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Advanced Placement

Courses in Calculus (Both AB and BC), Statistics, Computer Science, English Composition, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, U.S. History, European History, World History, Psychology, and Art. Students are recommended to enroll in the advanced placement program based upon past academic performance, Keystone exam scores, teacher recommendations and the approval of the department chairperson and the high school principal. Students enrolled in AP courses should plan on taking the advanced placement tests recommended by their AP instructor. Advanced placement courses are considered to be equivalent to freshmen college courses.

Students and parents will be required to sign and submit an AP contract as to their intentions to remain in the course. Students that drop an AP course after the posted August deadline will receive a (WF) Withdrawal Failure on their transcript

Advanced Placement Offerings

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We are thrilled to announce that the Penn Hills School District has officially exited Financial Recovery status. This monumental achievement was announced on May 23, 2024, by Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education, Dr. Khalid Mumin, at Penn Hills Middle School.

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Educators and students, we're excited to share a fantastic summer opportunity that's gaining recognition across the state! Sigma Resources’ subsidiary, Simcoach Games, is partnering with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and regional schools to offer the Junior Game Developer Pre-Apprenticeship in video game development.

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The Penn Hills School District, in collaboration with The Nutrition Group, is excited to announce the launch of a new initiative aimed at providing free afterschool meals to school-age children within the community. This program is part of a broader effort to support the nutritional needs of children and ensure they have access to healthy meals outside of regular school hours.

PA FAFSA Submission Deadline Extended

In an important update for students and families across Pennsylvania, the Board of Directors at the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has extended the submission deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to June 1, 2024.

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Join Us at the 2024 National Autism Conference

We are excited to announce the National Autism Conference 2024, set to take place from August 5-8. This pivotal event offers comprehensive, evidence-based information designed to assist educators, professionals, and families in developing effective educational programming for students with autism spectrum disorders.

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