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Program of Studies

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The Penn Hills secondary school curriculum has been designed with this aim and vision in mind. Middle and senior high schools provide broad and diverse instructional programs. They are comprehensive in order to suit the educational needs of all students, and diversified in order to accommodate the vast range of interests and abilities found in the enrolment of a public secondary school. Given that Penn Hills students are interested in a variety of careers and post-secondary educational opportunities, the curriculum is further organized to promote career readiness and preparedness for post-secondary training, while acknowledging that some students may choose to work immediately after graduation. Curriculum development was guided by standards provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. 

Our core curriculum has been expanded to include learning opportunities and modern foreign languages, enlarged science and mathematics opportunities, enrichment areas, and vocationally focused courses in accordance with recent recommendations for 21st century skills. 

The academic offerings of Penn Hills High School are described in the program of studies. It has been designed to offer families and students with the necessary information to make an informed decision regarding the secondary school program. 

Families and students are encouraged to read this resource to ensure that every student pursues a challenging, fulfilling, and functional curriculum. Consultations with school counselors, secondary school administrators, and teachers are encouraged to assess the student's unique strengths and interests and to further understand the curricular areas that may be pursued profitably and successfully.

High School Program of Studies

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Penn Hills School District Exits Financial Recovery Status

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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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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