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

Congratulations to the Ambridge Girls' Cross Country Team!  The members of the team are Mica Hanish, Elyssa Penson, Leuca Hanish, Julianna Detrick, Samantha Giordani, Nadine Bosh, and Hannah Doncevic.  For the first time in over three decades, they were undefeated the entire season, they won section championships, and they qualified for PIAA State Championships.  At WPIAL Qualifiers, Mica and Leuca Hanish both qualified for States as individuals. Mica placed second in 19:50, and Leuca placed fifteenth in 21:07.  The entire team placed third.  At States, Mica Hanish placed eighth in 19:22.  The seniors on the team are Mica Hanish, Elyssa Penson, Julianna Detrick, and Nadine Bosh.  Congratulations on a great season!


The team after winning sectionals                                                                                          Girls who placed at WPIAL Qualifiers

Left to right: Nadine Bosh, Samantha Giordani, Julianna Detrick, Coach Hess,                    Top row, second from left: Mica Hanish

Mica Hanish, Elyssa Penson, Leuca Hanish, Hannah Doncevic                                            Bottom row, far left: Leuca Hanish



Girls who placed at PIAA State Championships

Eighth from left: Mica Hanish


Congratulations to the student of the month and extra effort winners!

Student of the month:
9th: -Ryan Racioppo
10th - Adam Fisher
11th -Priya Runner
12th- Sean Malatesta

Extra Effort:
9th: -Bianca Brown
10th - Camren Nelson
11th -Luke Sweigart
12th- Cierra Barnum


Yearbook Information

If you want to order a yearbook, you can go to to order.  The cost is $60.  Order early before the price increases at the end of December. 

Senior photos must be submitted by December 21st.  These can be emailed directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The guidelines are available in the main office as well as outside of room 213.  You can download the photo guidelines here as well. 

We are requesting files for several other events.  These can be emailed directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Or if you click on the following links, you can upload the photos directly to our folders.

Senior Baby Photos (by December 21st)

Student Pet Photos (must be in the photo with your pet)

Spirit Week Photos

Any other school events

Thank you for your help with the yearbook!

Two hundred and two little princesses, skeletons, minions, pirates, clowns, superheroes, among other creepy ghouls, visited Ambridge Area High School for the Interact Club’s Annual Halloween at the High School. This event was offered to students in the district up to Sixth grade. Each child received a bag of goodies courtesy of the Interact Members, faculty, and staff in the Ambridge Area School District. The Ambridge Area Federal Credit Union also participated by donating and handing out fresh popcorn. Costumed children had the opportunity to play an assortment of games, including Pumpkin Bowling, Witches Hat Toss, and Toilet Paper Mummy. After playing each game, the children received two tickets that allowed them to select a prize. The Halloween Costume Contest took place in the Auditorium and three prizes were given out for three age categories. Interact also provided Halloween themed cutouts and props for photo opportunities as well. Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs. Each year, Interact club completes at least two community service projects, one of which furthers international understanding and goodwill. Through these efforts, Interactors develop a network of friendships with local and overseas clubs and learn the importance of:


• Developing leadership skills and personal integrity

• Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others

• Understanding the value of individual responsibility and hard work

• Advancing international understanding and goodwill



I hope this school year is off to a great start for you and your student! At this time I would like to take the opportunity to inform you of two events that are taking place that will hopefully make the transition process from high school to college a little easier for you and your family. 1. Junior / Senior parent night will be held on Wednesday October 26th in the AAHS Auditorium @ 5:30pm. Here we will speak about time frame for Jr. /Sr. Year, ACT vs SAT and NCAA eligibility. 2. On Monday November 7th @ 6:00pm we will have our financial aid night in the AAHS cafeteria. A representative will be here to speak with you about the FAFSA, scholarships and financial aid process. We hope to see you at the above events and as always if you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Noel Santini

Nicole Poulos is doing a canned food drive for the Center for Hope locally based in Ambridge.

We will be collecting at the following varsity football home games by the front gates and by the band concession stand:

October 14th

October 21st

Collecting during school the week of October 17th.

Ask your teachers for bonus if you donate.

Ambridge Area School District Parents and Residents:

On Monday, October 10, 2016, the Ambridge Area High School Field House (located on the corner of Duss Avenue and 8th Street) will be the site of a campaign stop sponsored by Donald Trump for President, Incorporated.  The event begins at 3:30 PM.

Ambridge Area Senior High students will be dismissed at 2:00 PM to alleviate traffic in the vicinity. All students at the junior high school and each of the elementary schools will be dismissed at their regularly scheduled times.  

As with other candidates seeking political office in the past the Donald Trump for President, Incorporated Campaign Committee has followed district policy in renting the field house for the campaign stop. This rental does not signify that the Ambridge Area School District endorses Donald Trump as a candidate. District policy does not permit us to discriminate against renting our facilities based on our personal political views.

The Ambridge Area School District is continually updating and implementing best practices to improve student safety. One of the latest recommended programs is ALICE. The Ambridge Area School District in conjunction with local police, will be holding a Parent Information Night in the Ambridge Area High School Auditorium at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

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Come try volleyball for free!  

Ambridge Area High School will be the site of a free Open Court event for girls and boys in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 1:00-3:30pm.  The high school girls' and boys' head coaches will be leading the event.

Pre-registration is not needed.  No previous volleyball experience is required.  We expect everyone to be brand new with the sport.  Just come and have fun with the awesome sport of volleyball.  
Please see the informational flyer and if you have questions, contact coach Glenn Freed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

pdf OpenCourt Flyer (359 KB)

Photo Credit: Roger Kowal

On Thursday, August 11 Mark Jula the Senior High Boys' Basketball coach dedicated a completetly renovated basketabll court in Anthony Wayne Terrace. Jula dedicated the court in memory of his son Brett Jula.



Each year we build an end table as a culminating project in Manufacturing Technology I. This past school year we took it a little farther by including an inlaid checkerboard. This addition to the table was an option. There were about 15 students that chose to do this with their tables. The results were fantastic and I am sure we can include this again next school year.