ASPIRA Olney High School
About this school...
Dedicated to creating, nurturing, and providing quality instruction and a supportive environment conducive to learning, while empowering students to become global thinkers and conscious leaders who will achieve academic proficiency and college and career readiness.
PECO Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Grant this year; All State Cafe Exceptional Grant, which addresses student nutrition, education about nutrition, and food service
Points of pride:
Nearly doubled math and reading proficiency rates from the previous year on the 2012 PSSAs; provides professional development for staff on a consistent basis; teacher coaches and department chairs to support faculty
Calculus AB, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, Government & Politics, U.S. History
Other special academic offerings:
Peirce College Paralegal Partnership Program; Einstein Hospital and St. Christopher’s Hospital internship programs; Senior Seminar is designed to assist the graduating class with their senior project and college/vocational school applications, and to prepare for transition out of high school.
Measures for positive, safe learning:
School has a full support staff, which includes 5 counselors, 4 deans, 2 social workers, 2 school psychologists, 2 truancy officers, and over 30 safety team members. The school provides two programs to help support struggling students: The Success Academy focuses on behavior modification and serves as a disciplinary intervention, and the EXCEL Academy is an accelerated program that works with students who are overage and under-credited.
Home & School Association, School Advisory Council, community dinners, end of the year celebration
Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; instrumental music classes; visual arts instruction; theater instruction; choir; drum line
Activities & special programs:
Anime, robotics, Asian, glee, debate, Gay-Straight Alliance, Contemporary Concepts, drum line, Young Life, music, ASPIRA, yearbook, fashion, game, Brazilian Jiu-Jitzu, badminton, multicultural, writing, SAT, school newspaper: The Olney Student Voice, Cafe Exceptional program
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling, (JV Football, Basketball, Baseball*)
Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball, Cheerleading*
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