CLIFFSIDE PARK BORO (03-0890-030)

Cliffside Park High School

Cliffside Park High School services approximately 1135 students of Cliffside Park and the neighboring community of Fairview. The students of Cliffside Park High School speak over forty different languages at home, making this school community one which is rich in culture and ethnically diverse. Our goal is to provide a platform for students of all backgrounds and nationalities to flourish in a competitive, technologically driven economy and to ensure students are prepared for college or careers when they graduate.

Opportunities for students to explore rigorous college track programs have existed for numerous years at Cliffside Park. Students are provided the opportunity to take advanced placement courses and, through recently developed partnerships with local colleges, dual credit courses are currently available. Relationships have been developed with community businesses, hospitals, and government agencies which will allow seniors to "intern" and gain valuable hands on learning in a field of study which interests them.

At Cliffside Park High School we value educating the whole student. There are a number of competitive athletic teams available to students, a flourishing and award winning performing and visual arts department, and numerous extracurricular activities meant to accommodate various interests. Students are encouraged to explore these opportunities in order to develop team building skills, to promote collaboration, and to grow as individuals.

Our staff consists of some of the finest educators in the state, many of whom have earned advanced academic degrees. The enthusiasm and dedication of the staff is paramount to the success of our students. Recent hires have infused energy and fresh ideas into our current academic programs. The staff receives training throughout the year in technology, literacy strategies, assessment, differentiating instruction and working with limited english proficient students. Staff is given a role in the decision making process and has been influential in policy change and academic programs.

As the building leader I am charged with providing a rigorous and comprehensive program of study while balancing the needs of the School Community. My energy focuses on modeling a commitment to learning and perseverance. When students leave Cliffside Park High School after four years, they leave prepared for college and careers in a competitive global economy.