Programs, Clubs and Activities
Diversity Club (9-12)
The Diversity Club creates a safe space for all students and staff to educate one another and speak openly and honestly about issues including discrimination, racism, tolerance, plurality, religion, special needs, gender, and bias.
Roc2Change is a group working to improve racial understanding within schools and the community. Students recently planned a summit where they discussed several topics, including how to improve relationships with law enforcement.
Best Buddies (6-8)
This international non-profit organization is dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These students are matched to general education students eager to foster inclusion.
Gay Straight Alliance (6-12)
The Gay Straight Alliance provides a safe place for LGBTQ and Straight Ally Youth to build a social network. The club provides support and education for the student body regarding LGBTQ issues.
Urban-Suburban Program (K-12)
The purpose of the Urban-Suburban Interdistrict Transfer program is to voluntarily decrease racial isolation, deconcentrate poverty and enhance opportunities for students in the Rochester City School District and in the suburban districts of the Greater Rochester Area. They are the first and oldest voluntary desegregation program in the United States.
International Day Celebrations (K-5)
International Day celebrations are held in several of our elementary schools as an opportunity for students, staff, and parents to learn about and celebrate the cultural diversity that exists within their own school community.
Institute for Excellence and Ethics (K-8)
The district utilizes the Institute for Excellence and Ethics (IEE) and their Culture of Excellence & Ethics Assessment (CEEA) survey tool in our schools to measure the extent to which the climate and culture of a school are conducive to the development of student competencies of excellence and ethics, or their performance character and moral character.
ESOL Family Event (K-12)
English as a Second Language department hosted a family night for their ELL (English Language Learner) students and their families. Families had the opportunity to meet each other and learn about some of the resources available to them in the PCSD schools and community.
Social Studies Curriculum (K-12)
The mission of social studies education in Pittsford Central School District is to develop responsible and productive citizens who will:
Strive for understanding of political, social and economic issues.
Make informed and reasoned decisions for the good of society.
Participate as members of a culturally diverse society in an interdependent world.
The Pittsford Central School Calendar includes a page entitled Sampling of Cultural and Religious Holidays. This page lists observances celebrated by various faith groups represented in Pittsford.