Ambridge Area School District

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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.

Highland Elementary has one Pre-K classroom

State Street Elementary has one Pre-K classroom

Economy Elementary has one Pre-K classroom.


pdf 2019-2020 Pre-K Enrollment Packet (1.40 MB)



Every student deserves an opportunity to better his or her future, but not every student has the tools to make this possible.

The Give Pack program exists to equip the leaders of tomorrow. Through Give Pack, students are provided with a new backpack and essential supplies for the school year. The program benefits students in the Seneca Valley, Ambridge and Ellwood City School Districts, as well as the residents of Glade Run, Mars Home for Youth, and the Pittsburgh youth connected to mission-based organizations, including Light of Life and Urban Impact.


The Give Pack program will be in the Ambridge Area School District for distributions of the backpacks on the following date:

Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the High School between 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the High School between 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Vouchers will be mailed home with the free and reduced lunch information.


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The 2018 Golden Apple Gala was held at The Prevention Network on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
This event, the only of its kind in Southwestern Pennsylvania, honors those educators, nominated by their school administrator, who go above and beyond to ensure the success of students.
This annual event draws nearly 150 individuals from across our region to honor those who have been recognized for 2018. The Golden Apple Gala recognizes all individuals who are nominated at this event.
The nominees from AASD included:
Jacqueline Bennis - 1st Grade Teacher at Economy
Paul Hladio - Science Teacher at the high school
Charlene Iordfido - 4th grade Highland
Kimberly Roppa - Academic\ Behavior Coach at State Street Elementary
Congratulations to Ms. Bennis, who won the Golden Apple Award for Elementary School Teachers!




On Wednesday, May 9, eighth grade teams from the Junior High School participated in the Beaver County Envirothon, earning a fourth-place trophy.

The Beaver County Envirothon is an environmental issues and awareness competition for high school students, and is sponsored by several local environmental agencies. All conservation districts in Pennslvania hold competitions at the county level. Winners at the county level are then sent to compete in the Pennsylvania State Envirothon. Students are challenged in the areas of forestry, soils and land use, aquatics, wildlife and a current environmental issue.


Congratulations to our teams!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Young Frankenstein" on its five nominations for the 2018 Henry Mancini Awards! The 24th annual awards program, sponsored by the Pittsburgh CLO, will be held at 7 p.m. on May 20 at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center in Midland.
The production has been nominated in the following categories:
• Best Musical (Budget Level III)
• Best Crew/Technical Execution
• Best Ensemble
• Best Costume Design (Budget Level III)
• Best Scenic Design (Budget Level III)
In addition, Kamryn Rudolph received a Pittsburgh CLO Academy Scholarship.
As a nominee for Best Musical, Ambridge will have the opportunity to perform a scene from its production at the awards ceremony. Two representatives from each of the 17 participating schools also will perform in the show-stopping finale.



John Chalupiak, a fifth grader at State Street Elementary School, and Elias Shingleton, a senior at Ambridge High School, visited the Beaver County Courthouse today as part of Law Day. John won the honor of attending the event after placing secon in the bookmark contest for grades 4 and 5. The theme of the contest was "The Three Branches of Government." He received a $30 gift card, a medal and certificate. Elias received a $500 scholarship award for his accomplishments in the Mock Trial. Both were recognized at the courthouse and treated to a luncheon sponsored by the Beaver County Bar Association.


Congratulations John and Elias!




As the community already is aware, there was a water main break discovered in a 12-inch line off of 19th Street in Ambridge Sunday. Crews from the Ambridge Water Authority were able to restore access to water through a temporary patch by 8 p.m., but repairs to the main line are ongoing.


Highland and State Street elementary schools, and Ambridge Area High School, were affected by the water main break. Classes were held at State Street and the High School today; however, classes at Highland had to be cancelled. The water main break caused the school’s water tank to lose pressure, making it unable to provide water to the building. The Water Authority continues to work on the issue at Highland, with the hopes that school will be able to be reopened tomorrow. Parents will be notified as soon as possible about the status of Highland, but should be prepared for the possibility that classes may once again be cancelled tomorrow.


Classes will continue as scheduled at State Street and the High School tomorrow. The Ambridge Water Authority issued a boil water advisory for Ambridge Borough and Harmony Township at 1:30 p.m. Monday.  Due to this advisory, access to all water fountains and ice machines at the High School and State Street Elementary will be restricted. A pallet of water has been donated for each building, and students and faculty will have access to it throughout the day. Additionally, no fresh fruit or vegetables will be served during lunches. Only hot items will be available for the duration of the boil water advisory. All lunches will be served on paper products.


Activities at the High School will continue as planned this evening; however, there will be no access to drinking water on site, so residents are advised to bring their own if attending any evening practices or events in the building.


The water authority has not provided an estimate on when the water main break will be fully repaired. Even once the break is fixed, the boil water advisory will remain in effect for 48 hours as required by the Department of Environmental Protection. During that time, the water will be repeatedly tested for quality to ensure its safety for consumption.

The District will provide updates as they become available.




Hey Bridgers....have you checked out the newly-redesigned Ambridge Bridgers athletic website?

The new site includes VNN alerts, allowing parents to see game and practice schedule changes as soon as they are posted to the site. The website also will soon feature Rapid Relay, an app that syncs with the site and allows instant video highlights.

If you haven't done so already, check out the new site here:

On Wednesday, March 14, students nationwide have expressed their intent to participate in a school walkout as an expression of support and solidarity with their peers in Parkland, Fla.
The Ambridge Area School District has not been informed in advance whether our students intend to participate in this nationwide walkout. However, students who opt to participate in the walkout will not be disciplined by Administration provided they remain on campus grounds during the walkout. Should students exit our buildings to participate in the walkout, they will be closely monitored by Administrators and members of the local police, as needed, to ensure their safety.
“We see this as an opportunity for our students to engage in civic activism and to exercise their First Amendment rights, and we support them in this endeavor,” said Ms. Janice Zupsic, High School Principal. “Safety for our students is my main concern. If they remain on school property and gather peacefully, no disciplinary action will be taken.”

The Ambridge Area School District is accepting nominations for the 2018 Hall of Honor.


The Hall of Honor was established to commend outstanding Ambridge Area School District alumni for their accomplishments, successes, service to others and state or national awards.



In order to be eligible for nomination, alumni must meet the following criteria:


  • Nominees for the Hall of Honor must have made significant community contributing and/or career-related accomplishments. One-time distinctions or awards may be appropriate if they were given at a state or national level.

  • Nominees also must have graduated from Ambridge Area School District at least 10 years prior.

“The primary goal of the Hall of Honor is to have our current students aspire to the greatness that other Ambridge Area graduates have achieved,” said Dr. Jo Welter, Superintendent of Schools. “Those successful graduates add to our greatness and allow us to encourage and motivate current students toward future aspirations.”


The 2018 Hall of Honor winner will be selected by a committee consisting of School Board members, District Administrators, teachers, students and community members. If available to participate in the ceremony, the 2018 Hall of Honor designee will be recognized during the 2018 Commencement Ceremony on May 31.



Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2018 and are available here and the Ambridge Area Senior High School main office.


Questions may be directed to Mrs. June Mueller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 724-266-2833, Ext. 1263.