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River View High School

River View is an alternative high school for students whose social, emotional and learning needs require a unique approach within a traditional school setting.

Academic Program Features:

  • Multidisciplinary curricular pathways align with New York State Next Generation Standards and include options leading to an Advanced Regents or Regents diploma, Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential and Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Credential
  • Students may be eligible to earn college credits in English and Math from RCC
  • Individualized, strengths-based approach that emphasizes technology and the arts
  • RVHS offers focused Music and Visual Arts classes
  • We offer a variety of clubs during the school day
  • We offer a robust work-based learning (WBL) program on campus. The Work-Based Learning Center fosters the development of life and job-readiness skills. Students complete internships within the Rockland County community
  • Students may earn industry-specific certifications along with their high school diplomas through partnerships with Rockland BOCES’ Career and Technical Education Center
  • Students and their families receive assistance with transition planning and guidance on topics that include SAT testing, college searches, financial assistance, scholarship applications, FAFSA, post-secondary and vocational programs, community employment, ACCES-VR and community resources for adults
  • SAT is offered during the school day at RVHS. We also offer the New York State drivers permit test
  • Graduates pursue careers, two- and/or four-year colleges, enter military service or continue their career and technical education

Social and Emotional Supports:

  • River View provides intensive clinical supports to help students succeed both in and out of the classroom. Clinicians work closely with students and their families and connect them with community service partners that offer access to resources and quality support systems
  • The Family Resource Center (FRC) and the Rockland County Partnership for Safe and Healthy Youth Center (located within the school building) foster positive home-school relationships and offer programs that foster fellowship, extracurricular enrichment and family supports. The FRC also utilizes community resources and services to address family- and student-specific needs
  • Implementation of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), a comprehensive approach to teach mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotion regulation skills

Student Profile:

Students who benefit from a small, typical school setting with a curricular emphasis on technology and 21st century skills


ACCES-VR, Mental Health Association of Westchester, Mental Health Association of Rockland and the Center for Safe & Healthy Youth. Psychiatric consultations available.

More Information


River View High School
BOCES Educational Resource Center (BERC)
131 N. Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 348-3518
fax: (845) 358-9224

Susan Ryan

Jared Moran
Assistant Principal

Stephanie Ruiz
Assistant Principal

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