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



Two AAHS Band students and three AAHS Choir students have distinguished themselves by their participation in PMEA District 5 Band and Chorus. Marjorie Jarsulic and Elisabetta Pucci were selected to perform in PMEA District 5 Band held on January 24-26 at Beaver High School. Kamryn Rudolph, Molly Moore and John Barnhart were selected to perform with PMEA District 5 Chorus held on February 7-9 at Beaver High School. Each festival culminated with a public concert featuring the ensemble.


The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) is a statewide, nonprofit organization of over 4,500 members, dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians. The present membership evolved from a small group of band directors dating from 1933. Today, the organization includes those engaged in music instruction at all levels, from preschool through college and university, as well as those in the music industry, merchandising and publishing. The organization promotes and supports quality music education, learning and performance as well as promoting and supporting music education in schools and communities. PMEA is affiliated with The National Association for Music Education, NAfME. PMEA District 5 encompasses schools from Beaver, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer Counties.


South Pacific Musical 2019



Tickets for the Ambridge Area High School Musical, "South Pacific," are available for purchase online. Follow this link or click on the poster above to order your tickets today!


On January 24, 2019, the Ambridge Area School District is pleased to announce all 10thgrade students will be administered the ASVAB-aptitude battery test free of charge at the Ambridge Area School District at 8:00 AM.  The test lasts approximately 3 hours and will be conducted during the school day at Ambridge Senior High School.  The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery test that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success, as well as career measures and occupational career pathways.  Areas of testing include General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematic Knowledge, Electronic Information, Auto and Shop Information, and Mechanical Comprehension. All testing areas are listed at

Once the exam has concluded, all students participating on the test will receive a Career Exploration Guide alongside their individualized test results from the January 24, 2019 testing session.  This guide includes an interest inventory that will help students use their interests and ASVAB scores to explore both civilian and military occupations and identify areas of strengths in the occupational field.  Interpretation of test scores, strengths, aptitudes and abilities will also be reviewed with your student on February 27, 2019 at the High School.  Students are encouraged to ask questions at this time to explore their results further in the fields of interests.
As a reminder, ASVAB participants are not under any obligation to the military after taking the exam.  Scores or exam results will not be used, shared or retained for any recruiting purposes unless indicated in the 10thgrade year, and will not be held on file.  Results are used for exploratory purposes in the 10thgrade year at this time. 
A parent nightwas held on Jan. 15, 2019 at the Ambridge Senior High School from 6-8 PM.  Mike Kistler, ASVAB district coordinator,was on hand to discuss the ASVAB test, format and layout as well as benefits of taking the exam as a student the 10thgrade year.  A powerpoint of his presentation is attached for your review here.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: Chelsea Benedict, Ambridge School District Counselor at 724-266-2833, ext. 2377.  For more information, please visit the official website at
We are pleased to announce this opportunity for your student here at Ambridge Senior High School and appreciate your support of your student through their journey through High School.  As tenth grade students are enrolled for the ASVAB exam, if you would like for your student to be excused from the ASVAB testing, the following documentation is required to be signed and turned into Mrs. Misencik in the Guidance Office by January 18, 2019.

The Preliminary SAT 10 will administered to all 10th grade students on March 19, 2019 at the Ambridge Senior High School. The PSAT 10 is the second test in the SAT Suite of Assessments to help prepare your student for future SAT testing. Tightly aligned with SAT and PSAT/NMSQT, the PSAT 10 establishes a baseline for college and career readiness. The PSAT 10 supports all students with early feedback on the skills and academic knowledge that matter most for college and career success. The PSAT 10 also helps students determine what they need to work on academically in order to prepare for college upon graduation from high school.


Additionally, the PSAT 10 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT — It measures what they are already learning, shows them whether they are on track for college, and lets them know where they need the most improvement. That means students have time to tackle these areas long before they take the SAT or upon high school graduation. Students over 13 can share their scores with Khan Academy® to create a personalized practice experience. It’s the best way to prepare for other tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments, and the KHAN academy is free.  Additionally, the PSAT 10 gives each student personalized feedback about his/her academic strengths and weaknesses, ability to see future predicted scores on the SAT to date, while helping each student to prepare for success in college and careers alongside their educators. In addition: 

Educators will have an early opportunity to:
·        Measure and follow student performance
·        Ensure students are on target to achieve college and career readiness
·        Pinpoint areas for academic development
·        Identify students who have the potential to be successful in Advanced Placement courses
Every student who takes the PSAT 10 is given access to multiple online resources that provide FREE personalized SAT preparation, as well as college and career planning tools. These resources include: 
·        Free, personalized SAT study on the Khan Academy® platform based on your test results
·        AP courses through AP Potential™ feedback
·        Roadtrip Nation, where you can create your own career roadmap
·        College Search and Major and Career Search on BigFuture at
·        For more information on the PSAT 10 visit:
Any questions please feel free to direct to the Guidance Office at 724-266-2833, ext. 2377.  Any student wishing to opt-out of the exam is required to pick up a form in Guidance and return to Mrs. Misencik in the Guidance Office by January 23,
2019.The powerpoint is attached for your review here.
We are excited to offer this opportunity free of charge during the 2019 school year and appreciate your support of this assessment as your student continues their journey through their High School years and beyond. Students, we hope you will put forth your best effort on test day, to allow us to support your unique needs on your journey toward college and career success.