Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833


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Middle School

401 First Street, Freedom, PA 15042 | 724.266.2833 | f. 724-869-5321
Principal, Mr. Thomas McKelvey x3245

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Eighth grade students Annabelle Hrinko and Zach Miller decided to try their hand at a bonus activity in Mr. Don Ayers' classroom, and created this awesome artwork. Their drawings will be entered into the National Fish Art Contest. Good luck Annabelle and Zach!

On Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, ten students from Ambridge Area Middle School attended the Beaver County MathCounts Competition at PennState Beaver sponsored by the Beaver Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. Coached by teachers Ashley Simpson and Glenn Freed, attending students were Joey Bellinger, Andrew Crofoot, Kylie Dreyer, Rudy Erickson, Trevor Grabski, Naomi Husted, Camden Mawhinney, Dalton Prevost, Brayden Reeves, and Alayna Velasco. The event featured over 60 students from 7 schools in Beaver County. Students competed in Sprint, Target, and Team rounds during the morning and then a head to head Countdown round after lunch to determine the top 10 individuals. After the countdown round, Ambridge 7th grader Brayden Reeves placed at 9th overall, and 8th grader Rudy Erickson placed at 2nd overall. Rudy thus earned his way to the state competition in Harrisburg on March 15th and 16th. At the end of the awards ceremony, schools were awaiting the team results, and Ambridge won first place! The team consisted of Rudy Erickson, Brayden Reeves, Camden Mawhinney, and Trevor Grabski. All four students will now compete in Harrisburg as a team and individuals. Congratulations and best of luck to Rudy, Brayden, Camden, and Trevor! 

Agenda:2nd Annual 8th to 9th Grade Transition to High School Night

When:   January 22, 2019

Who:     8th Grade Parent/Guardians – Any 9th / 10th Grade Parent Interested in The Beaver County Career and Technology Center

Where:  Ambridge Area Senior High School

Time:    5:45 PM Check-In / Refreshments in the Cafeteria

              6:00 PM Presentation Begins Promptly in the Auditorium

The Ambridge Area School District would like to welcome you to the Second Annual 8th to 9th Grade Transition Night to be held on January 22, 2019 at the Ambridge Area High School. Our staff and current students will be on hand to discuss the following:

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

  • Grade Requirements / Pre-requisite / Placement Exams

  • General Discussion of Classes / Interest Areas 

  • Advanced Placement and Acceleration Tracks / High School Curriculum

  • Understanding the Scheduling Process: Course Selection and Selecting Courses

  • Beaver County Career and Technology Center – BCCTC: Certifications and Classes offered to all AAHS Students

  • During the night, Parents/Guardians will learn about the exciting new classes offered at the High School Level, including new AP courses and Advanced Track Classes in addition to course and class progression from 9th – 12th grade. Parents/Guardians who are interested in the Beaver County Career and Technology center are also encouraged to attend to learn more about the programs offered to Ambridge Senior High School Students starting in the 10th grade year. The BCCTC will be on hand from 7:30 – 8:00 pm for all interested attendees.

  • 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.

  • At this time, 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 2019-2020 school year!

  • We look forward to meeting with you!

    Best Regards,

    The Ambridge Area High School Staff



Students in Don Ayers' science class at Ambridge Middle School will be spending the next 10 days using microscopes to complete their unit on cells. As part of the unit, students are learning how to properly use newly-purchased microscopes to investigate various organisms and cells.


In-House Basketball Program


- Boys who are in 2nd – 6th Grade (must live in the Ambridge Area School District)


- Saturday, October 13th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

- Saturday, October 20th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

- Saturday, October 27th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

- Saturday, November 3rd from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

- Saturday, November 10th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm


- Ambridge Fieldhouse


- $30.00 cash or check for the five days (must pay and register on the first day of the program)


- The boys will participate in two hours of structured basketball development.

- The main aspects of the program will include:

            - Conditioning                    - Skill Stations

            - Drills                                   - Controlled Games

- Rotation through Six Stations of basketball will include:

            - Ball Handling                    - Passing                               - Defensive Skills

            - Shooting                            - Rebounding                      - Strength and Agility


- Bring your son and have him learn from our successful Ambridge High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team, as well as coaches from our High School, Junior High, and Travel Teams.

- This program is designed to develop an understanding of the fundamentals and skills needed to be a basketball player at the youth level. To have our High School players interact with the youth will create a positive and meaningful learning environment to continue to grow/develop our Ambridge Boys Basketball Program from second grade through high school.

CONTACT: If you have any questions or concerns please contact (412) 974-4696.



Ambridge Area School District families are invited to enjoy coffee and conversation with Superintendent Dr. Jo Welter at special sessions designed to share information about AASD. Sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • Highland Elementary School – 7 p.m. Oct. 2

  • State Street Elementary School – 8 a.m. Oct. 5

  • Economy Elementary School – 8 a.m. Oct. 9

  • Ambridge Area Middle School – 7 p.m. Oct. 24

  • Ambridge Area High School – TBA

Dr. Welter will provide an overview of what is happening in the District, as well as field questions from those in attendance about District matters. Hope to see you there!



Thank you to Rep. Robert Matzie for stopping by the Middle School and High School on Tuesday. He also spent time speaking with seniors Riley Sass and Christian Kamzelski, and juniors Jessica Kingerski and Logan Erickson.

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About 700 people turned out for the Ambridge Middle School orientation on Thursday, Aug. 23. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about new offerings at the school, find their classrooms and check out their brand new lockers. The first day of school is Wednesday, Aug. 29.