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Keystone Junior/Senior High School

Keystone Jr. – Sr. High School
Address
700 Beatty Avenue
Knox, Pennsylvania 16232
Information
School type Public Junior/Senior High School
Principal Ms. Vicky Walters
Asst. Principal Mr. Bill Irwin
Staff 29
Faculty 38
Grades 7–12
Number of students 584
Grade 7 94
Grade 8 93
Grade 9 113
Grade 10 87
Grade 11 113
Grade 12 84
Athletics conference PIAA District IX /KSAC
Team name Panthers
Rivals North Clarion Wolves, Clarion Bobcats, Union Knights
Newspaper Prowler
Website

Keystone High School is a high school in Knox, Pennsylvania. There are about 600 students and 40 faculty members at the school. The school is one of seven public high schools in Clarion County. Students, if they wish to pursue a vocational trade, may attend the Clarion County Career Center in Shippenville part-time.

Alma Mater

The Alma Mater[1] for Keystone is as follows:
Keystone High our Alma Mater,
Fount of wisdom, truth and light:
Thee we love on thee rely,
For thy guidance always right.
We sing out thy fame and honor,
We recall thy ideals true,
As we strive with hope anew.

We salute thee Keystone High School,
Praise to thee we loud proclaim;
As we strive to bring thee glory,
Paying tribute to thy name.
Memories pleasant, classmates loyal, All are treasures we hold dear,
As we face each future year.

Graduation Requirements

Students at Keystone need to earn 24 credits[2] in grades 9–12, pass the PSSA, as well as complete a Senior Project.

Course Structure

Subject Area #/Credits Notes
English 4.0
Health 1.0 2 Planned Courses – Alternating Days in Grades 9 and 12
Mathematics 3.0
Physical Education 2.0
Social Studies 3.0
Driver's Education 0.25
Science 3.0
Arts/Humanities 2.0
Electives 5.75 Minimum of 5.75
TOTAL 24.0

Courses Available

There are several courses[3] available

  • Art
  • Business – Including: Desktop Publishing and Webpage Design
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Sciences – Including: Sewing
  • Foreign Language – Includes: French, Spanish and possible courses in Latin and Japanese via satellite.
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Industrial Technology – Includes: Wood shop, Drafting, and Airbrush courses
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Traffic Safety

Clubs

The following is a list of major clubs[4] at KHS, depending on the need more clubs will open up as needed:

  • Student Council
  • National Honor Society
  • Yearbook
  • Panther Peers – Tutoring/Mediation club
  • Keystone Youth Education Assn. (A chapter of Future Teachers of America)
  • French Students to Europe
  • Fellowship of Christian Students

High School Athletics

Keystone partiipates in PIAA District IX (9)

Sport Name Boys Girls
Baseball / Softball Class A Class A
Basketball Class AA Class AA
Cross Country Class AA Class AA
Football Class A
Golf Class AAAA Class AAAA
Soccer Class A Class A
Track and Field Class AA Class AA
Volleyball Class A
Wrestling Class AA

Alumni

Ross A. McGinnis – Iraq war hero and medal of honor recipient

References

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