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High School 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

Recent News

Calendar Reminder

As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 26 and NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 29.

As we close out our current school year, we also remind you of the following:

Community-Based Reform Initiatives

Dr. Nancy Hines, Superintendent, addresses the board about community-based reform efforts being undertaken by the District in collaboration with community-based agencies and groups.

Class of 2023 Commencement

Commencement exercises for the Class of 2023 will be held on June 9, 2023 at 6:30 PM at Yuhas-McGinley Stadium. Beginning at 6:15 p.m., the event will be broadcast live on 


Athletics and Activities Presentation

Stephanie Strauss, the district athletic director, gave a presentation to the board of directors about Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), college recruitment, and public relations during the regular voting meeting in April.

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