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

We would like to thank all the parents, guardians, students and staff members that helped make the First Annual Transition night a wonderful success at Ambridge Area High School! We would also like to thank all the agencies and speakers that attended to help contribute to the night! As the night consisted of planning future academic areas and pathways that included our Beaver County Career and Technology Center, Trades, Advance Placement and Dual Enrollment classes, we were thrilled to see the students excited and invested in their futures while learning about their future academic/career curriculums! On behalf of the Ambridge Area School District, we are excited to see where all the wonderful future plans will take your student as we continue to welcome the upcoming class of 2022 to the High School! 

For your reference, the 2018 – 2019 Transition Night Presentation, 2018 – 2019 Course Flow Charts and the 2018 – 2019 Course of Studies Book is now listed at: > Schools > Senior High School > Left hand side: Guidance Tab > Scheduling.  It is also listed under the Course Selection Book tab.  The High School team also re-visited the Junior High the following day to answer any follow up questions and referenced this location for all students! Please feel free to use the information as needed for future planning!

In order to continue preparing for the transition to high school for the class of 2022, future upcoming events in the Spring and Summer will include: 8th- 9th grade move-up day: All students will be able to explore the high school as a class and learn about the programs, meet and greet the school counselor and high school staff, and explore what the high school has to offer.  Freshman Orientation: Parents and guardians will be able to explore and review expectations at the high school, understand graduation and class requirements in addition meet all high school staff while walking through their student’s schedules. Details on the dates will follow!

We once again would like to thank the parents/guardians, students, community agencies and staff for taking time to explore the High School curriculum as we continue to prepare for a wonderful future of academics and career explorations! Best wishes at this time for a wonderful Holiday break!

Reference:  The 2018-2019 Transition Night Presentation, 2018-2019 Course Handouts and Course Catalogue is now listed at: > Schools > Senior High School > Left hand side: Guidance Tab > Scheduling.




Above: Student Council Members that assisted with the 2017-2018 Transition Night: (Back from left to right): Niya Ridout, Haley Racioppo, Ryan Racioppo, Ariyana Thomas, Alexis Cain, Aubreyanna Biteler, Marissa Hooks, Joshua Peters, Dimitri Niaros, Jacob Dunlap, (Front) Eric Smith; Taylor Welling, Jenna Kunkel, Logan Erickson

Attention Parents and Guardians:


As per the Kaplan testing site:

PSAT scores are back and the planning for college begins. Our Journey to College is full of FREE resources for both parents and students to help navigate their way to the college of their choice, starting with these two online, interactive events:  Please feel free to use the link below to explore the interactive sessions provided:


Students in Ms. Hapich’s AP Calculus and Algebra I classes enjoyed an Hour of Code today in honor of Computer Science Week.  Students were able to choose from a list of many different activities, from creating your own Google Doodle to recreating scenes from the movie Wonder Woman using coding with blocks.  The typical atmosphere of finding derivatives and solving equations was replaced with sounds of the Piano App, Minecraft and Star Wars scenes, and Flappy Bird.


Attention 8th Grade Parent/Guardians:


Agenda:1st Annual 8th – 9th Grade Transition Night

When:   December 18, 2017

Where:  Ambridge Area High School

Who:   8th Grade Parent/Guardians

Time:    5:45 PM Check-In / Refreshments / Raffle Entry

6:00 PM Report to Classrooms


The Ambridge Area School District would like to welcome you to the First annual 8th – 9th grade Transition Night to be held on December 18, 2017 at Ambridge Area High School. Our staff and current students will be on hand to discuss the following:


1. Course Map/Progression of Classes from 8th – 12th grade:  i.e. Algebra I, Algebra II, etc. 

2. Grade Requirements / Pre-requisite / Placement exams

3. General discussion of classes / Interest areas 

4. Advanced Placement and Acceleration Tracks / Curriculum

5. Understanding the scheduling process: Course Selection, Arena Scheduling and Selecting Courses


All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win one of four $25.00 gift cards to local businesses. Refreshments will also be served as you learn about the future curriculum and classes of your student. Members of the National Honor Society and Student Council will also be on hand to offer first-hand experience and information pertaining to High School Involvement.

Please join us for a wonderful and informational night of learning of the future educational experience of your student at the High School Level. We look forward to meeting everyone as we continue to prepare our students for a future of educational and career success for the 2018-2019 school year!


We look forward to meeting with you.


Best Regards,

Ambridge Area High School Staff



On November 3rd, the Ambridge Area High School had the privilege to host The Beaver County Arts Education Consortium’s annual Woodwind Day.  Our high school music department hosted student musicians, who play the flute, clarinet, saxophone, or a double reed instrument and want to improve their performance skills.  This year’s event brought 55 high school students from six different school districts, including Beaver Falls, Blackhawk, Freedom, New Brighton, Rochester, and Western Beaver.  Clinicians from Slippery Rock University, led by Dr. Cassandra Eisenreich, provided a productive day of instruction in both full ensemble and section masterclass settings.   Representing Ambridge Area High School were Elisabetta Pucci, Kylee Bobak, Carlina Powell, Amanda Hicks, Samantha Farah, Marissa Hooks, Owen Rotthoff, Mackenzie Dugan, Jeremiah Giordani, Samantha Shallcross, Hailey Sterling, and Maddie Goepfert.


As the school year progresses, the MJROTC program has been working diligently in the areas of community service and community connections throughout Beaver County.  Recently, the program was highlighted in the Beaver County Times in recognition of honoring our veterans in the area.  On behalf of the MJROTC program and Ambridge Area School District, please join us in the recognition of our student’s community events and promotions with the attached pictures and articles below. 

Beaver County Times: November 19, 2017: Hopewell VFW:

 In honors of Veterans day, on November 11, 2017, the MJROTC program alongside board and community members attended a Veteran’s day program at the Villa St. Joseph.  The cadets provided flags for the Veteran’s doors and performed the flag folding ceremony for all, alongside passing out refreshments for the residents to enjoy.  Each year, the MJROTC cadets participate in community service and are held to a high standard of excellence in community service, conduct and academics as part of their enrollment requirements of the program.   

MCJROTC also conducts a promotion night once a year to recognize those cadets who have earned a promotion in the program. Great performance and conduct are two of the main reasons cadets can earn a promotion. Family and friends were invited to enjoy this memorable night honoring the cadets for their accomplishments.

Please join the Ambridge Area School District in recognizing the below cadets in honor of their achievements in the program.

Cadet Major

Lauryn Powell

Cadet 1st Lieutenant

Tyler Weil

Cadet 2nd Lieutenant

Elias Shingleton

Cadet 1stSgt

Timothy Frank

Cadet Gunnery Sergeant

William Dickey

Ethan Young

Cadet Staff Sergeant

Nathan Erickson

Cadet Sergeant-

Charles Beisgen                Tyler Baker

Logan Erickson                  Sarah Hottenfeller

Julia Parison                      Thomas Shelton

Taylor Welling


Cadet Corporal

De’Vonte Banks                Morgan Isles

Jenna Kunkle                     Brody Rogers

Eric Smith

Cadet Lance Corporal

William Abel                      Tyler Czoper

Tyler Baker                        Marcus Hauser

Bianca Brown                    Mackenzie Isle

Tyler Burmer                     Dante King

Seth Kovach                      Nicholas Lapishka

Gabriel Miller                    Tishon Myers

Michael Helgerman

Cadet Private First Class

Justin Baker                       Lucas Bedillion                  Ryan Benes

Daisy Bennett                    Nicholas Benton               Autumn Brickner

Ayreonna Clark                 Gabriel Cofer                    Logan Diegmiller

Jordan Dixon                     Jaden Flannery                  Logan Hoover

Nathanial Johnson           Rosella Laughlin                De’Andre Lee

Madsion Leek                   Cameron Marks                Dimitri Martiny

Rachel Miral                      Jaelon Mycyk                    Jace Pawlishak

Zach Ryan                          Austin Stokes                    Zoe Strawser

Braedon Thomas              Nickolas Waxler

Earned Dress Blues:

Charles Beisgen

William Dickey

Logan Erickson

Taybor Hall

Sarah Hottenfeller

Dylan Irvin

Morgan Isles

Jenna Kunkel

Lauryn Powell

Eric Smith

Devonte Spears-Banks

Taylor Welling


Special thanks to Penn State for allowing us to participate in the annual PSU Beaver senior pride day! The students were able to tour the campus, eat lunch and participate in a pride challenge with neighboring beaver county districts. In addition students were waved the application fee for all campuses. Great job Ambridge!


The 2017 Homecoming Court included (from left to right): Jon Ciani, Mona Indovina, Baran Witowich, Jaida Syrek, Connor Rabold, Sophia Spiridonakos, Sara Sipes, Jay McCullough, Haley Obrien, TJ Kotula, Trinity Miller, Alex Fetkovich, Riley Sas, and David Brock