senior Awards

    Members of the Class of 2019 were awarded hundreds of scholarships, trophies, certificates and other prizes in the New Rochelle High School Senior Awards Assembly and Senior Awards Ceremony. Both ceremonies were held in the Whitney M. Young Jr. Auditorium. Find the honorees here:

    The following link opens a list of the students who received awards in the Senior Awards Assembly held Friday, June 14 at 9:30 a.m.

     

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     The following link opens a list of the students who received awards in the Senior Awards Ceremony held Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m.

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     Two faculty members received the Donald J. Conetta Service Award. They were:

    • Joel Fridovich, who is retiring as Director of the Alternative Campus High School
    • Deborah Minchin, New Rochelle High School social studies teacher

               

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  • Forensic Students Learn from Wrongfully Convicted Man

    New Rochelle High School forensic science students had just learned about DNA evidence. Yesterday, they and some schoolmates gained perspective on the topic they could never get from science studies alone, when they heard the harrowing first-hand account of man wrongfully imprisoned for 16 years before DNA evidence proved   that someone else committed the crime.
     
    "I was a sophomore," Jeffrey Deskovic said of his wrongful conviction in 1990. "I was younger than most of you."

    Despite the original DNA evidence in the case, Deskovic was convicted of murder on the strength of a confession he says was coerced. It wasn't until 2006 that Westchester County's then-District Attorney Janet DiFiore ordered another DNA test, which led to Deskovic's exoneration and release.

    He spoke Thursday in the Whitney M. Young Jr. Auditorium to an audience of mostly juniors and seniors from two forensic science classes, the AP Government class, the Law in Government Class and others. He told them about starting the Deskovic Foundation to further his work on behalf of others who are in prison for crimes they did not commit.

    "I wanted to take my work to the next level," he said. "I wanted to reach back into the prisons and free people - innocent people - who were in the same position I had been in."

    He told them of the challenges of returning to society after 16 years - unfamiliar technology, lost friends and family members, the difficulty in finding a job. He received a master's degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is set to graduate with a law degree from Pace University in May.

    Speaking with the experience of a former inmate, he urged the students to appreciate what they have, enjoy sunlight and the freedom to travel and to understand that they can overcome difficulties. For those entering law enforcement, science or the legal professions, he implored them to dedicate themselves to doing the job well.

    "Take your job very, very seriously, and go that extra mile," he said.
    It was a message received by students such as senior Kimberly Sanchez, who plans to become a police officer.

    "It helps me to see how I should be as a cop," she said.
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  • Forrest, Manns Sign with Holy Cross, UMaine

    Huguenot running back Jordan Forrest had already announced that he would attend College of the Holy Cross next year, but teammate Khairi Manns kept followers in suspense until the signing ceremony.  
     
    On Wednesday - National Signing Day - Manns, the football team's defensive end, revealed that he will attend the University of Maine. They held a ceremonial signing in the New Rochelle High School library, applauded by family, friends, teammates and supporters. Several reporters captured the event.
     
    Forrest, Manns and the entire team have spent much of the year in the spotlight, mainly when they fought their way to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association state championship in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse in November. Ultimately, Aquinas Institute - a private school in Rochester - won the game, but the Huguenots' performance captured the hearts of New Rochelle.
     
    Last month, Forrest was named Player of the Year for Class AA by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Last week, he was named one of the "Golden Dozen" by the Westchester Chapter of the National Football Foundation for his excellence on the field and in the classroom.
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