Academics

Our district prides itself on our academic history and strives to give the best education possible to all students alike.

As per Title IX assurances, the district assures that all its students have an opportunity to enroll in classes, programs and extracurricular activities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX Officer, Mr. Randy Cathcart, at the high school office.

The state has a system of assessment for schools called the "Academic Achievement Report" which shows how a school is performing compared to others in the state.  You can find this information at the PA AYP Metrics web site by selecting one of our schools in the drop down menus they provide.

Another measure of how well a school is doing is the PSSA scores achieved by it's students.  The state keeps a list of these for all public schools, which can be accessed at the PA Department of Education.

If you are a parent in a Title I school, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child.  Federal law allows you to ask for certain information in a timely manner. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information:
  • The teacher's college major.
  • Whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees.
  • Whether OSPI (State Licensing Office) has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.
  • Whether OSPI has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
  • Whether any aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.
If you have any questions, please contact our Title I coordinator, Mrs. Kim MacBeth.