Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833


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District News

On January 17, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced $5.7 million in PAsmart Targeted Grants will be distributed to schools across Pennsylvania to expand computer science classes and teacher training.   Ambridge Area School District.was awarded $35,000 for computer science classes and teacher trainings in the elementary schools.  The grant, written and submitted by Dr. Welter, will focus on Apple’s primary computer science curriculum Everyone Can Code. Each elementary school will receive a new cart of iPads.   Several staff members are involved in the extensive 6-day training sessions provided by PA Department of Education.   We look forward to this new opportunity to enrich the curriculum for our students.

The Ambridge Area High School Music Department held their annual Holiday Concert on Wednesday December 18th.    These young student-musicians displayed their hard work and talents for the community to enjoy.  Traditional holiday favorites and swing versions of holiday music were performed.    Happy Holidays from Ambridge Area High School!

Congratulations to the winners of the Holiday Card Contest!   Students were asked to create a seasonal card for the Ambridge Area School District.   The selected winners were printed on the district's holiday greeting card.   Dr. Welter and the School Board will recognize the winners at the January 15th School Board Meeting.   

Alice Smedley, 2nd Grade, State Street Elementary

Morgan Hartman, 4th Grade, Economy Elementary

Runner Up – Alena Strong, 3rd Grade, Highland Elementary




The first annual Bridger Back-to-School Kick-Off event was held on Monday, Aug. 19 at Wright Field House. The event featured food, fun and games for the entire family. A special thank you to our sponsors for helping to make the day extra special for our students and their families. Welcome back Bridgers! The first day of school for the 2019-2020 School Year is Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. A highlight reel of yesterday's event is available here or by clicking on the photo above.

The Ambridge Area School District will operate three PA Pre-K Counts Classroom servicing three-year old and four-year old students. Four-year old students have first priority. The School District is accepting applications for the Pre-K classroom. Our program will service twenty students per classroom. If you are interested in the program and meet the requirements, applications are located in the elementary offices and the Attendance Office at the Senior High School. Only students with complete applications will be considered for the program. When completing the application, please bring the required documentation.


The Pre-K Counts Program serves both breakfast and lunch. Transportation is provided for all students. Our program is recognized by the State for offering high quality instruction in all areas of early childhood development—social, academic, gross motor, fine motor, and behavior. In addition, a wide range of services are offered to our families who participate in the program.

Highland Elementary has one Pre-K classroom

State Street Elementary has one Pre-K classroom

Economy Elementary has one Pre-K classroom.


pdf Pre-K Registration Packet 2020-2021 (762 KB) pdf
(1.40 MB)

The Ambridge Area School District is accepting nominations for the 2018 Hall of Honor.


The Hall of Honor was established to commend outstanding Ambridge Area School District alumni for their accomplishments, successes, service to others and state or national awards.



In order to be eligible for nomination, alumni must meet the following criteria:


  • Nominees for the Hall of Honor must have made significant community contributing and/or career-related accomplishments. One-time distinctions or awards may be appropriate if they were given at a state or national level.

  • Nominees also must have graduated from Ambridge Area School District at least 10 years prior.

“The primary goal of the Hall of Honor is to have our current students aspire to the greatness that other Ambridge Area graduates have achieved,” said Dr. Jo Welter, Superintendent of Schools. “Those successful graduates add to our greatness and allow us to encourage and motivate current students toward future aspirations.”


The 2018 Hall of Honor winner will be selected by a committee consisting of School Board members, District Administrators, teachers, students and community members. If available to participate in the ceremony, the 2018 Hall of Honor designee will be recognized during the 2018 Commencement Ceremony on May 31.



Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2018 and are available here and the Ambridge Area Senior High School main office.


Questions may be directed to Mrs. June Mueller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 724-266-2833, Ext. 1263.



The Ambridge Area School District Administration recently has been made aware of several issues concerning R.J. Rhodes Transit, Inc., which provides contracted transportation services to the District.



First and foremost, we appreciate parents sharing their concerns, and would like to provide reassurance that each and every complaint is being investigated by the appropriate District personnel. The safety and security of our students is a top priority in the District, and we recognize that reliable transportation to and from school each day is a crucial component of a successful learning environment.



The District will continue to work with Rhodes Transportation to resolve ongoing issues. Corrective action, where necessary, will be taken. Parents who have questions or concerns are encouraged to reach out to Mr. Brian Miller, Director of Transportation, at 724-266-2833, Ext. 2377 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more than 20 years, the Beaver County Educational Trust has awarded mini-grants to area teachers to launch innovative classroom projects or expand curriculum that otherwise might not develop because of limited school budgets.

This year, however, is the first for its Teacher of the Year award honoring a teacher whose project grant application scored highest in judging rubrics and is deemed “exemplary.”

 Caitlin Bajgier, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) coach in the Ambridge Area School District, helps kindergarten pupil Ty Hartman as he works on a computational thinking problem at Economy Elementary School. Bajgier is one of two teacher's named Teachers of the Year by the Beaver County Educational Trust.

“I see what the kids are learning in math, reading and science and pull them together,” Bajgier said.

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Congratulations to all of the 4th and 5th grade students from Economy, Highland, and State Street who were semi-finalists in the Martin Luther King Oratorical Competition held in Rochester this Saturday. The students wrote essays on the topic "Who is Dr. King and why do we continue to celebrate his birthday?" The semifinalists were chosen from essays submitted, and they presented these essays in front of an audience and panel of judges.

In the 4th grade division, Lila Gerle, from Highland, earned second place, and in the 5th grade division both winners were from State Street. Julien Hubbard won 1st place, and Kaia Fubio received 2nd place.

The finalists will receive their trophies and monetary awards at the Dr. King Banquet that will be held in January. There, the students will again present their essays in honor of Dr. King's birthday.

Congratulations again to all of the students who entered this competition. They put a lot of hard work into their essays and should be very proud of themselves!​



Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, notice is hereby given that the Ambridge Area School District Board of Education has changed its regular Meet and Discuss session location for Wednesday, November 8, 2017. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Junior High School Media Center located at 401 First Street, Freedom, PA 15042. The Board may take legislative action on matters that come before the Board at the Meet and Discuss Board Meeting.


Marianne Salzman

Board Secretary