From Principal David Pulley | February 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

The Guidance Department will soon begin scheduling students for the 2021-2022 school year.  This is a very important and exciting time for students, as they are faced with making decisions that will impact their academic future.  Students in grades 9-12 are required by New York State Education Department regulations to be in school for 5.5 hours per day, exclusive of a 30 minute lunch.  Students at Tri-Valley Secondary School are required to take 6.5 credits per year.  Our Tri-Valley goal is for each student to be college and career ready by the time they graduate and for every student to graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma.

In consultation with students and their assigned guidance counselor, students will map out a path for successful completion of high school, focusing on preparing for post-secondary school goals. Next to grades, one of the largest factors colleges take into consideration when accepting students is the rigor, or difficulty of coursework taken during the student’s high school career.  The Tri-Valley Central School Course Catalog is designed to assist you in that process by describing all courses, along with identifying any necessary prerequisites or recommendations. Students are eligible to attend Sullivan County BOCES CTE to take a vocational class. Our elective courses are designed to run on a bi-annual basis to allow students greater opportunities to take additional electives.  Many classes can be taken to earn college credit.  The specific granting institution is included in the course description.

I encourage you to review the contents of the catalog before meeting with the counselor during the selection process. Challenge yourself academically. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. Both counselors are anxious to begin and to support you, by presenting the best options to meet your academic goals. They can be reached at:

  • Ms. McKenna Alonge, 845-985-2296, ext. 5506 (Grades 7, 9, 11)
  • Ms. Nicole Bishop, , 845-985-2296ext. 5507 (Grades 8, 10, 12)

Sincerely yours,

David C. Pulley
Secondary Principal

Everyone Matters!