Junior Senior High School
The Junior Senior High School (JSHS) is administered by a full-time staff consisting of a principal, a senior high school counselor, a junior high school counselor, a full-time nurse, and a full-time secretary.
Secondary students may take advantage of a wide range of academic courses, including advanced placement courses in physics, biology, chemistry, English literature, Spanish, US history, psychology, statistics, and American government and politics. Students can also enroll in the University of Pittsburgh College in High School Program’s calculus and statistics courses or Community College of Beaver County for aviation science.
Individual interests can lead students toward other district elective offerings, such as psychology, sociology, advanced computer science, game design, digital animation, art, music, band, and a variety of agricultural science courses. Students may elect to take Spanish or German, with dual enrollment options of French, Latin, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese.
The Junior/Senior HS has pupil services which include learning support, emotional support and gifted programming through on-site classrooms, always incorporating inclusion (least restrictive) to the fullest extent possible. Also, the HS includes a life skills program including vocational education for grades 7-12.
The facility has a full complement of instructional rooms and areas to service the needs of students in grades 7-12. Highlighted among these areas are specific rooms for STEAM, computer applications, digital journalism, sound studio, agricultural science, and innovation lab for fabrication engineering. Students also have access to technologically integrated auditorium and physical fitness facilities.
The high school technology capabilities have improved substantially over the past decade. For the 16-17 school year, Fort Cherry implemented a 1:1 initiative with chromebooks for all students grades 7-12. In addition, the high school features 3 high-tech labs for math, engineering, computer applications, and world language usage. All classrooms have promethean boards, projectors, and access to high speed WiFi.
The Fort Cherry Junior-Senior High School is a focal point for activities in the school district. Students may choose from a variety of extra- and co-curricular activities in which to participate. Students with an interest in sports may choose from baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. Students may also choose from a number of clubs and student activities.