Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833

  
  

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Senior High School

909 Duss Avenue, Ambridge, PA 15003 | 724.266.2833 | f. 724-266-5056
Principal, Ms. Janice Zupsic x2287 | Assistant Principal, Mr. John Booher x2479

Class of 2020:

The Ambridge Area High School Graduate Recognition Ceremony will be staged on June 5, 2020 at the regularly scheduled time of graduation, 6:00 PM. The speeches and designation as graduates will be streamed on the District's YouTube Channel at this time. 

The distribution of diplomas will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Due to the length of the ceremony and to successfully comply with social distancing requirements, each graduate will be given a scheduled time at which they should report to the check-in/staging area at the old Bottom Dollar parking lot. No one should arrive more than 15 minutes before their scheduled time.  Attendees are limited to the graduate with no more than four (4) guests (not to exceed five (5) total people). The graduate and their guests should arrive in the same vehicle. Everyone must be wearing a mask at all times. No one will be allowed to exit their cars without a mask. No exceptions.  Seniors should feel free to decorate their cars to celebrate the occasion.

After the initial check-in at the Bottom Dollar Parking Lot, the graduate and their guests will make their way to the school and drive through the bus lane until they arrive at the bridge at the main entrance of the school. Once at the bridge, the student will have their name and post-graduation plans read as they walk across the outdoor stage and receive their diploma.  Guests will not be permitted to exit the car under any circumstances.   A staging area will be close enough to the driving lane to allow for pictures to be taken from the car.  A photographer will be located on the bridge to take the graduate’s picture.  Details on pictures will be provided on a later date. After students receive their diploma, we ask that they return to their homes.

When all diplomas have been distributed, we ask for the seniors and their parents to return for a graduation parade throughout the community.  Graduates and their guests will report to the 911-center parking lot at a time to be determined.  All attendees MUST remain in their cars for the duration of the parade if they choose to participate in this portion.  If wishing to participate in the parade throughout the community all participants must follow the same restrictions as above.

All graduates who wish to attend the graduation ceremony must RSVP.  Future plans (indicate post-secondary education plans:  four year institution (name of school), two-year institution (name of school), trade or technical school (name of school), enlisting in the military (list the branch of service), or workforce) and commencement RSVP must be sent to Ms. Zupsic at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 1, 2020.  If you do not RSVP, you will not be given a time slot and thus will not be able to attend. A student’s graduation time will be sent to each student’s Ambridge Area School District email account, during the week of June 2, 2020. 

Also, the Ambridge Area School District has set the date of July 31, 2020 to tentatively hold regular commencement exercises.  The commencement exercise event's occurrence will be contingent upon the state of our community in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

We will keep you posted with any updates.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at my extension (2287).

Ms. Janice Zupsic, Principal

Ambridge Area High School

(724)266-2833 ext. 2287

Class of 2020:

The Ambridge Area High School Graduate Recognition Ceremony will be staged in the Ambridge Area High School Gymnasium on June 5, 2020 at the regularly scheduled time of graduation.The speeches and designation as graduates will be live-streamed at this time. A parade style distribution of diplomas will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 due to the length of the ceremony and to successfully comply with social distancing requirements. Each graduate will be given a scheduled time at which they should report to the check-in/staging area at the old Bottom Dollar parking lot. No one should arrive more than 15 minutes before their scheduled time. Also, please remember that Ambridge Area High School will attempt to have a traditional graduation ceremony on a later date if restrictions are lifted.

Attendees are limited to the graduate with no more than four (4) guests (not to exceed five (5) total people). The graduate and their guests should arrive at the school in the same vehicle. Everyone must be wearing a mask at all times. No one will be allowed to exit their cars without a mask. No exceptions. Seniors should feel free to decorate their cars to celebrate the occasion.

After the initial check-in, the graduate and their guests will make their way to the school and drive through the bus lane until they arrive at the bridge at the main entrance of the school. Once at the bridge, the student will have their name and post-graduation plans read as they walk and receive their diploma. Guests will not be permitted to exit the car under any circumstances. A photographer will be located on the bridge to take the graduate’s picture. Details on pictures will be provided on a later date.

From here, the graduate and their guests will report to the 911 center parking lot for a parade throughout the community at a time to be determined. All attendees MUST remain in their cars for the duration of the ceremony if they choose to participate in this portion. If wishing to participate in the parade throughout the community all participants must follow the same restrictions as above.

All graduates who wish to attend commencement must RSVP. RSVP instructions will be sent to the Senior Class next week. If you do not RSVP, you will not be given a time slot and thus will not be able to attend. All RSVPs must be received by the end of the day on June 2, 2020. No exceptions. A student’s graduation time will be sent to the email address provided during the week of June 2, 2020.As a reminder, do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled graduation time.

The ceremony will be live-streamed on the District's YouTube channel, and pictures and videos will be shared throughout the day on social media. On a side note, caps and gowns will be delivered to your home on Thursday, May 14, with the distribution of Senior Signs. We will keep you posted with any updates. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at my extension.

Ms. Janice Zupsic, Principal

Ambridge Area High School

(724)266-2833 ext. 2287

AAHS Prom 2019-2020 – tenative june 26, 2020

-Join us for A Starry Night-

Purchase Tickets @ our.show/ambridgeprom

Grand March:  Due to COVID-19 and social distancing regulations, Grand March will be canceled this year.  
Prom:  5-10:30 PM @ Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, 777 Aten Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108

Pictures:  5:30 – 6:30 PM – Picture forms are also listed on the website (link below).  Please bring an envelope with name and package on the front to the dance, cash or money order to Mark Neel. Pictures will be distributed 2 weeks after the event at the high school on Friday, July 10th from 12PM to 3PM. Feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. 

Ticket Cost:  $30.00 per person / $60.00 per couple

Attendance to the prom (with a junior or senior) is limited to grades 10, 11, and 12.  No guest may be over the age of 20.  All necessary paper work must be submitted in order for guests to attend.

TICKET SALES INFORMATION:

-Tickets will be on sale May 12th – June 1st -Tickets will ONLY be sold online.  

-If bringing a guest from another school or a graduate you must have the following paperwork complete BEFORE purchases a ticket. 

  • A copy of their ID (school or driver’s license) and out of town guest form with contact information, located in the link below. 

-All information on ticket order form must be completed before tickets can be purchased and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

-Seating for dinner will be selected when ticket purchases are made.    

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

-Courteous conduct is expected; Ambridge Area students will be held responsible for the conduct of his/her guest.  Use and possession of alcohol or drugs will not be tolerated.  We will abide by the Drug and Alcohol Policy as stated in the student manual.  Vandalism and theft violators will be prosecuted.  In the event the violator is not approached, the prom participants will be assessed for costs resulting from the same. 

-Students who have committed a Level III offense are subject to administration approval and may not attend.  Students who have received more than 5 Level II offenses are subject to administration approval and may attend.

-Students with attendance issues will be in danger of not attending the prom.  This will be at the discretion of the administration.

-The Ambridge Area School District, the prom sponsors, and the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott will not be held responsible for lost or stolen personal belongings. 

-The doors for the prom will open for students from 5:00-5:45 PM.  Names of registered guests will be checked in at the door.  Guests (not from AAHS) will need to show driver’s license/ID card at registration. 

-Parents/Guardians of anyone who has not arrived by 5:45 PM will be notified. 

-No one is permitted to leave the prom before 10:00 PM, Friday, June 26, 2020.  Should an emergency arise, the student(s) involved will be excused, providing their Parents/Guardians have been notified.  In cases of an emergency, notify a faculty member immediately.

 

  document Prom Permission 2020 (21 KB)

  pdf Prom order form 2020 final (431 KB)

Class of 2020

We are sorry that your final year of high school is being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the status of some of the events and activities that we are sure you were looking forward is uncertain, we want you to know that we are committed to recognizing you and your accomplishments.

During the months of April and May, the AAHS Senior Class will post an #aahsseniorspotlight daily. We are in this together…help us #celebrate2020Bridgers

If you would like for us to share, please email all pictures to Jennifer Phillips at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


05/27/20

Today’s #aahsseniorspotlight focuses on Dylan Bellinger.

Dylan will attend Geneva College and major in Biblical Studies.

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Read more: Senior Spotlight

Students at the Ambridge Area High School performed Disney’s The Little Mermaid on March 5-8, 2020. Great job to all of the cast, stage crew, and directors! Some of the lead roles were played by Piper Dunlap (Ariel), Reed Fisher (Prince Eric), Noah White (King Triton), Grant Scheidemantle (Grimsby), John Barnhart (Scuttle), Ryan Krokonko (Sebastian), Carlina Powell (Ursula), and Fiona Ozenich (Flounder). The production was directed by Jessica Patterson. Thank you to Joe Indovina for the pictures, Jeff DeSantis for conducting the orchestra, AAHS Stage Crew, and a special thank you to the production staff!  

Impact Guard Apprenticeships – Four Ambridge high school students are participating in a paid-apprenticeship program through Impact Guard.  Seniors Dylan Bellinger, Ethan Hertneky, and Ethan Henry as well as junior Kory McKenzie blended schedule which permits them to work as well as take classes during their school day.  All of these students have the opportunity of obtaining full-time employment upon graduation.

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Americorps students preparing the beehives for Old Economy Village.  Four Ambridge high school students participate in a community-based program through Americorps.  Junior Kyle Seibert and sophomores Michael Shoats, Noah Siebert, and Randall Allison have a blended schedule in which part of their day is involved in assisting the community.  These students are mentored by John Laudenslager through Americorps’ grant.  These students have also assisted the Beautification Committee of Ambridge by building a sitting area by the Police Station public gardens.  The Americorps students also assist the Ambridge Chamber of Commerce.

Ambridge high school students participate in various field trips regarding the trades.  These students have toured McKamish, Sippel Steel Fabrications, and Impact Guard.  Exposing students to the various employment opportunities and post-secondary schools thought the trades is a focus point for the district. 

The Technology Education department is pleased to announce the results from the Technology Student Association (TSA) Regions 1 & 6 Leadership Conference. Twenty-eight members of the local Ambridge Area Chapter of the Technology Student Association (TSA) captured Thirty-Five individual and team awards. The conference was held at Blackhawk High School January 18, 2020.

Please congratulate the following members for their accomplishments:

Read more: HS TSA Regional 2020 Results

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Eight AAHS students have distinguished themselves by their induction into the Tri-M Honor Society, chapter 3967 at Ambridge Area High School. John Barnhart, Rhiannon Bosh, Amelia Freed, Natalie Garrison, Marjorie Jarsulic, Fiona Ozenich, Elisabetta Pucci, and Zoe Setzenfand were inducted on December 3, after meeting all of the required criteria for membership. This criteria includes: maintaining an “A” average in all music classes and a “B” average in all other classes, participation in at least two music ensembles, teacher recommendations, and a public performance in either a solo capacity, or a small group.

The Tri-M Music Honor Society is an international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership. Through more than 4,500 chartered chapters, Tri-M has helped thousands of young people provide years of service through music in schools throughout the world. Tri-M was founded in 1936 by Alexander and Frances Harley, incorporated and renamed Modern Music Masters in 1952, and in 1983 recognized as the Tri-M Music Honor Society, a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

The 14th Annual Winter Olympics were held Friday December 20th at the high school.  Competition among the grades in grueling events like the Obstacle Course, Soccer and Hockey.  The exhilaration of victory and the pain of defeat as the students cheered for their classmates.