Three- and 4-year-olds are now being accepted to fill an additional 40 slots with a projected start day February 9 . Students are not required to reside in the Ambridge Area School District.
One classroom will be at Economy Elementary School and the other at Highland Elementary. Another 20 slots were previously filled at the start of the school year at Highland.
School leaders applied for the grant, but approval was delayed due to the state budget impasse. The grant is pro-rated for 75 days of service.
School officials say three year old pre-K students who enroll this season are automatically enrolled as a four year old in the Pre-K Program for the 2016-2017 school year.
Pre-K Counts provides free full-day pre-kindergarten for children who meet certain guidelines, including kids between age 3 and younger than the entry age for kindergarten and a family earning up to 300% of poverty such as a family of four earning $72,750.
General information about the Pre-K Program:
School day: 8:30 am to 2:30
Transportation: Provided by school district via a separate bus
Meals: Breakfast and lunch are provided at no cost to family
Teacher/student ratio: One (1) teacher to every ten (10) students
Fieldtrips: Once a month
Enrollment packets are located at State Street Elementary School, Highland Elementary School, and Economy Elementary School.
If you have questions concerning the program, please contact Mr. Travis W. Mineard, Director of Special Education firstname.lastname@example.org, 724-266-2833, extension 1242
The board also accepted the following grants:
- Accepted $1,000 from the Beaver County Educational Trust for the Economy Elementary Story Walk.
- Accepted $500from the Beaver County Educational Trust for the Highland Elementary Around the World Project.
- Accepted $1,000 from the Beaver County Educational Trust for the State Street Elementary Story Walk.
- Accepted $1,000 from the Beaver County Educational Trust for the Junior High STEM Walk.