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The Glendale Junior-Senior High School would offer students in grades 9 through 12 instruction in four curricula leading to graduation; namely honors, college prep, academic and vocation-technical.  Each of the curricula has a specific purpose.  It is to the student’s advantage to choose one that is suited to your personal needs and abilities

The Honors curriculum is designed to bring together our best and brightest students to provide them with a challenging and enriching curriculum. 

Advanced Placement  (AP) courses are offered for English and History.  A student can qualify for one or both AP courses by meeting the following criteria:

  • A 90% overall average
  • A 94% average in English and/or History from 9th grade through the current academic year

To ensure course rigor students will be required to take the AP exam and are responsible for the testing fee. Students that do not fulfill the testing obligation will only receive one-half (1/2) credit for the course.

Dual Enrollment classes are offered to students that are interested in taking classes for college credit.  These classes offer curriculum and credit from Penn Highlands Community College

All other classes are designed to prepare students for college, technical or trade school, enter the military or go directly into the workforce.

The Vocational-Technical curriculum is offered in conjunction with the Altoona Career and Technology Center.  Students choosing this curriculum will obtain training in specific areas related to their career plan.  CTC eligibility:  Students attending the GACTC are expected to stay on track for graduation.  If a CTC student fails one or more required courses, he/she will not be eligible to attend the GACTC until the course(s) are passed at an approved summer school program.


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

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%