Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833


who student 150who staff 150who parents 150

District News


In accordance with Act 1 of 2006, notice is hereby given that the Board of School Directors of the Ambridge Area School District will make the 2016-2017 School Year Proposed Final Budget available for public inspection beginning on May 23, 2016, on the district website at and in the Superintendent’s Office at 909 Duss Avenue, Ambridge, PA 15003 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Final action on said budget will be taken at a meeting of the Ambridge Area School Board to be held on June 22, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Ambridge Area High School, 909 Duss Avenue, Ambridge, PA 15003.


By Order of the Board

Kimberly Locher

Board Secretary


2016-17 Proposed Final Budget

     The Ambridge Area School District will operate three PA Pre-K Counts Classroom servicing three-year old and four-year old students. Four-year old students have first priority. The School District is accepting applications for the Pre-K classroom. Our program will service twenty students per classroom. If you are interested in the program and meet the requirements, applications are located in the elementary offices and the Attendance Office at the Senior High School. Only students with complete applications will be considered for the program. When completing the application, please bring the required documentation.

     The Pre-K Counts Program serves both breakfast and lunch. Transportation is provided for all students. Our program is recognized by the State for offering high quality instruction in all areas of early childhood development—social, academic, gross motor, fine motor, and behavior. In addition, a wide range of services are offered to our families who participate in the program.

 For more information, click on the link below.

  pdf Pre-K Enrollment Announcement 2016-17 (109 KB)


The annual school picnic for the Ambridge Area School District will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Kennywood Park. The park opens at 10:30 a.m. and rides start at 11:00 a.m. Park authorities have made arrangements for Rhodes Bus Company to transport students and adults.


Amusement tickets for Kennywood Park will be sold on Friday, April 29, 2016, at the respective schools as follows:

                        Ambridge Area High School              7:50 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

                        Ambridge Area Junior High School   9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

                        Economy Elementary School              10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

                        Highland Elementary School              11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

                        State Street Elementary School          12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m.

Ticket Sale Date has been changed due to the PSSA testing.


Online Ticket sales are available at




Here is a copy of the Fact Finding Report between the Ambridge School District and the Ambridge Area Education Association.  The date of the report is March 28, 2016.


pdf Fact Finding 2016 (612 KB)

Pre-K Update:  The administration has been working hard to get the two new Pre-K classrooms staffed and ready for our students.  The projected start date for the two new Pre-K Classrooms is Monday, February 22, 2016.  The committee will review applications by Wednesday, February 17, 2016.  Parents will be informed of acceptance by Friday, February 19, 2016. 


The Ambridge Area School District is still accepting Pre-K Applications for the 2015-2016 school year.  If you have not submitted your child’s application, please do so immediately.  Applications can be returned to Highland Elementary, State Street Elementary, and Economy Elementary.


If you have any questions, please contact:


Travis W. Mineard, Director of Special Education

724-266-2833, extension 1242

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Aphrodite Galitsis, Economy Principal

724-266-2833, extension 6245

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Jo Ann Hoover, Highland Principal

724-266-2833, extension 7202

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

School Board member, Terry Mylan, was approved at the last School Board meeting to form a committee for Public Relations for the AASD. We will focus on goals and a strategy to increase communication, information and overall knowledge. Please email Mrs. Mylan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, a paragraph with your background, and an explanation of your desire to be involved. We will have monthly meetings and email meetings then formulate a strategy to increase positive happenings within the AASD, communications and knowledge throughout our District. We encourage the participation of the taxpayers, educators, and parents. Community engagement is critical to educational success. We welcome your knowledge, experience and talents.



A searchable staff directory has been added to the website.   Please click on the link at the top of the site labeled 'Directory'.   In addition, each building has their own directory.   Once on the school page, from the left menu, click on 'Staff Directory'.   To send a staff member a message, click their email address or on the photo icon.  Photos will be added once the new 2015 school photos are sent from Lifetouch.