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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 Common Core 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
  • Individualized, strengths-based approach that emphasizes technology and the arts
  • Vocational opportunities include job training and internships
  • An on-campus, work-based learning center fosters the development of life and job-readiness skills
  • Students may earn industry-specific certifications along with their high school diplomas through partnerships with Rockland BOCES’ Career and Technical Education Center and BEST at Dominican College
  • 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
  • Graduates pursue careers, enter military service or continue their education at two- and four-year colleges

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), located within the school building, fosters positive home-school relationships and offers 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
Stephanie Ruiz
Assistant Principal

Lunch Menu

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