World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Ford City High School

Article Id: WHEBN0010595140
Reproduction Date:

Title: Ford City High School  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Gus Frerotte, FCHS, Armstrong School District (Pennsylvania), Frank Brookhouser, Northern Cambria School District, 1987 Major League Baseball Draft
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Ford City High School

Ford City High School
Location
1100 Fourth Avenue
Ford City, Pennsylvania,

United States
Coordinates 40°46′21″N 79°31′43″W / 40.7726°N 79.5287°W / 40.7726; -79.5287Coordinates: 40°46′21″N 79°31′43″W / 40.7726°N 79.5287°W / 40.7726; -79.5287

Information
Type Public
School district Armstrong School District
Principal Michael Cominos
Grades 7–12
Color(s) Purple and Gold          
Mascot Sabers
Website

Ford City High School is a public high school located in Ford City, Pennsylvania. The school serves grades 7 through 12 as part of the Armstrong School District (ASD).

Graduation Rate

2009 - 91%[1]
2008 - 93%

Academic achievement

In 2009, Ford City Junior-Senior High School was ranked 81st out of 123 western Pennsylvania high schools, by the Pittsburgh Business Times, for student academic achievement as demonstrated on three years of PSSAs on: reading, writing, math and one year of science.[2]

PSSA Results

11th Grade Reading 2009 - 76% on grade level. In Pennsylvania, 65% of 11th graders on grade level.
2008 - 67%, State - 65%
2007 - 74%, State 65%[3]

11th Grade Math 2009 - 63% on grade level. In Pennsylvania, 56% of 11th graders are on grade level.
2008 - 52%, State - 56%
2007 - 45%, State - 53%[4]

11th Grade Science 2009 - 44% on grade level. State: 40% of 11th graders were on grade level.
2008 - 25%, State - 39%[5]

Dual enrollment

The high school offers a Dual Enrollment program. This state program permits high school students to take courses, at local higher education institutions, to earn college credits. Students remain enrolled at their high school. The courses count towards high school graduation requirements and towards earning a college degree. The students continue to have full access to activities and programs at their high school. The college credits are offered at a deeply discounted rate. The state offers a small grant to assist students in costs for tuition, fees and books.[6] Under the Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Agreement, many Pennsylvania colleges and universities accept these credits for students who transfer to their institutions.[7]

For the 2009-10 funding year, the school district received a state grant of $12,125 for the program.

A total of 20 dual enrollment course options are currently available in the district throughout the school year in areas such as Music, Art, Psychology, Anthropology, Algebra, Calculus, Microeconomics, Spanish, French, History, and Political Science. ASD partners with Indiana University of PA (IUP), Butler County Community College (BC3) and California University of PA (Cal U) to offer these courses. The course costs are deeply discounted up to 75% off.

Extracurriculars

The district offers a variety of clubs, activities and sports.

By Pennsylvania law, all K-12 students in the district, including those who attend a private nonpublic school, cyber charter school, charter school and those homeschooled, are eligible to participate in the extracurricular programs including all athletics. They must meet the same eligibility rules as the students enrolled in the district's schools.[8]

References

Template:Clarion County, Pennsylvania School Districts

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.