Details overview

Hours 07:45 AM - 02:35 PM
School leader Dr. Craig Parkinson
District Phoenixville Area School District
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
STEM
Coed/Single-gender Mixto

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning We believe every child has the ability to succeed, and encourage students to take the most rigorous, challenging courses possible. We strongly believe in educating the whole child, and provide numerous opportunities for students to pursue their passions.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Business
Engineering
Environmental
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Music
Performing arts
Science
Service learning
Special Education
Technology
World languages
Writing

Classes

6
Visual Arts
including: Design
7
Music
including: Vocal lessons / coaching
25
AP Classes
including: Physics C: Mechanics
4
Languages
including: French
Music Band
Chamber music
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Theory
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Poetry
Career and Tech programs Business Management & Administration
Education & Training
Health Science
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Media arts Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Sculpture
World languages taught French
German
Latin
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None
AP classes offered Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Environmental Science
European History
French Language and Culture
German Language and Culture
Human Geography
Latin
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Music Theory
Physics C: Mechanics
Psychology
Spanish Language and Culture
Spanish Literature and Culture
Statistics
Studio Art: Drawing
United States Government and Politics
United States History
World History

Support

14
Facilities
including: Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
College / career center
Computer lab
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Natural area
Performance stage
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
College preparation resources College/career counseling
College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Special education program details We offer a wide variety of services to students. Services such as Psychological Testing, Guidance, School Health Services, Alternative Education, Gifted Education, Homebound Instruction, Speech, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Self-contained classroom
Special education resource room
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
English Language Learner programs Integrated group classrooms
Push-in model
Self-contained ELL classrooms

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes
Early childhood starting age 3 years old

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 84% 71%
Black 9% 15%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 48% 49%
Male 52% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 39%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

16
Girls Sports
including: Basketball
20
Boys Sports
including: Diving
30
Clubs
including: Mock trial competition club
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Diving
Field hockey
Golf
Intramurals
Lacrosse
PE classes
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Diving
Field_hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Intramurals
Lacrosse
PE classes
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
Wrestling
Clubs Amnesty International
Anime club
Art club
Book / reading club
Chess club
Community service
Debate
Drama club
Drill team
Flag girls
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
Habitat for Humanity
Homework help / Study buddy club
JROTC
Lesbian, gay, transgender club
Literary magazine
Marching band
Math club
Mock trial competition club
Model UN
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
Science club
Special Olympics
Student council / government
Student newspaper
Technology club
Television / Radio News
Foreign language and culture club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Phoenixville Area Middle School
  Renaissance Academy
  Holy Family
Parent involvement details Parents can use Skyward to check their child's grades and attendance. Regular email communication between the teacher and parents as well as from the Principal. The Principal hosts a monthly Parent Forum open to all parents. Parent Teacher Conferences are offered in November and February. Parents can request a conference with an individual teacher at any time.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying We start with a Unity Day for Freshmen, facilitated by staff trained in bully prevention. Students sign an anti-bullying pledge each year. Teachers and Coaches are trained in how to prevent/stop bullying from happening in their classrooms/locker rooms/etc. Administration leads by example.

Awards

Academic award # 7 on Washington Post Most Challenging High Schools in PA
Year received 2015
Academic award Physics Team represented USA in IYPT in Thailand
Year received 2015
Academic award Purple Press--Student newspaper received Gold Rating from the PA School Press Association
Year received 2015

Teachers

16
Staff
including: School psychologist
Staff Assistant principal
Behavioral health specialist
Coach(es)
College counselor
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
School counselor
School psychologist
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff French
German
Italian
Latin
Spanish
Staff details All of our teachers are highly qualified. They are outstanding educators who really care about the students at Phoenixville Area High School.

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Phoenixville Community Education Foundation
  Phoenixville Hospital
  Phoenixville Community Health Foundation
  Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce
  Phoenixville Rotary

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details As a public school, any student who resides within our school boundaries and has successfully completed 8th grade is eligible to register for the high school. Required documents include original birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residence, and parent/guardian identification
Learn more Http://www.pasd.com/our_district/district_information/registration
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Students living in district can apply for transfer
Application requirements Transcript

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012