What's New for the School Year?
•The first day of school for students for the 2014-2015 school year is Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
•The projected enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year is 4,226 students.
•Student lunch prices in the Fox Chapel Area School District for the 2014-2015 school year will be $2.35 daily for secondary students and $2.20 daily for elementary students. A five cents per day discount is offered with the purchase of a weekly lunch ticket.
•Fox Chapel Area School District's new superintendent, Gene Freeman, Ed.D., began working in the district in March of 2014.
•Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, the district will be transitioning to a digital report card. Report card information will be accessible online to parents of ALL students in kindergarten-grade 12 using PowerSchool. In addition to viewing ongoing progress information, parents will now have the option to review and save report card information at specified time periods during the school year.
•Construction and renovation work at Fox Chapel Area High School is continuing.
–Several bathrooms in the Fox Chapel Area High School have been completely updated. This includes new fixtures (sinks, toilets, urinals, hand driers), new partitions, new walls, new ceilings, and paint.
–Both of the high school gyms have been repainted and the floors refinished. The main gym has new lights, a new sound system, and a new scoreboard.
–Ongoing renovations at the high school include the natatorium, the auditorium, the commons area, and the library/media center.
•Students in seventh grade at Dorseyville Middle School will receive district-provided iPads. This is the second year for the 1:1 iPad program at the middle school. Last year’s seventh graders will take their iPads to eighth grade this year. The 1:1 program is designed to enhance the curriculum through learning goals that focus on inquiry, discovery, and collaboration.
•A full-time cyber school program will be piloted for middle school students. The Fox Chapel Area Online initiative builds upon last year’s high school cyber offerings and the FC Virtual program that offers blended learning opportunities. The vision for the district’s online learning is to provide flexible and enhanced scheduling options for the district’s currently enrolled and externally placed students through anytime, anyplace learning.
•The athletic department was ranked by MSA Sports Network as one of the top ten Quad A programs in Western PA (#8), for the second year in a row.