District Academics

Elementary Program

A rigorous and supportive program of instruction for students in kindergarten through grade six has been established. Classrooms are organized to meet the instructional needs of children, and various methods and materials are utilized to achieve success.

The early years of school are critical, so students in the primary grades (kindergarten through grade three) participate in an academic program designed to meet the needs of young children.  They learn to read, express their thoughts through writing and critical thinking, and work with numbers and mathematical operations. Children are also engaged in inquiry-based thinking through science and social studies.  Encore classes in art, music, physical education, STEAM, and computer technology enable students to access a well-rounded education.

Students in the upper elementary grades (four, five, and six) learn to apply these basic skills as they read to learn, write to communicate, use numbers to solve problems, and think critically in all areas of the curriculum including technology, the arts, physical education, and the use of the library.


Secondary Program

Junior high students participate in a variety of experiences and ideas, designed to meet the individual needs of the this age group.  Highly organized, the structure encourages the flexibility necessary to maintain excellence in a changing world. The junior high, aided by advanced technology and partnerships with the community, prepares our children to be lifelong learners.

Springdale Jr-Sr High School's program of studies is designed to satisfy the individual needs of a wide range of students in grades nine through twelve.  The daily schedule offers a variety of class options that enable students to choose courses that enable them to explore individual interests.   Core subjects (language arts, mathematics, science , and social studies) are available at all grade levels.  Elective courses are offered in numerous areas, including STEAM learning, technology education, the arts, and business education. Students are required to complete 22.5 credits to graduate. Each student must also complete a graduation project. English as a Second Language is offered for students whose native language is not English.

AVSD

300 Pearl Avenue
Cheswick, PA 15024

724-274-5300