WELCOME TO THE SPRING-FORD AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Welcome to the Spring-Ford Area School District homepage. Whether this is your first year as a Spring-Ford parent, or your last, I encourage you to visit our website frequently as we promote our students, families and the Spring-Ford community. “Spring-Ford: where TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK."
Enjoy and thank you for visiting us.
Dr. David Goodin
Spring-Ford Area School District Superintendent
SFASD ANNOUNCES PAYS SURVEY
The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will sponsor the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) from October through November 2015.
Since 1989, the Commonwealth has conducted a survey of school students in the 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grades to learn about their behavior, attitudes and knowledge concerning alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and violence. More than 300 school districts and 40 counties participate in PAYS, which is being offered to all public, private, and charter schools in the state. PAYS is sponsored and conducted every two years by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
The data gathered in PAYS serve two primary needs. First, the results provide school administrators, state agency directors, legislators and others with critical information concerning the changes in patterns of the use and abuse of these harmful substances and behaviors. Second, the survey assesses risk factors that are related to these behaviors and the protective factors that help guard against them. This information allows community leaders to direct prevention resources to areas where they are likely to have the greatest impact.
The parents of students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 will be notified before PAYS is administered to students. Click here to learn more about PAYS.
LETTER FROM DR. GOODIN CONCERNING PSSA SCORES
Please click here to read a letter from Dr. Goodin concerning the 2014-2015 PSSA scores.
UPDATED VOLUNTEER POLICY FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR - AUGUST 25, 2015
Volunteers are an essential ingredient in the success of our schools and students. In an effort to ensure student safety in our schools, the Spring-Ford Area School District will be revising the Volunteer Policy for the 2015-2016 school year. The revised policy will go into effect at the start of the 2015-2016 school year. The Community Volunteer webpage has been updated with all of the new information, Frequently Asked Questions and links to all of the necessary documents. To visit the Community Volunteer webpage, please click on the VOLUNTEER INFORMATION button on the right side of the district home page or click here.
THE WASHINGTON POST SELECTS SPRING-FORD AREA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL AS ONE OF “AMERICA’S MOST CHALLENGING HIGH SCHOOLS”
Spring-Ford Area High School (SFAHS) students and staff continue to receive national recognition for outstanding work, most recently as the school made The Washington Post’s 2015 list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools.
The Washington Post ranks schools through an index formula that’s a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement (AP) exams and/or International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many tests as graduates. SFAHS has seen an increase in the number of AP exams that students elect to participate in, making their ratio 1.250 in 2015.
Congratulations to our students and staff!
Special Thanks to our Sponsor