Williamsport Area High School

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Upcoming Events

Stay in the know about what’s going on with our calendar of events. Join us and share our Millionaire pride!

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November
The School Board meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. Click "Learn More" to see additional upcoming meeting dates.
Start: 6:00 PM
November
Join us for a night of laughs and spontaneity as our improv students bring sketch comedy to the WAHS Blackbox Theatre! Click on this calendar item to see a list of upcoming performances.
Start: 7:00 PM
November
No school for students. Click on "Learn More" to see a full schedule of K-12 Professional Development Days for the 2018-2019 school year.
Start: 8:00 AM
November
No school for students. K-12 parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for Nov. 20-21. Report cards will be issued for grades K-8.
Start: 8:00 AM
November
Schools and district offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Thursday, Nov. 22, through Monday, Nov. 26.
Start: 8:00 AM
January
Keystone Exams for high school students (juniors) will take place from Jan. 7 through Jan. 18.
Start: 8:00 AM
February
Join us as the WAHS drama department presents "Clue," opening Friday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. at the WAHS auditorium, followed by two matinee shows at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, and Sunday, Feb. 3.
Start: 7:00 PM

Recent News

Stories and achievements about our students and staff doing amazing things in the classroom and community.

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Image for 1st Marking Period Honor Roll Listing Released
WAHS released the year's first honor roll listing. Four hundred and thirty-seven students from grades nine through 12 are named as having earned their status on the distinguished high honor roll, high honor roll or honor roll roster.
Image for Review Pennsylvania's Laws for Stopping for School Buses
In light of the heartbreaking news stories coming from around the nation on school bus tragedies, please take a moment to review Pennsylvania's laws on stopping for school busses.
Image for WAHS Fall Parent-Teacher Conference Registration
Williamsport Area High School Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Nov. 19 and 20. The high school encourages parents and guardians to visit your child's teachers for a one-on-one discussion about your child's academic progress so far this school year.
Image for Class of 1954 Donates $1,267 to Strolling Strings
"Sixty-four ... then no more!" reads the banner across the top of the Williamsport High School Class of 1954's latest — and last — reunion program. The class donated $1,267 to WAHS's Strolling Strings program, a combination of its own fundraising and settling of its class account.
Image for WAHS Marching Millionaires Score Big at Atlantic Coast Championships
The WAHS Marching Millionaires won the bronze medal at Atlantic Coast Championships on Oct. 28 with a score of 96.1 and earned the highest score in Music Ensemble and overall from the bands representing the Pennsylvania.
Image for WAHS Senior Named Commended Student in 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program
WAHS senior Liam Ferry has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by Head Principal Dr. Brandon Pardoe principal to this scholastically talented senior.
Image for 2016 Grad Returns to Speak to Students About Finding Their Future
Unsure of his own future beyond high school not long ago, 2016 grad Terrance Massey-Porter returned to Williamsport Area High School today while on leave to share with some students how he's found success in the United States Air Force.
Image for New Career & Technical Education Promo Trailer Released
Williamsport Area High School works to prepare students for a 21st-century workforce through its Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program. See the program — and each of its 14 courses — as you've never seen it before in this extended promotional spot.
Image for State Sen. Gene Yaw, NMSI Officials Formally Announce $1.2M Grant Program at WAHS
State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) joined Williamsport Area School District students, teachers and administration to formally announce the district's participation in implementing the National Math and Science Institute's (NMSI) College Readiness Program through a $1.2 million state grant.
Image for WASD School Board Appoints New Member
The Williamsport Area School Board appointed Barbara Reeves as its newest member at tonight's meeting. Reeves replaces Spencer Sweeting, who resigned from the board in August.
Image for 5 New Members Join WASD Education Foundation Board of Directors
The WASD Education Foundation announced this year’s appointment of five new members to its board of directors. Joining the board are Brooke Beiter, Lisa Cramer, Wanda Erb, Carol Fausnaught and Allison Staiman.
Image for WASD 2018 Fall Newsletter Now Available
The district's fall newsletter is now available! Now nearly a month into the school year, check out what's been happening, what's new, and read about what's in store for students in the year ahead: Career & College Readiness, FutureLabs and Teachers in the Workplace.
Image for Alumni, Donors Honored at Inaugural WASD Education Foundation Event
Last evening marked the first WASD Education Foundation Donor & Alumni Appreciation Event. The event recognized this year's cohort of distinguished alumni, while also provided an experience to better engage the education foundation's donor base.
Image for WASD Gives Community Gold Card Club a 'Reboot'
WASD is giving its Gold Card Club a bit of a reboot. The district is working to more strongly advertise and promote the club card that provides some benefit to WASD residents aged 62 years or older.
Image for New Business Administrator Begins New Year at WASD
Wanda M. Erb is beginning a new year as WASD’s new business administrator. Erb comes to the district from Northern Tioga School District (NTSD), where she served as its business manager since 1994.
Image for 'Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow': WASD Joins National Campaign to Promote School Attendance
A recent amendment to the Pennsylvania School Code on student attendance has Williamsport Area School District answering the call to join in on a national campaign to raise awareness against chronic absenteeism.
Image for Teacher in the Workplace Grant to More Strongly Prepare Students for 21st-Century Workforce
A new venture in career education launched this summer, thanks to a $24,000 grant that paired Williamsport Area School District teachers with 16 places of business and industry in the area in an effort to more strongly prepare students for a 21st-century workforce.
Image for 4 Selected to Receive 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards
The Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) has named four Williamsport Area High School alumni who will receive its 2018 Distinguished Alumni awards.
Image for WASD Honors, Bids Farewell to 33 Retirees
The Williamsport Area School District bid farewell to its 34 retirees tonight during a reception honoring the more than 689 years of collective experience departing the district.

Preparing your child for his or her future

No matter if your child has been in our district since day one in kindergarten, or has transferred from another school district, Williamsport Area School District helps your child discover his or her interests and hone his or her skills. We also help prepare him or her for the next journey toward a career upon graduation.

Willliamsport Area High School continues to build upon a strong curricular foundation of math, English, science, and social studies and affords students opportunities to become involved in many activities. This exposure to various interest areas helps to create a well-rounded individual. Furthermore, WAHS presents your child with many options to try, including adademic, skills/technical, artistic and musical pursuits as your student discovers his or her own career path.

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1421
Students
115
Faculty
585
Students in Career & Technology Education courses
102
Students participating in Penn College NOW dual enrollment courses

The Road to Self-Discovery

High school is a twisting, turning road that has its share of both smooth riding and rough roads. Students, parents and the school work together to help students navigate the path that’s right for them. Students grow as they go forward in their pursuit of learning—no matter what it is that they learn—or how they learn it. From traditional curriculum coursework, to music, the arts, or hands-on skills training, Williamsport Area High School has it all.


A Supportive Journey

Our teachers and administration have a vested interest in our students, and we will do all that we can to help them succeed. Academic support for children of all aptitudes is readily available. Our guidance department welcomes opportunities to talk with students and parents about planning and preparing for life after graduation, available options, and so much more. We also offer support services for families even if the issue isn’t school related to help children focus on school. If you ever have a question about your child’s school performance, or if you need some advice, a phone call can help you find the answers you need. See our faculty and staff directory.