High School

Phoenixville Area High School
School Profile and Points of Pride

HS orchestra
Students are offered an extensive curriculum, including elective courses. An individual program is developed for each student, based on their ability. The average class size is approximately 25 students. All required courses are arranged by level of difficulty. Students are heterogeneously grouped in non-academic courses. The levels are indicated on the transcripts as follows: AP-Advanced Placement, H-Honors, CC-College & Career Ready

PAHS By the Numbers - Class of 2023

1259 Students, Grades 9-12 • 130 Professional Staff • 62% 4-year college • 17% 2-year/trade/tech • 18% Employment • 1% Military • 7 National Merit Commended Students • 2 National Merit Semi-finalists (class of 2024)


US news Best HS

Best Music Award
SAT (Class of 2023)
Mean Scores
EBRW: 576   Math: 553   Total: 1129

ACT (Class of 2023)
Average Scores
English 27.8
Reading 28.5
Math 26.4
Science 25.9
Composite 27.3

Grading Scale
PASD is a non-ranking school

WP=Withdraw Pass
DC=Denied Credit

Graduation Requirements
A minimum of 24 credits is required in the following subject areas:

English - 4
Science - 3*
Arts - 0.5
Phys. Ed. - 1
Technology - 0.5
Math - 3*
Social Studies - 3*
Health - 0.5
Electives - 6
Techniques of Writing - 0.5
*Students must take a 4th year in TWO of the disciplines.

GPA Distribution



PAHS Points of Pride

• 100% Customized education approach for each student • Consistently above PA and US averages for SAT and ACT scores • 80% of PAHS students attended 4-year colleges, 2-year colleges, or the US Military • Recognized as a Best High School in America by U.S. News & World Report • Named a NAMM Best Community of Music Educators for 4 years in a row • Recipient of a College Board AP Comp. Sci. Female Diversity Award • Student teams competed at national levels of Model UN, Technology Student Association, & Future Business Leaders of America

Advanced Placement

• 27 AP courses offered, 50 Honors courses
• 22 college-credit dual enrollment relationships with Delaware and Montgomery County Community Colleges
• 50 Honors courses
• Nearly 50% of high school students take at least 1 AP course
• 70% of AP course takers receive a score of 3 or greater
• 87 students recognized as AP Scholars
• 27 AP Scholars w/Honors
• 49 AP Scholars w/Distinction
• 13 AP Capstone Scholars
• 8 AP Seminar & Research Cert.
• Wide variety of electives to appeal to all students 
AP Courses
Calculus AB & BC
Comp Sci A & Principles
Eng. Lang & Comp.
Eng. Lit. & Comp.
Environ. Science
European History
French Language
German Language
US Gov. & Politics
Human Geography
Latin Vergil
Music Theory
Physics I
Physics C: Electricity
Physics C: Mechanics
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Studio Art
U.S. History
World History
• District-funded and managed CARNEGIE Library Facility
• Chester County Futures, and Destinations with Direction provide unique opportunities for students
• Chester County Night School host
• Graduate Equivalency Diploma programs for community members

AP Government

cross country team

Staff and Teachers

100% of teachers are CERTIFIED PA Teachers
• 80% of teachers earned post graduate degrees, including 4 doctorate level teachers
• 100% of PASD teachers pursue continuing education credits
• All H.S. students maintain 4-year relationship with school counselors
• Full-time, 100% dedicated college & career counselor
• Specialized Programs and Services Include: Nurses, physical and occupational therapists, reading specialists, interventional specialists, and school psychologists are available in every school building

College/Career Planning & Community Affiliations

• Full-time, 100% dedicated college & career counselor
• Our graduates are accepted to some of the finest colleges and universities in
the country
• All students must complete a Career Exploration Project
• Students have the option to participate in a 3-week Career Study at the end of their Senior year

Jersey bowl game


Community Service

• Majority of High School students participate in community service projects
• Strong foundation of community organization partnerships
• Over 10,000+ community service hours across PASD Student Body yearly
• Students organize and participate in dozens of fundraisers for local and 
global causes

Extra-Curricular Activities

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