The Port Allegany School District strives to provide every student with the teaching, tools, and learning materials necessary to succeed according to his/her abilities. Please contact our student services coordinator listed below if you believe your child might be a candidate for one of our programs.
PASD maintains a strong commitment to providing an appropriate education for all of its students, including those with disabilities and special giftedness. We also provide an early intervention program for children and their families ages three to school age.
You may request, in writing, a screening and evaluation at any time, whether or not our child is enrolled at PASD. Please contact Erika Emerick, our district assistant principal, to initiate your request.
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Gifted and Talented
The Gifted and Talented support program is designed to meet the needs of mentally gifted students. PASD provides activities and units of study in various subject areas. Overall goals include enhancing student self-esteem; building leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills; and applying higher-level thinking skills.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Act
PASD guarantees all homeless children and youth a free and appropriate public education. Homeless children and youth include those living with or without their parents in a shelter (e.g. temporary family shelter, domestic violence shelter, runaway shelter), transitional housing, hotel or motel, campground, car, or on the street. Also included are those children and youth temporarily living with relatives or friends (with or without their parents) because they do not have a fixed, regular, safe, or adequate place of residence.
PASD not only provides state-mandated health services, but it also functions to maintain and improve the health of each student while in school. We maintain a developmental health history for each student beginning in kindergarten and continuing through the twelfth grade, including required vision and hearing screenings.
We provide each student a comprehensive health exam in the kindergarten, sixth, and eleventh grades, conducted by the school’s physician or physician’s assistant.
Each student receives a comprehensive dental exam in the kindergarten, third, and seventh grades, conducted by a school dentist.
English as a Second Language/Bilingual Program
PASD provides a planned instructional program for identified students whose dominant language is not English. The purpose of the program is to increase the English language proficiency of eligible students, so that they can attain the academic standards and achieve academic success.
Student Assistance Program (SAP)
Our Student Assistance Program (SAP) mobilizes school resources to remove learning barriers including alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and mental health issues. When the problem is beyond the scope of the school, we assist families in accessing services within the community. We:
For more information, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare SAP page.
We provide an online program for homebound students or students who cannot otherwise attend school. Please contact us for more information about this program.