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 Coed

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: Painting
7
Music
including: Vocal lessons / coaching
25
AP Classes
including: Calculus BC
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 Engineering
Computer programming
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

13
Facilities
including: College / career center
Facilities Performance stage
Music room
Library
Learning lab
Internet access
Gym
Computer lab
Cafeteria
Auditorium
Audiovisual aids
Art room
Sports Fields
College / career center
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments

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

12
Girls Sports
including: Softball
11
Boys Sports
including: Tennis
Girls sports Volleyball
Track
Tennis
Swimming
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Boys sports Wrestling
Track
Swimming
Tennis
Soccer
Golf
Lacrosse
Cheerleading
Football
Basketball
Baseball
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer time after school
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Attend parent nights
Students typically come from these schools Phoenixville Area Middle School
  Renaissance Academy
  Holy Family

Teachers

22
Staff
including: College counselor
Staff Speech therapist(s)
Special education coordinator
School counselor
School psychologist
Security personnel
Robotics / Technology specialist
Reading specialist
Nurse
Music teacher
PE instructor
Math specialist
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Cooking / nutrition teacher
Computer specialist
College counselor
Art teacher
Assistant principal
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff German
Spanish
French

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