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Autistic Support

Provides specially desigend instruction to students who need a program that is highly structrured with a special emphasis on behavior modification. The program focuses on a strong speech and language component, which encourages the development of independence and self-sufficiency in the areas of community-based instruction, functional academics, vocational, leisure and social skills. 

Emotional Support

Provides a structured, behaviorally enhanced approache to students who primary need is for social skills development or who demonstrate a pattern of maladaptive behaviors that may include poor attendance, aggression toward others, withdrawal, poor peer/adult relationships and court involvement. The primary goal of the program is to teach students the behaviors necessary to function within acceptable behavioral norms of the school and greater community. 

Learning Support

Provides specially designed instruction to students that have a significant disparity between educational expectancy and one or more of the following: oral expression, written expression, listening comprehension, basic reading skills, reading comprehension, mathematic calculations and mathematic reasoning. 

Life Skills Support

Provides specially designed instruction to students whose identified need is that of independent living. These needs are in the areas of self-cafe, social adequacy, langauge development, peceptual motor and work skills.

Multi-Disability Support

Provides specially designed instruction to students who have two or more disabilities of equal severity and whose program needs are communication, activities of daily living, as well as personal and social skills.

Recent News

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.

Linton Middle School's Heartfelt Mentor Appreciation

Over the past two days, Dr. Robinson and YESS Team member Miss Nia guided over 30 eighth-grade students in delivering a special gift to someone of their choosing. About a month ago, an idea was hatched to create t-shirts that allow our kids to give thanks to someone in the building who has truly been a mentor to them during their time at Linton.

Spotlight on: A Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunity

Educators and students, we're excited to share a fantastic summer opportunity that's gaining recognition across the state! Sigma Resources’ subsidiary, Simcoach Games, is partnering with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and regional schools to offer the Junior Game Developer Pre-Apprenticeship in video game development.

Free After-school Meal Program Launches in Penn Hills School District

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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