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ATTENTION PARENTS: This information is specific to the families of students attending Masontown Elementary:
The Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program (OSTCP) was created pursuant to Act 85 of 2012 (72 P.S. §1701-G.1, et seq). This program enables eligible students residing within the boundaries of a low-achieving school to apply for a scholarship to attend a participating public or nonpublic school. Masontown Elementary is designated as a low achieving school.
A low achieving school is defined as a public school ranking in the bottom 15 percent of its designation as an elementary or secondary school. This ranking is based upon the combined math and reading scores from the previous school year’s PSSA.
The scholarships are funded by businesses that make contributions to scholarship organizations in exchange for a tax credit. The number of scholarships available to parents depends on the amount of contributions made by businesses.
Opportunity scholarships will be awarded by approved opportunity scholarship organizations, not the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). The list of opportunity scholarship organizations is available on DCED’s website, www.newpa.com/ostc. This link provides specific instructions on how to contact approved opportunity scholarship organizations.Please see below for a Program Overview and other important information!
Click HERE for the 2014-2015 AGASD Kindergarten Registration Forms and Information
ATTENTION: Parents/Guardians & Members of the Educational Community:
The Pennsylvania Department of Education recently released the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile. This public site provides an academic performance score for every public school in the Commonwealth.
This performance score serves several purposes:
· informs the public of school performance
· provides a building level score for educators as part of their evaluation system
· allows the public to compare schools across the state
· gives schools a methodology to analyze their strengths and needs
In the past, public schools received designations under No Child Left Behind (e.g., Warning, School Improvement, Corrective Action) that were based on a limited number of data points. The School Performance Profile ratings are more comprehensive in that they account for multiple measures of performance (e.g., test scores, progress in closing achievement gaps, degree of student growth over time).
School Performance Profile ratings also account for identifiers of high achieving schools such asrigorous course offerings, graduation, promotion, and attendance rates. Schools may earn extra points beyond the 100 point scoring system for advanced scores on the state, industry, and Advanced Placement Exams.
The score for a school is based upon indicators that define a high performing school. Many data elements contribute to the academic score. These elements are categorized into five areas:
School may earn Extra Credit for Advanced Achievement (up to 7 points).
Click HERE to view the School Performance Profile Ratings for schools in the Albert Gallatin Area School District.
For additional information on the School Performance Profile, download the Executive Summary and other informational documents by clicking HERE.
Please click HERE for the Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities Disclosure Form
ATTENTION PARENTS: Are you interested in Student Accident Insurance? Click HERE for more information
ATTENTION PARENTS: The websites below will enable you to view student academic performance and growth data for schools throughout the Commonwealth
PA AYP Site
PVAAS Public Reporting Site
Please click HERE for the June 5th presentation documents.
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The mission of the Albert Gallatin Area School District is to achieve educational excellence for all students.