About 10-12 GC
The Spring-Ford Area School District House System
A traditional fixture of many schools is the “house” system, which has enabled Spring-Ford to accomplish a number of goals, such as encouraging and increasing communication between students and to create a supportive environment.
10-12th Grade Principal: Dr. Robert Colyer
9th Grade Principal: Dr. Theresa M. Weidenbaugh
2021-22 House Principals
9th Grade House Principal: Dr. Jeffrey A. Kollar
House Secretary: Brandy Kershaw
10th Grade House Principal: Mr. Douglas K. Reigner
House Secretary: Connie Henry
11th Grade House Principal: Dr. Elaine M. Ruppert
House Secretary: Wendy Mason
12th Grade House Principal: Mr. David J. Krakower
House Secretary: Katy Lampmann
Spring-Ford Area High School Philosophy
Spring-Ford Senior High's philosophy is based on the premise that all students should be provided with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and develop the skills essential to survive and prosper in a changing world. The school encourages students to recognize both their needs and abilities and to develop appropriate skills guided by the expertise of the professional staff. The school has a duty to educate and to motivate students in developing their inherent potential for effective use in higher education, vocations, and avocational interests. Spring-Ford also has an obligation to awaken all students to their responsibilities to society and to prepare concerned and functioning citizens who will base judgments on sound, critical standards, who will make logical decisions, and who will shape their society with enthusiasm, and with discretion. The school encourages all students to develop self-confidence and value themselves as individuals, knowing that a positive self-image is the foundation of responsible citizenship and humane acceptance of those who differ in their cultural heritage. Finally, the school endeavors to create an environment in which the goals of quality education can be attained for the benefit of the students it educates and the community it serves.
Spring-Ford Area High School Goals
- Continue the development of essential learning.
- Select academic challenges, choose co-curricular activities, and examine vocational opportunities which best meet individual needs and interests.
- Develop attitudes and values which promote self-discipline and responsible citizenship.
- Develop the self-confidence and self-esteem necessary for independent thought and action.
- Recognize potential and strive to achieve it.
- Understand democratic heritage with its balance of privilege, duty, and responsibility.
- Acquire good health and safety practices conducive to overall well-being.
- Study and learn in a safe, supportive, and pleasant school environment.
Click here to locate the student handbook. If you should need a hard copy of the handbook, please contact your grade level house office.
This handbook is a valuable resource for both students and parents. The importance of becoming familiar with the policies, procedures, rules, and regulations included within these pages cannot be emphasized enough. However, it is possible this handbook may not resolve all situations that arise during the course of the school year. If you have a concern that is not adequately or clearly addressed within these pages, you are encouraged to contact your house principal, counselor, or teacher.
Spring-Ford Area School District successfully launched its Modernized Learning initiative during the 2019-20 school year with the class of 2023 and is excited to expand the program to include the incoming classes of 2021, 2022, and 2024 with the introduction and distribution of laptops to ALL high school students!
The goal of Spring-Ford Modernizing Learning is to maximize student engagement and increase differentiation through the use of technology. This goal is achieved by:
- Providing professional learning and coaching for teachers so integration of technology is seamless and driven by curriculum and assessment.
- Increasing student access to and use of technology to deepen knowledge, understanding, and 21st Century Skills to allow for a seamless transition to college and a career.
Click here to find more information related to the program, as well as guidelines, technology fee information, acceptable user and equipment guidelines, and laptop distribution procedures for the 2020-21 school year.
Beginning on Monday, July 13, 2020 access to SchoolPay, Spring-Ford’s new online payment system, will become available so that payment of the annual $25 technology fee can be made. In an effort to distribute laptops to all students before the start of the 2020-21 school year, families should plan to complete the appropriate forms and the technology fee payment PRIOR to designated pickup dates.
Families who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program will be approved for a reduced or free annual technology fee. However, all families including those in the free and reduced lunch program, will be required to pay the deductible charge for each theft, lost, or damage claim. Families wishing to participate in the free and reduced lunch program must apply (or re-apply annually) and be approved for the program each year. Information regarding the Free and Reduced lunch program can be found on the Food Service page. Paper copies are available upon request. If you already qualify and receive support from the free and reduced lunch program you must re-apply every year.
Over the past several years, traffic patterns and parking procedures have been monitored carefully to ensure the safety of all and to expedite traffic movement. In an effort to alleviate unnecessary congestion in the parking lots and in front of buildings all parents are requested to adhere to the following directions and traffic patterns. Please refer to the maps included with this notice.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation. This will expedite the pick-up and drop-off process and ensure a safer situation for all.
From 7:10 AM until approximately 7:35 AM, when all busses have departed, all students are to be dropped off in the auditorium parking lot at the 9th Grade Center. Parents are to exit the same route leaving the campus via Lewis Road. Please avoid the 8/9 Center parking lot areas as these areas are for school buses only and Lewis Road is congested during these times. Students will enter door 7 and then report directly to the cafeteria or gymnasium lobby.
The bus lane located in the front of the building is not permitted for student drop off or pick up during standard arrival and departure times. Please adhere to these guidelines.
If you arrive after 7:35 AM please drop off at the main entrance (Door #1) and ring the buzzer and office staff will admit you into the building.
From 7:10 AM until approximately 7:35 AM, when all busses have departed, all students are to be dropped off in the auditorium parking lot at the 10-12 Center (door 18 or 23) using any driveway off Lewis Road and navigate to door 18 or 23 by using one of the two driveways nearest the student parking lots. Parents are to exit the same route leaving the campus via Lewis Road. Please avoid the 8/9 Center parking lot areas as these areas are for school buses only and Lewis Road is congested during these times. Students will enter door 18 or 23 and report to designated student areas within the building.
The bus lane or the visitor parking lot located in the front of the building is not permitted for student drop off or pick up, during standard arrival and departure times. Please adhere to these guidelines.
If you arrive after 7:35 AM please drop off at the main entrance (Door #1) and ring the buzzer, office staff will then admit you into the building.
Office Hrs: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
School Hrs: 7:40 AM - 2:20 PM
9th Grade Ctr: 610-705-6011
10-12 Grade Ctr: 610-705-6001
G9 Center: 610-705-6233
G10 Office: 610-705-6256
G11 Office: 610-705-6178
G12 Office: 610-705-6258
10-12 Nurses Suite: 610-705-6219
10-12 Attendance: 610-705-6256