Additional Success stories for 2015-2016 School Year
December 2016 - AP© District Honor Roll
The Allegheny Valley School District has been named to The College Board's 7th Annual AP© District Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognized 433 school districts in the United States and Canada that have increased access to AP coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.
October 2016 - Allegheny Valley Awarded Safe Schools Grants
$40,000 - School Police Officer Grant
June 2016 - Grant Awarded
$10,000 SHS MakerSpace
June 2016 - ALCOA Grant
$15,000 Create U
Additional Success stories for the 2016-2017 School Year
June 2016 - First Place Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Competition
Sophomore Brogan McCutcheon participated in the state Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Competition finishing in 1st Place at the Pennsylvania State University. McCutcheon's experiment investigated the impact of classroom discussion has on elementary students who are learning new content.
May 2016 - First Place Congressional Art Show
Junior Alyssa Marsh won 1st Place in the 2016 Congressional Art Show sponsored by Congressman Mike Doyle. Two other students received Honorable Mentions in the program. The winning artwork will hang in the Rotunda in Washington, DC for one year.
April 2016 - National Latin Examination Gold Medal
Matt Alese was congratulated for his Summa Cum Laude performance on the National Latin Examination and was awarded a gold medal. The National Latin Exam, sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, is a 40-question, multiple-choice test with a time limit of 45 minutes, offered to students on seven levels.
April 2016 - U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools Bronze Medal
Springdale Jr-Sr High School was awarded a Bronze Medal in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools. The group ranked more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia and awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals based on state proficiency standards and how well schools prepare students for college. The top 31% of schools were honored with award medals.
February 2016 - WPIAL Swimming Champion
Junior Kevin Kondrit won the WPIAL Championship in the 200-meter free-style event with a time of 1:41.64. This same student won 3rd Place in the 100-meter freestyle. A second Junior student won 3rd place in the 100-meter breaststroke event
December 2015 - Create U Wins District of Distinction Award
Acmetonia Primary School’s Create U project was awarded with a District of Distinction Award from District Administration magazine. The publication awards national recognition to honor school districts that are leading the way with new ideas that work. The publication looks to recognize established initiatives that are yielding quantifiable benefits and that could be replicated by other districts.
June 2015 - First Place Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Competition
Freshman Brogan McCutcheon and grade 7 student Marina McCutcheon earned 1st place awards at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science State Competition. Held at The Pennsylvania State University’s main campus, over 3,000 students from around the state in grades 7-12 designed and conducted experiments then conveyed their findings in 10-minute presentations with 5-minute question and answer sessions.
April 2015 - U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Silver Medal
Springdale Jr-Sr High School was awarded a Silver Medal in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools. The group ranked 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia and awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals based on state proficiency standards and how well schools prepare students for college.The top 24% of schools were honored with award medals.Springdale High School was ranked 42nd out of 690 schools in Pennsylvania.
June 2014 – Center for Creativity Grant (Grable/Benedum Foundations)
A $20,000 Grable/Benedum Foundations grant will allow Acmetonia Primary School to implement Create U, a large multi-discipline area that will support STEAM education in the building. Create U will enable students to explore, create, and express original ideas.
April 2014 – U.S. News & World Report Best High School’s
Springdale Jr-Sr High School was awarded a Silver Medal and ranked 42th out of 690 high schools in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report’s Best High School’s in Pennsylvania. The group ranked 19,400 schools across the nation and awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well schools prepare students for college, and other factors.
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