Academics at Fort Cherry
FCSD provides instruction in reading, writing, speaking, listening, mathematics, science, technology, environment, ecology, social studies (civics, government, geography, economics, history), arts, humanities, career education and work, health safety, and physical education, family and consumer science, world languages (German and Spanish), among other offered electives. The District also has a first-rate vocational agricultural program.
In educating the "whole child," FCSD employs instruction to the students on character development, skills for adolescents, digital citizenship, virtual game design, and accelerated computer programming. Students with special needs have individually designed educational programs, along with availability of an in-house emotional support program and a budding life skills program for grades 4-12.
Students in the Senior High School are also offered the opportunity to attend career training at the Western Area Career and Technology Center in subjects such as building trades, cosmetology, quantity foods, and apprenticeship programs. Advanced placement and college in high school programs are offered in statistics, calculus, biology, chemistry, physics, English, American government, U.S. history, psychology, and Spanish.
The District has a partnership for educational services and programs with the University of Pittsburgh, the Community College of Allegheny County, California University, Beaver Area Community College, Carnegie Mellon, and Pennsylvania College of Technology. Additionally, the District offers students opportunities in athletics and other activities. For a small, rural district, our extracurricular programming is blossoming and growing with student interest and participation.
The most important aspect is our human resource. Our District is family oriented. The students look out for each other, our parents are actively involved in the schools, our faculty and staff are life-long learners, and our community members support the continued efforts that make Fort Cherry a great place to learn and live.