Campus Alternative High School

50 Washington Avenue

New Rochelle, New York 10801

(914) 576-4393  or  (914 ) 576-4397

FAX: (914) 576-4647

Administrator: Joel Fridovich


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.


An Alternative Route to Success at CAMPUS

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Campus School and NRHS News Feeds

  • 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


    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Fall Sports Registration

    On-line registration for Fall sports will be through FamilyID.  At this time you can begin the process by using the 'Intent to Participate - Fall 2019 Athletics'.  These are the steps:
    1.  Go to
    2.  Click the 'Parents/Community' tab
    3.  Click 'High School Athletics Registration
    4.  Click link for FamilyID
    5.  Click 'Intent to Participate - Fall 2019 Athletics' and complete this part of the registration process.
    New York State law requires that all school districts review a student's health profile within 30 days of the start of the season.  The registration for the fall season will begin on July 19th for the high school teams and August 5th for the middle school teams.  When you  complete the Intent to Participate form they will receive notification when the final registration period opens.
    Please see the attached document for more information about the Fall Pre-Season.  Thank you!
    New Rochelle High School
  • Busing Schedule

     Dear Families, 

    Below is the busing schedule for the June 2019 Regents Exams:
    AM -The County buses will provide regular AM transportation thru 6/25.

    PM - June 18-June 25

    Buses will drop off students at 11:45 and pick up students who have finished the AM exams. Buses will return for 3:45 dismissal

    Attachment #1 is PM exam pick up locations and times..
    Attachment #2 is the actual dismissal route sheets that will be posted on the buses.
    New Rochelle High School
  • 2019 Metro Awards

    Congratulations to the production of "See Rock City" for being nominated for 7, that's right, 7 Metro Awards. The event took place last night and the winners included:


    Best Comedic Actor - Jamie Cantone

    Best Feature Ensemble Member - Ryan Basch

    Best Student Orchestra


    For more information about the 2019 Metro Awards winners please see the link below (courtesy of

    New Rochelle High School
  • Summer School 2019 Information

    Please see the attached documents for more information about Summer School.  Thank you.

    New Rochelle High School
  • Recipients of the New York State Seal of Biliteracy

    Congratulations to the Recipients of the New York State Seal of Biliteracy!

    Avery Bradshaw, Matthew Carter, Cassandra Chen, Liliana Conroy, Elizabeth Crocker, Kimberly Gallardo, Isabella L. Gonzalez, Noemy Gonzalez, Katherine Jaramillo, Jasmine Jenkins, Eliot Kazakov, Olivia Kelly, Jenna Landy, Jasmine Lopez, Jalen Miranda, Samantha Neuman, Malak Ouammou, Melissa Ramondelli, Lesly Rodiles-Perez, Isabella Vianna.

    These students are all seniors and they have been recognized for their distinguished accomplishments in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian and Latin.


    New Rochelle High School
  • 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.
    City School District of New Rochelle
  • 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.
    City School District of New Rochelle
  • NRHS AP Government Class Visits Washington

    New Rochelle High School's AP Government class, led by teacher Debbie Minchin, took a four-day trip to Washington D.C. to learn about the workings of our government.  
    Also accompanied by teachers Timothy Kuklis and Timothy Orlando, they toured the Capitol and met with U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, whose Congressional district includes New Rochelle. They visited the U.S. Supreme Court, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Library of Congress and the United States Holocaust Museum.
    They also took a nighttime tour of the monuments and placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The trip included a performance of "Twelve Angry Men" in Ford's Theatre, where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865.
    "Sitting in the gallery of the House of Representatives made me tear up," said senior Dylan Klein. "I want to be there as a legislator one day."
    Student Alexander Gonzalez said; "The trip was a wonderful opportunity to learn and explore in an exciting new environment, and to enjoy being with my friends to experience a place where many of us have never been before."
    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Food Ed Students Serve Schoolmates 'Mindful' Lunch

    Forty New Rochelle High School students were treated to healthy dishes including beet bruschetta with hummus and sweet potato and parsnip soup served by their schoolmates recently.

    The student cooks in the Science of Food class whipped up dishes from their own recipes with farm-to-table, sustainable ingredients as the culmination of a semester-long "Food Ed" program with the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.

    They studied personal and cultural connections to food as well as topics of sustainability. The lessons focused on many facets of agriculture, even caring for the soil itself.

    "They studied how to maintain healthy soil, how to restore depleted soil and how the foods that you choose to grow have an impact on that living skin of the earth," teacher Julia Chillemi Kouyoumdjian said.

    For the lunch event, Chillemi Kouyoumdjian's 30 students prepared, cooked and served the meal to two other classes in Room 207. The focus was "mindful eating," which "increases your awareness of the positive and nurturing opportunities that are available through food selection and preparation," their menu explains. It continues, "Eating mindfully is a practice that uses all your senses in choosing to eat food that is both satisfying to you and nourishing to your body."

    They chose ingredients from the Stone Barns farm; others were sustainably sourced. In addition to the bruschetta and the sweet potato soup, there was kale risotto, "classic farm soup" and a seasonal salad. With each course came a story about how people can share their cultures by sharing foods, how food can be a form of medicine and how healthy soil leads to more nutritious ingredients.

    Students who took the class said they planned to eat healthier and to spread the word about the connection between how we grow food and the world around us.

    "I commit to eating healthy foods and staying away from bad foods that may be detrimental to my health," Gillian Okaiteye wrote in an action plan questionnaire.

    Several said they would start their own gardens or join a community garden. Nick Calderone said he would like to help his mother cook and perhaps even make the family dinner on his own. Colin Logan, like many others, said he would let others know what he had learned.

    "I will spread awareness about issues with the food system, such as unfair distribution and non-ethical production practices," Logan said.
    City School District of New Rochelle

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