Academics

Glendale Jr./Sr. High School offers high school students four different programs, depending on the students’ desired path after graduation. Each curriculum has a specific purpose, so we encourage our students to choose the one that is best suited for their personal needs. You can learn more about each of the curriculum options below:


Academic Curriculum

We’ve designed our Academic curriculum for students who plan to enter certain programs in a technical or trade school, enter the military, or go directly into the workforce.


College Prep Curriculum

Our College Prep curriculum is specifically for our students intending to go to college after high school graduation. Students who choose this curriculum must have a desire to partake in a high level of academic work in preparation for the next phase in their educational career.


Honors Curriculum

Our Honors curriculum is designed to acknowledge our highest performing students, preparing them with a challenging and enriching curriculum. To graduate from the Honors curriculum, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 85 percent in each class designated as honors and/or the core subjects (English, math, science, and social studies)
  • Overall average of 90 percent (in all classes)
  • No failing grades (in any classes)
  • Must score proficient or advanced on the math and reading portions of the PSSA

Vocational-Technical Curriculum (Votech)

We offer our Votech curriculum in conjunction with the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center (GACTC). We expect students attending the GACTC to stay on track for graduation. If a Votech student fails one or more required courses, he/she is no longer eligible to attend the GACTC until the student passes the course(s) at an appropriate summer school program.

 



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Honor Roll

A student must have an overall average of 90 percent and no failing or incomplete grades in any courses to be eligible for honor roll. In grades 9 through 12, all courses count toward honor roll but are weighted by credit.

In 7th grade, only the following classes count toward honor roll:

  • Geography
  • English
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Reading
  • Science

In 8th grade, only the following classes count toward honor roll:

  • Algebra 1 or 1a
  • American History
  • English
  • Reading
  • Earth and Space Science

Principal’s Honor Roll

To be eligible for principal's honor roll, a student must meet the same requirements as Honor Roll, except his/her overall average must be at least 94 percent.


Grading Scale

A – 92% to 100%
B – 83% to 91%
C – 76% to 82%
D – 70% to 75%
F – 0% to 69%